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Keeping a Finger on the Pulse (2024 Health Law Section Annual Program)

Health care continues to evolve rapidly across the United States and here in North Carolina. Keeping with tradition, this year's NCBA Health Law Section annual CLE is designed to capture the most important new developments, especially those making the biggest impact in North Carolina.

There is perhaps no greater disruptor across the health care sector than artificial intelligence. Tune in as our dynamic AI panel takes a comprehensive approach to how AI is making a splash in health care, ranging from pressing legal issues to longer-term policy implications. We also have a separate ethics session that explores the intersection of AI with the practice of law.

In addition, this program tackles privacy issues at a broader level, including an interactive tabletop exercise where experienced privacy lawyers and cybersecurity experts demonstrate best practices and explore common pitfalls in handling common security incidents.

Our speakers also examine changes to longstanding laws and governmental directives impacting competition in health care, including their potential effect on consolidation patterns across the industry and in North Carolina.

Finally, this year's program features the return of the well-received North Carolina litigation and regulatory update panel, designed to be broadly applicable across health law practice areas.

Join us to explore these topics and network with colleagues and clients!


  • Health Care Consolidation and Antitrust Developments
  • You Can't Stop the Inevitable, So Now What? Tabletop Breach Simulation to Test Your Readiness
  • The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
  • NC Regulatory/Litigation Update
  • Professional Responsibility and Technology Competence in a New World

Thursday, August 8, 2024 (Original Program Date: April 26, 2024)
8:55 AM–3:55 PM

View the full program agenda.


  • Jake Bernstein, K&L Gates LLP, Seattle, WA
  • Gina L. Bertolini, K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh
  • Jared M. Burtner, K&L Gates LLP, Morrisville
  • Tara N. Cho, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh
  • Denise Gunter, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Winston-Salem
  • Barry Mathis, PYA PC, Knoxville, TN
  • Eric Gon-Chee Poon, MD, Duke Health, Durham
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary
  • Jessica V. Sutton, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh
  • Lee K. Van Voorhis, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew W. Wolfe, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Raleigh/Research Triangle

NCBA Health Law Section

  • Gina L. Bertolini, K&L Gates LLP, Morrisville (Planner)
  • Lauren S. Gennett, King & Spalding LLP, Asheville (Planner)
  • John W. Gibson, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Marcus C. "Marc" Hewitt, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Ted Lotchin, UNC Health, Morrisville (Planner)
  • Antonia A. "Toni" Peck, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Durham (Planner)
  • Erin J. Roberts, Roberts Law Office PA, Raleigh (Planner)
  • David A. Senter Jr., Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Tamara M. Van Pala Skrobacki, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Carol Wolff, Alliance Health, Morrisville (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.25 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
2.00 Technology Training


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.