Monthly Archives: May 2012

Consortium Summer Brownbag Series with Professor Allyn Taylor

Long a simmering problem, the global health workforce shortage is now reaching crisis proportions. In the past few decades, migration of health workers has expanded and patterns of migration have become increasingly complex. Spurred by the urgency of the severe shortages of health workers in certain areas and increased global attention to strengthening health systems, in May 2010 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. This presentation will provide a background on the global health workforce crisis and discuss how the WHO Global Code is a unique and powerful instrument that can potentially assist states in beginning to address the challenges associated with the international recruitment and migration of health personnel. It will also consider the significance of this new instrument for the emerging field of global health law and governance.

About the speaker:
Professor Allyn Taylor, JD, LLM, JSD joined Georgetown University Law Center as a Visiting Professor of Law in 2007 and is a faculty member of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law for spring 2012. Dr. Taylor has been the senior legal advisor on the staff of the WHO as well as legal consultant to The World Bank, the Organization of American States, the Pan American Health Organization, the Overseas Development Council, the Framework Convention Alliance, the National Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Realizing Rights: The Equitable Globalization Initiative, and the International Union Against Cancer. Dr. Taylor was the senior legal advisor to the WHO for the negotiation and adoption of the WHO Global Code of Practice.

Spring Health Policy Seminar- Multi-Stakeholder Efforts to Improve Quality: The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative

Hosted by the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

About the event:

Dr. Scanlon (Professor of Health Policy and Administration, University of Pennsylvania) will describe the research he leads as Principal Investigator of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative (AF4Q). AF4Q is a ten year $300 million dollar initiative of the RWJF to improve the quality of healthcare in 17 communities across the United States, using interventions focused on performance measurement and public reporting, consumer engagement, quality improvement, nursing and disparities education. Dr. Scanlon will describe the mixed and multi-method AF4Q research and evaluation design that guides the AF4Q evaluation, and he will present a specific example of analysis related to estimating the impact that AF4Q has had on the awareness and use of public reporting among the chronically ill populations.

7th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse

With the growing elderly community & with elder abuse on the rise, it is more important than ever to bring experts in the fields of aging and elder abuse together to discuss, learn about, and forge solutions to identify, prevent, and fight elder abuse. More information and materials can be found here.

Don't miss this annual, state-wide conference.

When:  Monday, May 21, 2012, 9AM to 5PM

Where:  UC Hastings College of the Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA

Who:  Professionals working in fields related to aging, family violence and elder abuse

Why:  To share best practices and build interpersonal connections

Keynote speaker:  Mary Joy Quinn, RN, MA; Author, Consultant, Director San Francisco Probate Court (ret.)

Expert individual and panel sessions include:
□ Assisting Victims of Domestic Abuse in Later Life Bonnie Brandl, M.S.W.

□ Cognition, Aging, and Capacity Jonathan Canick, Ph. D.

□ Elder Justice Advocacy and Legislation: State and National Trends Lisa Nerenberg, MSW, MPH; Mary S. Twomey, MSW; Shirley Krohn

□ Elders in Foreclosure  (Tenants and Homeowners) Robert F. Kane, Esq.; Sheri Powers, JD, MA; Leah Simon-Weisberg

□ Ethical Issues in Estate Planning for the Elderly or Impaired Client David W. Baer, J.D.: Margaret M. Hand, J.D; Neil F. Horton

□ Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations for Seniors Tracy Greene Mintz, MA, MSW, LCSW; Catherine Ross-Perry

□ Financial Elder Abuse Litigation:  Assessing, Preparing and Presenting Claims Maria I. Lawless, JD; Anne Marie Murphy, JD; Steven Riess, JD, LL.M

□ How One Probate Court Mobilized to Confront Elder Abuse: Reflections on a Career Mary Joy Quinn, RN, MA, Author, Consultant, Director San Francisco Probate Court (ret.)

□ Making the Law Matter: A Research Collaboration to Improve the Civil Legal Response to Financial Elder Abuse Erika Falk, PsyD; Sarah Hooper, JD

□ Medicare and the Beneficiary:  Spotting Scams and Fighting Fraud Pat Macholl; Janet Van Deusen

□ Relocation Stress Syndrome in Seniors: Minimizing Risk During Care Transitions Tracy Greene Mintz, MA, MSW, LCSW

□ Reverse Mortgage Madness Prescott Cole; Norma P. Garcia; Heidi Li, Esq.

□ Undue Influence -- How to Identify Who is the Con David G. Knitter, Esq.

□ Unique Aspects of Mediating Elder Abuse Cases Bette B. Epstein, M.S., J.D.; Victoria Palmer

□ When It’s Not Alzheimer’s: A Guide to Other Forms of Dementia and their Effect on Capacity and Undue Influence Nancy Hoffman Psy.D.

Continuing education credits:

Available for California Attorneys; Behavioral Scientists (MFT, LCSW, LEP, LPCC); Public Administrators, Guardians and Conservators (pending approval); Private Professional Fiduciaries; Psychologists; and Registered Nurses

Click here for information on CE credits

Register online at:

Registration or sponsorship questions?
David Baker, 510-832-3040, ext. 331,

For additional information  Email or call 510-832-3040

Spring Health Policy Seminar- Food Industry Backlash: Understanding Corporate Tactics

With increased media attention on America's unhealthy diet, the food industry is on the defensive. Any researchers entering the public debate over food regulation should be prepared for the potential backlash. In this presentation, food industry expert and public health attorney Michele Simon will explain who the major lobbying groups are, how they operate, and how to fight back.

About the speaker:

Michele Simon, JD, MPH
Michele Simon is a public health lawyer and president of Eat Drink Politics, a corporate watchdog consulting firm. Simon has a master's degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is the author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back.

Hosted by the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
Sponsored by the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Policy.