WSF2021 is an international scientific conference coordinated by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel.
September 2021 marks the sesquianniversary of much of the world entering into various forms of lockdown or pandemic management as well as the 6th anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The pandemic has challenged our expectations for the future and has prompted a re-evaluation of the relationships between society, politics and the commercial world. In the 9th World Sustainability Forum, we will consider all aspects of these new and evolving relationships and their impact on sustainability. Although all topics are welcome, we will have major sessions on the topics of Business and Finance, Climate, Health and Medicine, Water and Education.
The 9th World Sustainability Forum will take place from 13 - 15 September 2021. For further details on how to participate, please visit https://wsf-9.sciforum.net/.
We, the chair and the organization team, are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the 9th World Sustainability Forum. Let us grab this opportunity to advance the sustainability agenda!
The approval of your account can take a few minutes (or up to one day).
Once your account is approved, use this link https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/hpf/item/item/40200 to enter the EU Health Policy Platform and vote for our proposal.
Thank you for your support! Only three projects will be selected and will have an impact on the EU Health Policy!
Should our proposal be selected, please come back on the EU Health Policy Platform and contribute to the discussion on our proposal for the evolution and finalization of the joint statement!
The voting ends on 26 July
EAHL full proposal is available on the EC Agora voting page: EAHL_Inclusive Pharmaceutical Strategy for the EU
Call for Applications – PhD Positions in “Health Law – Digitalisation and Innovation”
The Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich (MPISOC) is an interdisciplinary institute pursuing research on social questions in an international context. The Institute’s Department of Foreign and International Social Law is now offering PhD positions in “Health Law – Digitalisation and Innovation”. Potential topics include: the legal regulation of digital health devices, data protection and cybersecurity in healthcare, biomedical innovation, artificial intelligence, and personalised medicine. Comparative, transnational, and legal-historical approaches to this field are particularly welcomed. The start date is 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please send your application by 31 July 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org and l
For more details, visit https://www.mpisoc.mpg.de/en/career/vacancies/vacancies-details/job/phd…;
Next EAHL conference - new date!
Due to the coronavirus outbreak many events around the world, including the EAHL conference, have been cancelled or postponed.
The EAHL next conference's organizers have proposed a new date, which was confirmed.
The next EAHL conference to be held on 20-22 April 2022!
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INVITATION LETTER – survey on GDPR and eConsent
As an important stakeholder in the field of clinical research, you are invited to take part in an online survey to share your experience on key challenges related to compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to obtaining informed consent prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This academic study is conducted in the context of research at KU Leuven (Belgium). It can be used to inform other projects, such as the IMI-2 consortium Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe (CARE) - a public-private partnership between academia and industry on the development of corona therapeutics. The results will support researchers in being compliant with the GDPR and in understanding the legal and ethical framework in drug development during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey targets: legal teams and data protection officers at research organisations and pharmaceutical companies, investigators/physicians, and ethics committees.
It consists of two parts:
- Part 1. Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation for clinical studies
- Part 2. General aspects related to (electronic) informed consent
At the end of Part 1, you will be asked if you want to participate in a follow-up interview that will explore in more depth the issues related to data protection.
The study was approved by the Ethics Committee Research UZ/KU Leuven
To participate in the survey please click on the following link: https://kuleuven.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_263MU2PYqS43gfY
If you know other experts who may be interested in this subject, please feel free to share the link to the survey with them.
In case of any questions or if you experience problems during the survey, you can contact Teodora Lalova
Thank you very much in advance for your participation!
Calling for Global Vaccine Equity
Erasmus Health Law Event
29 April 2021, 16:30 CET
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global catastrophe that has led to colossal loss of lives and livelihoods. Its impact in low-income countries is particularly severe and pre-existing inequities are further exacerbated.
Vaccination is a crucial tool in halting the pandemic. With many western countries already rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, low-income countries are largely depending on international donors such as the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative. This joint initiative is generally considered as a global solution to realize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all. Although COVAX is underway to deliver vaccines to low-income countries, so far, inequity in global access to covid-19 vaccines is causing needless deaths, and prolonging the pandemic and viral transmission that fosters variants which undermine vaccine efficacy.
On various occasions global leaders, human rights organisations and scholars remind States of their obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in relation to universal access and affordability of vaccines for COVID-19, in particular in relation to international cooperation and intellectual property. They have urged States to share vaccine knowledge and expand global capacity for vaccine production.
During this seminar several speakers will respond to the plea for a more equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Dr. Ellen ‘t Hoen, researcher at the University Medical Centre at the University of Groningen
- Dr Yuan Hu, Senior Legal & Policy Advisor Médecins Sans Frontières (Geneva)
- Isabel de la Mata Barranco, Principal Advisor for Health and Crisis Management, European Commission
- Prof. dr. Ole Norheim (Bergen University, department Global Health Ethics)
The event is hosted by Erasmus School of Law, Health Law Group
Free access (Zoom): https://eur-nl.zoom.us/j/93616371111
The webinar on vaccination passports in the form of “digital green certificates” in order to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens of one Member State to and in other EU Member States has been held successfully.
The presentations can be found on our website at https://eahl.eu/reports/webinar-covid
The European Commission has launched its plan to introduce vaccination passports in the form of “digital green certificates” in order to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens of one Member State to and in other EU Member States. The certificate will serve as a digital proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from COVID-19 or has a negative test result. The introduction of these vaccination passports poses many questions, specially with regard to the necessary legal framework and its legal consequences. The European Association of Health Law has therefore taken the initiative to organize a free webinar on COVID-19 and vaccination passports. During this webinar several health lawyers will give their expert opinion on this topic during brief presentations and a closing debate.
Tom Goffin, Judit Sandor, André den Exter, Maria Sharkova and Mahsa Shabani
The webinar will be held on Zoom Thursday 25 March at 5:30 (Central European Time).
The Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich is an interdisciplinary research institute engaging with a broad range of topics in the field of foreign and international social law. Our Institute is now offering several PhD positions in “Digital Health – Digitalisation in Health Law”. Possible topics include data protection and cybersecurity in healthcare, personalised medicine, and legal regulation of digital health.
Candidates should have knowledge in digital law and/or international comparative law, as well as good language skills in English and German. Please send your application until March 15th, 2021 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application should include a CV, a list of publications, a short project outline (5 pages max.), and copies of your certificates/qualifications.
For more details, please, click here.
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The EAHL PhD seminar gathered more than 20 young scholar over two days.
Thanks to all participants for sharing their ideas, and it seems like a bright future for European Health Law.
More information about the seminar (including abstracts) will be a part of the next newsletter.
International conference Responses to COVID crisis in Central and Eastern European Countries – New Frontiers of Health Law
International conference Responses to COVID crisis in Central and Eastern European Countries – New Frontiers of Health Law, organized by the Institute of Social Sciences – Centre for Legal Research, in partnership with Erasmus University in Rotterdam – Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, University in Maribor – Faculty of Law and Association of Lawyers for Medical and Health Law of Serbia (SUPRAM) to be held on March 18th and 19th, 2021.
PhD seminar - announcement.
Dear EAHL members,
It is planned to organize a physical seminar for PhD students writing a thesis in health law on 9-10 December 2020 in Brussels.
In order to support young researchers some financial grants for their participation will be made.
In case physical meeting will be impossible considering the outbreak situation, we will organize online event.
More details to be provided by September 2020 and a call for abstracts will be announced.
So, follow us on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the updates.
Dates of the next EAHL conference have been announced!
The dates of the next EAHL conference have been announced today. So, the 8th EAHL conference in Ghent, Belgium will be organised on 22-24 September 2021.
The conference official website is planned to be open in September.
More details on conference scientific committee, topic, events etc. will be published soon.
EAHL extends its partnership channels!
The cooperation agreement has been signed between the EAHL and 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2020). Thus, the EAHL became partnering society to the WSF2020.
8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2020) will be held from 14 to 19 September 2020 during the 1st World Sustainability Week in Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the UN SDGs: https://wsf-8.sciforum.net/
WSF2020 is an international scientific conference coordinated by MDPI, partially sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).
With this event, WSF2020 hope to contribute to building a platform and network for a sustainability agenda that fosters partnerships among stakeholders beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines, narrow national agendas, and quarterly spreadsheets. WSF2020 quest is to conceive of ways to assure long-term sustainable development for our people, our planet, as well as societal and corporate profit.
20% discount from the registration fees will be granted to the EAHL members wanting to attend the WSF2020.
The next EAHL conference venue has been announced!
EAHL is happy to announce that the venue for the next conference in 2021 will be Ghent, Belgium.
The Board has made the decision based on criteria approved by the General Assembly in Toulouse 2019 EAHL conference. For more details about the application procedure, please, click here https://eahl.eu/reports/criteria-obtain-sponsorship-eahl-health-law-activities-0
More details about the conference and venue to follow!
New medical law books - discounts for EAHL members! Details here: https://eahl.eu/recent-publications
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