2014 HLI Symposium

    2014 Symposium

    Health Care Reform Implementation in Minnesota:
    Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minn.

    The Hamline University Health Law Institute and Hamline Law Review, with the major support of Medica Health Plans, are working together to produce a day-long CLE/CEU Symposium on Friday, October 24, 2014, titled Health Care Reform Implementation in Minnesota: Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished.

    The topic of the symposium is law and policy issues relating to the implementation of health care reform in Minnesota. A key goal of the conference is to address real, live, outstanding, and upcoming challenges.


    Download this registration form (PDF) and return it to Kari McMartin (kmcmartin02@hamline.edu) to register. You will also find registration rates on this form.


    • Autumn Amadou-Blegen, Human Resources Director, Surly Brewing Company
    • Jean Abraham, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
    • Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
    • Matthew Burdick, Public Policy Assistant, National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • Jennifer DeCubellis, Assistant County Administrator - Health, Hennepin County
    • Frank Fernandez, Vice President Government Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    • Steve Gerberding, Affiliated Community Medical Centers
    • Fatema Haji-Taki, State Program Administrator Principal, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Health Care Administration, Division of Health Care Eligibility & Access, Eligibility Policy & Maintenance Team
    • David Hyman, H. Ross & Helen Workman Chair in Law; Director, Epstein Program in Health Law & Policy; Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois
    • Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    • Keith Halleland, Attorney, Halleland Habicht
    • Anne Marie Marcialle, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Ralonda Mason, Supervising Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 

    Anticipated Attendees

    Health Care Providers: ethics consultants and ethics committee members; physicians; nurse practitioners; physician assistants, medical, nursing, and physician assistant students; patient advocates; social workers; chaplains; nurses; case managers; clinical educators; other allied health professionals; quality assurance personnel; and administrators
    Lawyers: law review students, law students, law faculty, health law practitioners, nursing home and hospital attorneys, elder law practitioners, trusts and estates practitioners, and health care facility risk managers
    Government:Minnesota and federal regulators and policymakers
    Academics: professors of bioethics, medicine, public health, geriatrics, nursing

    Sponsored by:


    additional Sponsorships Available

    A variety of sponsorship levels and benefits are available.

    Sponsorship Information

    Program Committee

    Health Law: Thaddeus Pope (Hamline University School of Law)
    Government: Lucinda Jesson (Minnesota Department of Human Services)
    Media: Jackie Crosby (Star Tribune)
    Academia: Timothy Jost (Washington & Lee University School of Law)
    Exchange: Brian Beutner (MNsure)
    Private Insurance: Jim Jacobson (Medica Health Plans)


    The Hamline University School of Law Health Law Institute is ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2015 Edition. The Health Law Institute was established in 2006 and is located in Saint Paul, Minn. Hamline Law Review is dedicated to providing a forum for member of the bench, bar, and education communities to discuss topics that are of interest to the legal profession. As a student-run publication, we produce a volume of scholarly articles each year.  


    Contact Kari McMartin (kmcmartin02@hamline.edu), Program Manager, Health Law Institute.

    2012 Symposium

    The Hamline University Health Law Institute and Hamline Law Review were pleased to present their 2012 Symposium: Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care.