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Annual Meeting


June 27-29, 2011
Boston, MA

Program Description

As the culmination of AHLA's educational year, the Annual Meeting provides a forum for networking and interaction with colleagues, friends, and family as well as an outstanding educational event.

This year's Keynote Speakers will provide an excellent overview of the legal and operational challenges of health reform. Jeff Toobin, Senior Legal Analyst for CNN Worldwide, will provide a fascinating discussion of what goes on “inside the secret world of the Supreme Court.” He will be followed by Virginia’s Attorney General, one of the lead plaintiffs in challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act. General Ken Cuccinelli will discuss his views on the statute’s constitutionality and the decision he hopes will ultimately come down from the Supreme Court.  Governor Deval Patrick will finish off the keynotes by discussing the challenges he has faced in implementing Massachusetts health reform law and the lessons that can be learned by the federal government and healthcare providers and plans in the quest to implement federal reform. Attendees could not have a more diverse, relevant, and important group of keynote speakers.

In the program brochure, you will see sessions on transactional issues, reimbursement, tax, privacy and security, antitrust, fraud and abuse enforcement, the proposed ACO rule, labor and employment and more. You will hear from over 100 of the leading in-house and outside counsel, consultants, health professionals, academicians and government representatives, from the DOJ, FTC, IRS, Treasury, OIG, CMS and the CDC. Whether you represent plans, physicians, hospitals, long term care providers or life science companies, you will find sessions that will help you to better advocate for your clients’ interests.

On Tuesday afternoon, we are going to try something a little different. Through a series of breakout sessions, we will give you the opportunity to study how social networking is impacting healthcare institutions, the practice of health law and society as a whole. Additionally, in response to many requests from our members, we are holding a training session on public speaking and the dos and don'ts of PowerPoint. Whether you are interested in speaking for AHLA or looking for tips on how to make better client presentations, we think this will be a helpful session for you. 

View the schedule for a listing of all the topics.

Program Materials

We will not automatically be printing binders for everyone. All materials will be available on a website prior to the program and handed out on CD at the program. For those who still do want the binder they will be available for an additional fee; please order on the registration form. 

CLE Information

Attendees will be given continuing education forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. Certificates of completions will be sent out 6-8 weeks following the program. AHLA is an approved sponsor of continuing legal education credits in most states.

The Annual Meeting will be worth approximately 19.25 credits (including 3.0 ethics credits) for 60-minute states and approximately 23.10 credits (including 3.6 ethics credits) for 50-minute states. AHLA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. NASBA’s website is This seminar will be worth approximately 23.0 CPE credits.

The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of health law. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with this area in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program.

 Program Brochure

 Registration Information

Annual Meeting

For those paying by check or registering at the group rate or the In-House Counsel/Solo Practicitioner disount rate (for the Annual Meeting only), please use the Printable Registration Form

 Planing Committee

Gerald Griffith, Program Chair, AHLA President-Elect
Elizabeth Carder-Thompson
Lois Cornell
Robert Homchick
Marilyn Lamar
Arthur Lerner
John Lyncheski
Lewis Morris
Dinetia Newman

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