March 05, 2020

Emerging Issues in Healthcare Conference Cancelled

As a result of California’s declared state of emergency due to the coronavirus, as well as a large number of speakers and registrants who were compelled to cancel their participation due to travel restrictions, the ABA and the Health Law Section have made the difficult decision to cancel the 21st Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law ("EMI"), scheduled for March 11-14, 2020.

Health Law Section Chair Jay McEniry stated, “The Section appreciates all of the hard work that our planning committee and faculty invested in developing the Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference. We are very disappointed to not be able to move forward with EMI, which has been the premier conference in the healthcare bar for two decades. Cancellation was unfortunately necessary following California's declaration of a state of emergency. The health and safety of conference attendees and Health Law Section staff will always be our top priority. Despite our disappointment in missing the great networking and educational opportunities offered at EMI, we are excited to offer similarly great opportunities at our Physicians Legal Issues Conference in September and Washington Health Law Summit in December."

The Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference, held annually since 2000, is the Section’s largest conference. It provides innovative solutions, coupled with practical, real-world improvement strategies, to help Section members work more efficiently and effectively with their clients. Next year’s EMI is scheduled for March 10-13, 2021 at the Loews Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Simeon Carson, Health Law Section Director, at simeon.carson@americanbar.org.