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​Diversity and inclusion are a part of AHLA's value system and are essential to the Association's ability to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues. AHLA values and seeks to advance and promote diverse and inclusive participation within the Association and there are numerous opportunities for all members to become involved in a way that best meets their professional development needs, expertise, and time parameters.

The opportunities below are excellent ways to share your knowledge and expertise and enhance your professional portfolio. See something that interests you? Complete and submit the online volunteer form. Have a question about something? Send us an email at volunteer@healthlawyers.org.

​Call for Authors

June 2018

The BLG PG seeks proposals for a feature article scheduled to be published in the November edition of AHLA Connections that address fundamentals of business law, as well as the financial, regulatory, and operational issues faced by for-profit and nonprofit entities in the health care industry. Proposed description/topic is due by June 15, 2018. If selected, a final article would be due by July 15, 2018. Submit a proposal.

The Antitrust PG seeks proposals for articles to be included in its Fall 2018 newsletter. Articles should be no longer than 2,000 words. Proposals are due no later than June 20, 2018. Draft articles will be due no later than August 15. Submit a proposal.

The Health Care Liability and Litigation PG seeks proposals for articles to be included in its Fall 2018 newsletter. Articles should be no longer than 2,000 words. Proposals are due no later than June 22, 2018. Draft articles will be due no later than August 20. Submit a proposal.

The Tax and Finance PG seeks authors for a feature article in the December 2018 issue of AHLA Connections. The final draft of the article will be due on September 4, 2018, and should consist of 2,500-3,000 words. Any topic that is relevant to the tax or finance practice area is welcome (2017 tax reform, significant cases or rulings, important trends, etc.). The article should include an in-depth analysis of the topic and how it will impact PG members’ practices. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018.

The Payers, Plans, and Managed Care (PPMC) PG seeks volunteers to join its alert and bulletin author roster. Volunteers will be assigned one month during the year where they assist the PPMC PG publications team to identify topical content and author short pieces for dissemination to PPMC PG’s membership. This is a great way to get to know about the PG, including its work and leadership, and to contribute to write about topics of interest. Time commitment is approximately 10 hours during the month assigned to a specific volunteer. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018.

The Children’s Hospital AG seeks volunteers to author publications on topics of interest to children's hospitals. These publications range from brief bulletins of 1,000-2,000 words analyzing relevant issues to more substantial publications involving a deeper dive into a particular topic. Potential topics could include transgender issues, working with schools, working with adult care providers, reimbursement issues, or other issues that relate to children's hospitals. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018

The Post-Acute and Long Term Services PG and the Accountable Care Organization Task Force (ACO TF) jointly seek one or more volunteers to author a publication on a topic related to ACOs and long-term care. Such topics might include the use of the 3-Day SNF Waiver and Post-Discharge Home Visits in ACOs, or building the post-acute care network for an ACO. The publication could range from a brief bulletin of 1,000-2,000 words, or a more substantial publication. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018

The Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group (AMCTH PG) seeks:

  1. Contributors to a Research Data Repository Toolkit. Creating and accessing a research data repository poses numerous legal challenges but when done properly, provides AMCTHs with a platform to amplify research efforts. This how-to guide will address HIPAA, Common Rule, IRB authorization, etc., and how such laws impact the creation and use of a research data repository.
  2. Authors to address other topics of interest to the PG’s membership. Publications can be as short as focused three-page bulletin and can be much longer detailed analyses. We are interested in authors with availability to write across the spectrum.
  3. Editors to review PG’s publications. We are committed to the peer-review process for all publications and invite individuals who are interested in reviewing and/or editing publications on a specific topic to let us know of your interest and/or expertise. Our volunteer editors receive acknowledgement credit in the foreword of the publication.

The deadline for submitting interest in these opportunities is June 30, 2018.   

The Accountable Care Organization Task Force  (ACO TF) seeks authors for bulletins and briefings on topics of interest to its members. Suggest a topic for a publication and submit your interest in writing.

AHLA Publishing Staff seeks authors to write bylined feature articles on current awareness topics for AHLA Weekly and articles for AHLA Connections magazine. To propose an article, contact Bianca Bishop at bbishop@healthlawyers.org.

For AHLA's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, email journal@healthlawyers.org to propose an article analyzing a discrete legal issue with practical implications for intermediate-to-advanced health lawyers.

Miscellaneous

June 2018

Monitor Current Events

The Business Law and Governance Practice Group (BLG) PG seeks volunteers to monitor current events that will be addressed in alerts. The time commitment would be a few hours each month. Volunteers would need to do monthly (or as needed) alerts that fall within the PG's jurisdiction. The deadline to submit interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018. 

We are currently accepting speaking proposals for the following in-person programs:

We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to speak at one of our programs. Your experience and expertise can benefit your colleagues in health law!

Live Tweet at an Upcoming In-Person Program

Volunteer to live tweet from one or more of the program sessions and/or one of the PG-sponsored luncheons at these programs:

One can cover a session or sessions of your choice. You do not have to be a Twitter expert; AHLA staff will provide informal training! Please contact Magda Wencel at mwencel@healthlawyers.org indicating your interest. Prefer to tweet on your own? Please use hashtag #AHLA18 to ensure that your tweets appear @healthlawyers.

Compliance Professionals Wanted

The Compliance Corner has been out for a year now! Compliance professionals are needed to write articles of 750 words or less focusing on advanced issues in the practice of compliance. Articles should discuss nuances or best practices in compliance rather than cover a specific regulatory issue or an introductory topic. In addition, if there are topics that would enhance your compliance practice that you would like to see in AHLA Connections, send us your topics, or if you want to write, but need a topic, we would like to hear from you. AHLA is not just for lawyers! Please email compliance@healthlawyers.org with your interest.

Update or Help Develop a Toolkit

The Physician Organizations (PO) PG seeks volunteers to assist with (1) updating the Group's legal toolkit for diagnostic tests and/or (2) discussing with the PO PG leadership and Publishing staff if there is a need for a new toolkit that the Group should develop and help do so. A toolkit is a collection of content offerings accessible from a single webpage. The time commitment required for (1) or (2) is estimated to be a few hours each month. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018.   

The Antitrust PG seeks volunteers to contribute to a toolkit that will include: legal outlines/summaries (antitrust issues in transaction negotiations, antitrust issues in trade association); guidelines (antitrust 101 and top ten lists—short takeaway lists for business people, competitor collaboration and document creation guidelines); and other resources (sample compliance policies, materials on antitrust compliance training and antitrust audits). The deadline to submit interest in this opportunity is June 30, 2018.  

AHLA Mentoring Program

Become a mentor or find a mentor! AHLA's Mentoring Program is available to all members and is accessible on the AHLA Communities (please use your AHLA login credentials to log in). Update your profile today and get started!
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

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