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Second Annual Works in Progress Retreat

Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat


On February 9, 2018, Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy hosted its Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat.  The purpose of the retreat is to give area area health law scholars an opportunity to share their work and exchange ideas in a friendly, informal setting.  This year's retreat brought together two dozen new and seasoned health law scholars for an in-depth discussion of papers on the opioid crisis, informed consent, health insurance benefit design, federal jurisdiction over the human body, and perceptions of protection under anti-discrimination laws.

Discussion were held on the following papers:

Leo Beletsky (Northeastern): Expanding and Improving Substance Use Treatment to Respond to the Opioid Crisis: 21st Century Cures Act and its Street-Level Impact
Commentators: Christina Ho (Rutgers); John Jacobi (Seton Hall)

Ximena Benavides Reverditto (Yale) Opioids Overprescribing: A Social, Legal, and Political Analysis of Physicians’ Role in the Opiod Crisis
Commentators: Linda Fentiman (Pace); Gwendolyn Roberts Majette (Cleveland Marshall)

Myrisha Lewis (Howard): Halted Innovation: The Expansion of Federal Jurisdiction over the Human Body and Medical Practice 
Commentators: Gaia Bernstein (Seton Hall); Lewis Grossman (American)

Barbara Noah (Western New England): Rational Patient Apathy
Commentators: Marsha Garrison (Brooklyn); Robert S. Olick (SUNY Upstate)

Govind Persad (Johns Hopkins): Adequacy and Equality in Health Insurance Benefit Design
Commentators: Rob Field (Drexel); Jennifer Herbst (Quinnipiac)

Kristen Underhill (Columbia): Perceptions of Protection under Nondiscrimination Laws
Commentators: Craig Konnoth (Colorado); Brian Sheppard (Seton Hall)

See photos from the Second Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat here.