Fall at Petrie-Flom

Open house and book launch Sept. 12 at Harvard Law School campus

2018 Petrie-Flom Center Open House

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:30pm

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, HLS Pub (1st floor)

1585 Massachusetts Ave.

RSVP here!

Join faculty, colleagues, and students with shared interests in health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics to learn about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how to get involved. Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen and Executive Director Carmel Shachar will review our sponsored research portfolio, introduce our staff and fellows, and describe various opportunities for students and others. This year, we’re particularly excited to introduce our new Project for Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL) and Research Fellow Sara Gerke!

 

This event is free and open to the public. Please help us plan - RSVP here!

Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.

The Open House reception will immediately follow a panel discussion on our new edited volume:

 

Book Launch: Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:00pm

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (2036), Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave.

 

About the Book

When data from all aspects of our lives can be relevant to our health - from our habits at the grocery store and our Google searches to our FitBit data and our medical records - can we really differentiate between big data and health big data? Will health big data be used for good, such as to improve drug safety, or ill, as in insurance discrimination? Will it disrupt health care (and the health care system) as we know it? Will it be possible to protect our health privacy? What barriers will there be to collecting and utilizing health big data? What role should law play, and what ethical concerns may arise? This timely, groundbreaking volume explores these questions and more from a variety of perspectives, examining how law promotes or discourages the use of big data in the health care sphere, and also what we can learn from other sectors.

 

Panelists

 

· Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

· Ameet Sarpatwari, Assistant Director, Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), Brigham & Women's Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

· Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

· Moderator: I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.