Health Law Section Fall Meeting Part 1: Ethical Issues And Legal Reform In The New COVID-19 Healthcare Environment (Webinar)
Join us for a two-part series on Ethical Issues and Legal Reform in the New COVID-19 Healthcare Environment.
Part 1: Spotlight on Legal and Ethical Issues and the Disparities in Health Care:
Speakers will discuss the legal and ethical issues brought to light during the human rights and public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Issues to be addressed include the balance between the ethical mandates and potential legal consequences of health care providers’ decision-making while operating in an environment when patient needs far exceeded available human and medical resources; the role of immunity afforded during such circumstances; and the disparities illuminated within our existing health care delivery system.
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- October 23, 2020
- 8:45 AM
- 1:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
October 23, 2020
8:45-9:05 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
Karen Gallinari, Esq., NYS Bar Association Health Law Section Chair and Adjunct Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
Anoush Koroghlian-Scott, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
Linda Clark, Barclay Damon LLP
9:05-10:05 a.m. - Keynote Address on COVID-19
Dr. Joseph Fins will present keynote remarks addressing the entanglements of COVID-19, clinical ethics, and public policy, and explore the challenges presented by triage, resuscitation, disabilities, and disparities from the trenches.
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P., Weill Cornell Medical College and Yale Law School
Moderator: Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq., Ph.D., MPH, Fordham University GHIMC
(1.0 Professional Practice)
10:05-10:55 a.m. – Scarcity and Medical Futility Decisions Under Crisis Standards – Role of Immunity and Waivers Beyond the Pandemic
Medical practitioners across New York State and beyond faced difficult decisions as COVID-19 cases increased. As the crisis passes and the long-term work continues, questions about the results of those decisions emerge. This panel will discuss ethics and the role of the law in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Moderator: Brendan S. Parent, Esq., NYU School of Medicine
Alan J. Brudner, Esq., Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Robert N. Swidler, Esq., St. Peter's Health Partners
10:55-11:10 a.m. - Break
11:10-12:55 p.m. - Disparities in Healthcare
The pandemic crisis has highlighted both the strengths and weaknesses of healthcare systems worldwide. In this segment, experts will discuss some of the struggles of diverse people groups dealing with COVID-19 and how the law can be utilized for their benefit.
Moderator: T. Andrew Brown, Esq., Brown Hutchinson LLP
Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, Hunter College, CUNY; President State Society on Aging of New York
Geoffrey Kagan-Trenchard, Esq, Geoffrey Kagan-Trenchard, Esq
Violet E. Samuels, Esq., Samuels & Associates, PC
Shelia Shea, Esq., Mental Hygiene Legal Service
(1.0 Professional Practice and 1.0 Diversity)
- Karen Gallinari, Esq., Section Chair, NYS Bar Association Health Law Section Chair and Adjunct Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
- Anoush Koroghlian-Scott, Esq., Program Chair, Jackson Lewis P.C.
- Linda Clark, Program Chair, Barclay Damon LLP
- Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq., PhD, MPH, Moderator, Fordham University GHIMC
- Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P., Speaker, Weill Cornell Medical College and Yale Law School
- Brendan S. Parent, Esq., Moderator, NYU School of Medicine
- Alan J. Brudner, Esq., Speaker, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
- Robert N. Swidler, Esq., Speaker, St. Peter's Health Partners
- T. Andrew Brown, Esq., Moderator, Brown Hutchinson LLP
- Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Speaker, Christian Gonzalez-Rivera Household
- Geoffrey Kagan-Trenchard, Esq, Speaker, Geoffrey Kagan-Trenchard, Esq
- Violet E. Samuels, Esq., Speaker, Samuels & Associates, PC
- Shelia Shea, Esq., Speaker, Mental Hygiene Legal Service
- Health Law Section