2019 Health Law Conference Program

Thursday, April 11, 2019

250 Dockser Hall | Northeastern University School of Law
1:00 PM

Registration Opens

1:30 - 1:45 PM 

Welcome

Wendy E. Parmet
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Jennifer Lea Huer
Managing Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Lecturer, Bouvé  College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

1:45 - 4:30 PM

Academic Paper Workshop
In collaboration with the Northeastern University Law Review (NULR), we issued a Call for Papers for this workshop. See above for additional information. Selected authors will present their papers during the workshop and commentators will offer feedback during the session. 

Introduction:

Jason Burrell
Editor-in-Chief, Northeastern University Law Review

Papers:

The Medical DIY/Maker Revolution Will Not Be Televised: How Healthcare Ethics, Law & Policy Must Adapt to a New Disruption

Dan Bustillos, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies, University of Washington | Bothell 

Commentator:
Nicolas P. TerryHall Render Professor of Law and Executive Director, Williams S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


Big Data: Physician Friend or Foe:

Barry R. Furrow, Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Program, Drexel University Kline School of Law

Commentator:
Robert Martin, Senior Counsel, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. 


The Girl with the Cyber Tattoo: Applying a gender equity lens to emerging health technology

Oliver Kim, Adjunct Law Professor, University of Pittsburgh and Principal, Mousetrap Consulting

Commentator:
Seema Mohapatra, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 


Identifying and Addressing Impediments to Data Sharing and Integration: A Qualitative Study of Medical-Legal Partnerships

Jessica Mantel, Associate Professor of Law; George A. Butler Legal Research Professor; Co-Director, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center
Leah Fowler, Research Assistant Professor, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center

Commentator:
Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice, The Warren Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, Brown University

4:30 - 4:45 PM

Break

4:45 - 6:00 PM 

Community Discussion 
Teaching Disruption

Moderator:

Wendy E. Parmet
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Panelists:

Jennifer Bard
Professor of Law and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati
I. Glenn Cohen
James A. Atwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School
Nicole Huberfeld
Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Friday, April 12, 2019 

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) | Northeastern University 
8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:30- 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions

James Hackney
Dean and Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Wendy E. Parmet
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Halamka, MD
Chief Innovation Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess System; Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network; International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School

10:00 - 11:15  AM

Morning Plenary
Emerging Innovations: Where Are We Going?

Moderator: 

Kristin Madison
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Panelists:

Nicolas P. Terry
Hall Render Professor of Law and Executive Director, Williams S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Arti K. Rai
Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and Co-Director, The Center for Innovation Policy, Duke Law
Holly Jimison
Professor of Practice and Director, Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

11:15 - 11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Concurrent Panels I

Panel 1: Digital and Virtual Health 

Moderator:

Stephen Intille 
Associate Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University 

Panelists:

Nathan Cortez
Associate Dean for Research, Gerald. J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Andrea Matwyshyn
Professor of Law and Co-Faculty Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC), Northeastern University School of Law
Anisa Mohanty
Associate, McDermott Will & Emery
Misha Pavel
Professor of Practice, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 


Panel 2: Precision Medicine 

Moderator:

Joseph Vittiglio ‘96
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Panelists:

Elan Ezickson
Retired Chief Operating Office and Head of Corporate Development, Scholar Rock 
Sara Gerke
Research Fellow, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
Patricia Zettler
Associate Professor, Georgia State College of Law


Panel 3: Artificial Intelligence 

Moderator:

Claudia Haupt
Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University

Panelists:

Timothy Bickmore
Associate Dean for Research, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University
Timothy Hoff
Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, D’Amore-McKim School of Business and School of Public Affairs and Policy, Northeastern University
David Peloquin
Associate, Ropes & Gray
Ana Santos Rutschman
Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Lunch 

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Afternoon Featured Speaker 

Rick Berke, Executive Editor, STAT

3:00 - 4:15 PM

Afternoon Plenary

Moderator:

Wendy E. Parmet
Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Panelists:

I. Glenn Cohen
James A. Atwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School
Nicholson Price
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Jessica Roberts
Alumnae College Professor in Law and Director, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center

4:15 - 5:30 PM

Concurrent Panels II

Panel 4: Privacy and Data Security

Moderator:

Joshua Abrams
Adjunct Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Senior Legal Counsel, Partners Healthcare Systems

Panelists:

Ignacio Cofone
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Craig Konnoth
Associate Professor of Law, The University of Colorado Law School
David O’Brien
Senior Researcher, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University


Panel 5: Care Delivery, Vulnerable Populations, and Social Determinants
Moderator:

Alisa Lincoln
Associate Dean of Research, College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Director, Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research and Professor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Panelists:

Leo Beletsky
Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences; Faculty Director, Health in Justice Action Lab, Northeastern University 
Seema Mohapatra
Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Andrea Parker
Assistant Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences and Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University 
Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice, The Warren Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, Brown University


Panel 6:  Regulation in Innovative Industries; Market Concentration 

Moderator:

Gary Young
Director, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research; Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

Panelists

Judith Phillips Dolgin
Corporate Counsel, PatientPing
Myrisha Lewis
Assistant Professor, Howard University School of Law
Ravi Ramamurti
University Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy; Director, Center for Emerging Markets, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
Megan Wulff 
Deputy Director of Policy, Market Performance, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission 

5:30 PM

Reception and Networking 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Northeastern University 

Promises and Perils of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Workshop

Hosted by the Health in Justice Action Lab 

In response to the ongoing overdose crisis, many US jurisdictions have adopted new - or expanded existing - prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). The scale-up in the number, scope, funding, and legal mandates of these systems has occurred rapidly and without much scrutiny from empirical and theoretical perspectives.

This half-day workshop, held in conjunction with the annual health law conference, will address known gaps by providing a survey of interdisciplinary research on PDMPs, exploring current advocacy and reform efforts and articulating strategies to maximize the benefit of PDMPs, while minimizing possible harms.

Topics will include:

  • privacy
  • algorithmic fairness
  • decision support functionality
  • care coordination and provider-patient communication