World Association for Medical Law

Message from Scientific Program Chair

23rd WCML - 2017


For the first time in the 50 year history of our Association the World Congress of Medical Law will be held in this region of Eurasia, at the Eastern edge of Europe and the cusp of Central Asia, where West is bridged with East, and North with South. At the seaside of the Caspian Sea, the biggest lake of the world, many leading specialists in medical law, bioethics and legal medicine, coming from different countries and civilizations, will meet together to exchange their own experience and knowledge to start another 50 year period of WAML. This is a good opportunity to bring together people working in the same disciplines who have never met before. Important bioethical and medicolegal issues will be on the agenda, especially related with education, environment & biodiversity protection, multicultural and inter civilizations dialog. 

We take great pleasure in sending you all a very cordial invitation to attend the 23th World Congress on Medical Law from July 10th to 13th, 2017 at the JW MARIOTT Absheron Baku Hotel, Azerbaijan.

This 23rd Congress in Baku will be a remarkable event from several points. First of all, it will mark the 50th, Golden, Anniversary of the World Association for Medical Law which makes this event an extraordinary one. WAML was formed 50 years ago, in 1967 in Belgium by a group of dedicated scientists and professionals in the fields of medical law, bioethics, forensic medicine and related fields to address multicultural and cross disciplinary issues in the vast field of Medical Law.

From another important point, the 23rd Congress is also a very important event for Azerbaijan because it is the first international scientific event on the level of World Congresses of science ever held in my country before. Baku is well known nowadays as a venue for big international cultural and sport events, center of Multiculturalism and Tolerance, and now, our city will collect the leading world experts in Medical Law, Bioethics and Legal Medicine which makes it an important event in the history of Azerbaijan science, and I am very proud of it.  

Due to its unique geographical location on the crossroads of the Great Silk Road between different civilizations, Azerbaijan has ancient history, rich culture, natural resources, biodiversity and a delicious national cuisine. 9 out of 11 climatic zones of the world exist within a 6 hours drive. You may enjoy pre- and post-conference tours at the nearby resorts and excellent facilities on seasides, mountains, riversides, forests, etc. We will try to help you in the best way to organize your leisure time here.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy this opportunity. We pledge our best efforts to make this scientific event a success. We are hopefully looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you in July 2017.

Best Regards,

Prof. Dr. Vugar Mammadov, MD, JD

Program Chair of the 23rd WAML Congress Baku 2017

WAML Vice-President and Treasurer 

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