Annual Health Law Conference: Between Complacency & Panic image

April 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Conferences
2016-2017
Northeastern University School of Law
416 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Speakers' presentation slides are available on the conference website here!

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) such as Ebola and the Zika virus pose potentially grave threats to human health. They can also incite overreations that lead to the scapegoating of vulnerable populations and counter-productive public health responses, such as those that occurred during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This one-day conference will bring together leading policymakers, practitioners and academics to explore the dangers of such diseases and to discuss the development of effective, evidence-based, legally sound and ethically appropriate policy responses.

Agenda

8:30 AM: Welcome

  • Jeremy Paul, Dean and Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

8:45 AM: Keynote Address

  • Introduction: Susan Parish, Dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Chief, NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institutes of Health

10:00 AM: Plenary Panel: Emerging Infectious Diseases: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future

  • Panelists:
    • Dr. John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America's Health 

    • Mandeep Dhaliwal, Team Leader, HIV, Health and Development, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme

    • Lawrence Gostin, Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown Law

    • Michelle Mello, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, and Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine

    • Alessandro Vespignani, Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor and Director, Network Science Institute, Northeastern University 

11:45 AM: Break

12:00 PM: Concurrent Panels I

  • Panel A: Vaccine Development I (IP & Liability Issues)

    • Panelists:

      • Jonathan Darrow, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

      • Matthew Herder, Associate Professor of Medicine and Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law

      • Suerie Moon, Director of Research at the Global Health Centre and Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    • Moderator:

      • Kara Swanson, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Panel B: Reproductive & Sexual Rights and EIDS

    • Panelists:

      • Kelly Blanchard, President, Ibis Reproductive Health 

      • Nazneen Damji, United Nations Women's Gender Equality and HIV/AIDS Policy Advisor

      • Seema Mohapatra, Associate Professor of Law, Barry University

    • Moderator: 

      • Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Panel C: Isolation, Quarantine, and the Use of Coercive Public Health Powers

    • Panelists:

      • Kaci Hickox, Infection Preventist and Public Health Advocate

      • Wendy Mariner, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, and Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

      • Mark Rothstein, Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine

    • Moderator:

      • Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

1:15 PM: Lunch

  • Introduction: Michael Pollastri, Chair, Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, Northeastern University 
  • Luncheon Speaker: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

2:45 PM: Concurrent Panels II

  • Panel A: Vaccine Development II (Ethical Issues in Trials and Access)

    • Panelists: 

      • Holly Fernandez Lynch, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

      • Jason L. Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and in the History of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine

      • Ross D. Silverman, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University

      • Holly Taylor, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    • Moderator: 

      • Brook Baker, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Panel B: Protecting Vulnerable Populations

    • Panelists:

      • Hannah Adams, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

      • Kim Buchanan, Researcher, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University 

      • Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

    • Moderator: 

      • Margo Lindauer, Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, Northeastern University  

  • Panel C: The Role of Health Delivery Systems

    • Panelists:

      • Dr. Neil Fishman, Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

      • Dr. Preeti Mehrotra, Infectious Diseases Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

      • Michelle Mello, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, and Professor of Health Research and Policy Stanford University School of Medicine

    • Moderator:
      • Kristin Madison, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University  

4:00 PM: Break

4:15 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1: Migration and EIDS

    • Panelists:

      • Dr. Elizabeth Barnett, Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

      • Alan Kraut, Professor of History, American University 

      • Polly Price, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law, Professor of Global Health, Emory University School of Law

    • Moderator: 

      • Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Policy & Law Northeastern University School of Law

  • Breakout 2: Re-emerging Diseases: What Can We Learn from the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti?

    • Panelists:

      • Brian Concannon, Executive Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

      • Mark Gottlieb, Executive Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern University School of Law 

      • Daniele Lantagne, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University School of Engineering

    • Moderator: 

      • Dick Daynard, University Distinguished Professor of Law and President, Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern University School of Law 

  • Breakout 3: Global Health Governance 

    • Panelists:

      • Ana Ayala, Director of Global Health Law LL.M. Program, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University School of Law

      • Lance Gable, Interim Dean, Wayne State University Law School

    • Moderator:

      • Leo Beletsky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University  

5:30 PM: Closing Reception

 

Speakers' presentation slides are available on the conference website here!

This conference was co-sponsored by the Northeastern University School of Law and its Center for Health Policy and Law, and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, with generous support from the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, Trident Legal, and The John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation. 

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bioethics   health law policy   public health