Call for Papers - Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics (EIBLE) 2017 Annual Conference



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Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics

The Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics (EIBLE) is seeking submissions for its annual conference to be held on September 23, 2017 in Seoul. This year’s theme will be “Data-driven Health Care.” The evidence-based nature of health care has induced the collection, analysis and usage of an incredibly large amount of data. With the advance of machine learning, health care data may be put to use in ways that were not considered to be possible in the past. The field of Korean bioethics research is especially keen on these changes: currently, three hospitals in the country have adopted artificial intelligence-based oncology systems, and it boasts large sets of population-level health data thanks to its National Health Insurance Plan. Yett what are the social or legal
implications of these changes and opportunities, in Korea and elsewhere? This year’s conference aims to address those issues.

We are interested in a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Artificial intelligence in health care
  • The tension between protection and sharing of genomic data
  • The doctor-patient relationship under data-driven health care
  • Data privacy law
  • The right to be forgotten in health care

A. Deadlines
Abstract: If you are interested in participating, please send a 1-page abstract of your paper to by June 15, 2017. Authors will be notified of decisions by no later than June 30, 2017. Submission of your abstract will be regarded as your agreement to present in the EIBLE
conference in September 2017 and to publish your full paper in the journal if your abstract is selected, as described below.
Full Paper: If your abstract is selected, your full paper will be due on September 1, 2017.

B. Expenses
We will pay for round-trip airfare (economy class) and up to 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) lodging costs for the presenter. Co-authored papers must name a single presenter.

C. Publication
All full papers to be presented in the upcoming conference will be published in EIBLE’s English journal, the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics.

Please direct your inquiry to
Christina Socci, Conference Coordinator: