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Conferences
Connect with top experts in law, medicine, public health, and ethics - and earn continuing education credits.

Sponsorship of national continuing education conferences is one of ASLME's principal activities. We use our multidisciplinary approach to design groundbreaking conferences around the most critical legal and ethical issues in medicine today. Past conferences have included:

  • Annual Health Law Professors Conference
  • Organizational ethics and managed care
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Effective pain management
  • Ethical, clinical, and legal issues in health care for children
  • Contemporary Challenges and Controversies for Nurses
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for the Cognitively Impaired
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Public health concerns

For most conferences, ASLME offers attendees continuing medical and legal credits. To learn more about continuing education, contact our Conference Director at conferences@aslme.org.

Webinar Series

To learn more about the topics in the current issue of the Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics, participate in our Webinar Series. Webinars are held 4-6 times a year, in conjunction with the release of each edition of JLME. These are great learning opportunities that connect you directly with experts in the fields of law, medicine, public health, and ethics. Members receive a special discounted rate; non-members are invited as well.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physicians
  • Lawyers
  • Professors
  • Researchers
  • Policymakers
  • Students

Presenters:

  • Sabrina Adler, J.D., Staff Attorney at ChangeLab Solutions
  • Scott Burris, J.D., Director of Public Health Law Research
  • Kevin Outterson, J.D., LL.M., Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Law
  • Donna Levin, J.D.,National Director, Network for Public Health Law (Moderator)

Description:

In October, the 2014 Public Health Law Conference will gather experts from across the country to examine and discuss some of today’s most pressing issues. Sessions at the conference will cover a wide range of critical, emerging topics in public health law. Three of those topics will be examined in this webinar.

Food marketing and childhood obesity: The food and beverage industry spends nearly $2 billion per year marketing mainly salty, sugary, fatty food to children and adolescents. What does the First Amendment have to do with government action on food marketing? Learn about legal and policy strategies to improve the food marketing environment.

Regulation of antibiotics: Antibiotics lose effectiveness over time due to evolutionary resistance. A post-antibiotic era would have significantly higher mortality from infectious diseases. Law can be a useful tool to prevent and reduce this threat, but in some cases legal rules actually promote resistance and hinder infection control. Explore how law can play a role in whether or not we experience a post-antibiotic era.

Policy surveillance: How do current laws and policies really impact public health? Policy surveillance creates legal data for evaluation, builds and supports workforce legal capacity, allows stakeholders to track progress, and supports diffusion of innovation in laws and policies. Learn about current work in several areas that is crucial to the practice of policy surveillance.

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.

Registration:
Each webinar is free and open to all interested parties.. Please complete the fields below to secure your spot. For additional information please contact ASLME at 617-262-4990 or kjohnson@aslme.org.

Presented in Partnership by:
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME)
Network for Public Health Law
the Children’s Safety Network and Public Health Law Research Program

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