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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Symposium on Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned & Future Challenges

THE CENTER FOR HEALTH LAW STUDIES announces the 22nd Annual Health Law Symposium

Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned & Future Challenges

Friday, March 5, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saint Louis University School of Law
William H. Kniep Courtroom
5.9 CLE Credits (MO)

Public health officials and policy makers have focused on "preparedness" since 9/11, and the results of that work were tested during the recent H1N1 outbreak.  Are we prepared for the next pandemic? If not, where are the weaknesses of our system?  What must we anticipate to be prepared for tomorrow's threats?  This symposium will gather leading experts from fields including law, public health, medicine, and ethics to discuss these questions and the evolving state of pandemic preparedness.


Assessing the Impact of Federal Law on State and Local Public Health Preparedness
Benjamin E. Berkman, JD, MPH
Faculty, Department of Bioethics (Clinical Center)
Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute Bioethics Core

The Hidden Epidemic: Assessing the Legal Environment Underlying
Mental and Behavioral Health Preparedness in Public Health Eme
James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM
Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics,
Director, Public Health Law & Policy Program
Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, &  Technology
ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Assessing the Public Health Response During
and After the Emergency: Lessons from the HIV Epidemic

Zita Lazzarini, JD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Public Health Law and Bioethics
Department of Community Medicine and Health Care
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Cross-Border Legal Preparedness: A Comparative Review
of Selected Public Health Emergency Legal Authorities in Canada and Mexico

Daniel Stier, JD
Public Health Analyst
Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control

Wendy E. Parmet, JD
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law
Northeastern University School of Law

Stewart Simonson, JD
Vice President, Government Affairs, SRA International, Inc.
and former Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Symposium schedule and registration


call:    Mary Ann Jauer (314) 977-3067


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