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O’Neill Institute Inaugural Colloquium, Fall 2008

National and Global Health Law, LAWG/J-593-08
Hotung Building, Room 2001
Georgetown University Law Center

About the Colloquium

"National and Global Health Law" is the inaugural health law colloquium sponsored by Georgetown University's O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

The goal of this colloquium is to engage leading thinkers and students in an enriching dialogue surrounding critical health law issues. National and international scholars, practitioners and policymakers will explore contemporary health law issues with top students interested in health law from schools throughout the University.

Colloquium sessions will also be open to Georgetown University faculty members and interested members of the public.

The course will be jointly taught by Professors Lawrence O. Gostin and John Monahan. One of them, or another member of the O’Neill Institute faculty, will serve as the moderator for each session—during which experts, faculty and students will explore and analyze the issues selected for consideration. The exact format for each session will depend upon the issue and speaker, and may range from a presentation of a cutting-edge paper or an interview to participation in a debate or a structured dialogue. This course will cover diverse topics such as the 2008 presidential campaign, global health governance, intellectual property's relation to health, and many others. Students should be prepared to comment, probe, and ask incisive questions during these intensive discussions.

Colloquia intentionally blur the lines between students, faculty and outside experts — as all engage in the exploration of research and information through in-depth discussions, analyses, and writing on selected topics in health law. Moreover, inclusion of multiple academic disciplines and distinguished practitioners promises to deepen the quality of the learning experience. This class will also emphasize research and writing, particularly for those choosing 3 credits. We will devote considerable time to the research and writing process. We will particularly concentrate on the idea of stating, developing, and defending a thesis as part of a scholarly project.

Colloquium Events (Reverse Chronological Order)

Click on the links in each event to view a webcast of the event.


Personalized Medicine Personalized Medicine (2:04:36)
November 25, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Dr. Julie A. DeLoia (Georgetown NHS) and Dr. Kevin T. FitzGerald (Lombardi Cancer Center). Event Details »


Public Health and Chronic Disease Public Health and Chronic Disease (4:17:31)
November 18, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring an all-Georgetown Law panel: Professor M. Gregg Bloche, Professor Angela Campbell and Dean Wendy Collins Perdue. Event Details »


Global Health Workforce Issues Global Health Workforce Issues (2:14:33)
November 11, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan (George Washington University); Dr. Patricia Pittman (AcademyHealth); Dr. Pascal Zurn (World Health Organization); Professor Kathryn Leonhardy (Georgetown NHS); Ms. Peggy Clark (Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative); and Ms. Paula O'Brien (O’Neill Institute). Event Details »


Now What? Legal Solutions in Health Reform Now What? Legal Solutions in Health Reform (1:13:55)
November 5, 2008 1:00 p.m.
Featuring Professor Tim Westmoreland (Georgetown Law), Professor Jacqueline Scott (Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Harrison Institute, Georgetown Law), Sheila P. Burke (O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visitor) and Jack Ebeler (O’Neill Institute Distinguished Visitor). Event Details »


Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, PEPFAR Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, PEPFAR (2:08:44)
October 28, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will address current and emerging issues related to President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He will present a historical framework for PEPFAR and discuss the implications of its recent re-authorization. This event is sponsored by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Event Details »


Panel Discussion on International Health Assistance Panel Discussion on International Health Assistance (2:03:04)
October 21, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Ruth Levine, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Professor Bernhard Liese, and Professor Rudy Von Puymbroeck. The panelists will discuss and debate current and emerging issues associated with donor funding for health programs in low-income countries. Event Details »


Health Lawyers Panel Health Lawyers Panel (1:56:43)
October 7, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Jonathan Berger (Senior Researcher and Head of Policy and Research, AIDS Law Project in South Africa), Darrel Grinstead (Of Counsel, Hogan & Hartson), Linda Horton (Partner, Hogan & Hartson), Rachel Sher (Health Counsel to Representative Henry Waxman), Professor David C. Vladeck (Georgetown Law). Event Details »


Intellectual Property Issues for Follow-On Biologics Intellectual Property Issues for Follow-On Biologics (2:08:56)
September 30, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Professor John R. Thomas (Georgetown Law) and Hans Sauer (BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organization). Event Details »


Preemption and the FDA Preemption and the FDA (2:08:30)
September 16, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Professor David C. Vladeck (Georgetown Law) and Robert Weiner (Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP). Event Details »


Global Health and Infectious Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities Global Health and Infectious Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities (1:57:23)
September 9, 2008 3:30 p.m.
Featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases). Event Details »

Colloquium Lectures: Highlights