The 2023 National Vaccine Law Conference has been convened to continue our work of addressing the urgent need for an increased understanding in many sectors of the operations of different aspects of vaccine, vaccination, and immunization law.

If you are interested in serving as a speaker or panelist, please contact Brian Dean Abramson, at

Watch the keynote by Montrece Ransom

Speaking or presenting at the 2023 conference:

  • Brian Dean Abramson, author, Vaccine, Vaccination, & Immunization Law, Adjunct Professor of Vaccine Law, FIU College of Law
  • Michael R. Anderson, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Physician
  • Phyllis Arthur, MBA, Vice President for Infectious Diseases and Diagnostics Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Alexandra A. BhattiJD, MPH, Director of U.S. Vaccine Policy at Merck & Co. Inc
  • James M. Beck, Senior Life Sciences Policy Analyst, Reed Smith LLP
  • Susan G. Braden, Chief Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims (Ret.), Jurist-in-Residence, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Nicholas J. Diamond, Esq., Partner, Jackson Walker
  • Ronda B. Esaw, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (Ret.)
  • Patricia Finn, Esq., vaccine civil rights and vaccine injury attorney
  • Dr. Michelle FiscusChief Medical Officer, Assoc. of Immunization Managers, past Medical Director of the Tennessee Dep’t of Health
  • Sam Halabi, JD, MPhil, Senior Associate Vice-President for Health Policy and Ethics and Professor, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Clint Hermes, Esq., Counsel, Bass, Berry & Sims
  • Denise M. Hill, Associate Professor, Drake University, Chair of Public Administration
  • Richard Hughes IV, JD, MPH, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green; Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Fazal Khan, Professor of Law, University of Georgia
  • Brian J. Malkin, Partner, McDermott Will & Emory
  • Lewis Maltby, President, National Workrights Institute
  • Peter H. Meyers, Professor Emeritus, George Washington University Law School
  • Andrew Michaels, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Emily Michiko Morris, Professor of Law, The University of Akron School of Law
  • Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Kirk J. Nahra, Partner, WilmerHale, and adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law
  • Dr. René Najera, Senior Epidemiologist, Fairfax County Health Department, and Editor, History of Vaccines project
  • Dr. Richard Pan, Pediatrician, former member of the California State Senate
  • Roger L. Price, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP (Ret.), and author, When Judaism Meets Science
  • Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Kirill Reznik, Member, Maryland House of Delegates
  • John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Stacey Tovino, Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Richard Wilder, Esq., Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
  • Jerry Williamson, physician and Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Dr. Dean WinslowProfessor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • John D. Winter, Partner, Patterson Belknap
  • Chizoba Wonodi, Epidemiologist, leader of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Vaccine Access Center’s immunization support efforts in Nigeria
  • Y. Tony Yang, Professor of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Nursing

The preliminary 2023 speakers and schedule will be released this spring.



To view the 2022 conference schedule, please click HERE. 

To view the 2022 conference speakers, please click HERE.