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

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  • 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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