Call For Papers -- 2016 Symposium Regulating Innovation in Healthcare: Protecting the Public or Stifling Progress?



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Fort Lauderdale, FL


Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review

2016 Symposium Regulating Innovation in Healthcare: Protecting the Public or Stifling Progress?
Call For Papers

October 14, 2016, Nova Southeastern University, Florida

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review seek submissions for a symposium on October 14, 2016. Regulating Innovation in Healthcare: Protecting the Public or Stifling Progress? will address the legality, advisability, and effects of the regulation of healthcare, defined broadly. The topic is especially timely this year because 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the major scholarly developments giving rise to the current regulation of human subjects research in the United States. While the symposium is intended to discuss far more than regulation of human subjects research, the publication of Dr. Henry K. Beecher's 1966 article in The New England Journal of Medicine provides a useful jumping-off point for exploring the regulation of innovation throughout the healthcare system.

TOPICS: The symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students in a variety of legal and medical fields to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics including but not limited to the following:

New and Emerging Business Models
- ACOs
- Concierge care
- Healthcare registries
- Value-based healthcare
- Population-health-focused healthcare
- E-health

FDA Issues
- Complementary medicine
- Alternative medicine
- Nutraceuticals
- Orphan drug approvals
- Fast-track approvals
- Biologics
- Globalization of the pharmaceutical industry

Technology, Information and IP Issues
- Electronic health records
- Genetic patents
- Genomic pharmacology
- TRIPS and other trade agreements
- Bioinformatics
- Medical devices
- Cybersecurity of medical devices
- Patent evergreening

Healthcare Coverage
- Interstate insurance purchasing
- Medicaid expansion

Politics & Policy
- Effect of the election on healthcare
- Fraud & abuse enforcement
- New CMS rules for prescription payment

- Please submit materials Alison Barbiero, Editor-in-Chief at
- Submission Deadline for Abstracts: May 15, 2016
- Submission Deadline for Articles: August 15, 2016
- Symposium Date: October 14, 2016

The Nova Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2016 Fall Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes. Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the May 15, 2016 deadline and accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

PRESENTATIONS (WITHOUT PUBLICATION) BASED ON ABSTRACTS: The Nova Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium. If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation must be submitted by the May 15, 2016 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

ABOUT NSU LAW'S HEALTH LAW PROGRAM: Building on a history of innovation, NSU Law provides health law and health care academics with exciting opportunities for cutting-edge research and scholarship. It also provides students interested in health law with excellent opportunities for interprofessional collaboration and practical skills-building. It offers the only health law concentration in the state of Florida, and the health law faculty make a point of collaborating across professions and encouraging students to do so.

NSU Law's unusually close geographic proximity to NSU's Health Professions Division, with both located on the same campus, fosters such interaction among both faculty and students. The University's new, $80 million Center for Collaborative Research will boast a Cell Therapy Institute for cell-based biomedical research, NSU's Center for Neuro-immune Medicine, one of the world's largest wet labs, and the NSU Technology Incubator. Along with such activities will come a need for legal study of and legal representation about matters as diverse as health-care-related intellectual property law and clinical research regulations. All present potential opportunities for academic scholarship, experiential workshops for practitioners, and law student field placements. South Florida, comprised of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, has 48 hospitals and numerous other health care businesses, and has been called a "`mini-Silicon Valley' for health care innovation."

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information please contact:
- Professor Kathy Cerminara, Co-Faculty Symposium Organizer,, 954-262-6193
- Professor Marilyn Uzdavines, Co-Faculty Symposium Organizer,, 954-262-6265
- Alison Barbiero, Editor-in-Chief, Nova Law Review,
- Richard Rafuls, Goodwin Editor, Nova Law Review,

For telephone inquiries, please call: 954-262-6195