Register today: Health Law Conference to focus on public health law on Sept. 24

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
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Join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section on Friday, Sept. 24, for its annual conference. This virtual event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on public health law and the importance of well-being.


This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Wendy K. Mariner, a professor at Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine and School of Law. Mariner will offer an overview of public health law as it stands in the commonwealth today.

Mariner’s research focuses on laws governing health risks, including social and personal responsibility for risk creation, health insurance systems, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, health information privacy, and population health policy. She has authored more than 100 articles in legal, medical and health policy publications on public health law, patients’ and consumers’ rights, health care reform, insurance benefits and regulation, AIDS policy, immunization, research with human beings, and reproductive rights.

Mariner is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, having previously served as chair, vice chair and secretary. She has also been a member of the ABA Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law.

Other topics for the conference will include:

  • Substance Abuse in Health Care Providers
  • Ethical Challenges for Impaired Lawyers and Getting Help
  • Privacy and Security Issues in Public Health
  • Balancing Population Health and Individual Rights
  • Employment Issues
  • Public Health Issues in Education

This conference will include networking breakout sessions, which will permit attendees to virtually interact with faculty and attendees.

This program will be hosted using EventMobi. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with EventMobi information.