Call for Papers: Vivekananda Law School’s National Seminar on Health, Medicine and Law [Delhi, Dec 11-12]; Submit by Oct 20

It is an accepted fact that law cannot be and should not be insulated from other disciplines. More the dialogues will be held between law and other disciplines, more successful laws will be made and further implemented.

To attain the dialogue of law with other disciplines, organisation of interdisciplinary seminars are inevitable. Based on this accepted fact, a national seminar is being organized on “Health, Medicine and Law: Growing Concerns and Challenges”.

The aim is to conduct an exchange of views between law and medical as also various other streams professionals concerning with health and medicine and law.

Vivekananda Law School will bring together multidisciplinary streams pertaining to law and health on 11th and 12th, December

Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies

Key features of the seminar:

A true multi-disciplinary seminar at national level which would extend opportunities to know and understand the views of research scholars, academicians, professionals of various disciplines, including but not limited to, law, medical science, forensic science, psychology, behavioural science, sociology, economics, history

High profile technical sessions.

Publication opportunities in journal

In spite of the legal regime on health and medicine, right to health is still non-assertive area. There are various growing concerns and challenges relating to health and medicine.

In this scenario, it is good to have a dialogue between law professionals and health professionals to exchange their views and perspectives about the growing concerns and challenges which is the main objective of the seminar.

We invite well researched papers –doctrinal or empirical in nature or case studies- from academicians, professionals, practitioners, consultants, research scholars and students. The sub themes are as follows:

Health and Medicine: International obligations and impact on India

  • International Obligations regarding right to health- medicine
  • Revenue out of health- medicine: Response of law
  • Globalization of health and medicine
  • Relation of environment with health and medicine
  • Other related areas

Law on Medicine and Health: IPR, Trade and services

  • Patents and medicines
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures and trade liberalization
  • Growing medical tourism: pros and cons
  • Other related areas

Health and medicine: Law and Policy

  • Right to health and right to treatment: Human rights and constitutional perspective
  • Rights of patients: HIV/ AIDS, victims of road accidents and access to medical treatment in hospitals
  • Rights and duties of medical professionals: Legal and professional obligation
  • Malnourishment: A challenge before law and medicine
  • Medical Negligence
  • Other related areas

Investigation of crimes: forensic science

  • Evidence and forensic science
  • Investigation : brain mapping, lie detector test
  • Other related areas

Development in the field of Medicine and

  • Health: Responsibility of law to assure wise use
  • Organ transplantation
  • Female feticide, abortion
  • Human cloning, surrogacy
  • Experiments on animals
  • Other related areas

Mental Health and Disability: Law and Policy

  • Emotional and Behavioural health: Growing concern
  • Physical disability: Response of law and medicine
  • Mental and emotional challenged persons: Issues and perspectives
  • Other related areas

Submission Guidelines for presenters:

We invite original, research papers and articles on the above mentioned themes for the national seminar. While sending contributions the following guidelines must be strictly followed.

The selection of papers for presentation will be based on their relevance, clarity and originality; the extent to which they advance knowledge, understanding and application of their domain; and their likely contribution towards inspiring further development and research.

The cover page of the article shall contain:

  • Title of the article (in bold)
  • Name(s) of authors
  • Professional affiliation (iv) Address of correspondence and Email.

The second page should contain

  • Title of the article (Time New Romans 16, in bold)
  • An abstract of the paper in about 300 words (Times Roman 12 Point type, single spacing, in italics)
  • Keywords should be provided which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper (3-5 key words alphabetically).

The abstract and research paper should be submitted to [email protected]

Registration fee for the participants:

Registration Fees for the seminar includes: Conference kit, Tea/Snacks, Lunch and a copy of abstracts.

Registration fee does not include accommodation and TA/DA or any other travelling expenses.

However, outstation candidates will be assisted with accommodation (twin-sharing) on payment basis.

Participants have to register for the conference individually and only registered participants will receive the certificates and conference material.

Category of participant (s) and Registration fee (INR)

Academicians, professionals, and practitioners: Rs. 1000/-

Research scholars and students: Rs. 900/-

DD should be made on the name of “Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies” payable at Delhi.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of abstract: 20th October, 2015

Last date for registration: 30th October, 2015

Seminar dates: 11th and 12th December, 2015

Further details about the conference as well as the registration form can be found in the Conference Brochure.


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