ABA Health eSource
 March 2006 Volume 2 Number 7
The Administrative Law Review,
A Joint Publication of the American Bar Association
Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and
The American University Washington College of Law
and The Health Law Project of the LLM Program on Law and Government


Cracks in the System: The Adequacy of U.S. Healthcare Regulation in a Global Age

This symposium will focus on the question of whether the United States has the regulatory structures in place to deal with a pandemic or a biological terrorist attack. In addressing this question, the participants will explore the tensions between federal, state, and local regulation of healthcare. Questions of federalism seriously complicated the coordination of relief efforts in the recent Hurricane Katrina disaster and raise concerns about what problems could arise should the nation face a catastrophic health emergency.

Keynote Speech
Alex Azar, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Eleanor Kinney, Chair, American Bar Association, Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; Co-Director, Center for Law and Health, Indiana School of Law
Daniel O'Brien, Maryland Assistant Attorney General, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Michael Greenberger, Director, The Center for Health and Homeland Security; Professor of Law, University of Maryland
Lawrence Gostin, Director, Center for the Law and Public's Health, Georgetown University Law Center
Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
James Hodge, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Corrine Parver, Executive Director, Health Law Project, Washington College of Law
Charles Luband, Partner, Powell Goldstein
Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Baltimore City Health Department
Kim Elliott, Deputy Director, Trust for America's Health

Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Reception will follow the program from 5pm to 6pm. Registration FormĀ Online atĀ  http://www.abanet.org/adminlaw/calendar/March2ndProgram.pdf

CLE credit will be applied for. Please contact Philip Hinkle, Senior Symposia Editor, for further details at ph3140a@american.edu.