2010 Chicago-Kent Law Review Live Symposium
Presented in partnership with the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL)
Professor Richard W. Wright, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Professor Ken Oliphant, Institute for European Tort Law
Vienna University of Technology
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien
December 3 & 4, 2010
This conference will address liability for medical malpractice and compensation for medical injuries from 14 national and regional perspectives.This is an excellent opportunity to gain a broader perspective on a common problem in many legal systems and the many solutions adopted. It offers a truly international comparative analysis.
The conference aims to consider:
- The overall scheme for preventing and redressing medical errors and adverse events, including regulation, criminal and civil liability and 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.
The conference is jointly organized by the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Institute for European Tort Law. Papers from the conference will be published as issues 86.3 and 87.2 of the Review and as a title in the Institute’s Tort and Insurance Law series (jointly edited by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law).
The conference will be of interest to both legal academics and practitioners interested in the fields of medical malpractice or the wider interaction of legal and healthcare systems as well as those involved in healthcare insurance. The conference is also open to both graduate and undergraduate students and those currently engaged in vocational legal training.
Day 1 Schedule
|9:10am||David Hyman & Charles Silver||United States|
|11:10am||Bernhard A. Koch||Austria|
|11:40am||Florence G’Sell-Macrez & Geneviève Helleringer||France|
|4:00pm||Mette Hartley, Mårten Schultz & Vibe Ulfbeck||Scandinavia|
|4:30pm||Richard Goldberg||United Kingdom|
|5:30pm||End of Session|
Day 2 Schedule
|10:50am||Pieter Carstens & Loutjie Coetzee||South Africa|
|11:50am||Stephen Todd||New Zealand|
|12:50pm||Ken Oliphant & Richard Wright||Closing Remarks|
|1:05pm||End of Conference|