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March 24, 2011

SIU Med School Hosts Health Law Presentation

Disability, disparities and health care reform are the topics of a presentation for medical and legal professionals this month sponsored by the Southern Illinois University School of Law.  The public is invited to attend the videoconferenced presentation, hosted by the medical humanities department at Springfield by SIU School of Medicine.

The talk from Carbondale will be videoconferenced at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, and shown at the medical school’s Telehealth Conference Room, 913 N. Rutledge St., Room 1252.  Limited metered parking is available behind the building, accessed off Calhoun Ave.  Enter the building on the north side.

Elizabeth Pendo, J.D., will discuss “Shifting the Conversation:  Disability, Disparities and Health Care Reform.”  Pendo is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at St. Louis University (SLU) School of Law.   She also is a member of the SLU Law Center for Health Law Studies and the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law.   She teaches and writes in the areas of disability discrimination, health law and bioethics, employment discrimination law and civil procedure.

The presentation is part of the SIUC School of Law’s Dean’s Colloquium.  The videoconference is part of a collaboration between the medical and law schools to bring health law and policy education programs to central and southern Illinois.

For more information, contact SIU Medical Humanities, 217-545-4261, weekdays.