Health Law in Practice: Paving the Way for Justice and Equity


du 20 Juin au 21 Juin 2024

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  • 2024-06-20 08:30:00 2024-06-21 18:00:00 Europe/London Health Law in Practice: Paving the Way for Justice and Equity SAO PAULO, BRESIL UIA
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Seminar presented by UIA Health Commission in collaboration with the UIA Brazilian National Committee, UIA Agrifood Law Commission, UIA Animal Law Commission, UIA
Biotechnology Law Commission, UIA Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Commission, UIA Family Law Commission and UIA Labour Law Commission.

Join us for a groundbreaking event in the heart of Brazil - São Paulo -  as we bring together legal minds from around the world to address key issues in the field of Health Law. Brazil boasts the largest bar association globally, with over 3,600,000 lawyers. The demand for legal representation in healthcare cases has surged by 130% in the last decade, averaging around 400,000 cases annually. Are we heading towards health litigation becoming the norm? What role should lawyers play in healthcare matters?

We will be addressing topics of utmost importance related to the healthcare sector, including but not limited to the judicialization of healthcare, artificial intelligence in health, environmental impacts on public health, labor rights in healthcare, intellectual property in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, international perspectives on healthcare law and how to protect lawyers health. This seminar serves as a platform for global legal minds to delve into these essential issues.

Key topics to be discussed:
- Healthcare Judicialization: Is there an emerging trend?
- The Lawyer's Role in Health Issues: Advocacy and Legal Solutions
- Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Boundaries, Duties, and Liabilities
- Health Regulators: Who Regulates Them?
- Environmental Impacts on Public Health
- Labour Rights health impact
- Contracts and Mediation in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry
- Intellectual Property Protection and the Challenges in Developing Countries
- Health Law Priorities in Family Law
- Agri-food major issues in Health Law
- Animal Law and Biodiversity Protection
- International Paradigms and Fundamental Aspects of Health Law in Latin America
- How to protect Lawyers and Jurists: Financial Planning for a Secure Retirement
- Global Bar Associations: career perspectives and opportunities for Lawyers

Why Attend?
The practice of Health Law impacts everyone, from individuals seeking quality healthcare to multinational corporations navigating complex regulations. This seminar is an opportunity to gain insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of Health Law in the world. Whether you are a seasoned expert or new to the field, this event will provide you with valuable knowledge, networking opportunities, and a platform to discuss critical issues.

It's your chance to:

  • Stay Informed: The healthcare sector is dynamic, with new challenges and opportunities arising constantly. Be at the forefront of legal trends and updates that affect the healthcare, food and technology industry.
  • Network: Connect with legal experts, healthcare professionals, and advocates from around the globe. Share experiences, strategies, and insights in an enriching environment.
  • Make an Impact: Your involvement can contribute to the evolution of Health Law worldwide. Learn about practical solutions, strategies, and initiatives that promote justice and equity.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this international gathering. Join us in São Paulo for the Health Law event of the year!

Comité organisateur

  • Comité organisateur

    Eliana SILVA DE MORAES President of UIA Health Law Commission, Silva De Moraes Associes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Ettore BOTTESELLI President of UIA national committee – Brazil, Martinelli Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Carlos José SANTOS DA SILVA Federal Council of the Federal Brazilian Bar, Vice-President of UIA national committee – Brazil, Machado Meyer Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Willi KÜNZLI Künzli Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Janice F. MULLIGAN Past President of UIA Health Law Commission, Mulligan Law, a member of the Lexing Network of International Tech lawyers, San Diego, CA, USA


  • Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo – IASP




Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo - IASP
Av. Paulista, 1294 – 19th floor
CEP 01310-100 – Bela Vista
Sao Paulo, Brazil


* Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee
** Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
*** Reserved for students under 30 years old. Please send a copy of your student card to benefit from the special rate.

Fees include:

• Attendance at all working sessions
• Seminar documentation
• Welcome cocktail on Wednesday June 19
• Coffee breaks on June 20 & 21
• Lunch on June 20

The dinner on Thursday, June 20 is optional and at additional charge.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English.


L'Hotel Portobay São Paulo (5*)
350 meters from the Seminar Venue
Alameda Campinas, 266 - Jardim Paulista,
CEP 01404-000
Sao Paulo - Brazil
T +55 11 2183 0541 / 0542
https://www.portobay.com/en/hotels/brazil/sao-paulo-brazil/lhotel-porto-bay-sao-paulo /

Deluxe King Apartment - 27m²:
BRL 920 (approx. USD 170) + 5.00% VAT
Breakfast included.

Please mention “UIA Group” when you book in order to benefit from the preferential rate or proceed with online booking using the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/GHRdmket8X

BOOKING DEADLINE: May 20. After that date, please inquire directly with the hotel which can accept reservations based on a space- and rate- available basis.

InterContinental São Paulo (5*)
350 meters from the Seminar Venue
Alameda Santos, 1123
Sao Paulo, SP - 01419-001, Brazil
T +55 11 3179-2600

Classic SINGLE Room:   USD 200 + 5.25% VAT
Classic DOUBLE Room:  
USD 225 + 5.25% VAT
For double occupancy in the Double Room, there will be an increase of USD 30 + 5.25% VAT.

Breakfast included.

Please mention “UIA Group” when you book in order to benefit from the preferential rate.


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than May 20, 2024. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than May 20, 2024 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than May 20, 2024 and the cancellation will have to be sent in writing no later than June 10, 2024.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.



All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, “force majeure” includes but is not limited to a strike affecting the means of transport; hotel staff; air traffic controllers; an insurrection; a riot; an epidemic or pandemic;  or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from “force majeure”.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay, including but not limited to: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet resolved on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


The five states of Rio de Janeiro, Acre, Minas Gerais, Goiás and Distrito Federal declared a state of public health emergency in response to the sharp rise in Dengue fever. Dengue fever is a potentially serious disease transmitted by mosquitos. According to the World Health Organization, most people who get dengue will not have symptoms, but for those who do, the most common symptoms are high fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and rash. In severe cases, Dengue fever can be fatal. It is advisable to follow the recommendations of local authorities and apply mosquito prevention measures.  If you have any doubts or experience any symptoms, consult a doctor as soon as possible. For non-life-threatening infection, treatment primarily addresses the symptoms and includes paracetamol-based analgesics and rest. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs must be avoided.


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