Conference Date: Monday, September 13, 2021

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Center is pleased to host the virtual Aging, Health, Equity, and the Law Conference on September 13, 2021. The conference theme focuses on structural and systemic questions about discrimination and equity that older adults experience, and on policies recognizing these different challenges and promoting equity. The conference features individual presentations, panel presentations, and discussion groups. The conference will be held online with no registration fee. New York CLE credit will be available. Presentation proposals are due June 18, 2021. A non-exhaustive list of presentation topics might include:

  • Inequities in COVID-19 Care for Seniors, including State Responses to Deaths of Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19, and Caregiving

  • Vaccination Priorities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Rationing of Health Care

  • Disparities in Wealth Creation, Housing, Employment, or Planning Based on Age, Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Gender or Gender Identity

  • Social Determinants of Health for Seniors

  • Age and Disability Discrimination

  • Elderly Prisoners, including Perspectives on Incarceration as a Public Health Issue and Compassionate Release

  • Elder Abuse

  • Telehealth Digital Divide

  • Historical and Current Perspectives on Elder Law, Health Care, and Race

  • Anti-Racism Approaches to Teaching and Learning Elder Law and Related Topics

  • Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity in Elder Law Courses

Presentation Guidelines, Deadline, and Submission Information

The program committee welcomes individual proposals and panel or discussion group proposals. Individual presentations will be 25 minutes including questions. Panels or discussion groups will be 50 minutes including questions. Presentation proposals are due June 18, 2021.

The proposal should include:
1. Presenter name(s), email, title, school affiliation, and mailing address
2. Title of the proposed presentation or discussion group
3. Presentation format: presentation, panel presentation, or discussion group
4. A description of what you would like to discuss (300-500 words)

Submit your proposal through the link below. Email Professor Joan Foley at with any questions. The program committee may not be able to accommodate all proposals.


Following the conference, presenters will be invited to submit an article on the topic of their conference presentations. Touro Law Review will publish the articles from the conference in an upcoming volume. Shorter pieces of approximately twenty pages in length with appropriate citation will also be considered. Conference presenters are not required to contribute. Decisions on publishing submissions rest with the Touro Law Review editors. Additional information about this publication opportunity will be provided to presenters closer to the conference date.

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