The American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics and American University Washington College of Law invite you to join us in Washington, D.C. for "Next Steps in Health Reform 2017".

Oct. 26-28 at the American University Washington College of Law Tenley Campus.

Join leading health law, policy, and economics experts from across the country to discuss the dynamic health care landscape, including:

  • Health care delivery and payment reform, including value-based purchasing, transparency, and drug pricing;

  • Private insurance regulation, including coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions, tax credits, and essential health benefits;

  • The future of Medicaid and CHIP, including financing and eligibility reform and the evolving federal-state relationship;

  • Responses by states and communities to the changing federal role in health care.

The conference will feature addresses by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, American University and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Representative Henry Waxman, and Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross.



(current as of 8/9/2017)
**Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change**

Thursday, October 26
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Session
1:45-3:00 pm Plenary Roundtable: Recent Developments in Health Reform
3:30-5:00 pm Concurrent Session 1
    Session 1A: Health Care Delivery and Payment Reform: Global Payment and Measurement
    Session 1B: The Future of Medicaid and CHIP: Competing Priorities
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Reception
Friday, October 27
9:00-10:30 am Concurrent Session 2
    Session 2A: Private Insurance: Subsidies, Risk Adjustment, and Adverse Selection
    Session 2B: Health Reform: Implications for Health Equity
10:45-11:30 am "The Future of Health Reform" Sylvia Matthews Burwell, American University President
11:30am-12:15 pm "Getting Health Care Right" Daniel J. Hilferty, President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Session: "The Future of the Pharmaceutical Marketplace" Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Aaron S. Kesselheim, Harvard Medical School
2:00-3:30 pm Concurrent Session 3
    Session 3A: Regulating the Nongroup Market: Preexisting Conditions, Health-Status Underwriting, and Essential Health Benefits
    Session 3B: Health Reform: Implications for Hospitals
3:45-5:15 pm Concurrent Session 4
    Session 4A: Health Care Payment and Delivery Reform: Transparency and Competition
    Session 4B: Medicaid Waivers and Litigation
Saturday, October 28
9:00-10:30 am Concurrent Session 5
    Session 5A: Medicaid Cost Concerns: Per Capita Caps, Block Grants, and Managed Care
    Session 5B: Comparing the U.S. and Canadian Health Systems: Fact vs. Fiction Roundtable
10:45am-12:15 pm Concurrent Session 6
    Session 6A: Health Care Delivery and Payment Reform: Value-Based Purchasing, Care Coordination and Provider Incentives
    Session 6B: Health Care Reform: Implications for Public Health
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Session

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Confirmed speakers

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, American University and former Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Daniel J. Hilferty, President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross
  • Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Waxman Strategies
  • Joseph R. Antos, Resident Scholar and Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute
  • Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, former Director, Office of Health Insurance Exchanges, US Dep’t of Health and Human Services
  • Clifford E. Barnes, Member, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Arlene S. Bierman, Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Adalsteinn Brown, Chair of Public Health Policy and Interim Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Caroline M. Brown, Partner, Covington and Burling
  • Erin Fuse Brown, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University
  • Zack Buck, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Maureen Byrnes, Lead Research Scientist, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • David Cade, CEO, American Health Lawyers Association, former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Brietta R. Clark, Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor of Law, and J. Rex Dibble Fellow, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Nathan Cortez, Associate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
  • Capri S. Cafaro, Executive in Residence, American University School of Public Affairs
  • Mary Crossley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Leonardo Cuello, Health Policy Director, National Health Law Program
  • Sarah J. Dash, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy
  • Daniel E. Dawes, Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Principal Investigator, Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • John Delaney, Dean, American University Kogod School of Business
  • Wendy Netter Epstein, Associate Professor of Law, Director of The Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law
  • Beth Feldpush, Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, America’s Essential Hospitals
  • Jacqueline R. Fox, Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law, Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy
  • Thomas L. Greaney, Professor of Law, Emeritus, St. Louis Univ. School of Law, Visiting Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law
  • Edmund F. Haislmaier, Preston A. Wells, Jr. Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Allison K. Hoffman, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Heather Howard, Lecturer in Public Affairs and Director, Advancing Coverage in States, and State Health and Value Strategies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Nicole Huberfeld, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Ted Hutchinson, Executive Director, American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
  • John Jacobi, Dorothea Dix Professor of Health Law & Policy, Faculty Director of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University
  • Gary Jacobs, Executive Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at CareCentrix, Inc.
  • Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Professor Emeritus, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Jamie S. King, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy and Executive Editor, The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition, UC Hastings College of Law
  • Jeanne Lambrew, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy
  • Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University School of Law
  • Sheila Leiber, former Deputy Director of the Civil Division of the US Dept. of Justice
  • Peter Leibold, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Health, former Chief Executive Officer, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law, University of Georgia
  • Brendan S. Maher, Professor of Law, Director of the Insurance Law Center and Robert D. Paul Scholar, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Jessica Lind Mantel, Associate Professor of Law, Co-Director; Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center.
  • Gregory P. Marchildon, Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design and Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Dayna Bowen Matthew, Director, Health Law & Policy Program, Professor of Law, University of Colorado
  • Joel L. Michaels, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Taryn Morrissey, Associate Professor, American University School of Public Affairs
  • MaryBeth Musumeci, Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Camille Nelson, Dean and Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research Support, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • William B. Schultz, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder, former General Counsel for the Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Aditi P. Sen, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Lawrence E. Singer, Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean, Online Learning, and Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Elizabeth G. Taylor, Executive Director, National Health Law Program
  • Nicolas P. Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law, Executive Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Sidney D. Watson, Jane and Bruce Robert Professor, St. Louis University School of Law
  • Timothy Westmoreland, Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center, former Medicaid Director, Health Care Finance Administration
  • Lindsay F. Wiley, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Vicky Wilkins, Interim Dean, American University School of Public Affairs


Registration (not including CLE) is free, but required, for current ASLME members and American University students, alumni, faculty, and staff*

Students** $25
(Student conference registration includes complimentary 1-year membership in ASLME)

General public/CLE $275 (includes up to 5 CLE credits)

Exhibitor $375
(Exhibitor registration includes one full table measuring 2.5’ x 6’, draped with linens; conference registration for one attendee; 8 1/2” x 11” self-standing sign with organization name listed; and listing as exhibitor in the conference materials)

Come with Colleagues & Save: If 3 or more people register at the same time from the same institution, each registrant receives a $25 discount.

*Free registration for American University and ASLME members: proof of status required upon check-in. Free registration does not include CLE.

**Student Registration: available to full-time students with no previous doctoral-level degree. Proof of current student status required upon check-in. ASLME’s membership director will contact you to establish your ASLME account, which includes subscriptions to both the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Journal of Law and Medicine, as well as full access to the ASLME website (including back issues and other online content) and discounts for ASLME events.

Online Registration