Volume 44 Symposium (2011-12): Health Care Law

The Connecticut Law Review, in conjunction with the Connecticut Insurance Law Center and the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, hosted its 2011-2012 symposium on November 11th and 12th, 2011.  The Symposium discussed the current state of Health Care and recent efforts to reform the system.

Schedule

Friday, November 11, 2011:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Introductory Remarks

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Implications for Veterans’ Healthcare Following Reform

  • Susan Schmeiser (moderator), Associate Dean for Student Life and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Julian D. Ford, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Lewis Kazis, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Efthimios Parasidis, Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Comparative Health Law and Policy

  • Peter Kochenburger (moderator), Interim Director, Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Amy Campbell, Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Humanities, Upstate Medical University
  • Charles Klippel, Aetna Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Stephen Latham, Director, Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
  • John Nyman, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Break

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Speaker

  • Timothy Jost , Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Challenges in State Implementation of Federal Healthcare Reform

  • Susan Schmeiser (moderator), Associate Dean for Student Life and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Patricia Baker, President and CEO, Connecticut Health Foundation
  • Jeannette B. DeJesús, Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform and Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Kevin Galvin, Advisory Committee Chairman, Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut
  • John McDonough, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Jason Perillo, Representative, 113th District, State of Connecticut, and Ranking Member, Public Health Committee

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Disparities in Access to Healthcare

  • Kaaryn Gustafson (moderator), Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Michael J. DeBoer, Associate Professor of Law, Faulkner University Jones School of Law
  • Allison Hoffman, Acting Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Brendan Maher, Assistant Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Jessica Roberts, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Ruqaiijah Ayanna Yearby, Professor and Associate Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Break

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Reception, Janet M. Blumberg Hall

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner, Janet M. Blumberg Hall

Saturday, November 12, 2011:

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 am. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Constitutional Concerns Surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  • Willajeanne McLean (moderator), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Frank Askin, Distinguished Professor of Law, Robert E. Knowlton Scholar and Director, Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
  • Loftus Becker, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Stewart Jay, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Steven Schwinn, Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Tax and Economic Policy Considerations

  • Aviva Abramovsky (moderator), Associate Dean for Special Projects and Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University School of Law
  • John V. Jacobi, Faculty Director & Dorothea Dix Professor of Health Law & Policy, Seton Hall Law School
  • Theodore Ruger, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Rex Santerre, Professor of Finance and Healthcare Management, University of Connecticut School of Business
  • Stephen Utz, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

12:00  p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Break

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Janet M. Blumberg Hall):

  • Norman Daniels, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics, and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health
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