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The Davies Award
The Davies Award

The World Association for Medical Law is proud to announce that starting from the 24th World Congress on Medical Law and Ethics in Tel Aviv, September 2018, the bi-annually Davies Awards will be presented to selected, talented scientific contributes, whose abstracts have been accepted to the final program.

About A. Michael Davies:

Professor A. Michael Davies (1924 - 2016), MD. FFPHM., graduated from the Royal College of

Surgeons, University of Manchester in 1946. In his long career he accomplished to make a

contribution not only in the Medical Arena in England, but also in Israel serving as the Chief

Epidemiologist in the Israeli Ministry of Health, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of

Medical Ecology at the Hebrew University, and his many years in the position as Professor of

Public Health at the Hebrew University.

In his longstanding career he has been a member of various committees and consultant to divisions

of the Israel Ministry of Health including epidemiology, health statistics, mother and child care,

preventive services etc. He also served as a temporary advisor and short term consultant to the

World Health Organization in Geneva, in expert committees on rheumatic fever and aging, including

occasionally functioning as consultant to divisions of MCH, human reproduction, strengthening of

health services, AIDS, health of the elderly, health statistics, tropical disease research etc.  

With this award we honor the lifelong contributions of Professor Davies to the field of Medicine and

Public Health, and hope to encourage and promote scientific contributions that will be a precedence

for further medical advancements.  

Competition themes:

For the 2018 World Congress the chosen themes for the Davies Award Competition are:

  • Right to Health

  • Public Health

  • Old Age and Gerontology


1st place - 1500 USD

2nd place - 1000 USD

3rd place - 750 USD 

The authors of the winning papers will afterwards be encouraged to send their full paper for consideration in the International Journal of Medicine and Law.

Participation in the Davies Award Competition:

The World Association for Medical Law encourages both students and professionals to participate in the competition. ​​Abstracts relating to these themes could be considered for the Davies Awards.

By submitting your abstract to the 24th World Congress on Medical Law and Ethics within the themes of the award  you are eligible to participate in the Davies Award Competition. 

In order to be considered for the Davies Award you must do the following:

1. Submit your abstract to the 24th World Congress on Medical Law and Ethics within the above-mentioned themes.

2. Complete participants registration for the World Congress including payment of participation fee (includes 1-day registration).

3. By June 1st 2018 you must submit a 3 pages summary (academic references included) of your proposed paper to the email

4. By August 1st you must submit a full paper 2018 to the email 

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