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AHLA Annual Meeting

 

Annual Meeting

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO

In-House Counsel Program

Sunday, Jun 26, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO

Annual Meeting

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. Every year, the Annual Meeting offers an array of health law topics that will appeal to anyone practicing in this area. For more information, click the Annual Meeting tab above.


In-House Counsel Program

This one-day program is designed to address the unique issues faced by in-house counsel. Breakout sessions will focus on practical, hands-on ways to function in these challenging day-to-day roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel lawyers. For more information, click the In-House tab above.


Program Description

View the Brochure

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. Every year, the Annual Meeting offers an array of health law topics that will appeal to anyone practicing in this area.

The planning committee has designed a program rich with content and dynamic speakers, offering the most current information and analysis of myriad legal issues the health care industry is facing. There will be sessions on transactional issues, reimbursement, tax, privacy and security, antitrust, fraud and compliance, labor and employment, and more. Whether you represent physicians, payers, hospitals and health systems, long term care providers, academic medical centers, or life sciences companies, there are sessions that will address the issues your clients are facing.

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for this year's program. The first is Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, who is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. The second is Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, who is the Executive Director of Digital Health at Seattle Children's Hospital.

We are very excited to be in Denver for the first time and we will take advantage of being there (hint: We're having a rodeo on Monday night!). All three days will include networking opportunities for attendees to catch up with colleagues, learn from each other, and meet new people from around the country. From the breakfasts each morning, the Practice Group luncheons, and the receptions each evening, there will be plenty of time to network in this ideal setting.

The program will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, June 27 and end at approximately 3:45 pm on Wednesday, June 29.

For all questions regarding the program, please contact programs@healthlawyers.org

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 a flash drive 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.

All registrants will receive an email a week prior to the program with a link to the materials. This website is for attendees only and is not posted to the public. You must have the direct link to the website. The email will come AHLA Member Services. To ensure registrants receive this email and is not caught by a spam filter, please white list msc@healthlawyers.org.

Continuing Education Credit Information

CLE/MCLE: AHLA will be applying for 17.75 credits (including 2.0 ethics credits) for 60-minute states and approximately 21.3 (including 2.4 ethics credits) credits for 50-minute states. The number of credits approved may vary state to state. Introductory remarks, breaks, luncheons, and receptions are not included in the computation of credit hours. Participants will be given CLE Request forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. There are no prerequisites required to register for this program.

CPE: This seminar will be worth approximately 21.0 CPE credits. 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 web site is located at http://www.nasba.org/.

CCB: AHLA will be applying for 21.3 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) credits.

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.

Cancellations/Substitutions

Cancellations must be received in writing by June 15, 2016. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date. Registration fee, minus the $125 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.

Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Image of Lois Cornell
Lois Dehls Cornell Chair Massachusetts Medical Society
Image of Gerald Griffith
Gerald M. Griffith Chair Jones Day
Image of Marilyn Lamar
Marilyn Lamar Chair Liss & Lamar, PC
Image of Charlene McGinty
Charlene L. McGinty Chair BakerHostetler
Image of Dinetia Newman
Dinetia M. Newman Chair Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Image of Robert Niccolini
Robert R. Niccolini Chair Ogletree Deakins
Image of Peter Pavarini
Peter A. Pavarini Chair Squire Patton Boggs
Image of Kristen Rosati
Kristen B. Rosati Chair Coppersmith Brockelman PLC
Image of Eric Zimmerman
Eric Zimmerman Chair McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Image of Timothy Adelman
Timothy B. Adelman Member Luminis Health
Image of Timothy Adelman
Timothy B. Adelman Member Luminis Health
Image of Timothy Adelman
Timothy B. Adelman Member Luminis Health
Image of Timothy Adelman
Timothy B. Adelman Member Luminis Health
Image of Timothy Adelman
Timothy B. Adelman Member Luminis Health
Image of James Boswell
James W. Boswell Member King & Spalding LLP
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James W. Boswell Member King & Spalding LLP
Image of James Boswell
James W. Boswell Member King & Spalding LLP
Image of James Boswell
James W. Boswell Member King & Spalding LLP
Image of Elizabeth Carder-Thompson
Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson Member Reed Smith LLP
Image of Lois Cornell
Lois Dehls Cornell Member Massachusetts Medical Society
Image of Lois Cornell
Lois Dehls Cornell Member Massachusetts Medical Society
Image of Lois Cornell
Lois Dehls Cornell Member Massachusetts Medical Society
Image of Dawn Crumel
Dawn R. Crumel Member Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Image of Gregory Demske
Gregory E. Demske Member DHHS Office of the Inspector General
Image of Gregory Demske
Gregory E. Demske Member DHHS Office of the Inspector General
Image of Kirk Dobbins
Kirk L. Dobbins Member Kaiser Permanente
Image of James Flynn
James F. Flynn Member Bricker & Eckler LLP
Image of Marc Goldstone
Marc D. Goldstone Member Prime Healthcare Services Inc
Image of Lisa Hathaway
Lisa A. Hathaway Member Aetna Inc
Image of Lisa Hathaway
Lisa A. Hathaway Member Aetna Inc

Program Description

View the Brochure

This one-day program is designed to address the unique issues faced by in-house counsel. Breakout sessions will focus on practical, hands-on ways to function in these challenging day-to-day work roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel lawyers. This year’s program will kick-off at 8:00 am. A panel of experts will discuss Improving Diagnosis in Health Care: Turning IOM Recommendations into Action. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released the third report in its quality of care trilogy, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. This IOM Report notes, “The delivery of health care has proceeded for decades with a blind spot: Diagnostic errors —inaccurate or delayed diagnoses—persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients.” The Report further notes that the health care system and culture do not sufficiently support the diagnostic process, even though getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care. In the wake of this important IOM Report, the panelists, two of which served on the IOM study committee, will address steps that various sectors of the health care industry can take to turn the IOM’s recommendations into action. In particular, the panelists will focus on the challenges associated with the measurement of diagnostic error, establishing a non-punitive culture that values open discussion and feedback on diagnostic performance; developing a voluntary reporting environment that improves diagnosis through learning from errors and near misses; payment reforms that support the diagnostic process; communication and resolution programs for patients who experience a diagnostic error; and the role of professional liability insurance carriers in improving diagnostic performance.

The rest of the day will include in-depth breakout sessions. Some of the breakout session include:

  • In the Shadows of the Yates Memo: Protecting the Health Care Senior Executive
  • Coordination of Care
  • Trends in Legal Disputes Concerning Patient Safety Work Product
  • Mergers and Affiliations Reality Show: An In-Depth Look at Wooing, Prenups, and Laying the Foundation for Marital Bliss
The program begins at 8:00 am and will end at 5:15 pm.

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. has provided sponsorship in support of this program.

For all questions regarding the program, please contact programs@healthlawyers.org

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 a flash drive 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.

All registrants will receive an email a week prior to the program with a link to the materials. This website is for attendees only and is not posted to the public. You must have the direct link to the website. The email will come AHLA Member Services. To ensure registrants receive this email and is not caught by a spam filter, please white list msc@healthlawyers.org.

Practice Group Luncheon

The In-House Counsel Practice Group will hold a luncheon. This luncheon is open to all attendees. More information will be available soon.

Continuing Education Credit Information

CLE/MCLE: AHLA will be applying for 6.25 credits (including 1.0 ethics credits) for 60-minute states and approximately 7.5 (including 1.2 ethics credits) credits for 50-minute states. The number of credits approved may vary state to state. Introductory remarks, breaks, luncheons, and receptions are not included in the computation of credit hours. Participants will be given CLE Request forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. There are no prerequisites required to register for this program.

CPE: This seminar will be worth approximately 7.0 CPE credits. 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 web site is located at http://www.nasba.org/.

CCB: AHLA will be applying for 7.5 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) credits.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of in-house counsel 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.

For questions regarding Continuing Education Credits, please email programs@healthlawyers.org

Cancellations/Substitutions

Cancellations must be received in writing by June 15, 2016. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date. Registration fee, minus the $125 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.

In-House Counsel Program Planning Comittee

Monday, Jun 27 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Monday, Jun 27 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Monday, Jun 27 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, Jun 29 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Wednesday, Jun 29 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sunday, Jun 26 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, Jun 27 | 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Monday, Jun 27 | 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Monday, Jun 27 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, Jun 27 | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Tuesday, Jun 28 | 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday, Jun 29 | 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

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