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Healthcare disparities: Disruptive healthcare technologies and the patient

Abstracts still being accepted for this event, organised in association with the School of Law, University of Manchester and the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London.

Abstracts accepted until May

Organisers invite all interested parties to submit their abstracts and posters for consideration. Deadline extended to 1 May 2019.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 13 June and Friday, 14 June 2019 

Venue: Schuster Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PY 

Ticket registration is now open, with early bird tickets on offer until 15 May 2019.

A pre-conference PGR Day for postgraduate students will be held on Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Attendance prices

Cost: £200

Early bird registration: £175 (early bird registration closes on 5 May 2019)

Concessions: PGRs/ECRs/Members of WAML and EAHL - £150 

Registration closes 31 May 2019

  • The prices listed above include a 2.5-day conference and drinks reception.  Accommodation and the conference dinner are not included.  
  • Visitors requiring VISAs and those unsure about travel post-Brexit can be provided with letters from the University where required.

About the event

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The question of health inequalities worldwide has become increasingly significant and there is now a wide range of active researchers from a variety of disciplines working in this field. This conference is intended to bring these people together for the first meeting of what it is hoped will be an ongoing global academic network.

The conference is sponsored by the Hallsworth Endowment and the School of Law at the University of Manchester. Collaborative institutional support is provided by Queen Mary, University of London with further support from the European Association of Health Law and the World Association of Medical Law. The conference will combine keynote and breakout sessions.    

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Professor Nicolas Terry (Professor of Law, University of Indiana, USA)
  • Professor Ian Freckleton (Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School, Australia)
  • Professor Tamara Hervey (Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Professor Mette Hartlev (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Professor Richard Ashcroft (Queen Mary, University of London) 

Pre-conference postgraduate research day

A pre-conference PGR day for postgraduate students will be held on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. 

To register for the pre-conference event, please select this option on the registration form. Abstracts for the pre-conference are not required; however, students are encouraged to submit offers of papers for the main conference.  

The conference dinner and accommodation are not included in the conference fee and delegates are therefore required to book and pay for these separately. Attendance at the conference dinner can be booked using the registration form.  


Accommodation at The Crowne Plaza, Oxford Road, has been secured at a reduced rate and will be available to book on a first-come, first-served basis once registration for the conference has opened.  

Manchester City Centre is approx. 15 minutes taxi ride from the venue, more information on how to get here can be found on the University website.  

Conference reception and dinner

A wine reception will be held in the Schuster Building on Thursday, 13 June 2019 from 7pm – 9pm. This is included in the conference fee. 

The conference dinner is a three-course meal which will be held at The Crowne Plaza, Oxford Road, on Friday, 14 June 2019. This is not included in the conference fee.

Registration and attendance

All attendees (including presenters in the parallel sessions) must register for the conference and pay the appropriate attendance fee.  Reduced rates are available for selected delegates.  

Registration and abstract submission are now open. If you have any queries about registration, or the abstract submission process, please contact

Event sponsors

This event is sponsored by the European Association of Health Law, the Queen Mary University of London, the Society of Legal Scholars and the World Association for Medical Law