2010 Symposium on Health Disparities Welcomes Internationally Recognized Public Health & Health Law Experts
DC City Councilmember David Catania will deliver keynote address
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2010 – American University Washington College of Law will host the “2010 Symposium on Health Disparities” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.
The symposium includes panel discussions with experts in public health, civil rights, health law, disability law, international law, and other pertinent areas. Panels will tackle racial disparities, federal and state perspectives, health disparities for the aging and disabled, and international health disparities.
The program’s keynote speaker is David Catania, DC City Councilmember and prominent local voice on matters of health care access and affordability.
The symposium is presented by Health Law and Policy, Program on Law and Government, the Health Law and Policy Brief, the Health Law and Justice Initiative, and the Latino/a Law Students Association.
When: February 17, 2010
9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Where: American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, Room 603
9:00 am Registration
9:30 am Opening remarks
Corrine Parver - Practitioner-in-Residence and Executive Director, Health Law Project, LLM Program on Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law;
Kathryn Coniglio - Health Law and Justice Initiative;
Jocelyn Moore - Health Law and Policy Brief
9:45 am Racial Disparities
Mara Youdelman; National Health Law Program
Leonard Rubenstein, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Julia Pierce, HHS Public Health Division, Indian Health Services
Gina Wood, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Federal and State Perspectives
Ken Johnson - HHS Office of Civil Rights
Carlessia Hussein - Maryland Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Hilary Frierson Keeley - HHS Public Health Division, Indian Health Services
12:00 pm Keynote address: Councilman David Catania - Council of the District of Columbia
1:45 pm Aging and Disability Disparities
Moderator: Professor Bob Dinerstein - American University Washington College of Law
Ahaviah Glaser - AARP, and Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law;
Daniela Kraiem - Associate Director, Women and the Law Program, American University Washington College of Law
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm International Disparities:
Javier Vazquez - Human Rights Law Advisor, WHO-PAHO
Professor Margaret Farrell - American University Washington College of Law
Mark Green - Malaria No More
Sean Flynn - Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Professorial Lecturer in Residence