Much Anticipated Return to In-Person Gathering for Healthcare Legal Leaders

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OCTOBER 3 – 5, 2021

Much Anticipated Return to In-Person Gathering for Healthcare Legal Leaders

By Nas Panwar on October 12, 2021

On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, I delivered closing remarks at IPMI’s Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute. While at the time there were rumblings of a virus and cases had been detected in parts of the United States, we had absolutely no idea how far reaching its impacts would be. Upon returning to Toronto, still abuzz with excitement over the huge success of the event, our office and indeed much of the city, country and continent went into lockdown.

As a company that had hitherto only executed physical events, the pandemic necessitated a shift to virtual events and an associated learning of new formats and opportunities. We ran one-hour Virtual Think Tanks and developed virtual versions of our various Institutes, and all the while hoped – yearned – for a return to in-person events.

Fast forward 19 months, after considerable ingenuity leading to vaccinations and widespread testing ability, we were able to execute the Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute in-person, one of three physical events that we have completed since July. And what a thrill it was to be back!!

With a series of safety protocols, from mandating that everyone be double vaccinated at the event to encouraging the IPMI fist bump, and from ensuring social distancing to hosting outside gatherings, we were able to safely bring together an intimate group of hospital and health system legal leaders along with an excellent group of legal service providers for three days of learning, information exchange, networking and connection at the Paséa Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA.

The wide-ranging agenda explored a variety of topics within three broad categories:

Transactional Considerations

  • Physician Alignment 2.0
  • Post-Pandemic Partnering: Trends and Developments in Health System Growth Strategies
  • Antitrust and Regulatory Considerations in Strategic Transactions
  • Building A More Resilient and Better Aligned Academic Physician Enterprise
  • Balancing Business and Regulatory Compliance in Physician Alignment Models

Addressing Regulatory & Compliance Issues

  • Returning to Normal: Addressing Compliance After COVID-19 Changes and Funding
  • Healthcare Ransomware and Cybersecurity Attacks and Privacy Incidents
  • Transforming Your Boardroom to Manage Risk
  • Emerging Issues in Managed Care
  • The Evolution of the Patient Care Setting: Strategies and Consideration

Maximizing the GC Role and Ensuring Departmental and Organizational Excellence

  • Meeting Current and Future Challenges: New Realities for Healthcare GCs and CLOs
  • Optimizing Legal Department Operations in a Challenging Environment
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Considerations for Healthcare GCs

As we forge into 2021, hospital and health system General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers continue to be called upon to continue guiding, advising and navigating their organizations through ongoing change and uncertainty.  Legal executives that attended the Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute were able to glean insights about new regulations, new rules and new requirements, as well as qualities and skill sets that they must continue to develop to provide legal advice in a business savvy manner that will enable their organizations to thrive in and respond to a continually evolving healthcare landscape.

Content aside, the opportunity to meet with legal advisors and solution providers in a relaxed environment, and to spend time with one another (socially distanced, of course) at various social and networking functions in a beautiful setting was highly conducive to fostering a climate for learning and information exchange. Best of all, attendees left the Institute feeling refreshed and better connected, and we were delighted to have executed a successful in-person Institute.

To contribute to the next iteration of the Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute, whether sharing some insights and experiences as a member of the Speaker Faculty, suggesting topic areas for the agenda or joining the waiting list for attendance, please contact Nas Panwar at


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Much Anticipated Return to In-Person Gathering for Healthcare Legal Leaders
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