Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Marquette's annual Elder's Advisor CLE is March 26

The Push to Institutionalize Prevention: We Win, We Lose

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tel: (414) 276-1234
Fax: (414) 276-6338

The conference fee is $40—this includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. Scholarships available if needed. Marquette professors and students are admitted at no charge, but registration is required.

Please reserve your spot by March 19, 2010.

REGISTER:  https://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2216&deEvent_eventID=2919&date=03-26-2010&utm_source=Law+School&utm_campaign=72d7c3893c-2010_02_23Weekly&utm_medium=email

9:30–10:00 a.m. • Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00–10:30 a.m. • Welcome
Joseph D. Kearney, Dean and Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
Meghan C. O’Connor, Editor-in-Chief, Marquette Elder’s Advisor

10:30–11:15 a.m. • Session I
Prevention of Illness: Tidings of Comfort and Ambiguity

Paul Bernstein, J.D., M.D., Aurora Health Care
Alison Barnes, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School

11:15–11:30 a.m. • Break

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. • Session II
The Economic Faces of Prevention

John D. Blum, J.D., M.H.S., Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Adam Atherly, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Health Systems Management and Policy, University of Colorado at Denver School of Public Health

12:15 p.m. • Lunch

1:45–2:30 p.m. • Session III
Primary and Chronic Care for People with Disabilities and Advanced Age

John V. Jacobi, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University Law School
Freeman Farrow, J.D., M.D., Assistant Professor of Law, DePaul University Law School

2:30–2:45 p.m. • Break

2:45–3:30 p.m. • Session IV and Closing Remarks
The Unfinished Agenda: Alternatives, Revisions, a Future

Alison Barnes, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School

Reception follows the conference

Please contact Erica Hayden, erica.hayden@marquette.edu,
or KristyAnne Thompson, kristyanne.thompson@marquette.edu.
Elder’s Advisor: (414) 288-1915
CLE credits anticipated

The Push to Institutionalize Prevention: We Win, We Lose
Changing our activities and our eating, taking pills and potions, trying to improve a condition or its symptoms—all this is as old as humankind. But the benign face of prevention—often found in the doctor who knows the patient as a person—has changed as health care has evolved, becoming a growing business of recommendations for screens and tests. The trigger that sets this process in motion in an individual case is often the patient’s chronological age or chemistry, the latter revealed when some other condition warrants general screening. The result for many people can be overtreatment, opening a patient to the potential for invasive, lifelong side effects. And even though anecdotes relate the risks avoided, mortality rates are unchanged by some preventive measures.

This symposium sheds light on the excellent, the misguided, and the mysterious aspects of preventive care, with recognition of the roles that law, policy, and politics play through finance and quality assurance. For this discussion, we bring together scholars and experts in health and medicine—people who can assess both the public debate and the human and economic aspects of prevention.

You should wish to attend this conference if you are a practitioner or academic in law, public health, nursing, allied health professions, or community medicine, or if you take part in health-related policymaking on a local, state, or federal level.


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