World Association for Medical Law



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    • 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

    Webinar will be held via Zoom:

    • 20 Jul 2024
    • (UTC+07:00)
    • 23 Jul 2024
    • (UTC+07:00)
    • Batam, Indonesia

    28th Annual World Congress for Medical Law, Batam, Indonesia

    July 20 - 23, 2024

    Held in conjunction with the 1st WAML ASEAN-Pacific - Australasian Regional Affiliates Organization Meeting 

    Program Chair:M. Nasser MD. Doctor of Law

    Head of Organizing Committee: DR. Bahtiar Husain MD. LLM

    THEME: Medical Crime is Not General Criminal  


    Public Health Law

    Health and Human Right

    Medical Error and Pharmaceutical Error

    Medical Negligence and Medical Dispute

    Program will take place at Batam University

    Supported by:

    University of Batam

    Australasian College of Legal Medicine

    Ministry of Law and Human Rights

    Parliament of Republic of Indonesia

    Indonesia Bar Association

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • Brasilia, Brazil
    • 08 Aug 2024
    • 11 Aug 2024
    • Toronto, Canada

Past events

12 Dec 2023 WAML FREE Webinar "Recent Challenges of Informed Consent"
06 Nov 2023 CURRENTLY POSTPONED - The Future of Medical Liability: Adversarial System vs. No-Fault System
07 Sep 2023 The Influence of Judicial Reform on Public Health and Human Rights
02 Aug 2023 27th Annual World Congress on Medical Law, Vilnius, Lithuania
26 Jun 2023 UN SDGs, AI, and the Future of Legal Professions: Fostering Equality and Access to Law
12 May 2023 FFLM 16th Annual Conference
25 Mar 2023 ACLM 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting & Awards Dinner
15 Oct 2022 ACLM 2022 ASM & Dinner
06 Oct 2022 2022 Australasian Military Medicine Association
25 Feb 2022 American College of Legal Medicine Virtual 62nd Annual Meeting
07 Dec 2021 Medical Law Professionals Association of Nigeria (MELPAN)
22 Oct 2021 National Mid-Year Conference of ACLM & ABLM "A Day With The Judges"
11 Sep 2021 2021 Annual Australasian College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) Meeting: LEGAL ASPECTS OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH
29 Mar 2021 Australasian College of Legal Medicine "Legal Reflections" Free Webinar Series Beginning Monday 29 March 2021
18 Nov 2019 Paving the Way for Personalized Medicine
26 Oct 2019 Legal Aspects of Rehabilitation Medicine
26 Sep 2019 7th EAHL Conference
13 Jun 2019 Healthcare Disparities: Disruptive Healthcare Technologies and the Patient
04 Nov 2018 HCCA Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference
12 Oct 2018 52nd NAME Annual Meeting
23 Feb 2018 58th Annual Health Law & Legal Medicine (ACLM)
16 Oct 2017 2nd Conference on Medical Law “Asian Perspectives on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Medical Law” (WAML Endorsed)
11 Sep 2017 10th International Symposium Advances in Legal Medicine (ISALM)
21 Aug 2017 IAFS 2017
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
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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