Healthcare Disparities: disruptive healthcare technologies and the patient
|Starts:||13 Jun 2019|
|Ends:||15 Jun 2019|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Professor Nicolas Terry, Professor Ian Freckleton, Professor Tamara Hervey, Professor Mette Hartley, Professor Richard Ashcroft|
The question of health inequalities has become increasingly significant as certain population groups expand. With the overall global population ageing, this marks one of the most significant social and economic challenges facing the world. These demographic trends will impact on many policy areas in the health and social care field. While understanding determinants of health and factors impinging upon health equality is necessary so too is the need to interrogate international legal frameworks to enable better access to health and social care.
One novel response to health disparity is the use of disruptive technologies as a means of countering these dilemmas. In the health field, disruptive technologies offer the potential to reset the way in which things have been done and injecting new opportunities for healthcare development. These technologies offer the potential to provide cheaper, simpler, more convenient and more responsive products or services and raises the possibility of responding more robustly to health disparities and reducing them in the future. However, these developments in medical science and technology give rise to complex legal questions requiring both national and global answers.
This conference is driven by two core questions – what is the reach of health inequalities across the globe? And, what is the role of the law in resolving it? The three-day event will showcase the cutting edge of legal scholarship and research in practice.
A tailor-made PGR pre-conference workshop, paper presentations, posters, symposia and round-table discussions will be organised around the following sub-themes:
Patient rights and health inequalities;
BREXIT and its consequences on health;
Disruptive technologies and health disparities;
Rationing and healthcare systems;
Regulating innovation (or disruptive technologies); and,
Patient safety and disruptive innovations.
All conference delegates are invited to attend: Wine reception – 13th June 2019
Gala Dinner with pre-dinner speaker, Professor Richard Ashcroft, Queen Mary University London - 14th June 2019.
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Professor Nicolas Terry
Role: Professor of Law
Organisation: University of Indiana, USA
Biography: Hall Render Professor of Law, Executive Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center
Professor Ian Freckleton
Role: Professor of Law
Organisation: Melbourne Law School, Australia
Professor Tamara Hervey
Role: Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law
Organisation: University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Mette Hartley
Organisation: University of Copenhagan, Denmark
Professor Richard Ashcroft
Organisation: Queen Mary, University of London
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