Baldy Center Symposium

Some of you near the U.S. border with Ontario may be interested in a symposium to be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB):

Friday, November 17, 2006
Center for the Arts Screening Room, University at Buffalo

Open to all – of interest to academics, graduate students, and practitioners, as well as public health officials, health law attorneys, hospital and corporate risk managers, and law enforcement personnel.

The Baldy Center invites you to a day-long public symposium. The program will examine aspects of legal preparedness in anticipation of community emergencies caused by a natural disaster, an act of terrorism, or the sudden outbreak of infectious disease, and will discuss the legal challenges inherent in international collaborations needed to respond to such emergencies.

Key among the many factors essential to an effective response is legal preparedness, including a clear and fundamental understanding of basic public health law, clarity about the broader legal obligations and constraints that will govern in the event of a community crisis, and recognition of the complex ethical challenges that inevitably will emerge.

Speakers include key public health attorneys and officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Canadian government.

Registration required – $30 includes coffee breaks, lunch, and reception.

We have extended the registration deadline until Friday, November 10th (not November 8th as stated on the Web site)

CME and CLE credits available

Full program and registration details available at:

Those of use who can’t attend will likely find some of the papers at the Baldy Center’s Events Archive in the near future.

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