In the legal world we think we can meet challenges through law and litigation - for example human rights litigation - but to what extent is that true and what are the context and circumstances where law/litigation can really make a positive difference? And where is law simply used by vested interests to further inequities? This conference will bring together leading scholars, policy-makers, practicing lawyers and health care professionals to explore how law can address global health challenges and make real progressive change.
The kinds of global challenges participants will explore include:
· Access to care and essential medicines on the part of the most vulnerable
· The rise and inequitable impact of medical tourism
· The spread of chronic diseases around the world
· Exponential increases in smoking in many countries
· The obesity epidemic
Register before March 1 to get the reduced early bird rate .