Call for Papers: Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions
Infectious diseases were once relegated to the dustbin of history,
but today emerging and reemerging infectious diseases threaten health
and health care systems in every country. Issues include whether we are
blundering into a post-antibiotic apocalypse; how to prevent the
emergence of global infectious diseases; and how to ensure equitable
access to appropriate prevention and therapies across all income groups.
Recent events, such as the measles outbreak in the United States, the
Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and litigation over a compounding
pharmacy’s liability in the spread of fungal meningitis, highlight the
legal, medical, and bioethical challenges posed by infectious diseases.
This symposium will focus on the interdisciplinary considerations and
obstacles raised by these and similar developments. Panels will discuss
challenges and constraints to developing new treatments for infectious
diseases, the global challenge of addressing diseases that do not
recognize national borders, responsibilities relating to vaccination,
the development of “super bugs” due to excessive use of antibiotics, and
the possibility of expanding tort liability to cover the spread of
infectious diseases.AJLM will hold its annual symposium on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Edition and
presented at the symposium in Boston. This is an open call for papers
from any academic perspective, including, but not limited to, law,
public health, medicine, economics, bioethics, history and anthropology.
Please send a one page abstract, as well as complete contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2015. Selected authors will be notified by May 15, 2015. Full-length articles should be submitted by October 2015 for inclusion in the symposium. AJLM pays for reasonable travel expenses of invited authors.