Sponsorship of national continuing education conferences is one of ASLME's principal activities. We use our multidisciplinary approach to design groundbreaking conferences around the most critical legal and ethical issues in medicine today. Past conferences have included:
- Annual Health Law Professors Conference
- Organizational ethics and managed care
- Integrated delivery systems
- The Human Genome Project
- Effective pain management
- Ethical, clinical, and legal issues in health care for children
- Contemporary Challenges and Controversies for Nurses
- Legal and Ethical Issues for the Cognitively Impaired
- Prescription drug abuse
- Public health concerns
2013 Health Law Professors Conference:
June 06 - 08, 2013 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
For most conferences, ASLME offers attendees continuing medical and legal credits. To learn more about continuing education, contact our Conference Director at email@example.com.
To learn more about the topics in the current issue of the Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics, participate in our Webinar Series. Webinars are held 4-6 times a year, in conjunction with the release of each edition of JLME. These are great learning opportunities that connect you directly with experts in the fields of law, medicine, public health, and ethics. Members receive a special discounted rate; non-members are invited as well.
Who Should Attend:
Webinar: Medical Marijuana: Unanticipated Legal Consequences and the Lessons Learned
May 26th, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00pm EST
- Veda Collmer, J.D., Visiting Attorney Fellow, The Network for Public Health Law - Western Region
- Ann Hause, J.D., Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Kathleen Hoke, J.D., Director, The Network for Public Health Law - Eastern Region
- Clifford M. Rees, J.D., Practice Director, The Network for Public Health Law - Western Region
- John Wright, J.D., Assistant Attorney General, State of Michigan Office of Attorney General in the Licensing & Regulation Division
California legalized the use of medical marijuana over a decade ago, and since then 18 states and the District of Columbia have followed suit. State medical marijuana laws differ in the political processes for enactment (state legislature vs. ballot-initiative); statutory protections from criminal sanctions; and drug access (e.g., no legalized access, state regulated dispensaries, home cultivation, or access through designated caregivers). Public health officials are concerned with a variety of unanticipated legal and ethical consequences of the laws, including problems with operating statewide registry and licensing programs, unregulated marijuana dispensaries, lack of employment or disability protection for medical marijuana users, and inappropriate physician recommendations for medical marijuana use. Over time, states have developed new regulations, policies, and amended laws to resolve some problems. Other issues, such as lack of disability protection, cannot be resolved due conflicting federal drug laws, and remain serious barriers for patients.
This webinar will address implementation issues and unanticipated legal, ethical and public health problems with various state medical marijuana laws; provide insights and information about ways state public health officials and attorneys have addressed problems; and provide guidance for states considering medical marijuana legislation or states with existing laws that may be dealing with similar issues. Panelists for this webinar represent state governments and non-profit organizations that have experienced unanticipated public health consequences of legalizing marijuana.
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.
Each webinar is free and open to all interested parties.. Please complete the fields below to secure your spot. For additional information please contact ASLME at 617-262-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented in Partnership by:
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME)
Network for Public Health Law
Public Health Law Research Program