Meeting Archive:
Legal Advocacy 101 for Health Care Professionals


Meeting Description:
Legal Advocacy 101 for Health Care Professionals


Tuesday - June 18, 2013

            4:00-5:00 PM EST

People with diabetes often face discrimination at work, at school and in other parts of daily life. Health care professionals - diabetes educators, nurses, social workers, physicians and others - can play a crucial role in ensuring that their patients are treated fairly outside of the clinical setting. This webinar offers health care professionals the tools needed to advocate for patients and fight for the fair treatment of all people with diabetes. 


The Webinar Will Cover:


Legal Advocacy Basics


    *Commercial Driving


    *Interaction with Law Enforcement


How Health Care Professionals Can Assist   

    *Clinical Practice

    *Community Education



The Association's Legal Advocacy Resources


Opportunities for Involvement


*There is no cost to attend this webinar.


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Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2013
Time: 04:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Taryn Egelanian
 Presenter Information
Katherine (Kitty) Koffer, PharmD, CDE

Kitty Koffer is a Pharmacist/Diabetes Educator and faculty member at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She is also an Advanced School Advocate (ASAT), trained as part of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School® campaign. Dr. Koffer became an ASAT after many years of working with the families of children with diabetes. As part of her volunteer work as an ASAT, Dr. Koffer has held a number of Parent Workshops and helped many parents gain confidence, become effective negotiators and work with schools to successfully resolve diabetes-related situations.  

Daniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE

Daniel Lorber is an endocrinologist in Queens, NY and Director of Endocrinology and Associate Director of the Lang Center for Research and Education at New York Hospital/Queens, as well as Medical Director of the Diabetes Control Foundation and the Diabetes Care and Information Center of New York. Dr. Lorber is a Clinical Associate Professor at  Weill Medical College, Cornell University, a longtime member of the American Diabetes Association's Legal Advocacy Subcommittee and Vice-Chair of the Association's National Advocacy Committee. Dr. Lorber has helped resolve many diabetes discrimination situations through the years, and in 2009, he received the Association's Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award. 

Aaron Fischer, Esq.

Aaron J. Fischer is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, a San Francisco law firm. He has represented small companies and employees on a wide range of employment matters and has advocated on behalf of individuals regarding diabetes-related disability discrimination in the workplace. Mr. Fischer has type I diabetes and works closely with the American Diabetes Association’s Legal Advocacy program. He is a founding member of the Bay Area Diabetes Legal Advocacy Committee.

Katharine Gordon, Esq.

Katharine is Director of the American Diabetes Association's Legal Advocate Program.