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Presentation and Objectives

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gather physicians and jurists involved in medical law. They gather information for databases and benefit of their use.

Purposes of the ARFDM

  • Enhance research in medical law at a national and international level
  • Analyze law decisions
  • Create databases on medical law and jurisprudence
  • Organize tutoring or training in medical responsibility and law

Achievements of the ARFDM

  • Training of junior researchers
  • Partnership in research
  • Fund raising for research pojects and various achievements and goals
  • Supply of computer applications, databases setting
  • Supply studies on jurisprudence


  • Since 1996,a Medical Law Seminar,with all presentations published by "Les Editions Hospitalières",and since 2007,accessible on-line, through the Virtual French Medcal University Canal U.
  • Since 2006,the European Summer University who take place every year in Toulouse (France) and in a partner european university .During these events it is also organised a Young researcher FORUM who allow young researchers,less 35, to present their personal researches.
  • Each year the presentations are grouped in a book published by "Les Etudes Hospitalières" accessible through the BNDS website ( Health law and medical ethics digital library) under the collections section séminaires d'actualité de droit médical
  • ARFDM has organized in 2006 ,the 16th WORLD CONGRESS on MEDICAL LAW


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