Anne-Marie Duguet is medical doctor and PhD in law. She is Emeritus Senior Lecturer at Paul Sabatier University where she taught medical law and bioethics. In the team « Bioethics » of the UMR/ INSERM 1295 CERPOP, she conducts her research on French and European health law, bioethics, law and ethics of research, digital technology, new technologies and genetics. She has participated in 15 European projects in charge of legal and ethics workpackages on topics such as ethics in neonatal intensive care, hematopoietic stemcell donation, violence against women, participation of elderly patients in medical research, and of patients with Alzheimer's disease, epidemic preparedness, access of Rainbow families to medically assisted reproduction, biobanking for research, end of life… She has been cooperating with Chinese universities for 15 years, leading Franco-Chinese projects and co-tutored theses. Within the UNESCO Chair "Ethics in Science and Society", she coordinates the working group on Digital Ethics, which includes an international panel. She has written more than 200 scientific articles and has published or contributed to about thirty books. In 2006, she organised the 16th World Congress of Medical Law in Toulouse and in 2019 the Conference of the EAHL. She is governor for France of the World Association for Medical Law and member of the advisory board of the European Journal of health law.
Anniek de Ruijter is Associate Professor Health Law and Policy at the University of Amsterdam and Director and initiator of the Law Centre for Health and Life. In her research she works on the question of how constitutional safeguards for health-specific rights and values can be ensured in the context of EU and global regulatory interactions. She has expertise in legal and theoretical legal analyses, which she combines with qualitative social science approaches. She works in interdisciplinary collaboration within biomedical, public health and social science consortia and is the co-lead on two interdisciplinary research consortia, on Global Health and on AI Decision-making in Health. Her research on improving the EU constitutional order for responding to human health disasters such as pandemics or bioterrorist attacks was awarded a personal grant of research excellence (2017) by the Dutch Scientific Research Organization, and she is currently working on a H2020 research on EU-India relations regarding access to pandemic vaccines.
She is Member of the Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Section on Public Health and Law of the European Public Health Association and co-initiator of the European Health Union Manifesto initiative (with the Gastein Forum). Anniek de Ruijter is member of the editorial board of the European Journal Risk Regulation with Cambridge University Press and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The LANCET Regional Europe.
Dr. iur. Markus Frischhut, LL.M. is Jean Monnet Professor, Chair ‘EU Values & DIGitalization for our CommuNITY (DIGNITY)’. He teaches and researches at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, where he is also Study Coordinator European Union Law. In his work, he focusses on EU law, EU health law, EU values, as well as the relationship of EU law and ethics. He has been working on cross-border healthcare (‘patient mobility’) within both the EU as well as the EEA, communicable diseases, as well as questions of ethics and values in the field of digitalization and medical ethics. Markus was guest lecturer at international universities (Bergen, Madrid, London, Seoul), as well as guest speaker at many international conferences. He recently also published a study commissioned by the European Parliament on “Strengthening transparency and integrity via the new ‘Independent Ethics Body’ (IEB)”. All his publications and other activities are documented and (as far as possible) available on the website of this Jean Monnet Chair: https://jeanmonnet.mci.edu/.
Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS, British, is President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD).
He plays a leading international role in research and development of Electronic Health Records, including the requirements and models to ensure the robust long-term preservation of clinical meaning and protection of privacy. He leads the development of ISO standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements, and has contributed to several EHR security and confidentiality standards.
Dipak has led multiple European projects in these areas, including Horizon 2020 and the IMI programme alongside pharma companies, hospitals and ICT companies. He recently co-led a €16m project on the re-use of EHR information for clinical research, EHR4CR, alongside ten global pharma. He is a partner in another IMI project, EMIF, on the development of a European clinical research platform federating multiple population health and cohort studies. Dipak also led an EU Network of Excellence on semantic interoperability, and is a partner in other EU projects on the sustainability of interoperability assets, the transatlantic sharing of patient summaries and quality labelling.
Dipak is Professor of Health Informatics at University College London and Visiting Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Gent.
Jean McHale is Professor of Healthcare Law and Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of a number of monographs, textbooks and edited collections. Her recent books include The Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures: Legal, Ethical and Practical Challenges with Melanie Latham (Routledge, 2020); Principles of Medical Law edited with Judy Laing (4th ed) (Oxford University Press: 2017); European Health Law: Themes and Implications, with Tamara Hervey (Cambridge University Press, 2015).