[Ip-health] Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment, YLS, Oct 17-18, 2014

Kapczynski, Amy amy.kapczynski at yale.edu
Fri May 16 12:13:19 PDT 2014

Hi all -

See below details of an exciting conference, Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment<http://www.yaleisp.org/event/public-health-shadow-first-amendment>, that we are hosting at Yale in the Fall, from Oct. 17-18.   It will address tensions between recent free speech law in the US and efforts to protect health -- it's a little tangential to some of the concerns on this list, but there are issues here that are very important for anyone concerned with science, medicine, and public health.  Just to give you a sense -- US federal appeals courts have recently concluded that restrictions on off-label marketing of drugs violate the free speech rights of pharmaceutical companies, and that graphic warning labels on cigarettes violate the free speech rights of tobacco companies.

More details on the conference website and below -- please register if interested, and forward widely!

Amy Kapczynski

Save the date! <http://www.yaleghjp.org/#!first-amendment-conference/c12yq> Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment<http://www.yaleisp.org/event/public-health-shadow-first-amendment> <http://www.yaleisp.org/event/public-health-shadow-first-amendment> will be hosted at Yale Law School on October 17-18 2014. Register now on Eventbrite<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-health-in-the-shadow-of-the-1st-amendment-tickets-11620863315?ref=ebtnebregn>!

Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment will bring together leading scholars, key policy makers, and top experts in law, public health, and medicine. This conference, the first of its kind, will investigate a broad range of complex constitutional issues raised at the intersection of medicine, public health, and the First Amendment. It will host panels on food and drug regulation, behavioral marketing, the regulation of professional conduct, First Amendment theory, and the intersection of science and democracy.

For more details on the event, see the event website<http://www.yaleghjp.org/#!first-amendment-conference/c12yq>, which includes a list of panelists<http://www.yaleisp.org/event/public-health-shadow-first-amendment/panelists>, as well as a description of the panels<http://www.yaleisp.org/event/first-amendment-and-public%E2%80%99s-health/panels>.   Speakers will include leading scholars of free speech law, experts on health and public health, and leading lawyers, doctors, policymakers, and judges.  There will also be keynote talks by Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Peter Galison of Harvard.

The conference will be hosted by Yale Law School, Yale Medical School, and the Yale School of Public Health, and is sponsored by the Information Society Project (ISP), the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), and the Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS), with generous support from the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Fund for the Social and Behavioral Sciences at The Yale School of Public Health, and the Oscar M. Reubhausen Fund.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Amy Kapczynski
Associate Professor of Law
Yale Law School
Global Health Justice Partnership
amy.kapczynski at yale.edu<mailto:amy.kapczynski at yale.edu>

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