UT Law School hosts 2010 Health Law Professors Conference

The University of Texas School of Law will host the 33rd Annual Health Law Professors Conference on June 3–5, 2010. About 150 professionals who teach health law, bioethics, or similar subjects will attend the registration-only conference in Austin.

The Law School, the George McMillan Fleming Center for Law and Innovation in Biomedicine and Healthcare, and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) are primary sponsors of the conference, which is structured to provide participants with updates on issues at the forefront of law and medicine and with opportunities to share strategies, ideas, and materials.

This is the first time the conference has been hosted by the Law School and its Fleming Center, which was established in 2008 by George M. Fleming, ’71. The Fleming Center addresses the broad sweep of human concerns implicated at the junction of law, medicine, ethics, public policy, and the management of healthcare delivery.

“The HLPC is a welcoming, inclusive event that helps health law teachers renew and expand their professional networks and engage the important issues in our field,” said UT Law Professor William M. Sage, chair of the host committee. The Law School is particularly honored to host the HLPC during the inaugural year of national health care reform.”

Sage, who holds the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the Law School and serves as the vice provost for Health Affairs at UT, will speak at Friday’s first plenary session on access to healthcare.

Several other UT Law faculty members assisted with the conference and will serve as either panelists or moderators, including John Robertson, Charles Silver, Bernard Black, Ronen Avraham, David Adelman, Michael Churgin, and Eden Harrington.

The conference panels will be held in various Law School locations, including the Susman Godfrey Atrium, the Charles I. Francis Auditorium, and classrooms 3.124, 3.125, 3.126, and

Click here to pay and register.

Click here for conference agenda (PDF file).

Click here for maps and directions.

Event contact: Katie Johnson, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 617-262-4990, kjohnson@aslme.org.

Media contact: Laura Castro, UT Law Communications Office, 512-232-1229, lcastro@law.utexas.edu, or Katie Johnson, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 617-262-4990, kjohnson@aslme.org.

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