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The UT College of Law invites lawyers, health care providers, students, faculty, and members of the community to gather on Friday, March 6, for a one-day symposium on health care law and policy issues and solutions.

The symposium, “Prognosis: Examining and Treating the Ailments of Health Care Law and Policy,” will be held at the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Avenue. Sponsored by the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, the symposium will feature addresses and panel discussions by legal, policy, and health care leaders.

James C. Pyles of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC will deliver the keynote address, “A Principled Approach to Health Care Policy.” Pyles has more than forty years of experience in litigation, counseling, and lobbying in health law and policy. He served for six years in the Office of the General Counsel for the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, where he received the department’s Distinguished Service Award for successfully handling complex Medicare litigation.

Other speakers and panelists will include Dwight Tarwater, legal counsel to the governor; Susan Cooper, former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health; and Scott Richardson, vice president and associate general counsel of Lifepoint Hospitals.

Online registration is required. For lawyers seeking continuing legal education (CLE) credit, the cost is $50, which covers seven hours of credit (including 2.5 dual hours) and lunch. For those not seeking CLE credit, the cost is $10 if attending the lunch session. For more information about CLE credit, contact Micki Fox at or 865-974-8601.

Paid public parking is available at the Volunteer Hall garage, 1525 White Avenue.

The full agenda and registration are available online.


Roger Hagy (865-974-6788,