Global Health: Pandemics, Poverty, & Policy

When: March 11, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: University Club
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Global Health: Pandemics, Poverty, & Policy will explore a broad range of health issues that are pertinent on a local, national, but most emphatically global level. Using a multidisciplinary approach, expert panelists will discuss pandemics and poverty with a particular focus on legal and policy considerations. The issues will be discussed from the perspective of a range of stakeholders, including public health officials, health law practitioners, impoverished individuals and society at large. This Symposium is intended to mesh with DePaul's vital connection to the community, its support of diversity, and its pragmatism in bringing the few together to consider and seek resolution of the problems of many. To accomplish this goal, the Health Law Institute has partnered with other College of Law units including the Center for Public Interest Law and the Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck Family Law Center, as well as with DePaul’s Master of Public Health Program, University Ministry, and the DePaul Public Service Program. In addition, the Symposium will assemble practitioners from a broad range of public welfare disciplines, DePaul students and alumni, and policymakers and community advocates from around the country, to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to social justice in the context of local, national, and international responses to pandemics and to domestic and international poverty reflecting the global nature of public health in the 21st century.

Global Health: Pandemics, Poverty and Policy, and is intended to bring together diverse professionals and consumers to discuss the panoply of issues that must be factored in to developing comprehensive policy with regard to the global nature of health care and public health. The symposium will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago.


8:30 am   Welcome

Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Director, Health Law Institute DePaul University College of Law
9:15 am - 10:15am   Pandemics Panel

Scott Robert Filer, MPH, MBA
Health Research Institute/Pfeiffer Treatment Center

Erin D. Williams
Specialist in Public Health and Bioethics
Congressional Research Service
10:30 am - 12:00 pm   Poverty Panel

Michael W. Diamond
School of Public Service
DePaul University

Gary W. Harper, Ph.D., MPH
Department of Psychology
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Library of Congress

Jody Raphael
DePaul University
College of Law
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch/Keynote Address/Book Signing

George Annas
Boston University
School of Public Health
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Policy Panel

John Blum
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

Frederick M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Woodrow Wilson International Scholar

John Wilhelm
Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

Cost Structure:

Non-Alum with CLE ... $200.00
Non-Alum no CLE ... $150.00
Alum Registration ... $100.00
Lunch only ... $40.00
Students ... $00.00 -- please email with your full name, email address & institutions.
Depaul students are free but still must register. Limited scolarships are available to students from other institutions.

Offering 4.0 CLE

Family Law