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Programme

Full conference programme including bios and abstracts online [pdf]

Wednesday 30 May 2018

't Feithhuis (Martinikerkhof 10)

15.00-17.00

Pre-conference seminar: Comparisons of Dutch and
Chinese health laws and systems in light of human rights

't Feithhuis (Martinikerkhof 10)

17.30-19.00

Welcome reception

Welcome speech by Dr. Jochen Mierau, Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health, University of Groningen

This reception is offered to you by the European Association of Health Law

Thursday 31 May 2018

Academy hall University of Groningen (Broerstraat 5)

8.00

Registration opens

9.00

Opening of the conference

9.30

Keynote address Prof. Amandine Garde,
University of Liverpool

10.30

Walk to Norman building & break

Norman building (Lutkenieuwstraat 5)

11.00

Plenary session (track 1)

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Parallel sessions A&B (track 1)

15.00

Break

15.30-17.00

Parallel sessions C&D (track 2 & 3)

Restaurant Prinsenhof (Martinikerkhof 23)

18.30-21.00

Conference dinner*

*Please contact the organizers if you have not registered for the conference dinner but wish to join.

Friday 1 June 2018

Academy hall University of Groningen (Broerstraat 5)

8.00

Venue open

9.00

Keynote address Dr. Sakari Karjalainen,
Association of European Cancer Leagues

10.00

Walk to Norman building & break

Norman building (Lutkenieuwstraat 5)

10.30

Plenary session (track 4)

12.00

Roundup session: what is next?

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Roundtable Industry involvement (panel 1)

15.00

Break

15.30

Roundtable industry involvement (panel 2)

17.00-18.00

Closing drinks

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Pre-conference seminar

Chair: Ms. Yi Zhang, LLM

  • Prof. Roland Friele, the Netherlands Institute for Health Service Research (NIVEL), Coping with the challenges of quality and affordability in health care: the Dutch Health Care Insurance Act and the Youth Act
  • Prof. Chenguang Wang, Law School, Tsinghua University, The Drafting of China's essential health care and health promotion law: major issues and debates

Thursday 31 May 2018 (World No Tobacco Day)

Opening of the conference

  • Prof. Brigit Toebes, Academic director Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre University of Groningen
  • Prof. Marcel Brus, Head of Department of Transboundary Legal Studies University of Groningen

Keynote address Prof. Amandine Garde, University of Liverpool

Chair: Prof. Brigit Toebes

From tobacco control to NCD Prevention: Addressing the commercial determinants of health in liberal market economies

Plenary session (track 1)

Chair: Prof. Steven Lierman

  • Dr. Allyn Taylor, University of Washington (USA), Human Rights in the Origins of the FCTC
  • Dr. Oscar Cabrera, University of Georgetown (USA), NCDs and Human Rights: Lessons from Tobacco Control applied to Unhealthy Food Regulation
  • Prof. Andrew Mitchell, University of Melbourne (AU), If One Thai Bottle Should Accidentally Fall: Public Health, Alcohol Labelling and International Economic Law

Parallel session A (track 1)

Chair: Prof. Andrew Mitchell

  • Dr. John Lombard, University of Limerick (IE), The Application of the Principle of Proportionality to the Plain-Packaging of Tobacco Products
  • Dr. Yiannos Tolias, European Commission, Assessing the Proportionality of National Measures aiming to Restrict Trade in order to Protect Public Health
  • Meaghan Beyer, LLM, University of Groningen (NL), Lessons learned from Tobacco Regulation: Immunizing NCD Regulation from Fatal Challenge in the International Trade and Investment Regimes

Parallel session B (track 1)

Chair: Dr. Oscar Cabrera

  • Dr. Jitse van Dijk, University Medical Centre Groningen (NL), The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Slovakia: Will the Sustainable Development Goals stimulate implementing it?
  • Dr. Marie Elske Gispen, University of Groningen (NL), Children’s rights and NCD control: lessons from tobacco control
  • Renate Dietvorst, LLM, University of Maastricht (NL), The role of the UNCRC in elementary schools in the prevention of NCD's and lifestyle related diseases

Parallel session C (track 2)

Chair: Dr. Marie Elske Gispen

  • Sam Varvastian, LLM, Mykolas Romeris University (LT), Tobacco Liability as a Role Model? In Search for Improving Legal Pathways to Tackle Climate Change
  • Dr. Obiajulu Nnamuchi, University of Nigeria (NI), Tobacco Control and Regulation in Africa: Constraints and Necessary Interventions
  • Marlies Hesselman, LLM, University of Gronigen (NL), Regulating Household Cooking Fires as ‘Silent Killers in the Kitchen’: Lessons from/for Indoor Air Pollution as ‘Forgotten’ NCD Risk Factor for 3 Billion Persons

Parallel session D (track 3)

Chair: Mathijs van Westendorp, LLM, Msc

  • Dr. Jasper Been, Erasmus MC Rotterdam (NL), Policy ideally requires robust evidence: the case of children and tobacco
  • Dr. Laetitia Mulder, University of Groningen (NL), The Possible Effect of Laws on Norms – Insight from Social Psychology
  • Michael Schreuders, Msc, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam (NL)

Conference dinner

Dinner speech by Prof. Chenguang Wang, Reflections on NCD law and policy in China

Friday 1 June

Keynote address Dr. Sakari Karjalainen, Association of European Cancer Leagues

Chair: Prof. Steven Lierman

The current political field on law and NCDs in Europe

Plenary session (track 4)

Chair: Prof. Brigit Toebes

  • Prof. Stefania Negri, University of Salerno (IT), Law and Tobacco Control in Italy: smoke-free environments and smoking bans in private cars
  • Esther Oldenkamp, LLM, Leiden University Medical Centre (NL), Theoretical Lessons Learned from Self-Regulation in Tobacco Control
  • Dr. Robert Tabaszweski, University of Lublin (PL), Biopolitics, Politicians and Noncommunicable diseases: the Role of Policy-Makers in Prevention and Control of NCDs

Roundup session: what is next?

Chair: Prof. Steven Lierman

Roundtable “industry involvement” panel 1: Academic perspectives on the appropriate level of engagement between public and private entities

Chair: Dr. Marie Elske Gispen

  • Welcome by Dr. Mando Rachovitsa, University of Groningen, co-convener of the seminar series on International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Introduction to roundtable by Dr. Marie Elske Gispen, Managing Director Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre
  • Prof. Brigit Toebes, Business and Human Rights as Applied to Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Dr. Els Maeckelberghe, The Role of Private Companies in Disease Prevention and Treatment from an Ethical Perspective
  • Dr. Lottie Lane, The Role of the State and Private Actors in Relation to Health and Human Rights from a Governance Perspective

Roundtable “industry involvement” panel 2: Perspectives from Communities of Practoce on the Appropriate level of Engagement between Public and Private Entities

Chair: Marlies Hesselman, LLM

  • Discussant on tobacco: Laura Houtenbos (Dutch Cancer Society)
  • Discussant on tobacco: Kabanda David (Center for Health, Human Rights and Development – CEHURD, Uganda)
  • Discussant on pharmaceuticals: Dr. Christine Gispen – de Wied (Medicines Evaluation Board of the Netherlands/ co-founder Regulatory Science Network Netherlands)
  • Discussant on pharmaceuticals: Dr. Ellen 't Hoen (Medicines Law & Policy)
  • Discussant on food & beverages: Carolien Martens (Dutch Heart Foundation)
  • Closing remarks by Dr. Marie Elske Gispen, Managing Director Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre
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