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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Suffolk University Law School Health Law and Policy Forum

For those of you in the Boston area, or those who would like to visit there, Suffolk University Law School will be hosting its annual Health Law and Policy Forum on April 5, 2005 from 12:00pm until 2pm.  The featured speaker is Bruce C. Vladeck, principle in the firm of Ernst & Young LLP.  He will be speaking on "The Future of Medicare."  Suffolk University Law School provides the following description of its program: 

The Suffolk University Law School Health Law and Policy Forum is an annual program which features national and regional leaders in health law, health policy, medicine and ethics. The Forum promotes communication among practitioners and scholars across disciplines and builds on Suffolk University Law School's location and Health Law program.

As a principal at Ernst & Young LLP, Vladeck serves as the East Coast Director of its Academic Medical Center Advisory Services Practice Group. He is chairman of the board of the Primary Care Development Corporation, a member of the New York City Board of Health, and a trustee of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

A nationally recognized expert on health care policy, health care financing, and long-term care, Vladeck served as president of the United Hospital Fund of New York and held senior positions at Columbia University, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is the author of Unloving Care: The Nursing Home Tragedy (Basic Books 1980).

From 1993 to 1997, Vladeck was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was also appointed by President Clinton to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare.

Vladeck received a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

For additional information on Suffolk University Law School's annual forum as well as its health and biomedical law concentration, please click here.  [bm]

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