EAHL Conference in Ghent

Conference in ghent










After long COVID-19 restrictions, we are happy to announce successful conference held in Ghent!

More pictures from the event are available at 

At the closing ceremony of the 8th EAHL conference two awards were announced:

  • Best abstract for the PhD seminar: Danaja Fabcic Povse, "Are covid certificates a proportionate measure to restrict freedom of movement during the omicron wave?"
  • Best poster:  Noémi Dubruel and Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag, "Legal challenges raised by in silico clinical trials: between optimizing access to treatments and safety requirements"


21.04.2022, updated 23.04.2022

EAHL to support online participation of the members from Ukraine

In order to support our colleagues from Ukraine, we have decided to create a live stream from the Conference, so that our Ukrainian colleagues who cannot join us in Ghent, still can follow the high lights of the conference: the opening ceremony and the keynote speeches.


EAHL adopts statement with regard to the situation in Ukraine.

To read the statement, please, click here


Scholarships awarded!

In the beginning of January 2022, the EAHL announced funding for PhD students in order to attend the 8th EAHL Conference in Ghent in 2022. The applications were reviewed by a committee consisting of Prof. Tom Goffin, Prof. Steven Lierman and Dr. Verena Stühlinger. Ten applicants were awarded as scholarship. The three best abstracts were.
Noemi Conditi : Evaluation of the necessity-based model and consent-based model for the processing of biosamples and health data in clinical biobanks
Teodora Lalova: Investigating challenges related to data protection in clinical research during the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a mixed-methods empirical study
Tugce Schmitt : What does it take to create a European Health Data Space? Production, use and re-use of Electronic Health Records data
The following were also awarded scholarship (in alphabetic order):

Edouard Habib - The Evolution of the Right to Health in a Context of Innovation:
The necessary emergence of a right of access to medical innovations
Giulia Bosi – Population mental health: a Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law perspective
Karolina Harasimowicz - Medical Liability and Compensation in Poland vis-avis COVID-19 Pandemic
Karolina Wierzbicka - Financial penalties of the Patients’ Rights Ombudsman for infringement of collective patients’ rights in Poland
Mariya Sharkova - Liability for Healthcare-Associated Infections: between public health and patient safety
Mirko Dukovic - Regulatory Avenues for 3D Bioprinting of Human Tissues
Noemi Conditi - Evaluation of the necessity-based model and consent-based model for the
processing of biosamples and health data in clinical biobanks
Noémie Dubruel - Legal and ethical issues of using digital and data science methods in the development of health products


EAHL Announcement - scholarships for PhD students!

Dear EAHL members,

We are happy to share the information about scholarships for PhD students.

To dead more, please, click here.

To download Presidential letter with the information about next conference, please, click here.


To read or download the announcement of the next conference in pdf, please, click here.

After a too long period of social distancing, webinars, online-conferences and absence of real academic and social events, we are looking forward to see each other from 20 until 22 April 2022 in the lovely city of Ghent, Belgium, one of Europe’s best hidden secrets! It offers a combination of the history offered by Belgium’s Bruges and the vibrant livelihood of Belgium’s Antwerp. Or in other words: the perfect setting to once again meet in person and discuss the future of health law!
One of the most important lessons learned from the COVID-19-crisis is that we need to be able to trust on our healthcare to be patient-centered, effective, safe, efficient, equitable and timely, or in other words that we need to be able to trust on the quality of our healthcare. Health law plays a vital role with regard to quality of healthcare, not only through liability and sanctioning mechanisms when the quality and safety in healthcare was not enough, but also and foremost in creating frameworks through which the quality of healthcare can be guaranteed.
This conference will therefore offer a unique programme of distinguished keynote speakers, workshops and oral and poster presentations on broad scientific issues covering the conference theme: “Quality in healthcare. Can the law help to guarantee safe and reliable care for the patient?” This conference theme will be divided in 4 subthemes:
1. Quality and safety (Right to quality of care; Liability & compensation; Alternative mechanisms
for liability & compensation; Standard of care, …)
2. Quality of healthcare professionals & practices (Recognition, accreditation & certification;
Quality measurement; Inspection mechanisms, deontology & disciplinary sanctions; Free
movement of healthcare professionals, …)
3. Quality and new technology (Artificial Intelligence, Enhancement of healthcare , Personalized
medicine, …)
4. Quality of health data governance (Health data governance; Quality of data; Quality of care and
GDPR; Research with health data, …)
It is with great joy and enormous pleasure that we invite you, researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers in health law to present your work on the 8th European Conference on Health Law, “Quality in healthcare. Can the law help to guarantee safe and reliable care for the patient?", from 20-22 April 2022!
Welcome in Ghent!
Prof. dr. Tom Balthazar & Prof. dr. Tom Goffin
Early bird registration and abstract submission before 31 January 2022.
Conference website:

New deadline for early bird registration!

NEW DEADLINE for early bird registration and abstract submission for the 8th European Conference on Health Law in Ghent: 31/01/2022!

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