FW: International Conference on Health & Human Rights
Health, Law and Human Rights: Exploring the Connections
An International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
Honoring Jonathan M. Mann
September 29 - October 1, 2001
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
The Health and Human Rights Movement has become a dynamic force in international public health. This three-day, action-oriented conference will use plenary sessions, case studies, and small, interactive workshops to examine key empirical questions about the movement and its conceptual foundations.
Leaders in public health advocacy, research and administration will examine:
* How law and human rights are related to the publics health
* How human rights and legal strategies can effectively promote public health
* How advocates, researchers and policy-makers can use human rights as a framework for addressing structural causes of health and illness
* Where the health and human rights movement goes in the future
The organizers of the conference are seeking proposals for papers, workshops and other presentations that use field experience, social science, and/or epidemiology to understand whether and how law reform and human rights can make a difference in health. Abstracts can be submitted via the web at <http://www.aslme.org/humanrights2001>www.aslme.org/humanrights2001 or in writing to the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. An abstract submission form is attached to this email.
Visit the conference website, <http://www.aslme.org/humanrights2001>www.aslme.org/humanrights2001, for more information about the conference including a detailed conference description, online registration, a scholarship application, and online abstract submissions.
The conference is funded by amfAR the American Foundation for AIDS Research and presented by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the Beasley School of Law of Temple University, the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, and Georgetown University Law Center, in cooperation with the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health.
If you have further questions about this conference, please contact Sarah Quilty, ASLME Conference Director, by phone 617-262-4990 x12, fax 617-437-7596, or email <mailto:squilty@...>squilty@.... ASLME is located at 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 1634, Boston, MA 02215.
American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 1634
Boston, MA 02215
Fax: (617) 437-7596
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