Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

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.

Speaking or presenting at the 2023 conference:

Those currently speaking or presenting at the 2023 National Vaccine Law Conference include:

Author, Vaccine, Vaccination, & Immunization Law, Adjunct Professor of Vaccine Law, FIU College of Law

Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins University

Pediatric Critical Care Physician

Special Counsel to Genevant Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vice President for Infectious Diseases and Diagnostics Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization

ADVANCE Senior Scientific Advisor and Project Lead, HIV bnAbs

Executive Director of the Global Healthcare Innovation Alliances Accelerator (GHIAA) 

Principal Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Program Services Coordinator and Director of Rural Vaccine Confidence Initiative, National Rural Health Association

Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs, American Pharmacist Association

Director of U.S. Vaccine Policy at Merck & Co. Inc

Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Visiting Associate Professor, Friedman Fellow at the Family Justice Litigation Center, The George Washington University Law School

Partner and Coalition Manager, Adult Vaccine Access Coalition

Partner, Alston & Bird

Division Chief, District of Columbia Department of Public Health

Chief Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims (USCFC)

Associate, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Partner, Venable LLP

Clinical Coordinator of the School Nurse Program, Rutgers School of Nursing

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School

Chief Special Master, NVICP

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associates

American Immunization Registry Association

Chief Strategy Officer, Scientific Technologies Corporation; Owner, KL Crane Associates, Inc.

Director, State Health Policy, ASTHO

Senior Vice President, Primary Care and Subspecialty Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics

Partner, Jackson Walker

Owner and Principal Attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC 

US Public Health Engagement Lead, Sanofi

Labor and Employment Attorney

MSPH, Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer, Association of Immunization Managers

Chief Medical Officer, VaxCare, Past President, American Academy of Family Physicians

Chief Medical Officer, Association of Immunization Managers, Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors 

Professor, School of Law, University of South Carolina

Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University College of Medicine

Deputy Associate Administrator for Communications and Marketing, Government Services Administration

Director, The George Washington University Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic

Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH, MS

Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Division of Immunization Director, Virginia Department of Health

Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Cardinal Health

Senior Associate Vice-President for Health Policy and Ethics at Colorado State University, Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

State Senator, Virginia

NVLC Vice-Chair; Associate Professor, Drake University; Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, PLC

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor University, Author, “The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science – A Scientist’s Warning”

Deputy Director, Act for Public Health Initiative, Network for Public Health Law

Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

Managing Editor, Elsevier, Fellow, NIH

Senior Director, Healthcare Policy & Strategy at Walgreen Co.

President, Black Valley Films, Writer/Director/ Producer, Shot in the Arm

Director, Regulatory Affairs, NACHC

U.S. Public Health Service, Director, National Vaccine Program Division, Office of Infectious Disease & HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. HHS

State Senator, Maryland 

President and CEO, Main Sail Strategies

JD, MS, HCC, Attorney, Adheris Health, Patient Advocate,

Youth Vaccine Advocate, Director, Ace of Swords

Science Communication Lead, The COVID Tracking Collective, The Rockefeller Foundation COVID Tracker 

Associate General Counsel  Regulatory Law, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Senior Public Health Advisor, National Vaccine Program (NVP), Office of Infectious Disease Policy & HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary


Dean, Professor, The George Washington University Law School

Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center

Emily Michiko Morris, JD

Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, Akron Law School, University of Ohio

Director, Global Vaccines Policy Strategy and Partnerships at Merck 


Deputy Director for Operations, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, DARPA

Director, Public Health Initiatives, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Editor, History of Vaccines Project, Instructor 

David Nash, JD

Director, LEGAL ONE Foundation for Educational Administration

Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Senior Risk and Safety Consultant, Holmes Murphy

Former State Senator, California

Vice President, Pharmacy Services Development, Walgreen Co.

Deputy Director of the Constitutional and Specialized Torts Branch U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division

Ron Peppe, MA, JD

Executive Vice President, Shared Services, Canam Steel Corporation

CEO, Vaccinate Your Family

Director of Research and Operations, Center for Public Health Law Research, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

Director of Clinical Innovation, AHIP

Chief Counsel, FDA Office of Chief Counsel/HHS Office of General Counsel Food and Drug Division    

Julian Ritchey, MBA

Vice President, Head of Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy, US Vaccines, Sanofi 

Professor Emerita, Health Law and Policy, The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Professor of Law, Chair of Litigation, University of California Hastings College of the Law

Branch Chief, Vaccine Supply and Assurance, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training

Professor, College of Law Villanova University

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Director, U.S. Vaccine Public Policy, Merck & Co., Inc.

Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy at the University of Miami

Sr. Director of Medical Respite and Nursing Services, PathForward

Visiting Research Scientist, Vaccine Education Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, retired Captain, US Public Health Services

Senior Attorney, HHS Office of General Counsel, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response                    

Julissa Soto

Commissioner, Health Equity Commission for the Colorado Department of Public Health, CEO and Founder, Julissa Soto Latino Health Equity Consulting 

Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Professor, Georgetown Law

Senior Attorney, HHS Office of General Counsel, Centers for Disease Control & Response

Program Director, Arizona Partnership for Immunization

Professor Emeritus, Georgetown Law

Attorney and Senior Shareholder, Dentons Davis Brown 

Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Professor of Practice, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Partner, Patterson Belknap

Clinical Pharmacy Manager/PGY2 Pediatric Residency Director, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist 

Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Professor in Health Policy, Executive Director, Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement at The George Washington University School of Nursing

Assistant Professor/Health Economic Policy Researcher, University of Oklahoma

View the 2023 Conference Agenda HERE.