Seventh Annual Health Law Year in P/Review image

December 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2018-2019
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West (2019)
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Description

At the Seventh Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium, leading experts discussed major developments during 2018 and what to watch out for in 2019. Speakers covered hot topics including health policy under the current administration, pharmaceutical policy, and public health law. Featured panels explored "Challenges Facing Health Care General Counsels" and "AI in Health Care." 

The conference also featured a special Fireside Chat with Stacy Cline Amin: 

Stacy Cline Amin, JD '04, serves as Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration and Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services. Stacy previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President, serving as the senior legal advisor on matters relating to the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining the White House, Stacy served as the Chief Counsel of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and as a Counsel for the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Earlier in her career, she served as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as a law clerk to the Hon. John R. Gibson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from The George Washington University.

This event was free and open to the public.

Agenda

8:55 - 9:00am, Welcome Remarks

  • I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Lecturer at Law, Harvard Law School

9:00 - 9:30am, Genetics in Criminal Law

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

9:30 - 10:45, Panel Discussion: Challenges Facing Health Care General Counsels

  • Andrew FuquaSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Cambridge Health Alliance

  • Jeffrey KahnExecutive Vice President and General Counsel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Drew StaniewskiGeneral Counsel, Division of Health Care Finance & Administration, State of Tennessee

  • Moderator: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Lecturer at Law, Harvard Law School

10:45 - 11:30am, The Current Status of the Ebola Epidemic

  • Helen Branswell, Senior Writer, Infectious Disease, STAT

  • Alicia Yamin, Senior Scholar in Residence, Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, Harvard University; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

11:30am - 12:00pm, Developments in Fraud and Abuse

  • Michael LoucksPartner, Health Care and Life Sciences, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

12:00 - 1:00pm, The FDA in 2019: A Fireside Chat

  • Stacy Cline AminChief Counsel, U. S. Food and Drug Administration

  • Moderator: I. Glenn CohenJames A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

1:00 - 1:45pm, Lunch

1:45 - 2:45pm, Panel Discussion: AI in Health Care

  • I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

  • Kun-Hsing Yu, Instructor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

  • Moderator: Sara Gerke, Research Fellow in Precision Medicine, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

2:45 - 3:00pm, Break

3:00 - 3:45pm, The Role of Providers in the Opioid Epidemic

  • Brendan AbelLegislative and Regulatory Affairs Counsel, Massachusetts Medical Society and Faculty Affiliate, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

  • Stephen WoodFellow in Bioethics, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

3:45 - 4:15pm, Current ACA Litigation

  • Joel McElvainSenior Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

4:15 - 4:45pm, Orphan Drug Act

  • Amitabh ChandraMalcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Henry and Allison McCance Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; and Chair Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics

4:45 - 5:15pm, Climate Change and Health

  • Renee N. Salas, Burke Fellow and Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

5:15pm, Closing Remarks

Past P/Reviews

How were our health law and policy predictions for 2018? Check out videos of all of the presentations at the 6th Annual Health Law Year in P/Review or the blog symposium hosted by Health Affairs!

The Seventh Annual Health Law Year in P/Review is sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.

Tags

ai   bioethics   criminal law   fda   genetics   health care costs   health care finance   health care reform   health law policy   pharmaceuticals   public health   regulation