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Health Law Week 2021

Schedule of Events

Below is the schedule of events for Health Law Week 2021—all events are open to the entire health law community and are free of charge.  Additional events may be added leading up to Health Law Week—if you would like to host an event, please use our Event Submission Form.

Didn't get a chance to join? No worries, you can review select session recordings below.

We look forward to seeing you June 21-27th! 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Leading with IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Strategies 

Conversations with Participants of the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Delivery of Legal Services Roundtable
Hear notable insights and recommendations from participants of the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Delivery of Legal Services Roundtable and obtain first access to the recommendation toolkit, which includes best practices to encourage and support health law practitioners with disabilities and ensure that clients with disabilities can be well-served. 
(9:00-10:00AM ET)  +Session Recording

Conversations with the Health Care Disparities Convener Work Group Members
Hear notable insights and recommendations from work group members of the Health Care Disparities Convener and obtain first access to the complete recording from the convener. Hear firsthand highlights from the discussions of health disparities and equity in health care, social determinants of health, the impact of law on these issues, and what can be done to address these issues now and in the future. 
(1:00-2:00PM ET)  +Session Recording  +Learn More about Equity in Health Care

Specialty Bar Meet and Greet with a Mixology Uncovered Happy Hour Reception
Hear from leaders and members of various specialty bars on IDEAS they have implemented and those that are in the works. Learn how to get involved in these specialty bar associations and then stay for a craft cocktail reception where we will teach you how to make 3 craft cocktails with 2 mocktail alternatives.
(6:00-7:00PM ET)  +Drink Menu

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Strengthening the Community by Caring for Yourself

Vinyasa Yoga Class and the Benefits of Breath
Jill Krause, a certified 200-RYT, founder and owner of YOUniversal Love, will lead a 45 minute Vinyasa (linking breath with movement) yoga class. Jill has been practicing yoga for 10 years, teaching since 2016, and is a certified Yoga Breath Coach. Jill will bring a sense of fun, freedom, authenticity and kindness to the class. Students of all ages, years of experience, and body types, can expect to explore their strength, build connections of mind and body through the power of the breath, find empowerment, and travel on a journey of self-discovery.
(9:00-9:45AM ET)  +Session Recording

21-Day Healthy Habits Walk/Run Challenge
Join your colleagues from across the nation on June 1st through June 22nd as we embark on a 21-day healthy habit challenge. Incorporate exercise into your weekly routine to lower stress, clear your mind, and be one with nature. Share pictures from your walk/run in our Facebook Event with #HealthLawWeek #selfcare. Then on Tuesday, June 22nd, post your total miles - let's see who can make a healthy habit!
(Various Times) 

Avoiding Burnout with Self-Care from "Fit to Practice" Podcast Host, Angela Han  
Too many times we put our desires on the back burner, and it is not because of the lack of time. It is likely because we are more familiar with the pattern we've gotten used to, which is to serve others before ourselves. That is the rhetoric we are told to buy into when we begin the legal profession. That does not have to be the case. In fact, that must not be the case because resentment grows quickly, and resentment is at the foundation of burnout. Join Angela Han, an in-house counsel, a life coach, and the "Fit to Practice" podcast host to learn: how to easily make time for yourself without burning the midnight oil, figuring out what exactly to do during the time you have for yourself, and how to manage the resentment and burnout even if it feels impossible.
(1:00-2:00PM ET)  +Session Recording  +Slides

Interactive Discussion on Avoiding Burnout Networking Event
As a follow up to the session on "Avoiding Burnout with Self-Care" that will be presented by Angela Han held from 1:00-2:00 pm EST, the networking discussion will involve specific discussion questions about methods for avoiding burn-out, prioritizing self-care, time management, etc. – all topics to be discussed in the preceding 1-2 PM session.  We hope you are able to join us and share your stories, provide insight, and discuss tips while we learn from each other.  Hosted by the Women's Leadership Council.
(5:00-6:00PM ET)  +Discussion Questions

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Preparing the Industry for Tomorrow 

Virtual Happy Hour with AHLA's Business Law & Governance PG and AG Leaders
The Business Law and Governance Practice Group invites Practice Group and Affinity Group members (and the general AHLA membership) to engage with leaders and other members. Learn more about upcoming PG/AG initiatives, publications, and educational events.
(10:00-11:00AM ET)  

What Comes Next: Post-COVID Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities for Providers (Federal and State)
Discussion of the interplay and potential conflict between federal COVID guidance and rules and state restrictions as healthcare facilities, practices, and other providers transition back to “normal” as the COVID public health emergency subsides.
(11:00-11:30AM ET)  

Health Law Week 2021 - Future of Managed Care Educational Call
Please join us for a special Educational Call during Health Law Week 2021 sponsored by the Payers, Plans and Managed Care (PPMC) Practice Group. Your PPMC leaders will be hosting a lively and fast-paced round-robin session where we'll cover a variety of topics that we think will fundamentally change how managed care works in the near future. This will be a great opportunity to get to know your PPMC leaders and PG members and to obtain a quick view into key developments that will be relevant for your company and practice.
(12:00-12:30PM ET)  

Celebrating Health Law Week:  Virtual Networking Event for the Labor and Employment Practice Group
In honor of Health Law Week, the Labor and Employment PG will host a summer networking event. This will be a great chance to meet new people and learn about ways to get more involved in the practice group.
(4:00-5:00PM ET)  

Behavioral Health Task Force Virtual Networking Event
In honor of Health Law Week, the Behavioral Health Task Force will host its second virtual networking event. The session will include a free-ranging discussion on practices and the behavioral health industry, including predictions for the rest of 2021.
(5:00-6:00PM ET)  

Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group June Happy Hour
Join Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group for another informal happy hour to learn a little more about our fellow members and enjoy each others' company!
(6:00-7:00PM ET)   

Virtual Happy Hour with the Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group
The Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group invites Practice Group and Affinity Group members (and the general AHLA membership) to engage with leaders and other members. Learn more about upcoming PG/AG initiatives, publications, and educational events.
(7:30-8:30PM ET)  

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Connecting the Future of Health Law

Mentorship – What Works, What Doesn’t, and Where to Begin  
This session will help those who are seeking mentors, as well as those that are interested in becoming mentors. Hear directly from 3 mentor/mentee pairs on their experiences in working together both as it relates to career advancement and getting more involved with AHLA through volunteering. 
(9:00-10:00AM ET)  +Session Recording

Virtual Career Fair – Health Law Programs
Interested to see what health law programs are out there that might fit your educational goals? Visit the AHLA Virtual Career Fair to browse available health law programs. Recruiters will be available to answer your questions, provide additional information, and help you take control of your career path.
(10:00AM-1:00PM ET)  

Hiring Managers - What Are They Looking For?!
Hiring managers responsible for placements in compliance, in-house, government, and law firm settings will share what they look for during the hiring process, from application/CV review to interview. Then stay for the breakout rooms where you can get your questions answered.
(1:00-2:00PM ET)  +Session Recording  +Tips & Tricks Handout

Virtual Career Fair – Health Law Jobs
Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Visit the AHLA Virtual Career Fair to browse open positions, learn more about various law firms and organizations, and if you're ready, chat privately with prospective employers. All interactions within the portal are confidential and anonymous until you choose to share information and chat with a recruiter.  
(2:00-5:00PM ET)  

Connecting the Future of Health Law Networking Event
Meet and greet for young professionals and early career health law professionals.
(6:00-7:30PM ET)  

Friday, June 25, 2021

Educating and Connecting the Health Law Community

Connecting the Health Law Community: New Communities Demo 
We have seen how the Communities platform can serve as a virtual gathering space for health law professionals across the country, to get their questions answered, connect on various hot topics, and spark collaboration. However, with feedback from our members and leaders, it is clear we need a platform that allows for more dynamic conversations and collaboration in order to continue to meet the needs of our membership. Take a tour of our new communities platform, a more modern, interactive, collaborative, and user-friendly communities platform, set to debut late July 2021. 
(1:00-2:00PM ET)  Postponed to mid-July, more information coming soon!

David J. Greenburg Service Award Ceremony and AHLA Board of Directors Networking Reception
AHLA presents the David J. Greenburg Service Award annually to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout his or her career, and who has made significant contributions to the growth and life of AHLA. Join us as we present both the 2020 and 2021 David J. Greenburg Service Awards and honor the new Fellows class for both 2020 and 2021. Then stay to network with AHLA's Board of Directors and Fellows.
(6:00-7:30PM ET)  +Ceremony Recording Playlist  +2020 Fellows Biographies  +2021 Fellows Biographies

Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27, 2021

Community Connect

Tapping Your Emotions to Enhance Your Legal Practice
Being a successful attorney requires a lot more than simply knowing the law. It requires skills in connection building and trust to navigate relationships with colleagues, clients, juries, and even opposing counsel. Emotions are at the heart of building connections, and the tendency of lawyers to push their emotions aside can result in increased levels of stress, impaired physical and emotional well-being, and fractured relationships. Join Jen McDowell, attorney turned culture consultant, to learn about: the fundamental need for human connection, the role of emotions in creating and strengthening connections, and how to tap into your emotions for a more positive and productive legal practice.
Saturday, June 26, 2021 (10:00-11:00AM ET)  +Session Recording  +Slides  +Calendar  +Handout

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Are you or your organization interested in hosting a Health Law Week event?  Please use our Event Submission form to propose an event.  AHLA staff will be notified upon submission and will reach out to confirm the event within 2 business days.  

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