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The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century
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Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta June 12-14, 2006
Program at a Glance

Conference Plenary Sessions:
Monday, June 12
2:00-3:30 Opening Plenary Session
Address: “Preparedness for Natural Disasters,” Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, U.S. Surgeon General and Commander, USPHS Commissioned Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tuesday, June 13
8:30-10:00 Plenary Session
"The Public Health Law Year in Review: Implications of Major Legal Developments, Trends, and Court Rulings"

Presenters: Rick D. Hogan, JD, MPH, General Counsel, Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services and Wendy Parmet, JD, Professor of Law, Northeastern University Moderator: Gene W. Matthews, JD, Director, Institute of Public Health Law, CDC Foundation
12:00-1:30 Luncheon Plenary Session
Address:“History and Public Health: Lessons from 1918-1919,” Howard Markel, MD, PhD, University of Michigan School of Medicine

12:00-1:30 Plenary Session
Address: "Pandemic Flu: The Threat, Health System Implications, and Legal Preparedness," Admiral John O. Agwunobi, MD, MBA, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Wednesday, June 14
1:00-2:30 Plenary Session
Keynote Address: Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City
Conference Concurrent Sessions:
Topic Matrix
Track: All-Hazards Emergency Legal Preparedness Track: Law for Healthy Homes, Schools and Communities Track: Law for Healthy People Track: Partners in Public Health

(Track convened by the Public Health Law Association)

Track: New Tools in Public Health Law and Ethics
Mon: 6/12,
Why and How States are Updating their Public Health Laws


Law for Healthy Homes


Legal Tools to Advance Women’s Health


The Courts: Guardians of Health and Liberty


Health Departments, Hospitals, and the Pandemic Flu: Overlapping Ethical and Legal Questions
Tues: 6/13,
All for All: The Status and Future of Mutual Aid Agreements Land Use Laws and Access to Tobacco, Alcohol, and Fast Food


The Science and Law of Toxics


Connecting Pain Management with Public Health Through Law


Vaccine Law 101


Tues: 6/13,
Seizure of Private Property: Powers and Protections


Law and Policy as Tools for Healthy Schools


Children, Teens, Motor Vehicles, and the Law


Law at the Intersection of Civilian and Military Public Health Practice


Closing the Gap between Science and Law
Wed: 6/14,
Training a Legally Prepared Workforce


Leveraging Law and Private Investment for Healthy Urban Redevelopment


New Adolescent Vaccines: Legal and Legislative Issues


The Private Bar: Partner for Healthy Communities


2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act
Wed: 6/14,
Incident at Airport x: Quarantine Enforcement: Law and Limits


Innovative Legal Tools to Fight Gang Violence


Preventing Obesity and Chronic Disease: Education vs. Regulation vs. Litigation


Best Practices In Faith-Health Partnerships for Policy Implementation


Saying “I’m Sorry”: The Role of Apology in Public Health Law and Practice


"Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."

-George Bernard Shaw

The Public's Health and the Law in the 21St Century 5TH Annual Conference               June 12-14, 2006
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