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National Seminar on Law and Medicine

GITAM, School Law and GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences, Visakhapatnam are jointly organizing a two day National Seminar on Law and Medicine.

Date: 14th & 15th February, 2020
Venue: GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam

About the Seminar:
Health and well being of a society and analogous awareness about interconnected legal aspects are quintessential towards ensuring that every human being has access to essential services towards maintenance of good health - both physical and mental. Concerted efforts by the legislature and judiciary in India have ensured that the concept of right to health is read to the constitutional rights framework that emerges out of Art.21.

However, implementation of this right is flagged with acute concerns of below par services, deficient resources, futile legislative measures and ineffective executive action, which has in effect submerged this right in a quagmire of exploitation and profit-mongering by medical care professionals and providers. In an emerging economy like India, maintenance of reasonable health standards and ensuring a safe environment are basic minimum standards that an aspiring society comes to expect out of its government. Practical concerns about affordability and accessibility on one hand, and ethical dilemmas on the other, continue to cloud the giant leaps made in the fields of gene tweaking, organ transplantation - to name a few.

There is a pressing need, therefore, to overhaul the existing legislations in the health sector and attune them to current socio-legal imperatives. This is what forms the background for and is the rationale behind holding the seminar.


  • Right to Health and Medical Care: Legal Perspective
  • Impact of globalization on Health and Medicine
  • Medical Negligence - Legal Dimensions
  • Clinical Trails: Ethico-legal Challenges
  • Forensic Medicine Issues.
  • Reproductive Rights: Surrogacy, Abortion, Medical Termination of Pregnancy, Artificial Insemination, etc.
  • Drugs and Cosmetics. Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Medical practitioners - Legal protection against fake and frivolous suits

The above themes are only illustrative in nature. Any relevant research paper on medicine and law can also be submitted.

Call for Papers:
Soft copies of papers and abstracts should be forwarded to: Co-authors of two are allowed and each Author has to register separately. Selected papers will be published in a book form with ISBN Number.

Registration Fee:

  • Academicians / Legal / Medical Practitioners: Rs. 2000/-
  • Students / Research Scholars: Rs. 1000/-

Seminar Kit, Working Lunch and Snacks during the Sessions will be provided. Spot registration available. Registration Form can be downloaded from

In the University campus:

  • Non- A/C Rooms per day (on twin sharing basis): Rs.500/-
  • A/C Rooms per day (on twin sharing basis): Rs.1000-

No travel expenses will be provided. Accommodation is available in A.P Tourism cottages with sea view opposite to University

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of Abstracts:

 30lh December, 2019

Last date for submission of Full Paper:

 30th January, 2020

GITAM (Deemed to be University)
Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda,
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530 045
Phone: +91-891-2736511, +91-891-2840511

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