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Former U.S. Rep. Kennedy to Speak at Health Care Legal Conference

Former U.S. Rep. Kennedy to Speak at Health Care Legal Conference

By Jeffrey Jenkins

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2013 – Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy will present the latest research on brain injury and mental health during a discussion on veterans’ courts and the criminal justice system at an American Bar Association health law conference Feb. 20-23 in Miami.

Kennedy, co-founder of the One Mind for Research Foundation, will speak at 9:15 a.m., Feb. 22.

Other sessions during the Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law conference include government officials, health law practitioners, industry leaders and others who will discuss compliance issues with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; emerging trends in federal criminal, civil and administrative health care fraud enforcement; and legal advocacy for breast cancer patients.

The conference is sponsored by the ABA Health Law Section. Further information about the conference is available online.

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and other speakers


Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law conference


Feb. 20-23


Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami

There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentialing and conference materials, please contact Ira Pilchen at 312-988-5743 or

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

The Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its nearly 9,000 members from across the United States represent clients in all segments of the health care industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed care organizations and other third-party payors, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. Members also work in governmental health care programs, federal and state regulatory bodies and the academic community.


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