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Consortium Summer Workshop – “What’s Wrong in Massachusetts?”

What's Wrong in Massachusetts: The Attorney General's Proposed Settlement Involving Partners Healthcare's Recent Hospital Acquisitions The Attorney General of Massachusetts has entered into a proposed settlement in two antitrust cases allowing Partners Healthcare to acquire hospitals and physician practices in Massachusetts. Several studies indicate that Partners, the dominant hospital system in the state, has exercised…
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The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) – 2014 Health Law Professors Conference

The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
37th Annual Health Law Professors Conference
at UC Hastings College of the Law

June 5-7, 2014
San Francisco, CA



More information on the conference can be found here:     This conference is intended for professionals who teach law or bioethics in schools of law, medicine, public health, health care administration, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry. ASLME’s Annual Health Law Professors Conference combines presentations by experienced health law teachers with the opportunity for discussion among conference participants. The program is designed to provide participants with updates on issues at the forefront of law and medicine and to provide them with the opportunity to share strategies, ideas, and materials.

(Fee includes materials, breakfasts, lunches & receptions)
ASLME Members (must be logged in for discount) 
Student Registration $150 SPECIAL RATE Available: Register & join ASLME at the same time & receive a discount. Rate includes Health Law Professors conference registration fee & a 1 year ASLME membership. Register & Join ASLME $575

 Explanation of Registration Fees
*Student Registration: no previous doctoral-level degree: proof of current student status required with registration.
**Come with Colleagues & Save!! If 3 or more people register at the same time from the same institution, each registrant
receives a $50 discount. Indicate co-registrants on each form (or use the discount code: 3ORMORE37 online during check out).

Consortium Summer Workshop – “The Cost of Non-Vaccination”

Join us for a Consortium Summer workshop:

"The Cost of Non-Vaccination"

In addition to the suffering and physical harms they cause, preventable diseases impose financial costs on private individuals and public authorities. By choosing not to vaccinate their children - in the face of the evidence of vaccines' safety and their role in preventing disease outbreaks - some parents are increasing the risk of outbreaks and their attendant costs.  In her research, UC Hastings Professor Dorit Reiss argues it is both fair and desirable on policy grounds to place the costs of these outbreaks on those making the choice not to vaccinate.

Please join us for a presentation and discussion on her current work.

About our speaker:
Dorit Reiss, JD, LLB, PhD
Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Professor Reiss researches regulation, comparative regulation and torts. She has written mostly about regulation and administrative law and recently published "Compensating the Victims of Failure to Vaccinate: What are the Options?" She is also a member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a grassroots advocacy organization, and engaged in other ways in pro-vaccine advocacy.

Location: Room 640, 200 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102


Children’s Health, Mental Health, and the Law

Children's Health, Mental Health, and the Law
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:30am-12:30pm
Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister St.,
UC Hastings College of the Law

Friday, March 28

8:30-9:00         Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15         Welcome Remarks - Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu, JD
9:15-10:45       Panel 1: Controversies in Childhood Immunization Policy
Panelists: Lois Weithorn, JD, PhD; Dorit Reiss, PhD; Robert
Schwartz, JD; Robert Pantell, MD; Brian Lee, MD, FAAP
Moderator: Sarah Hooper, JD
10:45-11:00     Break
11:00-12:30     Panel 2: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Future

of Children's Health
Panelists: Lenny Lesser, MD; Dan Cooper, MD; James Weill,
JD; Robert Lustig, MD, MSL
Moderator: Marsha Cohen, JD

12:30-1:45       Lunch and Keynote Address by Nancy Adler, PhD

1:45-3:15         Panel 3: Children and Healthcare Decisionmaking
Panelists: Tara Ford, JD; Joyce Trompeta, RN, PhD, PNP;
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD
Moderator: Lois Weithorn, JD, PhD

3:15-3:30         Break

3:30-5:00         Panel 4: The Impact of Violence on Children
Panelists: Jeffrey Edleson, PhD; Jonathan Todres, JD; Kelly
Weisberg, JD, PhD; Michael Wald, LLB, MA; Alicia Lieberman,
Moderator: Robert Schwartz, JD

5:00-6:00         Reception
Saturday, March 29 - Failing our Kids: The Mental Health "Non-System"

8:30-9:00         Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15         Welcome Remarks - Professor Lois Weithorn, JD, PhD

9:15-10:45       Panel 5: Meeting Children's Mental Health Needs Across

Panelists: Patrick Gardner, JD; Nathaniel Israel, PhD; Steven
Adelsheim, MD; Alison Cuellar, PhD
Moderator: Miye Goishi, JD

10:45-11:00     Break

11:00-12:30     Panel 6: Psychotropic Medications and Children: Science, Law
& Policy
Panelists: Robert Hendren, DO; William Grimm, JD; Kathleen
Noonan, JD; Ronald T. Brown, PhD
Moderator: Dorit Reiss, PhD
Please register for this conference here by Monday, March 24:

Presenter PowerPoints can be found here.

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