Conference call for proposals: The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Challenges

May 20-21, 2011

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, in conjunction with the Harvard University Program on Ethics and Health, is pleased to announce plans for our annual conference, this year entitled: “The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Challenges.” The one and a half day event will take place May 20 and 21st at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The increasing globalization of health care and its inputs provides new challenges for health law and bioethics. This conference will bring together leading scholars and policy-makers to discuss several overlapping and diverging instances of this globalization, to try and develop new strategies and paradigms.

We currently envision having panels with papers on the following topics, but this list is not exhaustive, such that participants are welcome to submit for review proposals on topics related to the conferences themes but not covered by this list:

Medical Tourism for Services Legal or Illegal in the Patient’s Home Country (E.g., Fertility Tourism, Death Tourism, Organ Tourism)
Medical Migration (Brain Drain)
Medical Repatriation
Parallel Drug Pricing, and Arbitrage in Pharmaceuticals across Borders
Research Tourism and Multi-Regional Clinical Trials
Policing Transnational Infectious Diseases and International Vaccine Development


Proposals for presentation topics are being accepted until October 25, 2010.

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