Conference – Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions
Infectious diseases were once relegated to the dustbin of history, but today emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten health and health care systems in every country. Recent events, such as the measles outbreak in the United States, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and litigation over a compounding pharmacy’s liability in the spread of fungal meningitis, highlight the legal, medical, and bioethical challenges posed by infectious diseases. This symposium will explore the interdisciplinary considerations and obstacles raised by these and similar developments. Panels will discuss ways to encourage development of infectious disease treatments, lessons learned from the recent H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks, the legal and moral implications of mandatory vaccination, infectious disease control within the U.S. healthcare system, and the tension between individual freedom and state control during an outbreak. Learn more and RSVP (required).
Saturday January 30, 2016, 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
Sumner M. Redstone Building
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215