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BU's School of Law, Public Health to hold conference on the future of health law
Date:3/17/2008

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.

Among the other topics and presenters:

  • John A. Robertson, JD, the Vinson and Elkins professor of law at The University of Texas School of Law at Austin, will speak on Genome Scans and the Future of Health Law, addressing issues surrounding genetic privacy and the right to know.

  • Barry R. Furrow, JD, professor of law and director of the Health Law Institute at Drexel University, will explore the topic Hospitals at the Center of Liability: Tracking Convergence of Storm Fronts.

  • Leonard H. Glantz, JD, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of health law at BUSPH and professor of law at BUs School of Law, will examine whether law should attempt to fix peoples unhealthy behaviors, such as tobacco use, in a presentation titled Discrimination on the Basis of Unhealthy Behaviors: Should there be a law banning the practice?

  • Michael A. Grodin, MD, professor of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights at BUSPH, along with David Ozonoff, MD, MPH, chair emeritus of the Department of Environmental Health and a professor of public health at BUSPH, will both address the role of Physicians and Scientists in the Courtroom.

  • Kevin Outterson, JD, LLM, associate professor at Boston Universitys School of Law, will examine access to drugs and vaccines in his talk Putting Patients First: Global Public Health and Intellectual Property, drawing upon his recent work to streamline licensing of medical innovations to improve their availability in developing countries.

  • George J. Annas, JD, MPH, the Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights and Chairman, Department of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights, BUSPH, Professor of Law at BUs School of Law, will examine Metaphors for the Emerging Field of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights and Wendy Mariner, will discuss Picking a Paradigm for Health Law.

  • Wendy E. Parmet, JD, the George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law will serve as a commentator at the forum.

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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Contact: Lisa Brown
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617-414-1401
Boston University
Source:Eurekalert

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