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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 return the volunteer form or send an email to volunteer@healthlawyers.org and we will connect you.

​Call for Authors

October 2017

The Physician Organizations Practice Group (PO PG) is seeking an author for the feature article in the February 2018 issue of AHLA Connections magazine. Articles are approximately 2,500-3,000 words long. Potential topics include: Practical cybersecurity guidance and considerations for physician practices; Practical guidance regarding use of social media by physicians and related legal considerations; State physician apology laws and related liability and risk management issues; Physician practice group strategies for positioning themselves for success under MACRA; Concierge medicine (including the process for opting out of Medicare and the impact on regulatory compliance requirements); and other topics to be proposed by the author. If you are interested in submitting an article proposal for consideration, please email Kathryn Hickner (khickner@ulmer.com) no later than Monday, October 10th. Please include a brief description of your proposed topic and your experience working on related health law issues. The PG will notify you in early October if your proposal is selected for publication. A final, publication-ready article must be submitted no later than Monday, November 6.

The In-House Counsel Practice Group (IHC PG) seeks volunteers for several one-time, short-term tasks. The first opportunity is to write a feature article (approximately 2,500-3,000 words) for the AHLA Connections magazine containing practical advice and guidance for in-house lawyers. It can be related to a legal or practice management issue. There is a preference for practice management focused submissions. The deadline is October 13, 2017. The second 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 member briefings of interest to in-house health lawyers. The deadline is January 31, 2018.

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a governing and working Council that helps to facilitate opportunities for young professionals to network and develop leadership skills in the years to come. One of the tasks of the YPC is to publish a brief article each month in the AHLA Connections magazine on topics related to young professionals practicing in the health law field. We are looking for contributors who are interested in writing a column. If you are interested in writing or want to learn more, please don't hesitate to reach out to volunteer@healthlawyers.org with your interest and any ideas you may have!

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.

 

Miscellaneous

October 2017

Call for Speakers

AHLA invites you to submit a proposal to speak. Your experience and expertise can benefit your colleagues in health law. The process for submission of your proposed workshop topic is outlined online. While submission of a proposal does not guarantee selection, we encourage you to examine your area(s) of interest, experience and expertise and send in the form noting your interest.

Editorial Board

The In-House Counsel Practice Group (IHC PG) is seeking Editors to serve on an editorial board. Members would be tasked to review articles proposed and written for the AHLA Connections magazine as well as review content for other publications. This opportunity closes October 31, 2017.

Monitor Current Events

The Health Information and Technology Practice Group (HIT PG) and Business Law and Governance Practice Group (BLG PG) seeks volunteers to monitor current events that will be addressed in its Alerts. The time commitment would be a few hours each month. Volunteers would need to do monthly (or as needed) email alerts that fall within the PG's jurisdiction. The deadline is December 31, 2017.

Update or Help to Develop a Toolkit

The Physician Organizations Practice Group (PO PG) is seeking 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. Opportunity closes June 30, 2018.

Live Tweet at 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 #AHLA17 to ensure that your tweets appear on the AHLA Twitter handle.

Become a Moderator or Panelist

The Business Law and Governance Practice Group (BLG PG) seeks volunteer(s) for a one-time, short term task as a speaker for a distance learning event. If you're an In-House Counsel at a Public Health System or Academic Medical Center or Outside Counsel to Private Entities that do business with PHS/AMCs, the BLG PG is going to be sponsoring Public/Private Partnerships in Health Care—Version 2.0: Understanding New Challenges in the Era of Health Care Reform, which will provide an overview of the corporate and legal structures and compliance and financial issues of various forms of public and private partnerships within the US and abroad. The topics discussed will include challenges faced when private entities are entering into arrangements with public entities, and vice-versa (e.g., public records, anti-corruption and anti-discrimination requirements, and indemnification or the limited liability of public entities).

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.

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.

​Call for Speakers

October 2017

Health Care Transactions- Nashville, TN - May 9-11, 2018. Deadline for receipt of proposals is October 9, 2017.

In-House Counsel Program - Chicago, IL - June 24, 2018. Deadline for receipt of proposals is October 13, 2017.

Annual Meeting- Chicago, IL - June 25-27, 2018. Deadline for receipt of proposals is October 13, 2017.

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