The Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is pleased to announce that the 2018 Rome Lecture will be delivered by Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom. Dr. Kesselheim will discuss the rising costs of prescription drugs, examining the causes of recent increases as well as proposed solutions.
Dr. Kesselheim is the Director of the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the effects of intellectual property laws and regulatory policies on pharmaceutical drug development, the approval process and the cost and availability of prescription drugs.
The Rome Lecture will be followed by a panel of experts on pharmaceutical drug pricing:
Josh Auerbach, Special Assistant & Senior Litigation Counsel, Maryland Office of the Attorney General
William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Frank Palumbo, JD, PhD, Professor, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and Executive Director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Ameet Sarpatwari, JD ('13), PhD, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Director, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics and Law in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The Stuart Rome Lecture was established in 1984 to honor the memory of Stuart Rome, a prominent attorney, community activist, art patron and humanitarian in the Baltimore Area.