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PANEL TO DISCUSS                             come to help us celebrate, to learn more    and cite-checking the Journal of Health
PROVIDER OBLIGATIONS AND                     about the initiatives undertaken by the     and Life Sciences Law, Health Lawyers
RESPONSIBILITIES ON ACCESS                   Diversity Council, and to share ideas       Weekly, Practice Group newsletters,
FOR PATIENTS                                 about new projects that AHLA could be       and member briefings. The Intern will
Race, ethnicity, language, culture,          undertaking that would help to advance      write case summaries for the Health
health literacy, mobility needs, and the     the Association’s diversity efforts. The    Law Digest, interview leaders and write
concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and      Celebrating Diversity reception is the      special profiles for and monitor/
transgender patients – sometimes one or      perfect opportunity to make new friends     identify legal developments in health
a combination of these factors will have     and find a buddy for dinner.                law. The Intern will also assist the Senior
the potential to cause unique communi-                                                   Manager of Public Interest by editing
cation and/or access issues for hospital-    If you have already registered for the      documents for the Public Information
ized patients and their loved ones. Join     Physicians and Physician Organiza-          Series; researching topics and speakers
us for a breakfast discussion regarding      tions Law Institute or the Hospitals and    for the Conversations with Policymakers
this important and timely topic, spon-       Health and Health Systems Law Insti-        teleconference series; assisting in the
sored by AHLA’s Advisory Council on          tute, we look forward to seeing you on      marketing of various Public Interest
Diversity. The breakfast will take place     Wednesday evening, February 9. If you       resources; and researching fundraising
on Thursday morning, February 10, 2011       have not yet registered, we encourage       initiatives. In addition, the Intern will
during AHLA’s Hospitals and Health           you to do so. If you cannot attend the      assist staff in serving the leadership of
Systems Law Institute in Las Vegas, NV.      entire program but are free that evening,   the Association’s Advisory Council on
The panelists will discuss:                  we would be honored to have you join us     Diversity.
                                             at the Celebrating Diversity reception.
 The Joint Commission’s New Stan-                                                      Aside from writing, researching,
   dard on Patient Rights                    WHEN: Wednesday, February 9, 2011           and editing, the Intern will attend
 The New HHS Rule on Visitation            WHERE: The Cosmopolitan of Las              networking lunches with local health
   Rights                                    Vegas Hotel                                 law attorneys from both small and large
 Best Practices on the Provision of        RSVP by February 2, 2011                    firms, solo practitioners, government
   Healthcare for the LGBT Community                                                     attorneys, and in-house counsel. The
 The Business Case for Success             Please contact Andrew Hartman at            Intern will attend AHLA’s In-House
                                             ahartman@healthlawyers.org or (202)         Counsel Program and Annual Meeting
Please contact Katherine Wone at (202)       833-0773 to RSVP or if you have any         in Boston, MA on June 26-29, 2011.
833-0787 or kwone@healthlawyers.org          questions. We look forward to seeing        The Annual Meeting will be a major
if you have any questions. More infor-       you at the reception!                       networking opportunity for the Intern
mation is available online and in the                                                    as he/she will meet with health attor-
program brochure for the Hospitals and       INTERNSHIP: Attention All Law               neys from all over the country while
Health Systems Law Institute.                Students!                                   attending select CLE sessions and other
                                             As part of the AHLA’s initiative to         events during the conference.
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY                        cultivate more diversity among attorneys
RECEPTION                                    practicing health law, the organization     To apply for this internship, send a
Sponsored by AHLA’s Advisory Council         is working to provide opportunities for     formal cover letter and resume to
on Diversity                                 talented law students of diverse back-      Cynthia Conner, Vice President of
                                             grounds so they can learn more about        Professional Resources at cconner@
You are invited to attend a special recep-   this segment of the legal profession. To    healthlawyers.org or fax to (202)
tion to celebrate diversity in the health    this end, AHLA’s Advisory Council on        833-1105. Applications will be accepted
law bar, on February 9. These receptions,    Diversity is sponsoring its fifth Summer    until Monday, February 7, 2011 and a
held since March 2005, provide a place       Diversity Internship Program, which         final selection made by mid-March 2011.
for members and attendees to network         will provide a first- or second-year law
with AHLA leaders and colleagues.            student with an eight week internship at
                                             AHLA’s offices in Washington, DC.
All are welcome to the Celebrating Diver-    The law student will assist both the Vice
sity receptions. Program attendees as well   President and Senior Managing Editor
as members in the area are encouraged to     of Professional Resource by editing

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