June 22, 2017
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40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference Wrap-Up


The Health Law Professor Conference was just a little over a week ago, and we are still riding high from the positive feedback.  And we are already looking ahead to the summer and beyond.  Before we look too far ahead, I would like to reflect on a great conference and point out some of the highlights. 

This year, the prestigious ASLME Jay Healey Teaching Award was given to the one and only Professor Peter Jacobson.  In his acceptance speech, Jacobson admitted to being “a terrible law student.”  He continued to tell the room full of professors that they should be careful not to overlook any students because you never know who you are going to reach.  A powerful and memorable thought from Prof. Jacobson.  Congratulations to this year’s winner: Professor Jacobson!

The evening reception at the Center for Civil and Human Rights was certainly a highlight.  Attendees took over the whole museum for the night.  Attendees toured chronologically through the civil rights movement.  For me personally, I participated in the “lunch counter simulation” and will not forget the experience any time soon. 

Thank you to the Georgia State University College of Law and their whole team.  As this year’s host, they worked very hard to welcome attendees to Atlanta, to make sure everything ran smoothly, and to put together an inclusive and comprehensive agenda.  Oh, I must mention, they also provided the best restaurant recommendations!  Great job, GSU! 

A special thank you goes out to Dr. Camara Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., the past president of the American Public Health Association, that gave a thought provoking Keynote address entitled, "Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism."  

Thank you to our conference attendees!  We hope to see you all in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2018.

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