CLE Program

2017 Annual Health Law Symposium


Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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Join us for the 2017 Annual Health Law symposium. We are honored that Alice Moore, Massachusetts Undersecretary of Health and Human Services will deliver this year's keynote address. Symposium highlights include two plenary sessions on Medical Malpractice featuring Massachusetts Bar Association President, Jeffrey N. Catalano, and Privacy of Health Care Information in the Practice of Law. In addition to the Plenary Sessions, choose from three concurrent programming tracks dealing with issues in litigation, policy, and compliance and technology.

The Massachusetts Bar Association is offering this year's symposium free of charge thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors:

Space is limited. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

Symposium Agenda

8:00-9:00 a.m.: Check-in and continental breakfast provided by MBA

9:00-9:05 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks from Health Law Section Chair

9:05-10:05: Plenary Session
Medical Malpractice
Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., President, Massachusetts Bar Association
Todd & Weld, LLP

10:05-10:55 a.m.: Track A
Discussion on the Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Tribunal
Scott Heidorn, Esq., Plaintiff Counsel
Bergstrgsser & Pollack, PC
Stephen M. Fiore, Esq., Defense Counsel
Foster & Eldridge, LLP
Hon. Gregg Pasquale, Massachusetts Superior Court
Rising Drug Prices and Prospects for Reform
Enrique Seoane-Vasquez, Ph.D., Director of the International Center for Pharmaceutical Economic and Policy
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston
Ameet Sarpatwari, JD, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL)
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Self Disclosures:  Navigating the OIG and CMS/Stark Law Self Disclosure Protocols
John W. O’Brien, Esq., Senior Counsel
Office of Counsel to the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Melissa (Lisa) Thompson, JD, MPH
Robinson & Cole, LLP

Networking Break

11:05-noon: Track B
Mediating Complex Health Care Disputes:  What Advocates Need to Know
Conna Weiner, Esq.
Conna Weiner ADR, Boston
Patrick Sheehan, Esq.
Whatley Kallas, LLP
The 21st Century Cancer Cures Act
Fred Frankenhauser, Esq., Director of Contracts & Grants
Tufts Medical Center
Josephine Babiarz, Esq., Associate Professor
MCPHS University
Specialty Prescription Drug Cost Trends and Reimbursement Arrangements
Stephen B. Vogel, Assistant Attorney General
Health Care Division
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Noon-12:30: Lunch Provdided by the MBA
12:30-1:15: Keynote Address
Alice Moore, Massachusetts Undersecretary of Health and Human Services

Networking Break

1:25-2:10: Track C
Preparing a Medical Expert for Deposition or Trial
Frank Riccio, DMD, JD
Law Office of Frank J. Riccio
How state ACA and Medicaid waivers may interact with health reform
Rachel Gerson, JD, MPH, Associate, Center for Health Law and Economics
UMASS Medical School
Here Come the Drones:  Telemedicine Drone Projects and Drones in Healthcare
Kathryn Rattigan, Esq.
Robinson & Cole LLP

Networking Break

2:20-3:00 p.m.: Plenary Session
Privacy of Health Care Information in the Practice of Law
Constance V. Vecchione, Bar Counsel
Office of Bar Counsel
Joel Rosen, Esq.
Rosen Law Office

3:00-3:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks


Kathryn Rattigan, Esq., Program Co-chair
Robinson & Cole LLP, Providence
Donald Whitmore, Esq., Program Co-chair
DEW Advisory, Weston
Hon. Gregg Pasquale, Panelist
Superior Court, Boston
Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., Panelist
Keches Law Group PC, Bridgewater
Josephine Babiarz, Esq., Panelist
Stephen M. Fiore, Esq., Panelist
Foster & Eldridge LLP, Woburn
Scott Heidorn, Esq., Panelist
Bergstresser & Pollock LLC, Boston
Alice Elizabeth Moore, Esq., Panelist
John W. O'Brien, Esq., Panelist
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Patrick Sheehan, Esq., Panelist
Whatley Kallas, LLP, Boston
Melissa Thompson, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston
Frank J. Riccio, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, Braintree
Joel Rosen, Esq., Panelist
Rosen & Goyal PC, Andover
Constance V. Vecchione, Esq., Panelist
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Bar Counsel, Boston
Conna Weiner, Esq., Panelist
JAMS, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

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