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2017 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium – Dave Gessel

January 18, 2017 @ 3:05 pm - 5:05 pm

3:05 – 5:05 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 5606
The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, as well as leaders in legal practice in law and the biosciences. Registered students at the College of Law will receive one hour of credit for participating in the colloquium; other interested participants are welcome to join us. Visit the Center web page to learn more about the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

Speaker Sessions open to the whole University community (other sessions are held exclusively for students).

1 hour CLE.  Free and open to the public. For questions about this event contact Jackie (801) 587-0221.

*Visitors will need to check in at the information desk on level 1 or level 2 to receive access to level 5.

“The Future of Health Care Law in Utah and the United States”

This presentation will focus on the intersection of health care law and politics and where health law and policy may be heading under the new federal administration. It will be a wide ranging discussion as to the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion, Medicare and challenging legal and ethical issues such as end of life care.

davel-gessel-photoDave Gessel currently serves as the Executive Vice President at the Utah Hospital Association (“UHA”). He has previously served as the Vice President of Government Relations and Legal Affairs for UHA. He has also worked as an attorney for a major Utah law firm as well as Legislative Director for a U.S. Congressman. Dave has also been actively involved in a number of federal, state and local political campaigns.

Dave received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah, his Masters Degree from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia. He is a recognized healthcare law and policy expert, and has taught a graduate level course in Health Care Law and Ethics for ten years. Dave has been appointed to a number of Utah state commissions including the Aging Commission and is active in civic and community affairs. He is a member of the Board of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Mission Health Services and the Utah Health Information Network. He is also a member of Salt Lake Rotary Club 24. Dave and his wife Diana reside in Salt Lake City and are the parents of four children.

2017 Colloquium Schedule

January 11, 2017 – Stephanie Bair, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

January 18, 2017 – Dave Gessel, Executive Vice President, Utah Hospital Association

January 25, 2017 – Suzette Goucher, JD, RN, Director Risk Management, University of Utah Hospital & Clinics

February 1, 2017 – Dan Burk, Professor, University of California, Irvine

February 8, 2017 – L. Rex Sears, Maschoff Brennan

February 15, 2017 – Teneille Brown, Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Utah

February 22, 2017 – Katherine L. Watson, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University

March 1, 2017 – Liza Vertinsky, Assistant Professor, Emory University



January 18, 2017
3:05 pm - 5:05 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
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Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States


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