Guest Lecture by Professor Samuel Bernal, Honored Doctor of Medicine, Philosophy and Law, Member of the American Association of Clinical Oncologists

On November 14, 2018, a guest lecture was held at St. Petersburg State University of Economics by the Honored Doctor of Medicine, Philosophy and Law, a Member of the American Association of Clinical Oncologists, Professor Samuel Bernal.

The biography of the Professor is extensive and multifaceted. The law practice of the Professor includes dealing with issues of medical negligence, medical liability in the field of medical products, FDA regulations (US Federal Drug Law) and the activities of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in testing, approval, advertising and distribution of health products. The Professor also completed the Comparative and International Law program at the University of Cambridge (England), is a licensed attorney in the State Courts of California and the Federal Courts of the US.The organizer of the guest lecture was the Faculty of Law of Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics together with law firm “Legal Studio”, which for many years has maintained good business relations with Professor Bernal.The rector of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics Igor Maksimtsev opened the event with a welcoming speech. Igor Anatolyevich wished all the participants of the guest lecture fruitful work and presented a memento to Professor Bernal. The event was moderated by Nadezhda Krainova, Dean of the Faculty of Law, and Vladimir Komarov, managing partner of law firm Legal Studio. During the guest lecture, Professor Bernal highlighted the following topical issues for modern practical jurisprudence:

- “Law and Modern Technologies in Medicine”;

- “Novels of Legislation on International Trade in Goods, Performance of Works and Provision of Services in the Field of Health Care”.

Students and specialists who are interested in the topic of legal regulation of medical relations, legal regulation of the introduction of new drugs in the fight against deadly diseases and the interaction of medicine and law came to listen to the lecturer. Employees of medical institutions were also invited to the guest lecture: Associate Professor of the Department of Forensic Medicine of the S.M Kirov's Medical Academy  Sergey Semenov, Head of the Department of Medical and Forensic Studies of the Department of Forensic Medicine of the S.M.Kirov's Medical Academy  Anna Gomon and the judge of the Statutory Court of St. Petersburg, Deputy Chairman of the Statutory Court of St. Petersburg Igor Timofeev, who is the author of a textbook for doctors and lawyers: “Law and Medicine. After the speech of Professor Bernal, an open discussion began, during which those present were able to share their thoughts on the topic of medical law, ask the Professor their questions and get not less interesting answers from him. SPSUE expresses gratitude to Professor Samuel Bernal for the excellent lecture and sharing his international experience in the field of law and medicine!







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