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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Saturday, November 25, 2006

National Health Law Professor Conference

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:  On May 31 - June 2,  2007, The National Health Law Professors Conference will return to Boston University Law School.  (Yes, the conference name is slightly different – but since we teach primarily graduate students rather than undergrads, the annual gathering sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics will henceforth be known as the Health Law Professors - rather than Teachers - Conference.)

If you would be interested in presenting your work at the conference, in either a regular or a poster session (pls specify which one), please e-mail Fran Miller at with your title and a 2 or 3 sentence description of your project as soon as possible.  We would like to get to work on figuring out how to structure the concurrent panels and plenary sessions by the beginning of December, if possible.

Diane Hoffmann, Dean Karen Rothenberg, and all their wonderful colleagues at the University of Maryland School of Law did a terrific job hosting the conference in Baltimore this past year, and Diane’s post-conference session on “ideas for next time” came up with some interesting new directions and subjects people would like to explore, and we plan to follow up on many of them.   We also have several innovations planned, including a session on “News You Can Use” (with suggestions for supporting materials) to provoke classroom discussion (The Polyheme study of blood substitutes on unconscious accident victims, or Senator Grassley's request for a complete FDA/HHS review/investigation might be examples, but if you have other topics to suggest we’d love to hear them).

We’ve booked 100 rooms for attendees at the 4-star Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square, plus another 30 rooms at the Hyatt across the Charles River from the law school, both at very attractive rates for Boston, so you may want to reserve a room early when the official conference brochure comes out.

Best regards, and we look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Fran Miller, George Annas and Wendy Mariner,

Boston University Schools of Law & Public Health

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