World Association for Medical Law


  • 19 Apr 2012
  • (EEST)
  • 21 Apr 2012
  • (EEST)
  • Kiev, Ukraine


Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine
Bioethics Committee at the
National Academyof Sciences of Ukraine
Information Center on Bioethics
Ukrainian Doctors’ Association
Ukrainian Medical and Legal Association

Supported by

A number of international organizations, state organs, scientific institutions, higher educational establishments, public and private companies and non-governmental organizations


lawyers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, health care managers, scientists, scholars, representatives of non-governmental organizations and business entities, as well as all other persons who are interested in contributing to resolving the outstanding issues in bioethics, legal medicine and medical law

to participate in




to take place on

April 19-21, 2012


Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian ground, international interest

Major topics:

1.     Global and National Health Governance, Bioethics and Law: developing conceptual grounds

2.     Innovative Biomedical Technologies: legal and ethical risk assessment

3.     Medical Malpractice Liability: trends, challenges and ways for improvement

4.     Problems and Solutions in Education and Raising Professional Qualification in Medical Law, Pharmaceutical Law and Bioethics: experience of various countries and its implementation in


Special focuses:

·       Preventive Medicine: ethical and legal aspects

·       Social Rights of the Vulnerable: protection, problems and solutions

·       Ethical Codes in Health Care: implementation and practice

·       Improving Procedures for Conducting Clinical Trials

·       Surrogate Motherhood: ethical and legal perspective

·       Human Organ and Tissue Transplantation: ethical dilemmas and legislative solutions

·       Mental Health Promotion and Protection: Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law

·       Biosecurity and Biosafety: ethical and normative framework

·       Implementation of the Rules of International Health Law in National Legislations: Country Experience

Forms of the Congress work: plenary and parallel sessions, round tables, symposia, workshops, and seminars.

Working languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian.

The program is designed for maximum accessibility for English speakers: it will include sessions held in English and session held in various working languages whereat simultaneous translation from Ukrainian/Russian into English and from English into Ukrainian/Russian will be provided.

The Congress will include pre- and post-Congress scientific program.

Congress participants will have an opportunity to take part in an extensive tour program around Kyiv and

Ukraine .

The Congress is prepared by the Local and the International Organizing and Scientific Committees.

Honorary Co-Chairpersons of the Congress

Amnon Carmi (Israel), Chairperson of the UNESCO Chair on Bioethics, Honorary President of the World Association for Medical Law, Director of the International Centre for Health, Law and Ethics at the University of Haifa, Dean of the Law Faculty and Professor at Zefat Academic College;

Yuri Kundiev (Ukraine), member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Professor, Chairperson of the Bioethics Committee at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the State Institute for Occupational Health of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine;

Tetyana Varfolomeyeva (Ukraine), corresponding member of the Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine,  Rector of the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, Professor of the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, attorney-at-law, honorary lawyer of the State of Ukraine.

Co-Chairpersons of the International Organizing Committee

Radmyla Hrevtsova (

Ukraine), Director of the Instituteof Medical Law, Pharmaceutical Law and Bioethics at the Academyof Advocacyof Ukraine , President of the Ukrainian Medical and Legal Association, advocate;

Eduardo Dantas (Brazil), Vice-President of the World Association for Medical Law, professor, advocate, President of the 19th World Congress of Medical Law in Brazil;

Oren Asman (

Israel), Member of the Executive Committee of the World Association for Medical Law, Lecturer at Haifa Universityand Zefat Academic College , advocate;

Petro Vitte (Ukraine), leading researcher, General Director of the Information Centre on Bioethics, member of the Board of the Ukrainian Medical and Legal Association.

Co-Chairpersons of the International Scientific Committee (in formation)

Herman Nys (Belgium), Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, Director of the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Vice-President of the World Association for Medical Law;

Andre Pereira (Portugal), Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Executive Director of the Centre for Biomedical Law at the University of Coimbra, Governor of the World Association for Medical Law.

Organization (Registration) Fee



Until February 01, 2012

After February 01, 2012





Other countries

(except CIS countries)




CIS countries




* Members and employees of the institutions organizing the Congress are eligible for 50% discount.

**Full-fledged members of the World Association for Medical Law presenting their papers at the Congress will be exempt from registration fee.

Special discounts may be given to speakers at the Congress, young scientists and students (subject to presenting recommendations of the Scientific Councils of their universities), members (employees) of the supporting organizations and other categories of participants upon the decision of the Organizing Committee.

Registration fee includes:

- Participation in the Congress scientific program,

- Simultaneous interpretations,

- Congress materials, including the Book of Abstracts,

- Congress Participation Certificate. Advocates of

Ukraine will also receive the Certificate of Raising Qualification

- Coffee-breaks.

Registration fee for participants from countries other than

Ukrainealso includes guided tour around Kiev (in English).   

Information of the tour program around

Ukraine and its fee will be available soon.

Participation in the Reception




Other countries



Payment details:

For payments outside of

Ukraine :

Beneficiary: Informational Centre on Bioethics, Charitable Organization; exempt from profit tax

Acc.No.:  26000104811201

Bank Name:    JSC “EXPOBANK”

Bank Address: 

Kiev, Ukraine

S.W.I.F.T. Code:         EXPO UA UX

In box “Purpose of Payment” it has to be indicated "Charitable fee for organization of the International (Third All-Ukrainian) Congress on Medical Law, Pharmaceutical Law, Bioethics and Social Policy in 2012”

U.S. Correspondent Bank:       corr. accn.  36251661

     CITIBANK, N.A., 

New York, NY, USA                                               S.W.I.F.T. Code:   CITIUS 33                                           ABA 021000089

For payments from

Ukraine :

Informational Centre on Bioethics, Charitable Organization; exempt from profit tax

JSC«CB «EXPOBANK», c. Kyiv, MFO 322294, account # 26003104811101,

Code EDRPOU 33098969.

Payments may also be accepted at the Congress site (relevant financial documents will be issued), subject to prior consent of the local Organizing Committee. For this issue please contact the Organizing Committee at (copy to ).

Invitation Letters

Should you need personal Invitation Letters for the purposes of fundraising or visa issuance, please contact the Congress Organizing Committee at (copy to

Registration Form

Please complete the registration form contained in the enclosed file and send it to (copy to ) prior to March 01, 2012.

 Abstracts Guidelines

Abstracts will be considered for formation of the Congress scientific program and publication in the official Book of Abstracts.

The abstracts should not exceed one page, MS WORD, single line spacing, Times New Roman 12, left margin –

20 mm, top margin – 20 mm, bottom margin – 20 mm, right margin – 10 mm.

The title shall be written in bold letters. One empty space shall be left after the title. The name(s), surname(s) of the author(s) and the affiliation shall be indicated. Two empty spaces shall be left before the text.

Abstract deadline submission – March 01, 2012

Please send the abstracts to: (copy to ).

Submission of abstracts constitutes the authors’ consent to have the abstracts published in the Book of Abstracts, including its online publication.  

The abstracts may be edited for publication.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the submitting author via e-mail prior to March 15, 2012.

Registration forms and abstracts shall be submitted to (copy to ) prior to March 01, 2012. Please note that we will confirm your registration via e-mail.

More detailed information can be obtained via e-mail: , and or by tel: +38(068)322-4572 (information in English, Ukrainian, and Russian).

We look forward to seeing you at the Congress!

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