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Notice to Readers: Fifth Annual Conference on Public Health Law --- June 12--14, 2006

The U.S. surgeon general, the assistant U.S. secretary for health, and the mayor of New York City will be among the speakers at the fifth annual public health law conference, The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century, June 12--14, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC Public Health Law Program and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, along with 27 collaborating organizations, are sponsoring the conference, which will focus on legal issues, developments, and tools important to public health practitioners and policy makers.

Conference sessions will address a range of legal and policy concerns, including public health emergency legal preparedness, quarantine and mutual aid legal powers, translation of science into policy and law, legal tools to prevent obesity and chronic disease, health-oriented urban redevelopment, legislative considerations related to new adolescent vaccines, and the 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act. Participants and faculty will include public health practitioners and medical professionals, attorneys, judges, elected officials, emergency management and law enforcement professionals, and researchers.

CME, CNE, CLE, and other continuing education credits will be offered. Additional information is available at http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/conference2006.asp or by e-mail, cqu3@cdc.gov.



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