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Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lectures

Jan M. Kief, MD was announced as the LeBlang Distinguished Lecturer for the March 2014 combined Internal Medicine/Medical Humanities Grand Rounds. This year's lecture title was: Marijuana: Scientific Studies and Social Issues--What States and Healthcare Professionals Should Know. Dr. Kief, who specializes in Internal and Family Medicine in Denver, Colorado, is the Immediate Past President of the Colorado Medical Society.

 
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Dr. Kief
 


March 26, 2013, Eleanor Kinney, JD, MPH was the Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecturer at the combined Internal Medicine/Medical Humanities Grand Rounds, where approximately 120 attending physicians, residents, medical students, and professional staff were in attendance. Kinney is the 2012 Garwin Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Medicne, and Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecturer at the SIU School of Law. She brought her expertise in law and medicine to her presentation titled: "The Affordable Care Act: What's in it for Physicians?"

     
  Eleanor Kinney  
  Eleanor Kinney, JD, MPH  

 

(The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.)

 
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Dr. David Orentlicher was the speaker at the sixth annual Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Orenlicher is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The lecture, held on February 28, 2012, in the Wedeberg Conference Room, Memorial Medical Center, was titled: "Can Congress Make Us Buy Broccoli? The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate to Purchase Health Care Insurance".

Dr. Orentlicher discussed the constitutional principles that govern the individual mandate to purchase health care insurance in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, recognizing constitutional arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court about the individual mandate.

(The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.)

The fifth annual Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecture series was held on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and featured speakers Ellen Lawton, J.D., and Kathleen Conroy, M.D., MSc., and their topic of "Legal Disparities and Health Disparities: Connecting Health and Law in Medical-Legal Partnership."

Ellen Lawton is the executive director of the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership and assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She is vice chair of the board of directors at Health Imperatives and is an expert in poverty law, with a focus on family law and interpersonal violence.

Kathleen Conroy is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital (CH) in Boston. She is also the medical director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at CH and an instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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  Ellen Lawton, J.D.   Kathleen Conroy, M.D., MSc.

 

Number four in the annual Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecture series was held on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. This year's lecture was the very topical "Slogging Toward Health Reform: A View From Washington." The guest speaker was Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy. Ms. Rosenbaum also holds an appointment as Professor of Health Care Sciences at GW's School of Medicine and Law.

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The third annual Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecture was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, with Richard A. Goodman, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., discussing "From Mycobacteria to Model Laws: Medico-Legal Challenges in Infectious Disease Control." Dr. Goodman is Co-director of the Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and is former Editor of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series.

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Dr.   Goodman

 

The second annual Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecture was held on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, with Christine Cassel, M.D., M.A.C.P. discussing "Professionalism: What the Public Expects." Dr. Cassel is the President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a recognized expert in medical ethics and quality of care.

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The inaugural lecture of the Theodore R. LeBlang Distinguished Lecture series took place on February 27, 2007.The speaker was Dr. William Sage, formerly a professor at Columbia University, currently Vice Provost for Health Affairs and the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law at the University of Texas at Augstin. Dr. Sage is a nationally known expert on medical malpractice.

William Sage, MD, JD and Theodore R. LeBlang, JD

William Sage, MD, JD - "The Wal-Martization of America"
Vice Provost for Health Affairs
James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law
University of Texas at Austin