Advisory Board

Advisory Board of EAHL currently consist of 10 persons:
1. Joaquín Cayón, Spain
Director of the Research Group on Health Law in the Public Health Observatory of Cantabria, Spain.  Professor of Health Law at University of Cantabria, with research activities on topics such as health care mediation, drug advertising, legal regime of drugs patents, health care insurance, medical liability, guarantees of health care system and the legal status of the patient as a consumer. Head of Legal Advisory Service at Health Department of Government of Cantabria. Member of the Board of the Ibero-American Health Law Network.
2. Andre den Exter, The Netherlands
A lecturer in health law, institute Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. PhD title "Health Care Law-making in Central and Eastern Europe. Review of a Legal-Theoretical Model” (2002). Since then research interests focus on: access to Health Care, Health Insurance Law, EU Health Law, and International Health Law. Coordinates the annual summer school on Health law and Ethics.
3. Radmyla Hrevstova, Ukraine
Yurkraft Medical Law Offices, Institute of Medical Law, Pharmaceutical Law and Bioethics at the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, Ukrainian Medical and Legal Association. Graduate of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.
4. Jose Miola, United Kingdom
Professor of Medical Law at the University of Leicester.  Commentaries editor of the Medical Law Review, and co-editor of the Public Policy and Law section of the journal Clinical Ethics.  He is also the author of Medical Ethics and Medical Law: A Symbiotic Relationship (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2007) as well as numerous book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles.  Particular research interests lie in consent (in particular informed consent), negligence and the relationship between medical law and medical ethics.
5. Guilherme De Oliveira, Portugal
PhD 1984 in Civil Law (Criteria of Paternity in Law); Professor of Family Law at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra (1984-2010). Founder and director of Family Law Centre and of Biomedical Law Centre (1988). Scientific interests mainly in Informed Consent, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics, Clinical Trials, Medical Error and Patient Safety. Member of Advisory board since the beginning of EAHL.
6. Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag, France
Lawyer, Ph.D in Health Law, working at the INSERM Unit 1027 in Toulouse (Epidemiology and public health analysis: risks, chronic diseases and handicaps) in the team of Genomics, biotherapy and public health: interdisciplinary approach as a permanent researcher in health law and bioethics. As an Associate lecturer in bio-law and bioethics at the University of Medicine in Toulouse involved in several research projects on the topics of biobanking, innovative therapies, biomedical research involving human beings and direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Currently developing a research on the Governance of Research in biotechnology and the role played by regulations at national and European level.
 7. Alexander Schuster, Italy
Holds a dual joint doctorate from Trento and from Strasbourg University with a thesis on gender-neutral family institutions (mention très bien avec félicitations). European coordinator of the EU co-funded project “Rights on the move – Rainbow families in Europe”; teaches comparative law at the University of Trento and works as a practicing lawyer. He has coordinated legal and interdisciplinary researches and is an independent legal expert of the EU Commission. Academic interests include fundamental rights, EU law and the new legal challenges posed by medical science, such as access to reproductive technologies and end-of-life decisions.
8. Maria Sokalska, Poland
Lawyer, independent researcher, graduate of the University of Warsaw. Comprehensive post-graduate training in the Warsaw District Court, ending with an examination for judgeship. Specializing in bioethical questions, completed a three-year course in social medicine and organization of health protection. For many years lecturer in Medical Center of Postgraduate Training in Warsaw. Holder of Ph.D. a degree from Department of Journalism and Political Sciences of the University of Warsaw. Author of numerous articles and papers on medical law and narcotic drugs control in Polish and other languages. 
9. Karl Harald Sovig, Norway
Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen. Leader of the research group in Administrative law, and in research inter alia focused on different kind of coercive measures within the health care system. Is currently member of the regional committee for medical and health research ethics. Member of the Nordic network for research in biomedical law.
10. Verena Stühlinger, Austria
A senior scientist at the Division of Health Policy, Administration, Economics and Law at the Department of Public Health and Health Technology Assessment at UMIT - a  private University for Health Sciences.  Deputy chair of our research committee, teaching health law, and currently involved in the research projects with focus on implementing ethical and legal issues in health technology assessments, investigation of long-term impacts of a crisis on the health system, implementation of clinical ethics committees in Austria, implementing a law on research involving human beings in Austria.
Advisory Board members are expected to:
• Attend EAHL meetings when requested by the EAHL Executive Board
• Make suggestions for improvements of the running of the Association (to be sent to EAHL Executive Director)
• Make suggestions for activities/opportunities to be offered by the EAHL to its members (to be sent to EAHL Executive Director)
• To offer assistance with hosting EAHL Seminars/Conferences etc
• To offer advice to EAHL Executive Board when requested