The Belmont Law Review held a symposium titled “Health Care in the Balance: Weighing Competing Interests in Health Care Law” on Fri., Oct. 17. The Law Review staff assembled a strong lineup of presenters featuring the following special guests:
- Lorri Unumb, a former law professor who is now the vice president of state government affairs at Autism Speaks, presented on “Legislating Autism Coverage: The Conservative Insurance Mandate.”
- Professor John D. Blum, who holds the John J. Waldron Research Professor Chair at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, addressed “Compelling Interests, Hobby Lobby and Population Health.”
- Congressman Jim Cooper, the United States Representative for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional district, offered a health care policy focused address.
- Belmont Professor Amy Moore explored “The Due Process Conundrum: Using Matthews v. Eldridge as a Standard for Private Hospitals under the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act.”
- Gary Montle, an attorney with the law firm of Waddey Patterson, presented “Our Patent System and Healthcare Information Technology: Valuable Incentive or Impediment to Innovation?”
- Professor Joshua Perry of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business discussed “For Patients and Profits: The Business of Dialysis & the Necessity of Ethical Astuteness.”
Members of the bench and bar were invited to the event, and the Law Review provided lunch and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit to attendees.