In This Issue
Friday,  March 6, 2015

King v. Burwell and the Future of the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 

This Term, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Affordable Care Act permits the government to extend tax-credit subsidies to citizens of states that have chosen not to establish their own insurance exchange. If the Court rules that these subsidies are not permitted under the law, the fallout will be extensive and possibly devastating to state insurance markets, and countless local, state, and federal actors will have to decide how to move forward.  This event will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of law, public health, and economics to evaluate the oral argument in the case and consider how the Court is likely to rule before exploring the likely impacts of a decision against the government and finally beginning to build groundwork for politically-viable fixes at all levels of public and private involvement.

An agenda is now available on our website. Register online!
Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Petrie-Flom Center, January 30, 2015

The Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium featured leading experts discussing major developments during 2014 and what to watch out for in 2015. The discussion at this day long event covered hot topics in such areas as health insurance, health care systems, public health, innovation, and other issues facing clinicians and patients.


Visit our website for links to blog posts at Health Affairs by many of our speakers and videos.

News & Scholarship from Petrie-Flom Associates
By Gabrielle M. Williams
Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2015
VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: A "Natural" Experiment: Consumer Confusion and  Food Claims, a lecture by Efthimios Parasidis
Petrie-Flom Center, January 29, 2015

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: Outbreak: Developing New Medical Products for Epidemics, A lecture by Peter Hutt
Petrie-Flom Center, January 15, 2015
Opening shots fired in Obamacare Supreme Court battle
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew Lawrence (Academic Fellow)
The Washington Times, March 3, 2015

Stephanie Vozza, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)
Fast Company, March 3, 2015

Edited by I. Glenn Cohen, Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal
Social Science Research Network, February 27, 2015
Hospital-Based Active Shooter Incidents: Sanctuary Under Fire
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS; Hans Gao, BA; I. Glenn Cohen, JD
JAMA, February 26, 2015
Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
Neuroscience in court: The painful truth
Sara Reardon, quoting Amanda Pustilnik (Senior Fellow)
Nature, February 25, 2015

Einer elhauge Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge Cited in SCOTUS Decision
Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director)
Petrie-Flom, February 25, 2015
From the Blog
  Recent posts from Bill of Health! 

Health insurance, health care reform/finance:

Reproductive Health/Rights:

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Petrie-Flom Events

Check out our website for a more complete listing of events scheduled for 2015. Remember, you can find materials from many of our events, including slide presentations and full event videos, online in our events archive.

Pound Hall, Room 102
Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2012
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

March 18 - 20, 2015 

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Registration is now free!  A full agenda will be available soon on our website.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 

A working agenda is now available on our website
Health Law Policy & Bioethics Workshops
Upcoming presenters for the  Health Law Policy and Bioethics Workshops  include:

March 9:  Nadia A. Sawicki, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

March 23: Liran Einav, Department of Economics, Stanford University


March 30: Abbe Gluck, Yale Law School

April 6: Thomas L. GreaneySt. Louis University School of Law 

April 13: Rachel Sachs, Petrie-Flom Center Academic Fellow

Papers will be posted to our website one week in advance. A full list of the workshop schedule is available on our website.

All meetings will run from 5:00 to 7:00pm in Griswold Hall Room 110, 1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Outside Events

March 17, 2015

Hosted by The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall Law School

March 19, 2015

Boston University Medical Campus, Bakst Auditorium

March 25, 2015
Hamline University, Anderson Center Room 112 and Live Webcast
May 20 - 22, 2015
Hosted by The Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College & Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Other Harvard Events

March 9, 2015

Countway Library, Harvard Medical School

March 12, 2015

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School

March 23 - 24, 2015

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School

May 1 - 2, 2015

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School

Opportunities at Harvard
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, Harvard University
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Other Opportunities
All opportunities are posted once in our newsletter. For the full posting and for other available positions, please visit our website.
The APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government
American Public Health Association
Application Deadline: March 9, 2015
The Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Application Deadline: April 14, 2015, 5:00 PM

Hamline University School of Law
Application Deadline: Open until filled.