Spring has finally arrived in Boston! The Sox are back, things are starting to turn green, and spring means the Health Law Professors Conference is just around the corner. This is the time that I get really excited. Every year the conference moves to a new city which brings with it new adventures and possibilities. This year we will travel to Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, June 8-10. The GSU team is busy getting ready to host us all at their school in their city.
This year will be the 40th Annual Health Law Professor Conference. 40th Annual. 40 years! The number is impressive on its own. But what is special about this being the 40th one is that many of the original attendees of the first few conferences still attend every year. Their names still appear on the agenda. They are still sharing information – they are still building the health law specialty and this conference. The conference doesn’t just attract health law professors – it collects them and folds them into the group. What sets this conference apart from any other that I have helped plan is that the attendees are not only a community of professionals, but many have grown into a community of friends. This will be my 16th HLP conference and even though I got married and had two kids in that span of time, I haven’t missed one yet! I have special memories of each one. It is fun to look back on the past conferences and reminisce. Click here if you want to see the list of past Health Law Professors Conference locations. I like to look back and remember the different teams that hosted, but it is even more fun to look forward to seeing everyone year after year. I love catching up, seeing pictures of kids and grandkids, and chatting about life. If this is your first year attending, please introduce yourself – we want to meet you face to face.
Every year during the conference, we honor the legacy of the late Jay Healey by giving out an award in this name. ASLME is looking for your help to nominate a deserving colleague. The ASLME Jay Healey Teaching Award is an annual award given to a professor whose selection honors Jay's legacy through their passion for teaching health law, their mentoring of students and/or other faculty, and by their being an inspiration to colleagues and students. Please send nominations via email to email@example.com. The award will be presented during the Friday night reception.
This year the Friday night event will take place at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. We hope that everyone will leave the event feeling inspired – I have a feeling you will!
Click here to register for the conference. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!