Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Exploring Trends in Healthcare Quality and the Law, Part III: Exploring Trends: Antibiotic Resistance and the Law - On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 10/04/2016

Time: 90 minutes
Format: Live Webinar

Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been so widely used and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. And, each year in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections. This webinar will define and characterize the public health problem associated with antibiotic resistance, and highlight policymakers efforts to respond address the issue. Speakers will highlight the legal framework for addressing antimicrobial resistance, and provide tips for advising health care clients in this area.

Note: No CLE offered for this course.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee

Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
  • Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH (Moderator)

Public Health Analyst

Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Lauri Hicks, DO

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Kevin Outterson

Professor of Law

Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA

Denise Hill

Director of Health Law Programs

Drake University Law School
Of Counsel- Whitfield & Eddy Law
Des Moines, IA

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