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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

April 2018

The Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review (MSCPR) PG seeks authors for a feature article in the October 2018 issue of AHLA Connections magazine. The final draft of the article will be due on July 2, 2018, and should consist of 2,500-3,000 words. Any topic that is relevant to the MSCPR practice area is welcome (significant court 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 proposed submissions is April 20, 2018.

The Transactions Affinity Group (AG) seeks volunteers to prepare a briefing that provides a recap of a selection of significant private equity backed transactions in the health care industry in 2017. The briefing would provide an overview of a handful of key transactions and could also identify broader trends that appeared in 2017 (e.g., continued consolidation in dermatology, increased interest in ophthalmology). The Transactions AG would work with the volunteers to identify a core set of transactions/themes. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is May 31, 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. This volunteer opportunity will close on June 30, 2018. Click here to submit your interest.

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 to a more substantial publication. The deadline for submitting interest is June 30, 2018.

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

Contributors to the 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.

Authors to address the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Implementation. New data protection standards are fast approaching. What must institutions know about GDPR implementation and how do they prepare?

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.

• 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 April 13, 2018.

The Accountable Care Organization Task Force (ACO TF) seeks authors for bulletins and briefings on topics of interest to its members. Click here to 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

April 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. 

Call for In-Person Program Speakers

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.

Become a Moderator or Panelist

The Privacy and Cybersecurity Risk, Compliance and Enforcement AG seeks one or more speakers for a May 2018 webinar. The proposed topic is vendor surveillance "after the contract is signed," continuing third-party assurance, with a primary focus on business associates. The deadline for submission of interest in speaking is May 15, 2018. 

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 the 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 interest.

Update or Help Develop a Toolkit

The Public Health System (PHS) AG seeks volunteers to assist with developing an opioid crisis response toolkit intended to offer guidance on the range of legal issues affecting this crisis. A toolkit is a collection of content offerings accessible from a single webpage. The PHS AG is looking for contributors who are interested in developing content for this toolkit. The deadline for submitting interest in this opportunity is June 27, 2018. 

The 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 April 15, 2015.

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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