Emerging Issues in Bioethics | The 2020 AJLM Symposium

Friday, January 24, 2020

Boston University School of Law, Room 103
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gavel with Stethoscope - Emerging Issues in Bioethics

The 2020 American Journal of Law and Medicine Symposium, Emerging Issues in Bioethics, will explore bioethical legal issues in new and developing areas of health care. As the methods utilized within the medical community to treat patients and administer care rapidly evolve, it is crucial that ethicists and legal professionals examine the ways in which bioethics and the law inform and react to these changes. The symposium will feature presentations on gene editing, DNA testing, biobanking, telehealth, opioid prescribing and treatment, artificial intelligence, and other important topics. Please join AJLM as we explore the bioethical and legal implications of developments in healthcare.

The AJLM Symposium will feature keynote speaker, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D., “Race, Diversity and Inclusion in the Era of Precision Medicine.” Please click here for her bio.

Symposium Itinerary

Speakers & Presenters

  • George AnnasWilliam Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor & Director, Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights; Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Law
  • Colleen Conboy | Law Student, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Rebecca DresserDaniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
  • Leah FowlerResearch Assistant Professor, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center.
  • Stephanie Morain | Assistant Professor, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Barry FurrowProfessor of Law and Director, Health Law Program, Drexel University Kline School of Law
  • Laura HoffmanAssistant Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Medha D. MakhloufAssistant Professor, Penn State University Dickinson Law
  • Jonathan H. MarksDirector of the Bioethics Program, Penn State University
  • Kate NicholsonCo-chair,  Chronic Pain/Opioids Task Force for the National Council on Independent Living; President, National Pain Advocacy Center
  • Deborah HellmanProfessor, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Tara SklarProfessor of Health Law, Director of the Health Law & Policy Program, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law