Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective

A major international conference, Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective, will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 3-4 December this year.  The conference will feature presentations by experts on the situation in 14 different countries or regions from every continent except Antarctica, describing and critically analyzing
  • The overall scheme for preventing and redressing medical errors and adverse events, including regulation, criminal and civil liability, social and private insurance, and the relationships among these various systems.
  • The details of the applicable liability and compensation systems.
  • Available empirical data on medical errors and adverse events, the operation of the systems designed to prevent and/or redress such errors and events, and the prevalence and impact of measures designed to reduce medical errors and adverse events, improve system performance or reduce system costs.
  • Attitudes and concerns about the liability and compensation systems. 
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The conference is being organized by Richard Wright on behalf of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Ken Oliphant on behalf of the Austrian Academy of Science’s Institute for European Tort Law in collaboration with the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law.  The papers from the conference, together with a comparative overview, will be published by the Chicago-Kent Law Review and by deGruyter as a title in the Institute’s Tort and Insurance Law series (jointly edited by the Centre). 

Registration for the conference is now open, and the flyer is available here:  Download MMCGP Flyer-email  Vienna’s famous Christmas Markets will be in full operation!

--CJR

 

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