Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

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

Session – Privacy Implications of Vaccination

Time: 3:50PM – 4:50PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Classroom 121 This session will address the implications of legal regimes such as HIPAA, the ADA, and GINA on efforts to mandate vaccination of employees, confirm and maintain records of vaccination status, and seek medical or religious information in response to requests for accommodation of … Read more

Session – Vaccine Mandates–The ADA, Vaccination & Medical Exemptions: A Double-Edged Sword

Time: 3:50PM – 4:50PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session will examine issues arising from efforts to obtain medical exemptions from vaccination. Matters covered will include: Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act/Americans Disabilities Amendments Act, Rehabilitation Act on 1973, and EEOC Guidance. Legal duties of physicians in determining whether a patient … Read more

Session – Vaccine Mandates: Religious Exemptions and Faith Communities

Time: 10:30AM – 12:00PM, Friday, September 16, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session will examine issues arising from efforts to obtain exemptions from vaccination based on claimed religious objections. Matters covered will include: Constitutionality of public and private mandates not containing religious exemptions Assertion that legally required religious exemptions cannot meaningfully be obtained Best practices … Read more

Session – Employer Vaccine Mandates: Lessons Learned on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Time:  2:00PM – 3:30PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session will describe the experience of several different kinds of enterprises in establishing lawful employee vaccination mandates, the opposition and challenges faced, negotiations with labor in accordance with the National Labor Relations Act as a key element in such efforts, and the most … Read more

Session – Then & Now: The Constitution & Vaccine Mandates

Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM, Friday, September 16, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session will examine the evolution of case law governing the constitutionality of vaccination mandates, from the first Supreme Court case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts through the recent Supreme Court decisions on OSHA and CMS mandates originating at the federal level. Speakers Wendy Parmet, … Read more

Session – Vaccine Liability & Injury Compensation II: Beyond the NVICP

Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Classroom 121 This session will examine vaccine injury compensation through routes other than the NVICP, including the viability of post-NVICP proceedings against vaccine manufacturers and administrators, claims regarding vaccines not covered by the NVICP (either through the CICP, or in direct civil litigation), and the … Read more

Session – Nuts & Bolts: Regulation and Licensure Strategy

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session will describe the regulatory process of developing and licensing a vaccine, from initial formulation through clinical trials, potential EUA authorization, full FDA licensure, and post-licensure inspection and policing of vaccines. Speakers Brian J. Malkin, Partner, McDermott Will & Emory Daniel A. Kracov, Co-Chair of … Read more