World Association for Medical Law


Young Scientist Awards (Under 35 inclusive) will recognize outstanding papers and posters.

To be considered you must submit an abstract, apply for competition, register for the meeting and submit a 3 page summary to

Young Scientist Award will recognize One (1) outstanding platform and One (1) outstanding poster.  Awardee will receive:

1) Certificate

2) One year WAML Membership

3) Complimentary registration for one of the next two Congress'



Abstracts pertaining to the following subjects are eligible for the Davies Award Competition. 

  • Equity and Access to Care
  • Equitable Mental Health
  • Aging with Dignity

About A. Michael Davies:

Professor A. Michael Davies (1924 - 2016), MD. FFPHM., graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, University of Manchester in 1946. In his long career he accomplished to make a contribution not only in the Medical Arena in England, but also in Israel serving as the Chief Epidemiologist in the Israeli Ministry of Health, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Ecology at the Hebrew University, and his many years in the position as Professor of Public Health at the Hebrew University.

In his longstanding career he has been a member of various committees and consultant to divisions of the Israel Ministry of Health including epidemiology, health statistics, mother and child care, preventive services etc. He also served as a temporary advisor and short term consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva, in expert committees on rheumatic fever and aging, including occasionally functioning as consultant to divisions of MCH, human reproduction, strengthening of health services, AIDS, health of the elderly, health statistics, tropical disease research etc.  

With this award we honor the lifelong contributions of Professor Davies to the field of Medicine and Public Health, and hope to encourage and promote scientific contributions that will be a precedence for further medical advancements.  


1st place - 1500 USD

2nd place - 1000 USD

3rd place - 750 USD 

The authors of the winning papers will afterwards be encouraged to send their full paper for consideration in the International Journal of Medicine and Law.​

Participation in the Davies Award Competition:

The World Association for Medical Law encourages both students and professionals to participate in the competition. ​​Abstracts relating to these themes could be considered for the Davies Awards.

By submitting your abstract to the 28th World Congress on Medical Law and Ethics within the themes of the award  you are eligible to participate in the Davies Award Competition. 

In order to be considered for the Davies Award you must do the following:

1. Submit your abstract to the 28th World Congress on Medical Law and Ethics within the above-mentioned themes.

2. By July 29, 2024 you must submit a 3 pages summary (academic references included) of your proposed paper to the email

3. By July 29, 2024 you must submit a full paper the email

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