Patricia Kuszler

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Charles I. Stone Professor of Law
Vice Dean
Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 685-0511
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Managing Incidental Findings from Pharmacogenetic Testing: Legal Obligations of Health Care Providers, Duke University, Jun. 8, 2011 (Durham, NC)

International Research Ethics, Haramaya University Medical School Faculty, May 26, 2011 (Harar, Ethiopia)

Current Controversies in Clinical Ethics, Haramaya University Medical School, May 19, 2011 (Harar, Ethiopia)

Guns and Roses, Conscience Clauses and Contradiction, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, 2011 McCormick Lectureship in Science and Religion, Apr. 8, 2011 (Seattle)

Moderator, How & When Should Cancer Drug Treatments Be Expedited?, University of Washington School of Law, Regulating the Drug Treatment of Cancer: Who Decides & How?, Mar. 4, 2011 (Seattle)

Guns and Roses: Conscience, Contradiction, and Constitutional Rights, Seattle Children's, Treuman Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Feb. 25, 2011 (Seattle)

Global Health: What’s Law Got to Do with It?, University of Washington, Department of Global Health, Feb. 18, 2011 (Seattle)

Role of Law and the Constitution in Promoting and Governing Health and Public Health, University of Washington School of Medicine, Feb. 11, 2011 (Seattle)

Law & Clinical Decision-Making, University of Washington School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residents, Jan. 19, 2011 (Seattle)

UW International Biomedical Research Ethics Fellowship -- Indonesia, National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, Network Meeting, Nov. 20, 2010 (Atlanta)

Cases in Law and Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Cases in Clinical Ethics (HUBIO 548), Sep. 27, 2010 (Seattle)

Health Reform 2010: Promises, Perils and a Global Perspective, Foster Pepper PLLC, Sep. 9, 2010 (Seattle)

Implicit and Explicit Rationing in Health Care, University of Washington School of Medicine, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 6, 2010 (Seattle)

Law in the Context of Controversial Clinical Decision-Making, University of Washington School of Medicine, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 5, 2010 (Seattle)

Genes, Cells and Human Tissues: Ownership vs. Entreprenuership, Osaka Institute of Technology, Jul. 29, 2010 (Osaka, Japan)

Genes, Cells and Human Tissues: Ownership vs. Entreprenuership, Waseda/Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Jul. 28, 2010 (Tokyo, Japan)

Xenotransplantation and Chimeric Tissues: The Next Horizon, Airlangga University, Mar. 30, 2010 (Surabaya, Indonesia)

The Challenges of Informed Consent, Airlangga University, Mar. 29, 2010 (Surabaya, Indonesia)

The Death with Dignity Movement in the United States, Airlangga University, Mar. 29, 2010 (Surabaya, Indonesia)

Emerging Models of Benefit Sharing in International Clinical Research, Padjadjaran University, Mar. 22, 2010 (Bandung, Indonesia)

The Death with Dignity Act: Providing Advice about End-of-Life Options in the US, Padjadjaran University, Mar. 22, 2010 (Bandung, Indonesia)

Global Health and the Human Rights Imperative, University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and School of Social Work, Health and Human Rights: Social Transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa (SISAF 490/SOC W 598G), Jan. 26, 2010 (Seattle)

What Every Physician Should Know about Medicare (But Doesn’t Seem to), University of Washington School of Medicine, Jan. 21, 2010 (Seattle)

What Every Physician Should Know about Insurance and Health Care Financing (But Doesn’t Seem to), University of Washington School of Medicine, Jan. 14, 2010 (Seattle)

UW Law School’s Health Law Program, University of Washington School of Law, Development Committee, Dec. 4, 2009

Law & Clinical Decision-Making, University of Washington School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residents, Nov. 19, 2009 (Seattle)

Law and Medicine: Cases at the Cutting Edge, University of Washington School of Medicine, Cases in Clinical Ethics (HUBIO 548), Sep. 24, 2009

How the Law Affects Clinical Decisions Law and Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 8, 2009 (Seattle)

Death with Dignity, University of Washington Alumni, Breakfast Series, May 27, 2009

Evolution of the Health Law Program, Univerfsity of Washington School of Law Alumni, May 21, 2009 (Olympia, WA)

GiNA A Primer for Employers and Employees, ABA Meeting, Seattle Washington, April 30, 2009.

Legal Controversies Arising in Clinical Research, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Apr. 25, 2009

Evolution of Health Law Program, Foster, Pepper and Schefelman, Apr. 1, 2009

The Role of Law in Life-threatening Illness, University of Washingon School of Medicine, 2d Year Medical Students, Mar. 3, 2009

Health and Human Rights Law, University of Washington, Health, Human Rights, and Social Transformation in the Greater Horn of Africa (SISAF 490/SOC W 598G), Jan. 22, 2009 (Seattle, WA)

What Every Physician Should Know about Health Care Costs and Financing (but doesn’t seem to), University of Washington School of Medicine, Jan. 8, 2009

GINA: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, State of Washington Genetics Advisory Group, Oct. 6, 2008 (Shoreline, WA)

Management and Leadership: Employment Law and the Public Employer, Washington State Public Health Association, Annual Joint Conference on Health, Oct. 5, 2008 (Yakima, WA)

Law and the Employer/Employee Relationship, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Summer Institute, Aug. 14, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Public Health Law, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Summer Institute, Aug. 13, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Law and Controversial Decisions in Health Care, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 7, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

National Institutes of Health, International Bioethics Training Program Directors Meeting, Oct. 16, 2007 (Bethesda, MD)

Speaker & moderator, Genomic Translational Pathway Exercise, Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, Fourth All-Investigator Meeting, Sep. 10, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

How the Law Affects Clinical Decisions, Law and Medicine: The Ethical Interface, 20th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 9, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Traversing the Translational Pathway: Translation of Genomic Science into Health Benefit, National Human Genome Research Institute, All CEER Meeting, Mar. 3, 2007 (Bethesda, MD)

Models of Global Health Education: Medicine, Nursing and Law, 5th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, Feb. 18, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Legal Perspectives in Perinatal Genetics, New Directions in Perinatal Genetics: Diagnosis, Research and Ethical Implications, Washington State Medical Society, Sep. 29, 2006 (Seattle, WA)

Newborn Genetic Screening: Evolving Technologies and Public Health Policy, International Congress on Medicine and Law, Aug. 8, 2006 (Toulouse, France)

Genome Justice and Vulnerable Populations: Genetic Testing and Screening, National Association of Women Judges, Oct. 21, 2005 (Houston, TX)

Public Health Law, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Seattle Public Health Law Summer Institute, Aug. 22, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

Clinical Research: Conflicts and Conundrums in the Wake of Bayh-Dole, University of Washington School of Law, 2005 CASRIP High Tech Summit, Jul. 18, 2005 (Seattle, WA)

Public Health Law: Juxtaposition of Federal, Alaska and Tribal Law, University of Alaska, Public Health Law, Long-distance Web-based Conference, Apr. 4, 2005

Genetics and the Law: What Is Parenthood, National Association of Women Judges, Genome Justice Pilot Program, Jul. 9, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Exploring Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Predictive Genetics, Thomas C. Wales Foundation, Second Annual Symposium, Jun. 23, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Access Issues Confronting Children with Craniofacial Disorders, Child Health Institute, May 18, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform, Washington State Legislative Conference, Dec. 11, 2003 (Tacoma, WA)

Public Health and State Police Power, Northwest Public Health Practice Institute, Aug. 2003 (Seattle, WA)

Public Health Law and Policy, Montana Summer Public Health Institute, Jun. 2003 (Bozeman, MT)

Ethics and Human Rights, University of Washington School of Medicine, Advanced Topics in Global Health, Apr. 11, 2003 (Seattle, WA)

Genetics in the Courts: Emerging Issues, McLaughlin Research Institute, Genetics Ethics Workshop, Apr. 2003 (Helena, MT)

National Seminar and Workshop, Health and Human Rights, Mar. 2003 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Ethics, International Law and Human Rights, University of Washington School of Medicine, Western Regional International Health Conference, Nov. 17, 2002 (Seattle, WA)

Legal Ethics: Document Destruction and Retention after Enron, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Hospital & Health Law Seminar, Nov. 2002 (Vancouver, BV, Canada)

Genome Justice, National Association of Women Judges, 24th Annual Conference, Oct. 17, 2002 (Minneapolis, MN)

Bioterrorism: Updating Old Laws to Respond to New Threats, Washington State Public Health Association, Conference, Oct. 7, 2002 (Wenatchee, WA)

Individual Rights, State Policy Power, and Public Health, Northwest Public Health Leadership Conference, Sep. 10, 2002 (Seattle, WA)

The Role of Law in Health Care Decision-making, Summer Health Care Ethics Seminar, Aug. 5, 2002 (Seattle, WA)

Public Health Law and Policy, Montana Public Health Law Conference, Jun. 10, 2002 (Bozeman, MT)

Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research, Widener Law Review Symposium, Mar. 15, 2001 (Wilmington, DE)

Clinical E-mail & E-care: Liability Considerations, Telehealth, Feb. 26, 2001 (Bal Harbour, FL)

The Changing Landscape: Medical Malpractice and Health Maintence Organizations, Willamette Law Review Symposium, Feb. 1, 2001 (Salem, OR)

Privacy and Confidentiality: Genetic Information in the Workplace, State of Washington Legislative Judicial Conference on Genetics, Health Care, and Law, Jan. 8, 2001 (Tacoma, WA)

The Changing Legal and Ethical Parameters of Informed Consent, University of Texas School of Medicine, Nov. 12, 2000 (Galveston, TX)

Controversial Health Care Decisions: Where Does the Law Fit in?, University of Washington, Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Jul. 31, 2000 (Seattle, WA)

Biomaterials, Biomedical Devices and Products Liability, Asian Pacific Legal Institute, Jul. 19, 2000 (Seattle, WA)

Genetic Screening, Testing and the Standard of Care, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, Fifth Annual Summer Institute, Jul. 17, 2000 (Seattle, WA)

Current Issues and Trends in Medical Malpractice Law, State of Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission, Jul. 14, 2000 (Vancouver, WA)

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Privacy and Confidentiality, American Council of Life Insurers, Jun. 14, 2000 (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Legal Issues and the "New" Genetics, Univerity of Washington School of Medicine, Medical Genetics Grand Rounds, Jun. 2, 2000 (Seattle, WA)

Medical Malpractice Update, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Apr. 27, 2000 (Seattle, WA)

Genetic Danger: Is There a "Duty to Warn", American Public Health Association, Nov. 10, 1999 (Chicago, IL)

Genetic Advances: Legal Issues for the New Millennium, American College of Legal Medicine, Oct. 15, 1999 (Seattle, WA)

Genetic Discrimination: Myth or Reality?, State of Washington Legislative and Judicial Conference on Genetics, Health Care, and Law, Oct. 6, 1999 (Olympia, WA)

The Legal and Ethical Issues Arising in the Context of Alternative Medicines: The Case of Medical Marijuana, Pacific Lutheran University, May 20, 1999 (Tacoma, WA)

The Interface of Law, Ethics & Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Mar. 3, 1999 (Seattle, WA)

Biomedical Materials and Legal Liability, University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering, Biomaterials Seminar Series, Feb. 19, 1999 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Medical Malpractice: Primer for Physicians, University of Washington School of Medicine, Feb. 8, 1999 (Seattle, WA)

Managed Care and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Medical Ethics Graduate Seminar, Feb. 1, 1999 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, The Future of Bioethics, University of Washington, 11th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 7, 1998 (Seattle, WA)

The Law and Cloning: After Dolly, University of Washington, 11th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 6, 1998 (Seattle, WA)

The Role of the Courts in Health Care Decision-making, University of Washington, 11th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 3, 1998 (Seattle, WA)

The Dawn of the Biotechnology Age: Medical Questions, Legal Issues & Social Confusion, American Association of Law Libraries, Annual Meeting, Jul. 13, 1998 (Anaheim, CA)

Hello Dolly: We're Not So Glad to Have You Here, University of Washington School of Medicine, Medical Ethics Brown Bag Seminar Series, Jun. 8, 1998 (Seattle, WA)

Health Care Financing Trends, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Health Law Teachers' Conference, Jun. 6, 1998 (Houston, TX)

Malpractice Update, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Apr. 30, 1998 (Seattle, WA)

Law and Genetics in Public Health, University of Washington, Public Health Genetics Seminar Series, Mar. 11, 1998 (Seattle, WA)

Law at the Beginning and End of Life, University of Washington School of Medicine, MHE 521 - The Ethical Challenges of Modern Medicine, Feb. 4, 1998

Managed Care: The Next Generation, University of Washington School of Medicine, HUBIO 555 - Medicine, Health & Society, Jan. 26, 1998

Health Policy Development: Values, Context and Measurement, University of Washington School of Public Health, Health Policy Seminar, Nov. 19, 1997

Genetic Information in the Age of Managed Care, American Public Health Association, Nov. 10, 1997 (Indianapolis, IN)

End of Life Statutes: What Do They Mean for the Patient, Lifetime Advocacy Plus Seminar: The Trouble with Dying, Sep. 11, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Assisted Suicide, University of Washington School of Medicine, 10th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 8, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Ethics & Law: Controversial Health Care Decisions at the End of Life, University of Washington School of Medicine, 10th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 4, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Commentator, Technology Transfer: Challenges for Public Research Institutions, University of Washington, Pacific Rim Technology Protection Practice Update, Jul. 26, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Biomaterials and Legal Liability, University of Washington, Department of Chemical Engineering, Biomaterials Seminar Series, Jun. 5, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Impact of Genetic Testing on Insurance Coverage and Test Availability, University of Washington Breast Cancer Testing Policy Group, May 14, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Malpractice: Fact, Fiction and the Woman Physician, American Medical Womens' Association, May 7, 1997 (Bellevue, WA)

Malpractice and the Integrated Delivery System: The Rise and Fall of ERISA Preemption, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, May 2, 1997

Controversial Health Care Decisions and the Law, University of Washington School of Medicine, Apr. 8, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

The Interface of Ethics and the Law at the End of Life, University of Washington School of Medicine, Feb. 26, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Managed Care: The Old, the New, the Next Generation, University of Washington School of Medicine, Jan. 29, 1997 (Seattle, WA)

Ethical and Legal Issues Confronting the American Medical Profession, University of Ljubljana School of Medicine, Dec. 12, 1996 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Evolution of the United States Health Care System, Slovenian Health Insurance Ministry, Dec. 10, 1996 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Legal Aspects of Managed Care: Divided Loyalties and Conflicted Interests, University of Washington Medical Center, 50th Anniversary Medical Education Seminar, Oct. 4, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Health Industry Trends: Where Are We Going -- and Why?, University of Washington, Masters in Health Administration Seminar, Oct. 2, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Controversial Health Care Decisions: The Role of the Courts, University of Washington School of Medicine, 9th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 5, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Teaching Health Law in a Multi-disciplinary Setting, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Jun. 8, 1996 (Wilmington, DE)

Rationing, Cost Containment, and Clinical Decisions, University of Washington School of Medicine, May 29, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Legal Issues at the Beginning and End of Life, University of Washington Law School, Staff Colloquium, May 13, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Assisted Suicide: Advances in the Debate, National Hospice Organization, Annual Meeting, May 8, 1996 (San Francisco, CA)

Balancing the Barriers: Restructuring Incentives to Promote Development of New Tuberculosis Treatments, University of Washington, Law Review Symposium, May 4, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Medical Device Liability: Balancing the Burden of Regulation with the Blessing of Preemption, University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering, Apr. 18, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Complex Health Care Issues: The Role of Law and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Apr. 2, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Health Care: Why Is It Challenging? How Is It Changing? Is It Really Changing?, Law Librarians of Puget Sound, Feb. 29, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Managed Care: Where Is It Going and What Should You Know?, University of Washington, Student American Medical Women's Association, Feb. 21, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

The Interface of Law, Medicine and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Feb. 14, 1996 (Seattle, WA)

Consent and Confidentiality in the Treatment of Adolescents, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Oct. 29, 1995 (Tukwila, WA)

Controversial Health Care Decisions: The Changing Role of the Courts, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Grand Rounds, Sep. 15, 1995 (Chicago, IL)

Managed Care & the Obstetrical Practice of the Future, Mercy Hospital Medical Center Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sep. 15, 1995 (Chicago, IL)

Managed Care: What Is It and Where Is It Going?, Mercy Hospital Medical Center Faculty and Residents, Sep. 14, 1995 (Chicago, IL)

Ethics and the Law, University of Washington School of Medicine, 8th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Jul. 31, 1995 (Seattle, WA)

Controversial Health Care Decisions: The Changing Role of the Courts, Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys, Annual Seminar, Jul. 10, 1995 (Blaine, WA)

Dying in the Northwest: The Physician Assisted Suicide Option, Biomedical Ethics National Summer Retreat, Jun. 9, 1995 (Winthrop, WA)

Scientific Misconduct, University of Washington School of Law, Phi Delta Phi, May 11, 1995 (Seattle, WA)

Malpractice: What It Is and How to Avoid It, University of Washington, Student American Women Medical Association, May 10, 1995 (Seattle, WA)

Should Malpractice Liability Extend Beyond the Physician?, University of Washington, Department of Medical History & Ethics, May 8, 1995 (Seattle, WA)

Evaluating Physician Contracts, University of Washington, Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellows, Mar. 21, 1995 (Seattle, WA)

Medical Futility and the Law, Society for Critical Care Medicine, Feb. 3, 1995 (San Francisco, CA)

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