On October 7th, partner Beth D. Jacob will speak at the 2015 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association in Vienna, Austria. The event is presented by the IBA African Regional Forum, the Asia Pacific Regional Forum and the Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee. During the session, Plagues! From the Black Death to Ebola, panelists will discuss the global response to outbreaks and endemic diseases. The following issues also will be addressed:

  • How precisely have such epidemics been fought and conquered over time?
  • What generally are their impacts on individual civil rights – the legal rights (and wrongs) of experimental treatment?
  • What is the responsibility of government, the international community, NGOs et al?