The Wisconsin International Law Journal's 26th Annual Symposium

The Wisconsin International Law Journal's 26th Annual Symposium Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: US-EU Dialogue March 7, 2008 8:30 am-5:45 pm UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center - Room 1335 750 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53705 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are proud to announce that the 2007-2008 Wisconsin International Law Journal's Symposium entitled "Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: US-EU Dialogue" will be held at the University of Wisconsin on Friday, March 7, 2008 in the Health Sciences Learning Center. Twelve internationally renowned speakers from around the world will present papers addressing the legal and policy implications of cross-border health care. Speakers and Topics Include: Regulation of International Health Care (Harold J. Bressler, General Legal Counsel, Joint Commission International) The Converging International Standards in Health Care: How the Convergence of Standards is Facilitating Cross-Border Health Care (Nathan Cortez, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law) Mapping the Discursive Space for Active Euro-biocitizenship in Health Care: Law, Strategies and Opportunities (Dr. Mark L. Flear, Lecturer in Law and Library Officer, Queen's University Belfast) How will we know when we have an EU health policy? (Scott L. Greer, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health) Financing National Health Care in a Trans-national Environment - the Impact of the EC Internal Market (Vassilis Hatzopoulos, Assistant Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace (Greece), Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium), Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Athens Bar) A Comparison Between Public Health Insurance Programs and the Regulation of Private Health Insurance in the US, Mexico and Canada: Can These Systems Be Integrated or Harmonized to Facilitate Further Economic Integration- Could the European Union Serve as a Model for North America? (Eleanor D. Kinney, JD, MPH, Hall Render Professor of Law and Co-Director, William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis) The Global Market for Health Care Economics and Regulation (Thomas R. McLean, MD, MS, JD, FACS, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, the UMKC School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery University of Kansas; Attending Surgeon at the Truman Medical Center, Kansas City Mo.; and Eisenhower VAMC, Leavenworth, Kansas; Regional Medical Consultant, Social Security Administration, Kansas City, Mo. Analyst, Third Millennium Consultants, LLC.) Cross-Border Health Care Rights, The European Court of Justice and Social Citizenship - The Accidental Death of a Concept? (Christopher Newdick, Professor of Health Law, University of Reading (England)) Medical Tourism In Lesser Developed Countries: Diverting Doctors or Increasing Investment? (Frank Pasquale, Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School) Pandemic Planning: The Impact on Business and the Impact on the Delivery of Health Care (Diane J. Romza-Kutz, member of Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.) The Construction of Healthier Europe: Lessons and Questions for EU Governance from the Fight Against Cancer (Louise G. Trubek, Clinical Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, Center for World Affairs & the Global Economy (WAGE) Co-Contributors: Mark Nance, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield School of Law (England)) The Impact of Recent Developments in EU law on the National Health Care Systems of the Member States of the EU (Johan van de Gronden, Professor of European Law at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)) Because of the importance of the topics and the distinction of the speakers, it promises to be an important event. The event is free and open to the public. To register e-mail by February 29, 2008. For more information please visit the Symposium web-site at The web-site is frequently being updated with additional information. Continuing Legal Education Credits for Wisconsin Attorneys Pending. Sponsors: Global Legal Studies Center European Union Center of Excellence Center for European Studies UW School of Medicine and Public Health Health Law Section-Wisconsin State Bar Center for World Affairs & the Global Economy (WAGE) Global Studies East Asian Legal Studies Center Academy Health-Student Chapter Other Sponsors Pending

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