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EAHL official Twitter and LinkedIn accounts have been launched    

LinkedIn accounts have been launched    
EAHL has launched official Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

To access Twitter account, please, visit https://twitter.com/EAHLaw

To access LinkedIn account, please, follow the link https://www.linkedin.com/in/european-association-of-health-law-aba0b0177/

update: 20.12.2018

International Autumn School on Health Law and Bioethics / New Trends in Health Systems and Patients' Rights

International Autumn School on Health Law and Bioethics (4th edition) to be organized in Santander (Spain) on 14, 15, 16 November 2018

The fourth edition of this specialized workshop provides an overview of different issues to enhance the preparation of health professionals. It is focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of health systems and health law exploring current legal and policy issues which impact on the rights and responsibilities of patients, health providers and policy makers.

Registration dates: from 25/10/2018 to 13/11/2018

To read the Autumn School's Program, please, click here.

To read more and apply, please, click here

Health care rationing in Europe: the past, present and future. A multidisciplinary approach

Venue: National School of Public Health (ENSP), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Salao Nobre, Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 26 October 2018, 9.00 – 17.00 
Language: English

A key challenge of this conference is to address healthcare rationing on several levels (macro, meso and micro); types of rationing (demand and supply side-rationing); to what extent it influences political decision-making; and how to cope with the ‘legitimacy problem’ in rationing decision-making. Therefore, ENSP welcomes colleagues from various disciplines to exchange experiences on health care rationing in different health care systems in Europe.

For more information click here.

EU health law and policy: Shaping a future research agenda    

29-30 November 2018

"EU health law and policy: Shaping a future research agenda"
Final workshop and special issue – Call for papers
This workshop is the second of two in an interdisciplinary project run by Dr Eleanor Brooks (Edinburgh) and Dr Mary Guy (Lancaster). It seeks to advance the study of EU health law and policy by providing a timely and multi-disciplinary assessment of EU health governance and contribute to the establishment of an ‘EU health studies’ field.

Academics and practitioners at any career stage, and from law, political science or any
other relevant discipline are invited to submit an abstract of 300-450 words  to Dr Eleanor Brooks (eleanor.brooks@ed.ac.uk; +44(0)131 6504 282) by Friday 6 July 2018.

Healthcare Disparities  disruptive healthcare technologies and the patient

13th - 15th June 2019, University of Manchester

The Conference - "HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES disruptive healthcare technologies and the patient" will be taking place in June 2019 at the University of Manchester. 

For more information on sub-topics, registration and other details download the 1st flyer of the conference.

Jean Monnet Summer School on Climate Change, Health and the Environment

2 - 6 July 2018, University of Salerno (Italy)

Organized by the Jean Monnet Chair "Health, Environmental and Food Safety Law" and sponsored by the European Association of Health Law, this Summer School offers an intensive and specialistic course focusing on the current challenges facing the international community with regard to the protection of the environment and public health from the effects of climate change.

EAHL Members are entitled to a 10% discount on the tuition fee.

More information and registration form at http://www.jean-monnet-chair-healthy.eu/summer-school-2018.html

Contact:  Prof. Stefania Negri at snegri@unisa.it

12th European Conference on Medical Law

„European Integration on Health Care“
Will take place on 29 June 2018 in the Federal Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection. Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna.

Members of the EAHL will get 10% discount at registration.

For more information and  registration, please, visit the Conference website at


Announcement: EAHL 2019 Conference         

The next EAHL Conference dates have been announced.

The conference will take place on 26-27 September, 2019 at the University of Toulouse (France), and will be organized in partnership with the Unit INSERM UMR 1027 University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, the Research Institute of European International and Comparative Law (IRDEIC), the Jean Monnet Chair in European Health Law and Medicinal products as well as the Association for Research and Training in Medical Law (ARFDM) under the topic «Innovation & Healthcare».


Committee on Medical and Pharmaceutical Law celebrates its first anniversary on August 5, 2018!

    On August 5, 2017, the Ukrainian National Bar Association established the Committee on Medical and Pharmaceutical Law and Bioethics. Iryna Senyuta was elected as the Head of Committee (National Contact Person from Ukraine). The Committee aims to promote the development of medical and pharmaceutical law, the legal basis of bioethics, public health law in the field of advocacy; along with the expansion of specialized practices, and the effective protection of human rights in health care provision. The Committee consists of profile sections, divided by the main areas of Committee’s activity, namely the sections on the following fields: medical law, pharmaceutical law, legal basis of bioethics, public health law. The tasks of the Committee can be defined, inter alia, as: 1) drafting normative legal acts in the field of health care, proposals thereto and to the current legislation on optimizing the protection of human rights; 2) preparation of analytical and methodological materials for attorneys in the field of medical and pharmaceutical law, legal basis of bioethics and public health law; 3) participation in the organization and / or holding of seminars, conferences, trainings and other events of the UNBA; 4) cooperation with specialized legal clinics and medical legal clinics in order to promote the provision of free legal aid in medical cases to the population and the dissemination of practical knowledge among the students; 5) cooperation with international institutions in the areas of the Committee's activities.
   During the year of the Committee's operation, there have taken place a lot of interesting activities, including: 1) conduction of specialized training in medical law for attorneys (March-April 2018); 2) introduction at the Higher Bar School of UNBA of the permanent training course "Medical Law" for attorneys; 3) preparation of two methodical recommendations for attorneys: a) on protection of human rights in the field of vaccinations; b) on civil legal protection of human right for medical assistance (June-July 2018); 4) conduction of the Ukrainian Human Rights Week in the field of health care, timed to the Universal Human Rights Day, which takes place on December 10 (December 2017), the activity included, in particular, the provision of free public counseling on human rights in the field of health care protection; 5) conduction of series of round tables on medical law involving attorneys, judges, policemen and prosecutors, representatives of medical and legal educational institutions, health care organizers; in order to discuss complex issues related to the human rights protection and defending in medical cases (April-May 2018).



The European Interest Group on biobanks has held its first (inaugural) meeting. The main aim of the group is to create a network to exchange information about biobanking laws and ethical guidelines and establish collaborations between the members of the group in order to contribute to the ongoing developments of interest for professionals and patients at EU / National regulatory levels.

Co-ordinators of the interestgroup for the first 2 years are Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag / Anne-Marie Duguet. Contact-point is Aurélie Mahalatchimy

The group will co-operate with the interest group on data protection, (co-ordinator Jean Herveg).

Next year during the EAHL conference in Norway, Bergen, 28-29 September 2017, a session on biobanking will be organised on behalf of the interest group.


6th Conference of the European Association of Health Law 28 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2017, Bergen, Norway
Here you can download information flyer.

6th EAHL conference will be held in Bergen, Norway, in 28-29 September 2017 (week 39).

Health rights entitlements and the distribution of health care  

Online Registration and abstract submission is open now. Deadline registration and abstract submission: 15 May 2017.

More information  eahl2017.org

Draft minutes of the General Assembly held on 2 October 2015 in Prague

Draft minutes of the General Assembly held on 2 October 2015 in Prague at the occasion of the fifth EAHL Conference are now available under the Section Members Resources, General Assembly.