Sallie Thieme Sanford

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Associate Professor of Law

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Medical Students on Medicaid: Campuses as Harbingers of Medicaid Universality, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 3, 2016 (Boston, MA)

The ACA at Four: Real Reform Amidst Real Resistance, Slovenian Association of Labour and Social Security Law, Apr. 14, 2016 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Panelist, Legal Issues with Patient Decision Aids, Washington State Health Care Authority, Shared Decision-Making Workshop, Feb. 2, 2016 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, The Affordable Care Act Today, Tacoma City Club, Jan. 20, 2016 (Tacoma, WA)

Panelist, Shared Decision Making in Patient Care, State Reform Conference, Jan. 7, 2016 (Seatac, WA)

King v. Burwell: ACA Destruction Denied; ACA Expansion Enabled, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association and the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States, Fall Primary Care Conference, Oct. 20, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

Commentator, Seattle University School of Law, Health Care in the 21st Century: The Role of Competition, Sep. 18, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

Healthcare’s Fraternal Twins at 50: The Birth and Development of Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marking the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, Jul. 30, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

State Options to Promote Shared Decision-Making, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 38th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 5, 2015 (St. Louis, MO)

Certification of Decision Aids: Importance and Implications of State Legislation, with Dr. Karen Merrikin, Washington State Shared Decision Making Stakeholder Conference, May 18, 2015 (Kent, WA)

Will King v. Burwell Destroy the Affordable Care Act?, Alaska Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Apr. 10, 2015 (Anchorage, AK)

Will the Supreme Court Upend the ACA?, Alaska Bar Association, Health Law Section CLE, Apr. 2, 2015 (Anchorage, AK)

Panelist, University of Washington School of Law, King v. Burwell: Obamacare in the Supreme Court (Again), Mar. 11, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

Update on Legal Challenges to Reform, State of Reform Conference, Jan. 8, 2015 (SeaTac, WA)

Panelist, Seattle University School of Law, Federalist Society, The Future of Obamacare, Nov. 17, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

The Affordable Care Act’s Next Act, Plymouth Congregational Church, Nov. 16, 2014 (Seattle, WA)

The Affordable Care Act at Four: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Association of Washington Cities, Health Care Reform Summit, Mar. 25, 2014 (Tukwila, WA)

The Affordable Care Act’s Next Act: Upcoming Federal Regulatory Issues, Northwest Health Law Advocates, CLE, Nov. 15, 2013 (Seattle, WA)

The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Public Health, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Summer Institute, Aug. 6, 2013 (Seattle, WA)

Emergency Response: Diaper Rash, Chest Pain and Medicaid Payments in the Emergency Department, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 36th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 8, 2013 (Newark, NJ)

State of Implementation: Primary and Preventive Care under the ACA, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, May 20, 2013 (Anchorage, AK)

The ACA Today, University of Washington School of Law, Federalist Society, The Affordable Care Act Litigation, May 6, 2013 (Seattle, WA)

The Affordable Care Act at Three: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, University of Washington School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, May 2, 2013 (Seattle, WA)

The ACA at Three, University of Washington, Public Health Week, Apr. 2, 2013 (Seattle, WA)

Expansion States and Options to Address Affodability and Churn, University of Maryland Law School, Health Care Reform Roundtable, Mar. 1, 2013 (Baltimore, MD)

Teaching Health Care Ethics in Rural Ethiopia: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, Harborview Medical Center, Ethics Forum, Nov. 14, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Poster, Monitoring HIV Policy Interventions in PEPFAR Partnership Frameworks, Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Nov. 1, 2012 (Beijing, China)

Unexpected Twists in the Supreme Court's ACA Decision, Washington State Legislature, Legislative Academy, Oct. 3, 2012 (Olympia, WA)

The Supreme Court's ACA Decision and "The Neediest Among Us", University of Washington Department of Bioethics and the Ethics Advisory Committee, Bioethics Grand Rounds, Sep. 17, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Strategies for Adopting, Implementing, and Monitoring HIV/AIDS-Related Law Reforms, Partnership Framework Policy Monitoring Workshop, Caribbean and Central American Countries, Sep. 13, 2012 (Miami, FL)

What Does the Supreme Court's ACA Decision Mean for the Public's Health?, University of Washington School of Law, Aug. 7, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Basic Health: Its History, Present, and ACA-Option Future, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Medicine and Ethics’ 35th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 9, 2012 (Tempe, AZ)

Medicare After the ACA, Guest Lecturer in Medicine, Society and Health, Jan. 23, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

The ACA and the Right to Health, University of Washington School of Law, Social Justice Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

The ACA in the Supreme Court, State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Jan. 4, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Teaching Health Law in Rural Ethiopia: Using a PEPFAR Partnership Framework and India’s Shanbaug Decision to Shape a Course, Association of American Law Schools, Jan. 1, 2012 (Washington, DC)

Building Model Homes in the Changing Medical Neighborhood: Early Lessons from Washington State’s Multi-Payer Medical Home Pilot, Seton Hall University School of Law, Symposium on Implementing the Affordable Care Act, Oct. 28, 2011 (South Orange, NJ)

Legal Issues in Health Care Regulation, University of Washington School of Public Health, Introduction to Health Services and Public Health (HSERV 511), Oct. 25, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

State-based ACO and Medical Home Pilots: Early Lessons from the Other Washington, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 34th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 4, 2011 (Chicago, IL)

Teaching and Researching at Haramaya University, with Jen Marlow and Jeni Krencicki Barcelos, University of Washington School of Law, Greenlaw Student Association, May 9, 2011 (Seattle)

Writing and Publishing Scholarly Articles: Pragmatic Tips, with Christopher Sanford, Haramaya University School of Law, Faculty Symposium, Apr. 26, 2011 (Harar, Ethiopia)

Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, University of Washington, Public Health Seminar, Mar. 3, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Ethics in Health Reform, University of Washington School of Medicine, Justice in Health Care (B H 474), Mar. 3, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Health Reform: How we Got Here and Where We Are Going, Rotary Club of Seattle, Feb. 9, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

"Unleash the Lawsuits": An Update on the Constitutional Challenges to PPACA, Northwest Health Law Advocates, CLE, Sep. 29, 2010

Overview of the Health Reform Law and Its Implementation Timeline, Northwest Health Law Advocates, CLE, Sep. 29, 2010

WCCO (Minneapolis CBS Affiliate) radio interview, The Michele Tafoya Show, “Ruling in Virginia Health Reform Lawsuit,” August 2, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. , Aug. 2, 2010

Law and Ethics in PPACA, University of Washington School of Public Health, Jul. 27, 2010 (Seattle)

Implementing Washington’s Death with Dignity Act: Legal and Policy Issues, American Health Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting, Jun. 30, 2010 (Seattle)

Keynote, Health Care Management in a Time of Profound Change, Masters in Health Administration Graduation, Jun. 11, 2010 (Seattle)

Health Reform 2010: Treatment Begins, Harborview Medical Center, Ethics Forum, May 12, 2010 (Seattle)

Cultural Competency and Informed Consent, Haramaya University, Medical School and Health Sciences School, Apr. 26, 2010 (Harar, Ethiopia)

Medical Ethics in the United States: Trends and Current Issues, Haramaya University, Medical School and Health Sciences School, Apr. 26, 2010 (Harar, Ethiopia)

What Scribner Wrought: How the Invention of Modern Dialysis Shaped Health Law and Policy, University of Washington School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, Apr. 22, 2010 (Seattle)

Health Care Reform: What It Is . . . What It Should Be, University of Washington School of Law, Alumni-Faculty Breakfast, Apr. 7, 2010 (Seattle)

Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?, University of Washington School of Law, Roundtable Discussion, Mar. 30, 2010

Health Reform 2010: What’s the Prognosis?, University of Washington, Bioethics Grand Rounds, Feb. 23, 2010

Health Reform: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going, Rotary Club of Seattle, Feb. 9, 2010 (Seattle)

Panelist, A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective on Federal Health Reform, University of Washington Health Sciences, Jan. 5, 2010

The Death with Dignity Act Comes to Washington, Seattle University School of Law, Oct. 28, 2009

Health Reform 2009: Treatment Plans for a Complicated, Conflicted Patient, University of Washington School of Law, Oct. 12, 2009

Deciding Not to Be the Decider: Could an "Informed Delegation Doctrine" Help Reconcile Informed Consent Law with Culturally Competent Practice?, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 32d Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 9, 2009 (Cleveland, OH)

DWDA Comes to Washington: Providing Advice about End-of-Life Options, Washington State Bar Association, Estate Planning CLE, Apr. 28, 2009 (Seattle)

The Law and Medical Decision-Making, University of Washington School of Law, Afghan Scholars, Apr. 9, 2009 (Seattle)

Implementing the Death with Dignity Act, University of Washington Health Sciences, Apr. 6, 2009 (Seattle)

Candor after Kadlec:  Why It’s Necessary, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Hospital and Health Law Seminar, Nov. 8, 2008 (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Clinical Ethics: The Legal Context, University of Washington, 2d-year Medical Students, Oct. 30, 2008 (Seattle)

The Candidates’ Prescriptions: McCain and Obama on Health Care Reform, University of Washington School of Law, Social Justice Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 (Seattle)

End-of-Life Decision Making and I-1000, University Christian Church, Sunday Forum, Sep. 28, 2008 (Seattle)

Death, Dying and the Law: The Legal Background of Washington’s Initiative 1000, Group Health Cooperative, Senior Caucus Meeting, Sep. 19, 2008 (Seattle)

"Unavoidably Difficult": Ethical Considerations with Diminished Capacity Clients, Washington State Bar Association, Annual Fall Elder Law Conference, Sep. 12, 2008 (Seattle)

Candor after Kadlec: How Should Health Law, Legal Theory, and Hospital Practice Guide Physician Credentialing Responses?, 31st Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Jun. 6, 2008 (Philadelphia)

Legal Issues in End-of-Life Decision-Making, Seattle University School of Law, Advising Clients Concerning End-of-Life Issues, Apr. 4, 2008 (Seattle)

When Ethics Collide: Legal and Medical, King County Bar Association, Avoiding Legal Emergencies in a Medical Setting, Mar. 14, 2008 (Seattle)

A Transatlantic Health Perspective, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Hospital and Health Law Seminar, Nov. 10, 2007 (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Panelist, Careers in Health Law, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Hospital and Health Law Seminar, Apr. 27, 2007 (Seattle)

Medicare Part D, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Hospital and Health Law Seminar, Nov. 11, 2006 (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Numerous presentations to medical professionals, lawyers, and health sciences students on various health care law topics. 1992 - 1999 (while working at the University of Washington Attorney General's Office)., Jan. 1, 1992

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