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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
Preliminary Agenda

The Public’s Health and the Law
in the 21st Century
Fifth Annual Partnership Conference
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia
June 12-14, 2006
Preliminary Program

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Sunday, June 11
4:00-6:30 Registration
Monday, June 12
9:00-5:00 Registration
12:00-5:00 Exhibits and Student Poster Session
11:00-1:30 Symposium on Due Process in Public Health: Constitutional Foundations and Implications for Public Health Practice
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, DHHS
3:30-4:00 Exhibit Break & Refreshments
4:00-5:30 Concurrent Sessions A
  • 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
  • Addressing Complex Ethical Issues in Public Health Law and Practice
6:00-7:30 Conference Welcoming Reception
Welcome: Hon. Thurbert Baker, JD, Georgia Attorney General, and President-Elect, National Association of Attorneys General .
7:30-9:00 Special Screening: “Influenza 1918, The Worst Epidemic in American History,” a PBS program. Discussion Leader: Clifford M. Rees, JD, Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Center for Disaster Medicine

Tuesday, June 13
7:30-5:00 Registration
7:30-5:00 Exhibits and Student Poster Session
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:30 Public Health Law Association Annual Meeting
8:30-10:00 Plenary Session:
Address:"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
10:00-10:30 Exhibit Break and Student Poster Session
Student Poster Session -- Sponsored by the Public Health Law Association
10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions B
  • All for All: The Status and Future of Mutual Aid Agreements
  • Land Use and Access to Tobacco, Alcohol, and Fast Food
  • The Science and the Law of Toxics
  • Connecting Pain Management with Public Health Through Law
  • Vaccine Law 101
12:00-1:30 Luncheon with Plenary Speaker
Address: “History and Public Health: Lessons from 1918-1919,” Howard Markel, MD, PhD, University of Michigan School of Medicine
1:30-2:00 Exhibit Break and Student Poster Session
2:00-3:30 Plenary Session
Address: “Pandemic Influenza: 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
3:30-4:00 Exhibit Break and Student Poster Session
4:00-5:30 Concurrent Sessions C
  • 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 Association
6:00-7:00 Conference Reception and Annual Public Health Law Awards Ceremony
7:00-9:00 Special Screening - Sponsored by the Public Health Law Association
"Erin Brokovich" directed by Steven Soderbergh
Discussion Leader: TBD

Wednesday, June 14
7:30-12:00 Registration
7:30-2:00 Exhibits and Student Poster Session
7:30-8:305 Continental Breakfast
8:45-10:15 Concurrent Sessions D
  • Training and Tools for a Legally Prepared Public Health 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
10:15-10:30 Exhibit Break and Student Poster Session
10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions E
  • Incident at Airport X: Quarantine 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
12:00-1:15 Luncheon, Topical Table Conversations, and PHLA Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
1:00-2:30 Plenary Session

Keynote Address: Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City
2:30 Conference Concluding Remarks
The Public's Health and the Law in the 21St Century 5TH Annual Conference               June 12-14, 2006
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