World Association for Medical Law




Upcoming events

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 17 Oct 2017
    • University of Macau, Faculty of Law, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

    II Conference on Medical Law “Asian Perspectives on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Medical Law”

    University of Macau, Faculty of Law, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies

    October 16-17, 2017

    University of Macau, Faculty of Law, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

    16 October

    9 am to 9.30 am – Registration

    9.30 am – Opening remarks

    9.50 - Panel 1 - RIGHT TO HEALTH

    Moderators: Oren Asman and Kevin Chien-Chang Wu

    Structure and Main Problem of China's Drafting Basic Health Care Law

    Weixing Shen, Professor of Law and Dean at Tsinghua University (China)

    Health-related Rights and Protections in ASEAN and Regional OECD Members: Observations

    Archie A. Alexander, Assistant Prof. Health Administration and Health Law at LSU Shreveport (US)

    A Coherent Global Health Policy’s ‘Missing Link’

    Rostam J. Neuwirth, Professor of Law at the University of Macau (Macau)

    11.10am – Coffee break and group photo

    11.30 - Panel 2 – ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE

    Moderators: Weixing Shen and Robert B Leflar

    “Medical Law, Bioethics and Multiculturalism brings WAML, UNESCO and Azerbaijan together”

    Vugar Mammadov, Professor of Law at Baku State University (Azerbaijan)

    Conducting Clinical Trials In Private Practice

    Roy Beran, Professor at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

    South West Sydney Clinical School, and University of New South Wales (Australia)

    Advanced directives and Ulysses Contracts - Is It Useful both for Western and for Eastern Bioethically-Based Legal Systems?

    Oren Asman, Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

    12.50am - Lunch


    Moderators: Roy Beran and Bryan Mercurio

    Medical Injury and Patient Safety Reforms in Japan

    Robert B Leflar, Professor at University of Arkansas School of Law and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (US)

    Addressing Patient Safety Institutionally: A New Approach for Health Law?

    Alexander Capron, Professor at the University of Southern California (US)

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Adverse Events Reporting System as a Mechanism to Punish Doctors – The Chinese and Macanese Solutions)

    Vera Lúcia Raposo, Assistant Professor at the University of Macau (Macau)

    Evolution in the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Important International Developments

    Ian Freckelton, Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, Law Faculty & Department of Psychiatry; Queen's Counsel (Australia)

    4.50pm – Coffee break

    5.20pm - Panel 4 - MEDICAL LIABILTY

    Moderators: Alexander Capron and Ian Freckelton

    Could Apology Resolve Medical Disputes? An Empirical Perspective on the Construction of Medical Dispute Apology Law in Taiwan

    Kevin Chien-Chang Wu, Associate Professor, Department and Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Bioethics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine (Taiwan)

    Comparative Medical Liability Law: Some Practical Notes on Methodology

    Rui Cascão, Macau Legal Affairs Bureau (Macau)

    Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Access to Justice: Arbitration and Mediation

    Rui Amaral, Macau Health Bureau (Macau)

    Loss of Chance in Medical Malpractice

    Yang Manman, PhD student at the University of Macau (Macau)

    7.10 pm – Transportation to restaurant

    7.30 pm – Conference dinner

    17th October

    9.30 am – Panel 5 – PATIENTS’ RIGHTS

    Moderators: Vugar Mammadov and Danny Friedmann

    Medicine and Social Justice

    Cheng Hang Leong, Senior Instructor of Law at the University of Macau (Macau)

    Obtaining Medical Records  - Patients' Rights to Access their Medical Records in Macau

    Luis Pessanha, Macau Legislative Assembly, (Macau)

    Genetic Tests Comparison between French law, European Regulation and Chinese Legislation

    Anne-Marie Duguet Emeritus senior lecturer UMR/INSERM unit 1027 Paul'Sabatier University (France)

    Wu Tao Lecturer X'ian Medical University (China)

    Chen YIng,  Kunming Medical University; Vice-professeur (China)

    10.40 am – Coffee break


    Moderators: Rostam J. Neuwirth and Archie A. Alexander

    Protecting Health in International Investment Agreements: Better Drafting, Not Sectorial Carve-Outs

    Bryan Mercurio, Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    TCM, Personalized Medicine and Intellectual Property Law - How to Overcome Obstacles Towards Protection of Old and New Personalized Medicines?

    Danny Friedmann, Researcher/Lecturer of IP (formerly at CUHK) and Visiting Scholar at the University of Macau (Macau and Hong Kong)

    Chinese Newspaper Coverage of Gene Patents

    Du Li, Assistant Professor at the University of Macau (Macau)

    “Fake Food” as a New Ingredient in the “Cuisine Juridique”: A Case for “Regulatory Co-opetition”?

    Alexandr Svetlicinii, Assistant Professor at the University of Macau (Macau)

    12.50 pm – Lunch


    Moderator: Anne Marie Duguet and Tu Guangjian

    The Legal Protection of Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Ma Zhe, PhD student at the University of Macau (Macau)

    New law sparks the expectation over the future of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Can TCM Law effectively promote the development of TCM industry in China?

    Sijia Liu, PhD student at the University of Macau (Macau)

    Fight between Secret of Traditional Chinese Medicine Prescriptions and Duty to Inform

    Man Teng Iong, Macau Health Bureau and PhD student at the University of Macau (Macau)

    The future and prospects of the Chinese Traditional Medicine in the EU market under the new regulatory framework

    Ina Virtosu, PhD student at the University of Macau (Macau)

    4.50pm  - Closing Remarks

    • 03 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+03:00)
    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+03:00)
    • Tel Aviv

    24th WAML Annual Congress

    September 3-5, 2018

    Tel Aviv, Israel


    Major Themes:

    1.Forensic Medicine and Pathology
    (Legal and Ethical Aspects)

    2.Mental Health, Law and Ethics

    3.Humanitarian Medicine, Law and Ethics

    4.Health Professions, Law and Ethics

    ABSTRACT Submission opens on January 15th 2018 and closes on May 15th, 2018.


Past events

11 Sep 2017 10th International Symposium Advances in Legal Medicine (ISALM)
21 Aug 2017 IAFS 2017
10 Jul 2017 23rd WAML World Congress
24 Feb 2017 ACLM 57th Annual Meeting
09 Dec 2016 First Nigerian Medical Law Summit
20 Oct 2016 Third International Conference on Incident Disclosure
15 Oct 2016 2016 Australasian College of Legal Medicine Annual Meeting
07 Aug 2016 22nd WAML World Congress
21 Jun 2016 2016 IALM Symposium in Venice
25 May 2016 Fourth International Conference on Ethics Education
11 May 2016 Euthanasia 2016
18 Sep 2015 ACLM Annual Scientific Meeting
17 Sep 2015 ACLM Expert Witness Course
09 Sep 2015 5th International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care
19 Jun 2015 International Council of Nurses
07 Jun 2015 Law & Medicine Down Under: Shared Experiences, Divergent Paths
27 Feb 2015 2015 ACLM Annual Meeting
19 Jan 2015 Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine
06 Jan 2015 10th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Medical Law
23 Nov 2014 2014 International Conference of Japan
14 Nov 2014 IX Latin America Congress of Medical Law
19 Oct 2014 International Conference on Health Law and Bioethics
02 Oct 2014 Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law Conference
21 Aug 2014 20th WAML World Congress (WAML Endorsed)
16 Jul 2014 Bioethics Roundtable (WAML Endorsed)
16 Jun 2014 9th International Symposium on Advances in Legal Medicine
21 May 2014 2nd International Conference on Ethics Education
27 Feb 2014 54th Annual Meeting of the American College of Legal Medicine
17 Feb 2014 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
19 Nov 2013 UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 9th World Conference (WAML Endorsed)
09 Oct 2013 European Association of Health Law - 4th Conference (WAML Endorsed)
04 Oct 2013 Ethics in Forensic Pathology
24 Jun 2013 Summer School on Health Law and Ethics
08 May 2013 International Focus Programme -Health Law (WAML Endorsed)
26 Apr 2013 International Scientific and Practical Health Law Conference "Protection of Rights of Health Care Professionals as a Prerequisite for Patients' Rights Protection" (WAML Endorsed)
21 Feb 2013 American College of Legal Medicine 53rd Annual Meeting
05 Oct 2012 National Association of Medical Examiners
02 Sep 2012 UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 8th International Conference on Bioethics Education: Contents, Methods, Trends
20 Aug 2012 UNESCO Ethics Teacher Training Course
07 Aug 2012 19th WCML Congress
05 Jul 2012 22nd Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM 2012)
26 Apr 2012 Medical Law of Ukraine: Theoretical and Methodological Aspects of Medical Law Lecturing
19 Dec 2011 International Conference on Bioethics Education
24 Nov 2011 National Congress of Psychiatry
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