Medical Innovation and the Law

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  |  10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012

Please join us for this symposium on “Medical Innovation and the Law.” The event will include two panels and a keynote speaker. The first panel, “The FDA: Challenges for a New Century,” will discuss in which a regulatory body, initially conceived in the early parts of last century, can adapt to modern times with its unique set of challenges. The second panel, “The Law’s Effect on Innovation,” will address how law and the government might help or hinder medical innovation, and how the law might balance the need for research with public safety and economic incentives. Jeffrey S. Flier, Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University will give the keynote address. This event is sponsored by the New York University Journal of Law and Liberty and the Classical Liberal Institute.

This event has been approved for 3 New York State CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category. It will be appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

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9:45 am – Registration

10:00 am – Opening remarks

10:15 am – Panel 1: The FDA: Challenges for a New Century

Moderator: Catherine M. Sharkey

David Hyman

Henry I. Miller

Jordan Paradise

11:30 am – Keynote address by Jeffrey S. Flier, Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Panel 2: The Law’s Effect on Innovation

Moderator: Richard Epstein

Jonathan H. Adler

Max Raskin

Christopher Robertson with Victor Laurion, co-author

William Sage

2:15 pm – Closing remarks