World Association for Medical Law

WAML 2nd FREE Webinar "Child Health"

  • 18 Mar 2024
  • 3:00 PM (GMT)
  • Webinar




World Association for Medical Law (WAML)

2nd FREE Webinar

Join us 

18 March, 2024

02:00 AEDT Sydney; 23:00 Beijing/Hong Kong/Singapore;

16:00 ECT Brussels/Budapest; 15:00 EWT London/Lisbon; 

15:00 GMT; 10:00 EST; 09:00 CDT; 08:00 MDT; 07:00 PDT

"Child Health"

Organized by Education Committee of WAML



Prof. Dr. Albert Lee, MBBS

Prof. Dr. André Pereira


Prof. Paula Távora Vítor "Parental Responsibilities and Children's Best Interests"

Prof. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta "Optimizing Child Health & Development Globally: Working Together!"


Speakers CV

Professor Paula Távora Vítor 

Professor of Family and Succession Law (Faculty of Law -University of Coimbra) Researcher (Institute for Legal Research - UCILeR).  President of the Direction Board of Centro de Direito da Família (Family Law Center– UC).  Member of member of the Executive Council of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL), of the Coordinating Group of Family Law in Europe Academic Network (FL-EUR) and of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL).  Member of the Editorial Board of Lex Familiae – Revista Portuguesa de Direito da Família and of the Journal Family & Law.  Author of several monographs and articles and co-author of law reform projects.

Professor Zulfiqar A Bhutta FRS

Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta PhD, MBBS, FRCPCH, FAAP, FRS, is the Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health and Policy at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and the Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. He is also the Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development and the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University, unique joint appointments. He also holds. He holds adjunct professorships at several leading Universities and Schools of Public Health globally, and is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan and chairs the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Health, Pakistan. Dr. Bhutta was a member of the Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) appointed by the UN Secretary General for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health MDGs (2011-2015). He represented the global academic and research organizations on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi) Board and served on its Evaluation Advisory Committee. Dr. Bhutta was also the co-Chair of the Global Countdown for 2015 and 2030 Initiatives from 2006-2017, co-Chair of the Maternal and Child Health oversight committee of World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region and a technical member of the high-level UN Health and Human Rights committee.

Dr. Bhutta was educated at the University of Peshawar (MBBS) and obtained his PhD from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.  He has published ten books, over 150 book chapters, and 1300 indexed publications to date. He is one of the most highly cited academics in global health and was recently ranked among the top 100 medical scientists globally by He leads large research groups in Canada, Pakistan and East Africa researching issues of relevance to global health and has a special interest in health and development targeting marginalized populations in conflict and humanitarian settings.

Dr. Bhutta has received numerous awards over the years, most recently being recognized by the Senate of Canada with its Canada 150 Medal for contributions to Global Child Health, admitted to the National Academy of Medicine and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was awarded the Roux Prize 2021 for his work on evidence-based public health impact, the 2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health award and more recently Canada’s Henry Friesen Prize for International Health Research. He has been recognized by the Government of Pakistan several times with the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (2001), the President of Pakistan Pride of Performance Award (2017) and recently the Sitara-i-Imtiaz for contributions to science and education.


Moderators CV

Prof. Dr. Albert Lee - MB BS (Med.Deg-Lond) LLB (Hons) MPH LLMArbDR MD (Res.Deg-CUHK) FRCP (Lond & Irel) HonFFPH FCIArb(UK)  FACLM (Aus) FCLM(US) Accredited Mediator (CEDR-UK)

Albert Lee is Governor of Board and member of Education Committee of WAML. He is duly qualified in medicine and law holding medical registration in UK, Australia and Hong Kong and admitted as lawyer in Australia and New Zealand, and also accredited mediator (CEDR-UK) and fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in UK.  He is currently Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, International Member of US National Academy of Medicine, US; Honorary Fellow of UK Faculty of Public Health, and Medico-legal Consultant to Allied World Assurance Company.

Prof. Dr. André Pereira 

Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Member of the General Council of the University of Coimbra. President of the Board of the Biomedical Law Centre. Chair of the Educational Committee of World Association for Medical Law (WAML)Researcher at the Legal Institute – University of Coimbra. Member of the Medical-Legal Council and of the Ethics Committee of INMLCF, IP – National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences. President of the Ethics Committee of AIBILI. Member of the Ethics Committees of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra and MIA-Portugal (Multidisciplinary Institute of Ageing). Fellow of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (Vienna, Austria). Member of the Luso-Brazilian Institute of Comparative Law; International Associate of the Brazilian Institute of Civil Liability Studies (IBERC). President of the Biorights Commission (in Portugal) of ADFAS – Association of Family and Succession Law. Member of the European Association of Health Law and of the International Association of Comparative Law. Researcher in charge of the project Public Health Responsibility in the Portuguese-speaking world: Doing justice during and beyond the COVID Emergency, approved and funded by the World Health Organization (ERC WHO – (CERC.0079/ HEG 70).


Supporting Organisations:

  • Hong Kong Health Education and Health Promotion Foundation
  • Centre for Biomedical Law – University of Coimbra

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