Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

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

Session – Legal Structures of Vaccination Funding and Distribution

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall MPR 125 This session will cover the various statutory regimes governing the funding and distribution of vaccines to states and communities. Speakers Alexandra Bhatti, JD., MPH, Director of U.S. Vaccine Policy at Merck & Co. Inc Richard Hughes IV, Professorial Lecturer in Health Policy and Management … Read more

Session – Vaccine Liability & Injury Compensation I: State of the NVICP

Time: 10:50AM-12:20PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session will examine the purpose and structure of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program primarily aimed at childhood vaccines, and issues that have arisen with respect to that program, such as whether it is operating as fairly and efficiently as intended, whether SIRVA injuries should … Read more

Session – Moving Backwards? Childhood & School Vaccination Requirements

Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall MPR 125 The session will examine the various common state frameworks for mandatory childhood vaccination as a prerequisite to attending school, legal precedents addressing the constitutionality of such mandates, common issues arising with respect to enforcement, and recent trends aiming to either strengthen or weaken … Read more

Session – Vaccine Law Professional Ethics

Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Friday, September 16, 2022 Location: Van Metre Hall Auditorium This session focuses on ethical issues in advising antivaccine clients, and in managing a law office with differences of opinion on vaccination among attorneys and employees. Speakers Michael Diedrich, Attorney and author, “The Ethics of Advocating Against COVID Vaccine Mandates,” NYSBA. Don Mallo, Esq., … Read more

Session – Welcome and The State of Vaccine Law

Time: 8:00AM –  9:00AM, Thursday, September 15, 2022Location: Van Metre Hall MPR 126 This session will present a general overview of developments in Vaccine Law since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will highlight legal misinformation and legal challenges currently facing practitioners in various areas of Vaccine Law. Speakers Brian Dean Abramson,  Author, Vaccine, Vaccination, & Immunization … Read more