About the event



This year, the WAML Annual Congress will take place on August 2–4 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This is already the 27th WAML World Congress. The World Association for Medical Law (WAML), founded in 1967, brings together lawyers, scientists, attorneys, and medical practitioners from all over the world, in both academic and practical fields. The WAML World Congress is a prestigious event with a long tradition, held each year in a different country around the world.

The Vilnius Congress will discuss a wide range of issues in legal medicine, such as the challenges and successes of ongoing health system reforms to ensure access to quality health care; the role and responsibility of civil society in the health sector; new challenges to health systems in the post-pandemic period; the protection of patients’ rights; and the role of forensic medical experts in the investigation of war crimes.

The Congress will not only become a great opportunity to get to know Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania, celebrating its 700th birthday this year, with its rich historical traditions and the designation of its historic center as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it will also provide an excellent platform for new partnerships in the academic field and closer cooperation of representatives from medical and legal professions. We hope that the Vilnius Congress will create ample opportunity for young scientists to meet like-minded fellows to work on future projects.

Program Chair
Prof. Dr. Toma Birmontienė

A Glimpse into the WAML Congress

Key Highlights


Congress Organizers

Save the dates!

Important Dates

Call for Abstractsextended until April 21, 2023
Notification e-mails to authors: until May 5, 2023
Early registration: July 1, 2023
Congress dates: August 2-4, 2023

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About the Local Representative

Mykolas Romeris University

MRU is the largest social sciences specialized university in Lithuania, whose most prominent studies and research areas are: law, public security and public administration.

The University has capable and significant core educational science, economics, humanities, communication, politics, psychology, sociology, and management areas.

MRU is Lithuania's leading university in developing research and studies in the field of medical law. This scientific activity has a high social impact on healthcare policy and law making.      

Established in 1990

and named after the patriarch of Lithuania‘s Constitutional Law Professor Mykolas Romeris (1880-1945).

approx. 7500 Students

including 600 international students from 58 countries

QS World University Ranking by Subject

Among the world's best 300 universities

30 Study Programmes

taught in English for bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees