World Association for Medical Law


Submit an abstract for WCML (Deadline July 1, 2022):


1) An oral presentation.

2) A poster Presentation. 


1. Abstracts must be of original work of the authors. The guidlines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors should apply in authorship. 

2.  An abstract should be fully self-contained and make sense by itself. 

3.    Complete abstracts must be submitted online no later July 1, 2022. No changes can be made to abstract content or authors after the submission deadline.

4.    Once an abstract is accepted, additional authors cannot be added.

5.    The Presenting (First) Author should be the primary contact person.

6.    Notification of acceptance or rejection and all future correspondence will be e-mailed to the Presenting (First) Author on or before August 15, 2022.

7.    WAML reserves the right to withdraw a presentation at any time.

8.    Accepted abstracts will be available online.

9.   The Presenting (First) Author is required to register and attend the WAML Meeting and present the paper or poster at the assigned time on the assigned day. He/she must be available to answer questions. If the Presenting Author is unable to attend the WAML Annual Congress to present the paper or poster, every effort should be made to arrange for one of the other authors to present. WAML staff ( must be notified of any change in presenters.

10. The Presenting (First) Author is responsible for notifying all other authors of acceptance, rejection, scheduling and any other information provided by WAML.



Abstracts that are not submitted properly will receive an administrative reject and will not be reviewed

1.    Language: The abstract must be written in English

2.  Presentation Format: Your paper may be presented orally or as a poster. You must indicate your preference. Space for oral presentations is limited and therefore the Program Chair and Committee may need to override your preference.

3.  Title: Title must be initial caps throughout. Example: Lipoid Pneumonia in the Paralytic   Patient after Brain Injury

4.    Abstracts Limits:

Abstract Title:  50 Characters

Abstract Content:  Abstract: Abstracts must be 250 words or less.

5.    Confirmation: When you finish submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation screen verifying your submission and assigning a tracking number to your abstract. SAVE YOUR TRACKING NUMBER! It will serve as your identification number for corrections, scheduling, and notification.

6. Corrections: If you must change your abstract, log in as a returning user with your email address and password. You will be able to edit your submitted abstracts (until July 1, 2022).  DO NOT CREATE A NEW SUBMISSION.


The poster-board surface area is 3.9" and 7.87" wide.  Prepare a 6" high headline strip that runs the full width of the poster. Include the title, authors, and affiliations on the strip in letters not less than 1" high. Posters should be readable by viewers three feet away. Use large print and shade or color block letters when possible.   A minimum font size of 28 point and a maximum of 600 words are recommended. The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. Remember to leave space on the board for colleagues to leave notes and include an email address for viewers to contact you later.   Thumbtacks will also be provided on site.

A well-designed POSTER should:  (1) Facilitate discussion between the presenter and the viewers; (2) Contain an abstract and succinct introductory material; (3) Clearly and simply state methods, major results and conclusions; (4) Use simple graphs and tables and large clear illustrations; (5) Have a font large enough to be read from a distance of several feet; (6) Be augmented by “handout” materials if necessary, and; (7) Not be crowded with too much information.

Posters must be attended by the Presenting Author during the assigned time period(s). The poster attendance schedule will also be noted in the Preliminary Program.


As the Official Journal of the World Association for Medical Law, "Medicine and Law" retains the right of first refusal for publication of the papers accepted, by way of abstract, for the World Congress on Medical Law.  We encourage authors to submit your manuscripts.

Article intended for publication should not exceed 20 manuscript pages, ideally 3000-4000 words including references.  They must be written in grammatically correct English and carefully checked before submission.  The use of WORD is essential. The printed text on A4 paper must be double-spaced, justified – using Times Roman sized 11 points type – and printed on a laser printer. There should be a wide margin on the left-hand side of the paper only.  All pages, including the title page, must be numbered consecutively.  Tables, figures and any annexes must be set out on separate sheets, appended to the article.  Please send your manuscript by e-mail as an attachment:

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