World Association for Medical Law



Announcement and Call for Papers

23rd World Congress on Medical Law (WAML)

The 50th Golden Anniversary Meeting

July 10 – 13, 2017 - Baku, Azerbaijan


2017 Annual Congress


The 23rd World Congress on Medical Law (WAML) will be held July 10 – 13, 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Program Committee solicits the submission of abstracts on topics of interest to the theme “Medical Law, Bioethics and Multiculturalism”.  March 1, 2017, is the deadline for the submission of abstracts.

Scientific papers selected for presentation will be divided into two groups:

·       Platform Presentation

·       Poster Session

The Program Committee will select appropriate abstracts from those submitted by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

Abstracts of papers must be submitted online, go to


Notification of Acceptance

               Notification of Acceptance will be emailed to all presenting authors by May 1, 2017.  Meeting registration materials will be sent to presenting authors.


Oral Presentations


               The final determination as to the length of time that will be allocated to a specific paper rests with the Program Chair. 


Poster Presentations (Electronic)

Electronic Posters or e-posters are similar to traditional paper posters, but displayed on-site on a large LCD television screen and are available for electronic viewing.

Accepted E-Poster presentations will need to create a file in JPG.  It should not be longer than a one-page document as any information over the limit will not be saved in the system.


General Information

Abstract Length

               Abstracts must contain a minimum of 150 words to a maximum of 250 words.

Oral Presentation

               The scientific meeting room will be equipped with a podium, microphone, LCD projector and screen.


Meeting Registration

               All speakers and presenters (oral or poster) or required to register for the Annual Congress.  If you abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to pay the basic registration fee for the Annual Congress.


Journal of Medicine and Law

               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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