1st Øresund workshop in Health & Life Science Law – University of Copenhagen

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1st Øresund workshop in Health & Life Science Law

When: 25 May 2018, 11:00 -14:00

Where: Justitia meeting room 7A-2-04, 2nd floor, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Organizer: CeBIL- Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law

The Health & Life Sciences are experiencing changes of epic proportions. Rapid progress in many scientific areas, such as gene editing, pharmacogenomics, artificial intelligence and big data-driven precision medicine have greatly advanced the promises and opportunities of the health and life sciences, but they also propose a number of challenges. Many of these issues will need to be addressed by interdisciplinary cross-faculty research, including international legal research efforts.

Against this background, the 1st Øresund workshop in Health & Life Science Law attempts to (1) identify the ongoing research in the Greater Copenhagen area, (2) learn more about our colleagues and their projects at our Faculty and on the Swedish side of the Øresund, and (3) discuss the potential for cross-fertilization and future-collaboration. It is our hope that this 1st seminar will serve as a starting point for further future meetings in order to forge a both regional and international research collaboration in this exciting area of law.      

Registration (limited seats available): For participation in the workshop, please use this registration form no later than 24 May 2018, 09:00.

Agenda:

11:00 – 11.10 Welcome, CeBIL Director Timo Minssen and WELMA Centre leader Mette Hartlev
11.10 – 11.40 Prof. Timo Minssen & Dr. Jakob Wested , The new Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL): Where we come from - What we do - Where we want to go.

Abstract: This presentation delivers a short description of the history, activities and vision of the newly established Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL). This includes a brief explanation of ongoing research projects, such as our international CeBIL Research Program with among others Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Cambridge. This project is funded by a generous grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and examines legal aspects of drug development in antibiotics, orphan drugs, black box precision medicine, new uses and manufacturing of biologics. Moreover, CeBIL researchers are involved in other projects which will be briefly explained, such as POLICYAID (ERC), ICEAGE - Entangled Lives, Times, and Ethics in Fertility Preservation (Independent Research Fund Denmark),  JURFAST - The Legal Framework for the use of health data (Lundbeck Foundation), and “Reconceptualising Reproductive Rights” (Independent Research Fund Denmark).
11:40 11:50 Q&A
11:50 – 12:20 Prof. Mette Hartlev & Katharina O Cathaoir, Health & Life Science Research at WELMA

Abstract: The WELMA health (tech) law group (post.doc. Katharina O Cathaoir and prof. Mette Hartlev) is exploring issues concerned with the development of new health technologies (especially IT/big data and genomics/precisions medicine) and how this development challenges the current legal and ethical framework including the normative pillars of the welfare society (e.g. solidarity, vulnerability, equality, and liberty). Their research is anchored in two externally funded interdisciplinary research projects: MeInWe (Carlsberg Foundation) and POLICYAID (ERC)).
12:20  12:30 Q&A
12.30 – 13.00 Working lunch at Justitia room with continuing discussions
13:00 – 13:30 Titti Mattsson & Ana Nordberg: Health & Life Science Research at LUND University, including a description of two new programs
‘This presentation will introduce an overview on research on Health & Life Science Law at Lund University. The Crafoord Foundation has granted the Faculty of Law seven million SEK for the development of a new research environment in Health Law. Titti Mattsson, Professor of Public Law at the Faculty and the principal investigator and coordinator for the research environment, will present the different research projects included under this new research environment. These being within the areas of Patients’ Rights in Sweden and Europe; Patient Security, Medical Ethics and the Criminal System; Law & Science, Technology and e-Health as well as Children’s Rights to Health. Ana Nordberg, Associated Senior Lecturer will present her contribution to this project, and discuss her other ongoing research in the area of Health, Innovation and Emerging Technologies which is also supported by the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation.
13:30 – 14:00 Q&A and discussion of potential future collaboration and events.