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Fundamentals of Health Law

About the Program

The Fundamentals of Health Law program is a valuable training program for new associates and in-house counsel, compliance officers, consultants, and others who advise health care clients. It is also an excellent refresher for experienced health lawyers and health professionals. The program's faculty not only dispense their knowledge of legal issues, but they also provide insight into the challenges ahead in order to help attendees build an effective legal practice.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn foundational principles in health law by  gaining an understanding of laws and regulations  including Physician Self-Referral, Anti-Kickback and EKRA, False Claims Act, Medicare and  Medicaid, and health privacy law.
  • Increase knowledge of the legal challenges faced  by hospitals, physicians, long term and post-acute care providers, and managed care organizations  and plans.
  • Learn how the health care industry is addressing challenges around health equity and access to care.  
  • Network with peers and gain insights into the world of health law to build an effective practice.

Who You'll Meet

  • New Associates
  • Early career In-House Counsel new to the  Health Care field
  • Law Students
  • Compliance officers
  • Consultants advising health care clients
  • Experienced lawyers and business advisors  who are new to advising health care clients
  • Experienced health lawyers and health law  professionals who need a re-fresher

Program Planning Committee

Michaela Poizner Headshot

Michaela D. Poizner
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &
Berkowitz PC
Nashville, TN

Headshot of Vanessa Burrows Vanessa Burrows
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Washington, DC
Headshot of Nicholas Alarif

Nicholas (Nick) Alarif
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Washington, DC

Headshot of Thomas Spellman Thomas (Tom) Spellman
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Waltham, MA
Priya Bathija Headshot Priya J. Bathija
Founder and CEO, Nyoo Health,
Chicago, IL


Future Programs

2023 Fundamentals of Health Law
November 5-7, 2023
Chicago, IL

2024 Fundamentals of Health Law
November 15-18, 2024
Chicago, IL

Past Programs

2022 Fundamentals of Health Law
November 9-11, 2022 | Chicago, IL
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2021 Fundamentals of Health Law
November 7-9, 2021 | Chicago, IL
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2020 Fundamentals of Health Law
November 11 - 13, 2020 | Virtual
Program Agenda

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Program Accessibility and Special Needs

AHLA is committed to ensuring equitable access to our educational content. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and offering accessibility accommodations for our in-person programs.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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If your organization is interested in sponsoring AHLA's Fundamentals of Health Law program, please contact Valerie Eshleman.