Preliminary Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 3

1:00 PM


Conference Registration Opens

1:00 – 5:00 PM   


Exhibits Setup  

2:30 – 4:30 PM   


Pre-Con Workshop – Public Health Law Academy: Training the Trainers

3:00 – 5:00 PM   


Pre-Con Workshop – Public Health Policy Surveillance 

3:00 – 5:30 PM   


Pre-Con Workshop – Student Network

Thursday, October 4

8:30 AM   Registration Opens
9:00 – 11:00 AM   Exhibits Setup
9:00 AM –12 PM   Pre-Con Workshop – Cross Sector Data Sharing to Improve Health
10:30AM–12PM     Pre-Con Workshop – Public Health Law in a Nutshell
12:00 – 2:00 PM   Opening Celebration - Exhibits Open
2:00 – 3:30 PM   Opening General Session
  • Conference Welcome
  • Plenary
3:30 – 3:45 PM   Break
3:45 – 5:00 PM   Concurrent Sessions 





  • Healthy People - The Nation's Public Health Agenda: Overview, Development of
    Health People 2030, and the Role of Health Equity
  • Legal and Policy Issues in Building Climate Change Resilient Health Systems
  • Tele-Public Health: What the Legal Landscape of Telehealth Laws Means for
    Public Health Outcomes 
  • Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Lessons for Public Health Practice
  • Legal and Policy Interventions to Reduce Drug Addiction, Harm and Overdose
5:00 – 6:00 PM   Healthy People 2030 Listening Session

Friday, October 5

7:30 AM   Continental Breakfast 
8:00 – 9:10 AM   Breakfast Session (Late-Breaking Topic)
9:15 – 10:30 AM   Concurrent Sessions 2
  • Building Partnerships for Public Health: Collaboration in Emergency Preparedness
  • Tackling Tough Public Health Problems Through Cross-Sector Data Collaborations
  • Reproductive Health Equity: Legal & Policy Challenges in the U.S. and Strategies for Improving Access
  • Preemption and Health Equity - The Search for Local Solutions
  • A Public Health Approach to Gun Violence, Legally Speaking
10:30 – 10:45 AM   Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM   Concurrent Sessions 3
  • Food Waste, Climate Change, and Food Insecurity
  • Mental Health Literacy and Stigma Reduction
  • From Jurisprudence to Data: Studying Laws Impacting Vulnerable
  • Becoming Better Messengers: The Public Health Advantage
  • State Medical Cannabis Regulation: A Public Health Perspective
12:00 – 1:30 PM   Lunch and Keynote: Dr. Sandro Galea
1:30 – 2:45 PM   Concurrent Sessions 4
  • State Approaches to Addressing the Overdose Epidemic: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Neighborhoods Matter: Using Law to Improve Communities through Access to Transportation, Green Spaces, and Stable and Health Housing
  • Health Justice, and the Role of Civil Rights Law in Public Health
  • Avoiding Reefer Madness: State Public Health Approaches to Regulating Cannabis for Non-Medical Use
  • Teaching and Advocating for Public Health Law
2:45 – 3:00 PM    Break
3:00 – 4:15 PM   Concurrent Sessions 5
  • Implications of (Im)migration Policies on Latinx Health
  • Healthy Spaces: Legal Tools, Innovations, and Partnerships
  • Preventing Communicable Disease through Vaccination Laws
  • From Patients to Policy: Working with Medical-Legal Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health through Public Health Law
  • The Life Cycle of People-Center Law and Policy: Improving Outcomes for Youth and Families
4:15 – 4:30 PM   Break
4:30 – 5:45 PM   Concurrent Sessions 6
  • The Equity and Legal Eye of the Storm: Public Health Response to a Disaster
  • Advancing Equity and Health Equity in State Government Policies, Operations, and Practices
  • Opportunities and Challenges Remain for Advancing Tobacco-Related Health Equity
  • The Five Essential Public Health Law Services:Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going
  • Terra Firma: A Medical-Legal Partnership Model tailored to the Needs of Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth
5:45 – 7:15 PM   Sunset Reception

Saturday, October 6

8:00 – 9:30 AM   Breakfast Plenary: Leaders in Health Justice                           
9:30 – 10:45 AM   Concurrent Sessions 7
  • Public Health and the Four P's of Marketing: Alcohol as Fundamental Example
  • Advancing Health Equity Through School Discipline Reform
  • Medicaid: A tool for Achieving Child-Focused Public Health Goals
  • Emergency Declarations for Chronic Public Health Issues: Examining the Use of Emergency Authorities to Respond to Lead in Soil, Hepatitis A, and Opioid Misuse
  • Tools to Support Healthy Eating and Health Equity Policy Making for Tribes and Non-Tribal Communities
10:45 – 11:00 AM   Break
11AM – 12:30 PM   Concurrent Sessions 8
  • See You in Court! Litigation -- The Threats and Opportunities for Public Health
  • Health Justice for People Experiencing Homelessness: Law, Policy, and Community
  • Bridging the Gap Between Public Health, Clinicians, and Community in Diverse Political Environments to Better Serve Children Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Public Health Surveillance: Electronic Reporting as a Point of Reference
  • WARNING: The First Amendment May Prohibit This Message. (Why is the Constitution Standing in the Way of vital Public Health Disclosures, and What Can Public Health Lawyers Do About It?)
12:30 PM   Conference adjourns