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18th World Congress of Medical Law – Student Competition



Language: English

Type: student

Eligibility:
The Competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of Law, Medicine or allied disciplines

Compensation:
1st Place – monetary award, plus a certificate.
2nd Place - monetary award, plus a certificate.
3rd Place Merit Award - monetary award, plus a certificate.

Timetable:
17 June 2010 - submission deadline
15 July 2010 - pre-selection of top 20-25 entries
10 August 2010 - final judging and pre-selected papers presented as posters
12 August 2010 - final exhibition and presentation of prizes

Competition Challenge:
This competition challenges students to explore the WAML World Congress themes of A Human Rights Based Approach to Health, Law and Ethics - through new visions for the future. We invite participants to select a theme that puts health law issues in human rights perspective and to develop ideas which investigate, interrogate, and propose sustainable options for the future. The paper proposals should also reveal something about the social, cultural, economic and/or political conditions related to the place a student is coming from.

Some examples of specific topics that might be explored through the submissions include:
Medical liability
Patients rights
Informed consent
Reprodictive technology and genetics
Abortion
End of life decisions
Organ transplantation
Biomedical research
Mental care
Pharmaceutical industry
Nursing practice

Jury: 3 to 5 members from WAML

Instructions for student papers are the same as for the FULL PAPER GUIDELINES.