Call for Papers: Dr. BR Ambedkar Chair, Kerala University National Seminar on Law and Medicine [16 – 17 Dec]: Submit by Nov 10 [Updated]


Law and medicine intersect with the life of every human being from the womb till the grave. Significant leaps in medical practices and revisions in national legal frameworks demand a closer look on their nexus.

Dr. BR Ambedkar Chair (Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice), Department of Law, University of Kerala, endeavors to assimilate these changes in its upcoming National Seminar on December 14-15, 2016.

Legal and medical professionals, members of academia, young and upcoming research scholars, social activists and the representatives of governmental and nongovernmental organizations are invited to present their views on the below mentioned themes. The authors are also at liberty to explore issues that are closely associated with the themes of the seminar.


The organizers encourage and welcome national, cross national and international perspectives on the below mentioned themes with focus on their medical, legal and ethical dimensions.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights – ARTs, Surrogacy, Abortion, Medical Termination of Pregnancy Mental Health, Insanity Old Age, Geriatric Care, Dementia

Property over Tissue and Blood, Organ Transplantation

Death and Brain Death, Permanent Vegetative State, Euthanasia

Patient Autonomy, Informed Consent, Medical Paternalism

Domestic Violence & its Impact and Application in Health Care

Medical Negligence, Medical Evidence, Expert Opinion

Drug Marketing, Drug Hoarding


10th November, 2016

Submission Details

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words shall be submitted on or before 10th November, 2016 to clearly indicating the name of the seminar.

The communication of acceptance will be made by 17th November, 2016.

The full papers shall be sent on or before 7th December, 2016.

The full paper shall not exceed 3000 words and shall be in Times New Roman, 12 font size, 1.5 line spacing. Selected papers will be published in book form with the code of ISBN number.


Queries, with respect to the seminar may be sent to

Address for Communication

Dr. Bismi Gopalakrishnan, Hon’ble Director (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair) & Director (National Seminar), Department of Law, University of Kerala, Karyavattom PO, Trivandrum – 695581, Phone: 9446427447

Ann Thania Alex, Research Assistant (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair) & Co-ordinator (National Seminar) Department of Law, University of Kerala, Karyavattom PO, Trivandrum – 695581, Phone: 9742713785

Call for Papers: Dr. BR Ambedkar Chair, Kerala University National Seminar on Law and Medicine

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