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2016 Annual Health Law Symposium


Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Runtime: 5:00h

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Join us for the 2016 Annual Health Law Symposium, which will feature keynote speaker Michael J. Daugherty, author of the book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Exposé of the U.S. Government's Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.” Daugherty, who is founder, president and CEO of the Atlanta-based cancer detection laboratory LabMD, will discuss his battle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over data security practices. With his insider’s view of an FTC investigation, Daugherty has testified before the House of Representatives House Oversight Committee and regularly keynotes in front of health care, law, business and technology audiences, educating them on what to expect when the federal government initiates an investigation. 

After his keynote discussion, Michael Daugherty will be available to sign copies of his book, “Devil Inside the Beltway.” Please note that only a limited number of books will be available on site to purchase (cash only); however, you can order your copy of his book ahead of time here.

Choose from diverse concurrent programming tracks addressing Hot Health Care Topics, Health in the Digital World, and Health Policy Matters

Track A: 9:05-9:50 a.m.

Health Summit ADR Track: The New York Times Arbitration Series. A Response, and Point-Counterpoint: Plaintiff and Defendant Perspectives on ADR in Medical Malpractice Cases
Patrick J. Sheehan, Esq.
Conna A. Weiner, Esq.
Brian Jerome, Esq.
Stephen M. Fiore, Esq.
Frank J. Riccio, Esq.

Data Breach Class Action Litigation Update
Linn Foster Freedman, Esq.

Long-Term Care Options for the Aged/Disabled Client in Massachusetts
Timothy R. Loff, Esq.
Clarence D. Richardson, Esq.

Track B: 9:50-10:30 a.m.

Update on ABA Position on Long Term Care Arbitration and Related Issues and Trends in the use of ADR in Complex Healthcare Disputes: Consumer Class Actions and Payor Provider
Merriann Panarella, Esq.
Conna A. Weiner, Esq.
Patrick J. Sheehan, Esq.
Gregory J. Pepe, Esq.

The Impact of the SCOTUS ERISA Preemption Decision on Health Care Claims, Data Submissions, and Health Policy
Lucy Hodder, Esq.

Health Care Cost Containment: Opportunities and Challenges
Emily Gabrault, Esq.
Sandra Wolitzky, Esq.

Networking Break

Track C: 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Mental Health Parity
Mala M. Rafik, Esq.
Sarah Burns, Esq.
Clare McGorrian, Esq.

Telemedicine: Current Challenges and Opportunities
David Harlow, Esq.

How the Affordable Care Act Helps to Prevent Medical Debt
Lorianne M. Sainsbury-Wong, Esq.
Kim Simonian
Stuart Lerman

Lunch, Keyonote Address, and Book Signing

Track D: 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Transparency in Drug Pricing: Intitiatives and Implications
Josephine C. Babiarz, Esq.

Remote Patient Monitoring: Apps, Wearables, and the Regulatory Landscape
Peter P. Holman, Jr., Esq.
Benjamin A. Wilson, Esq.

The Mouth IS Part of the Body: Integrating and Coordinating Oral Health Care within the Primary Care Setting
Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Esq.



Kathryn M. Rattigan, Esq., Program Co-chair
Robinson & Cole LLP, Providence
Lorianne Sainsbury Wong, Esq., Program Co-chair
Franciscan Childrens, Brighton
Josephine C. Babiarz, Esq., Panelist, Cambridge
Sarah Burns, Esq., Panelist
Rosenfeld, Rafik & Sullivan PC, Boston
Stephen M. Fiore, Esq., Panelist
Foster & Eldridge LLP, Woburn
Linn Foster Freedman, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Emily Gabrault, Esq., Panelist
Health Care Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
David Harlow, Esq., Panelist
Insulet Corporation, Acton
Lucy Hodder, Esq., Panelist
Director, UNH Health Law Program
Peter P. Holman, Jr., Esq., Panelist
Associate General Counsel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Brian Jerome, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services, Salem
Stuart Lerman, Corporate Director, Patient Billing Solutions, Panelist
Partners Health Care Systems, Boston
Timothy R. Loff, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Timothy R. Loff, Newton
Clare McGorrian, Esq., Panelist
Health Law Advocates Inc., Boston
Merriann Panarella, Esq., Panelist
Panarella ADR, Natick
Gregory J. Pepe, Esq., Panelist
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C., New Haven
Mala M. Rafik, Esq., Panelist
Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C., Boston
Frank J. Riccio, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, Braintree
Clarence D. Richardson, Esq., Panelist
MassNAELA Chapter, Newtonville
Patrick J. Sheehan, Esq., Panelist
Whatley Kallas, LLP, Boston
Kim Simonian, Director Public Payer Patient Access, Panelist
Partners Health Care, Boston
Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Esq., Panelist
Health Care For All
Conna A. Weiner, Esq., Panelist
JAMS, Boston
Benjamin A. Wilson, Esq., Panelist
Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston
Sandra Wolitzky, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Health Care Division

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