BOSTONHealth reform is a central theme in the 2008 Presidential election campaign so now is a critical time to explore what health law may look like in the future and the challenges our society will face as a result, said Wendy K. Mariner, JD, LLM, MPH, a professor of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights at BUSPH and professor of law at BUs School of Law. These challenges include integrating the new genetics into care, improving patient safety, determining societal, corporate and individual responsibility for improving health, reconciling intellectual property and expanded access to new technologies around the world, and whether these challenges can be addressed within a coherent legal framework.
The Future of Health law is the subject of this years Pike Conference, cosponsored by Boston Universitys Schools of Law, and Public Health. The conference, which will be held on Monday, March 24 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor, Boston, brings together a distinguished group of scholars in law, medical ethics, and public health.
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Honored at this years conference will be former Boston Universitys LawMedical Research Institute (195866) associate professor, Irving Ladimer, JD, SJD, as the 2008 recipient of the Pike Award. His work at the LawMedicine Research Institute, included coediting a landmark collection of articles and documents on the regulation of human subjects research, Clinical Investigations in Medicine: Legal, Ethical, and Moral Aspects (1963). He is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in medical malpractice arbitration at the American Arbitration Association and serves currently as Director of Research and Education at the Academic Health Professionals Insurance Association.
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