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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

January 2018

The Post-Acute and Long Term Services PG seeks authors for its spring 2018 newsletter. Articles should address any topic relating to post-acute or long-term care, and be approximately 1,500 to 3,000 words. The articles have to be submitted by March 9, 2018. The deadline for article proposal submission is January 26, 2018.

The Labor and Employment PG seeks authors for its spring 2018 newsletter. Articles should address cutting-edge labor and employment issues in the health care industry and should be approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words. The deadline for article proposal submission is January 31, 2018.

The Life Sciences PG seeks authors for a feature article in the March 2018 issue of AHLA Connections magazine. Feature articles should be 2,500-3,500 words, including an introduction, conclusion, and appropriate legal citations. The deadline for proposal submission is January 12, 2018.

The Children’s Hospital Affinity Group seeks volunteers to author publications on topics of interests 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. This volunteer opportunity will close on June 30, 2018.

The Accountable Care Organization Task Force seeks authors for bulletins and briefings. For more information, please submit indication of interest in this opportunity via the volunteer form.

The In-House Counsel PG seeks volunteers for several one-time, short-term tasks. The opportunity is a call for authors who are needed to write for various publication types, including newsletter articles (approximately 1,500-2,000 words) and briefings of interest to in-house health lawyers. The deadline for proposal submission is January 31, 2018.

AHLA Publishing Staff seeks authors to write bylined feature articles on current awareness topics for the 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.

AHLA’s Diversity+Inclusion Council serves as a resource to the Association in achieving its goal of increasing diversity of its members and leaders and helping to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. The D+I Council is looking for contributors who are interested in writing a column in AHLA Connections magazine about a diversity or inclusion topic. If you are interested in writing or want to learn more, please contact Council member Deborah Biggs at deborah.l.biggs@gmail.com.

Miscellaneous

January 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 is January 31, 2018.

Live Tweet an Upcoming Program

Volunteer to live tweet from one or more of the program sessions and/or one of the Practice Group-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.

Become a Moderator or Panelist

The Hospitals and Health Systems PG seeks speakers and a moderator for a balanced/objective webinar presentation regarding recent litigation filed in various states against opioid manufacturers with respect to the opioid crisis. The deadline for submission of interest in speaking or moderating is January 31, 2018.

AHLA’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) seeks volunteers who are interested in being a moderator or panelist for one of its networking breakfasts that occur at in-person programs. If there is a topic on which you would like to present (or you just have a topic suggestion), the WLC would like to hear from you.

The Fair Market Value Affinity Group seeks moderators and panelists for parts III and IV (February 7, and March 7) of a webinar series titled “The Collision of Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness in Physician Compensation Arrangements: An Exploration of Recent Trends, Industry Guidance, and Developing Best Practices.” The four-part webinar series explores recent enforcement and valuation trends, recap the underlying regulatory guidance on fair market value and commercial reasonableness, and most notably, explore the developing best practices that some health care organizations are adopting to streamline their process in order to enhance defensibility in case their physician compensation arrangements are ever challenged. The deadline for submission of interest in speaking is January 19, 2018.

Compliance Professionals Wanted

Calling all compliance professionals! Get involved and contribute to the dialogue. We want to hear from you. AHLA is looking for experienced compliance professionals who are interested in writing a brief article featuring best practice topics on advance compliance practice and nuances in the practice of compliance. Please email compliance@healthlawyers.org with interest.

Update or Help to 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) discuss with the PO PG leadership and Publishing staff if there is a need for a new toolkit that the Group should develop and help to 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. This volunteer opportunity will close on June 30, 2018.

Public Interest: Donor Interviews

AHLA’s Public Interest Committee seeks donors interested in being interviewed by AHLA members, to prepare a donor profile about why you and your loved ones have chosen to invest in AHLA’s Public Interest mission. Donor profiles will be considered for future promotional materials to help further advance the Associations educational mission. Contact Robert Taflinger at rtaflinger@healthlawyers.org by January 31, 2018.

AHLAs’ Public Interest Committee also seeks volunteers to interview AHLA donors and prepare a 500-700 word donor profile to be used in future promotional materials. Volunteers will be provided questions to use to help collect personal testimonial stories about how and why donors choose to invest in AHLA’s Public Interest mission. Contact Robert Taflinger at rtaflinger@healthlawyers.org by January 31, 2018.

Ask-a-YP Leader

If you are a young professional with a career-related question, visit Ask-a-YP Leader to submit your question. A leader from the Young Professionals Council (YPC) will respond to your inquiry. As young professionals themselves, YPC leaders aim to provide relevant and beneficial advice on topics they know well, because they’ve recently been there. Submit a Question 

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