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Past Symposia

Telehealth: Transforming the Healthcare Delivery Landscape

March 9, 2017
At the forefront of the health care sector, medical practitioners are using technological advances to remotely deliver healthcare services to patients. This practice, known as telehealth, opens a new avenue that can potentially transform the healthcare delivery landscape. According to academics and commentators, telehealth may soon dramatically transform health care practices. If implemented correctly, modern digital technologies can reduce costs, expand accessibility, and increase quality of healthcare. Telehealth, however, can also introduce significant risks to providers and consumers. The 2016-2017 edition of the Annual Michael and Mary Jaharis Health Law Institute Symposium will focus on exploring the legal, ethical, and regulatory implications of health care providers’ uses of telehealth. Over the course of the program, legal and medical experts will discuss the top current issues and preview the challenges that lie ahead.

Symposium Speakers

Panel I: Contemporary Implementation Issues & Forthcoming Regulations

  • Dr. Daniel Johnson, M.D., University of Chicago
  • Nancy Kaszak, Illinois Telehealth Initiative at Partnership for a Connected Illinois
  • Lisa Mazur, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Laura Messineo, Presence Health

Telehealth Panel: Intellectual Property Valuation for Growth & Funding

  • Scott Weingust, Stout Risius Ross Global Financial Advisory Services

Panel II: Intellectual Property Considerations in Telehealth

  • Dr. Kevin Noonan, Ph.D., McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Howard B. Rockman, Howard B. Rockman PC

Panel III: Ethics in the Field of Telehealth

  • Professor Lori B. Andrews, Chicago-Kent College of Law - ITT
  • Anthony H. Chloe, Polsinelli
  • Dr. Jeremy Young, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

The New Frontier of Health Innovation: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape

March 15, 2016

DePaul's Journal of Health Care Law, the Jaharis Health Law Institute along with the Center for Intellectual Property (CIPLIT©), Law, and Technology, and the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property welcome students, faculty, and practitioners to attend their annual Spring Symposium. At the forefront of the health care sector, medical practitioners, technological savants, and other professionals are working together to use technological advances to improve upon traditional practices. Their work has already had revolutionary effects in certain areas of medicine and many believe that we are only at the tip of the iceberg. However in order to succeed, health care innovators must navigate through an increasingly complex set of statutory and administrative rules. The Spring Symposium will feature the insights of individuals who overcame these hurdles and the legal practitioners that aided their efforts.

Symposium Videos

Part I

  • Panel 1: The Impact of Gender and Sex on Innovation and Health Technology
  • Panel 2: Protecting Information in the Face of Innovation: Precision Medicine and Population Health Research in Health Systems

Part II

  • Panel 3: An Attorney’s Perspective: The Legal and Regulatory Considerations
  • Ethics Panel: Thinking about Ethics, Healthcare Technology, and the Law

Designer Genes: The Cost of Genetic Information

March 3, 2015
The Jaharis Health Law Institute and DePaul's Journal of Health Care Law, in conjunction with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science hosted its Annual Health Law Symposium that focused on the discussion surrounding the governmental and private collection of genetic material and information and the legal implications regarding such. In evaluating the topic from a legal standpoint, discussions facilitated concerning informed consent laws, their consequences, and the evolving precedents surrounding this engaging legal issue.

Symposium Videos
  • Panel I: What’s In Your Genes: The Science Behind it All
  • Panel II: Genes for Any Occasion: The Current Implications of Collecting Genetic Information
  • Panel III: Putting Your Genes First: Insuring the Future of Clinical Innovation
  • Ethics Presentation: Thinking About Ethics, Physicians & the Law

The Changing Landscape of Pharmaceutical Law & Business

March 14, 2014
Presented by the Jaharis Health Law Institute and DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, the symposium explored the changing landscape of pharmaceutical law & business. The symposium included a combination of keynote addresses and panel discussions on the current problems in the pharmaceutical business, what the pharma field is doing to remedy these issues, and the role of attorneys and business professionals in this new approach. The symposium covered all aspects of the past, present, and future of pharmaceutical development.

Symposium Videos
  • Panel I: How We Got Here: The Past 20 Years of Pharmaceutical Development
  • Panel II: Where We Are Today: The Current State of Pharmaceutical
  • Panel III: What Tomorrow Holds: The Future Landscape of Pharmaceutical Development
  • Ethics Presentation: Thinking About Ethics, Physicians & Industry

Crime & the Mentally Ill: New Directions for the Law

April 12, 2013
Presented by DePaul's Jaharis Health Law Institute and Journal of Health Care Law, the 2013 Symposium, Crime & the Mentally Ill: New Directions for the Law, explored a broad range of legal issues related to people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system. Expert lecturers and panelists discussed mental health issues in the criminal justice system with a particular focus on legal and policy considerations and they also highlighted different resources and other recent initiatives that have been implemented in Cook County, Illinois.

Religion and Family Planning under the U.S. Constitution

April 19, 2012
The 2012 symposium, Religion and Family Planning under the U.S. Constitution, explored and debated the constitutional questions implicated by federal legislation in support of family planning, contraception, and abortion programs. The event featured a panel of representatives from a wide range of religions that presented their particular doctrines on various reproductive issues. In addition to the panel, there was a debate that discussed constitutional issues related to repro whether Freedom of Religion or women's right of access to reproductive care should prevail at the points where they conflict.

Social Media and Healthcare: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

April 6, 2011
The 2012 symposium presented by the Health Law Institute and ABA Special Committee on Bioethics & the Law brought together a panel of academic, health, and legal experts to address the use of social media by health care providers, patients and health care delivery systems. Social Media and Healthcare: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly offered attendees a chance to explore topics including rights and legal issues related to the changing media environment. ​