2022 Science & Technology Law Review Symposium

 

SMU Science and Technology Law Review

with Perkins Coie, LLP 

and the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation 

Present

Medicine + AI:

The Emerging Legal and Ethical Frameworks for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Friday, February 25, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

SMU Dedman School of Law and via Zoom Webinar

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SMU Science & Technology Law Review, in partnership with Perkins Coie and with the support of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation at SMU Dedman School of Law, invites you to our annual symposium. This year's topic is Medicine + AI: The Emerging Legal and Ethical Frameworks of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

Attendees will hear from distinguished speakers in medical AI through panel discussions and a keynote presentation. The symposium will explore current issues in medical AI, including issues ranging from data privacy to algorithmic transparency. Speakers will also discuss recent innovation in medical AI.

The symposium is offered both in-person and on Zoom.

Subject to evolving COVID-19 rules, the symposium may shift to an online-only event.

3.75 hours of Texas CLE credit are pending.

Symposium Materials

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SMU Wifi Instructions

Symposium Agenda 


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 

Location: Ground floor, Underwood Law Library, SMU Dedman School of Law 

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

Location: Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library, SMU Dedman School of Law 

  • David O. Taylor, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Prof. Nathan CortezGerald J. Ford Research Fellow and the inaugural Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies, SMU Dedman School of Law

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Panel I: Designing and Developing Medical A.I.

Location: Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library, SMU Dedman School of Law 

Panelists with experience and expertise in the field will discuss various legal, ethical, and practical challenges to designing and developing artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning programs for medical use. What barriers do developers face? Are they surmountable? And what should lawyers and policymakers know about the design and development process when considering legal frameworks?

Panelists: 

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Panel II: Applying Medical A.I.

Location: Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library, SMU Dedman School of Law 

Panelists who have worked to study and implement medical A.I. in clinical settings will discuss legal and ethical challenges that must be confronted at this stage of the process. Continuing the themes from Panel 1, what barriers confront clinicians, hospitals, and patients using A.I.? And what should lawyers and policymakers know about this stage of implementation?

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Teodor GrantcharovProfessor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Keenan Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Inaugural Director of the International Centre for Surgical Safety at Unity Health, Toronto
  • Dean Harvey, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Dr. Steve Miff, President and CEO of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation 
  • Dr. Herbert Zeh, Faculty and Chair of the Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jill LouisPartner, Perkins Coie (Moderator)

12:00-1:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Bakul Patel, Chief Digital Health Officer of Global Strategy and Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall, SMU Dedman School of Law 

Mr. Patel will participate in an interactive Q&A about FDA regulation of A.I. and machine learning. 

1:30-2:30 p.m. Panel III: Shaping Medical A.I.

Location: Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library, SMU Dedman School of Law 

Panelists who have studied the use of medical A.I. from a legal and ethical perspective will discuss various frameworks, standards, and best practices that are emerging in the field and how these may evolve over the coming years.

  • Dean I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law
    Deputy Dean and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Colleen Flood, Professor, University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy, Inaugural Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa
  • Zubin Khambatta, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Prof. Nicholson PriceFaculty, University of Michigan
  • Prof. Nathan Cortez, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and the inaugural Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies, SMU Dedman School of Law (Moderator)

2:30-2:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks

  • Prof. Nathan CortezGerald J. Ford Research Fellow and the inaugural Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies, SMU Dedman School of Law

About the SMU Science and Technology Law Review

Published twice a year, the SMU Science & Technology Law Review is a journal produced by the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law’s Science and Technology Law Review Association. Each issue includes articles authored by leading scholars and practitioners that address key legal, economic, and political developments and issues within science and technology, including the legal use and limits of hardware and software, and patent, copyright, and intellectual property law.