Call for Abstracts on Health and Human Rights

The 2011 Queen’s University Health and Human Rights Conference has issued a call for abstracts of reseach to be presented during its poster session on September 30 – October 1st, 2011 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The conference is a student-led initiative with a mandate to build bridges between the humanities, sciences and social sciences. The Conference is an inter-disciplinary forum for academics, practitioners and students to address global challenges at the intersection of health care and human rights.

All primary investigators, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research project students, medical students, and clinical residents are invited to present their original research at a poster presentation session on October 1st, 2010. Individuals interested in presenting should submit their abstract(s) according to the following instructions:
1. Abstracts should be single-spaced in 12-point font.
2. The title should be in block letters and bold.
3. The authors names and affiliations should appear immediately after the title.
4. The presenters name should be underlined.
5. Abstracts should be 250 words maximum.
Please submit entries as an attachment to abstracts@queenshhrc.ca by September 15th, 2011.

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.