The University of Memphis
Institute for Health Law & Policy
4th Annual Symposium


Friday, March 31, 2017 — 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5.5 hours CLE & CME credit available

Policy summary documents:

Morning Panel

Afternoon Panel

Our new administration seeks substantial changes to the nation's healthcare system, but what will that change ultimately look like? Congressional leadership recently revealed its initial proposed replacement, The American Health Care Act. How will this proposal or other replacement options affect all levels of the healthcare system?

This bi-partisan symposium will strive to give an overview of the accomplishments and challenges of the Affordable Care Act, an update on its status, and a brief summary of "repeal and replace" options, including The American Health Care Act. Local and national experts will discuss what the push to "repeal and replace" means for our local community, and what these leaders from various key perspectives consider critical elements to any efforts to amend or replace current law.
Join us as we seek to move from a reactive posture to proactively crafting an agenda for reform that seeks to ensure continued access to affordable, quality care in our community while balancing various approaches.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Memphis Bar Association Health Law Section will host a happy hour immediately following the Symposium. Attorneys seeking CLE credit, physicians seeking CME credit, and participants who do not need any continuing education credit should register using the link below. The cost of attendance is based on what credit is needed. All U of M faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend free of charge, but should also register using the link below.

Friday, March 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Wade Auditorium
1 North Front Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

5.5 hours CLE & CME Credit available. To register for either, please click below.


For a full agenda of the day's activities, please click here.

Additional information regarding CME can be found here.

**This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. **

Spring 2016 Symposium

  • An ACE in the Hand of Policy Reform; Loading the Deck for a Trauma-informed Juvenile Justice System
  • Featuring presentations by:
    • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mark Soler, Executive Director, Center for Children's Law and Policy, Washington, D.C.
    • Stephen Bush, Shelby County Public Defender
    • Chris Peck, State Coordinator, Tennessee ACE Project
    • The Hon. Dan Michael, Chief Shelby County Juvenile Court Magistrate
    • Sen. Mark Norris, State of Tennessee Senate Majority Leader
    • Altha J. Stewart, MD, Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Spring 2015 Symposium

  • Building Blocks for a Healthier Community
  • Featuring presentations by:
    • Sharon Z. Roerty, MCRP - Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • Marice Ashe, JD, MPH - Founder and CEO of ChangeLab Solutions
    • Elizabeth Tobin-Taylor, JD, MA - Assistant professor of family medicine, Alpert Medical School and Assistant Professor of health services, policy and practice, Brown University School of Public Health
  • To see a video of the entire symposium, visit our YouTube page by clicking here.

Spring 2014 Symposium

  • Race, Research, and Rights: The Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Studies
  • Special guests – Fred Gray And James Jones
  • The Spring 2014 Health Law Symposium featured events at the newly re-opened National Civil Rights Museum, as well as a day-long symposium featuring presentations and panels from leading experts on the Tuskegee studies and topics ranging from public health to medical ethics.
  • To see photos from the event, click here.
  • To view a comprehensive video playlist of the day's activities, visit our YouTube page HERE.