Health Law

Dr Jon Wardle1 1University Of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Australia International regulatory and legislative developments are increasingly acknowledging traditional health knowledge – evidence based not on scientific methods but on longstanding traditions of use. For example: the World Intellectual Property Organization...
  • June 13, 2018
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Benjamin Hofmann1 1Law Graduate, Melbourne, Australia This presentation will focus on the proprietary rights in semen, particularly in relation to artificially assisted human conception that is conducted posthumously. Presently, these rights arise due to exceptions to the long-standing legal rule...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Tina Popa1, Fiona Milnes2 1RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Medical negligence claims arise when a medical practitioner has breached their duty of care and that breach has caused injury to the patient. Despite emphasis on open disclosure...
  • June 13, 2018
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Denise Craig1 1Senior Psychologist, Queensland Health End of life (EOL) law in Queensland is often not well understood by health professionals, leaving vulnerable people at risk of having their rights and preferences neglected or overruled. Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA)...
  • June 13, 2018
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A/Prof Mandy Shircore, Prof Caroline de Costa 1College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University, , , 2Obstetrics and Gynaecology at James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry Cairns, , In 1991, the High Court of Australia decided...
  • June 13, 2018
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Katrine Del Villar1 1QUT, Brisbane, Australia Self-binding advance directives (also known as Ulysses directives) are increasingly being promoted as valuable tools for people with certain mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.  They enable people with mental illness...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Carolyn Johnston2, Dr Rebekah McWhirter1 1Centre for Law and Genetics, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 2Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Disclosure of genetic information to genetic relatives without consent of the patient presents...
  • June 13, 2018
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SM Towhidul Karim1 1Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Although there is a long-standing debate in defining the meaning and scope of the term ‘right to health’, the philosophical viewpoints and international human rights law provide important insights to...
  • June 13, 2018
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Dr Marcus Smith1 1Charles Sturt University , Canberra, Australia Databases of human biometric information and biological material have existed in Australia since the 1970s. Despite the significance of this material and the sensitivity of the information that can potentially be...
  • June 13, 2018
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A/Prof. Tamra Lysaght1 1National University Of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore In recent years, a global industry has emerged selling products and services marketed as stem cells direct-to-the-consumer (DTC) for the treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions. These products are typically...
  • June 12, 2018
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