Medical Malpractice and Compensation in Global Perspective
Vienna, Austria, 3-4 December 2010
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.
Registration for the conference is now open. Click here to download registration flyer
The conference is being organized by Distinguished Professor Richard Wright on behalf of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and Professor 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).
For potential conference guests interested in spending time in and around the city during the conference, Vienna’s famous Christmas Markets will be in full operation and are a wonderful opportunity for relaxation and shopping.