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Health Law Events at AALS 2016

Next week, the 110th AALS Annual Meeting starts in New York.  I have collected those events at the meeting that relate to health law.

Thursday (Jan. 7) – 1:30 to 3:15P
Hilton, Gramercy West, 2nd Floor
Aging and the Law
Challenging Assumptions About Caregiving
In this session, a diverse group of legal scholars will help reimagine how the law might support both older adults and care providers by challenging common assumptions about caregiving relationships. Specifically, participants will challenge assumptions about the identity of caregivers, the scope of caretaking responsibilities, compensation for care providers, and the impact of traditional approaches to caring for older adults. Topics of discussion will include: (1) the role and legal treatment of non-family care providers, especially in relation to care for LGBT elders, (2) the “taboo” needs of care recipients including needs related to sexual intimacy; (3) the “myth” that surrogate decision-making and guardianship protects older adults; and (4) the Medicaid program’s hidden penalties for those who employ family members as care providers.
Speaker: Alexander A Boni-Saenz, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Moderator: Roberta K. Flowers, Stetson University College of Law
Speaker: Kristin B. Glen, City University of New York School of Law
Speaker: Nancy J. Knauer, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
Speaker: Nina A. Kohn, Syracuse University College of Law
Thursday (Jan. 7) – 3:30 to 4:45P
Hilton, Nassau West, 2nd Floor
Law, Medicine and Health Care
Works-In-Progress for New Law School Teachers
Contracting for Results in Health Care?
Wendy Netter Epstein
Tackling the Social Determinants of Health: A Central Role for Providers
Jessica Mantel
Elizabeth Y.

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