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Quarterly Lectures

IAHA Quarterly Lectures provide a high-level detailed exploration of a current health law topic. The 75-minute lectures feature expert speakers with first-hand experience with the topic and often include spirited audience discussion.

Past lectures have addressed gain sharing/pay-for-performance, problem physicians, managed care contracting, electronic medical records, medical malpractice in Illinois, and joint ventures.

The lectures take place at the offices of Katten Muchin Rosenman, conveniently located near trains and parking at 525 West Monroe. Lectures start with refreshments at 8:00 AM and conclude by 9:45 AM.

Attendees can earn 1.25 hours of Illinois MCLE credit. Lectures are free for IAHA members and only $50 for non-members.

2019 IAHA Quarterly Meeting Dates are: 

March 7, June 27, September 19, and December 12



Join Us for Our December Quarterly!

This presentation will highlight the changes in Illinois health law, which have occurred over the past year through statute, regulation or court decision derived from the 2019 Health Law Survey.

Special Offering: Join other IAHA members at the IHA Naperville office to watch the presentation online. Simply sign up for the Naperville viewing party below!


Karen K. Harris

Karen K. Harris is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), a trade association representing over 200 hospitals and 50 health systems. In addition to her corporate legal responsibilities, Ms. Harris also assists in the development of policy positions on issues affecting hospitals and their communities, and in the advocacy of those positions at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Ms. Harris also serves as Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, a trade association representing over 600 health law attorneys.


Immediately prior to joining IHA, Ms. Harris was a partner in the Health Care Practice Group in the Chicago office of Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Her practice focused on transactional and regulatory health care law on behalf of all types of health care providers and entities, including hospital systems, physicians, IPAs, ambulatory surgical centers and other health care professionals, managed care companies, pharmaceutical companies, and HMOs. Ms. Harris also previously served as regional general counsel at Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Inc.


Among other awards/honors, in 2018 Ms. Harris was named a Women of Influence honoree by the Chicago Business Journal, and in 2017 one of the Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago by Crain's Business Journal.


An avid sailor, Ms. Harris is the Immediate Past Commodore of the Jackson Park Yacht Club on Chicago’s south side. She is the current President of the Jackson Park Yacht Club Foundation and oversees all of the youth sailing programs.


A Chicago native, Ms. Harris is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A. 1991) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1994). She resides in Hyde Park with her family.


Robert John Kane

Robert John Kane, J.D., is Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, as well as Legislative Counsel, for the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Editor for the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA) Annual Survey of Health Law.  Mr. Kane is a certified health care privacy compliance professional (CHPC) and a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP).  Mr. Kane is a graduate of Marquette University and DePaul University College of Law.  Mr. Kane was formerly President of the IAHA, the Government Bar Association and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel.

He has written and spoken on various issues in health and administrative law, and is author of Administrative Rulemaking in Illinois: A Handbook for Rulemakers and Practitioners (Center for Legal Studies, Sangamon State University, 2d ed. 1990 republished by the Illinois State Bar Association 2001, 2008), and co/editor-author of the “The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois”, updated annually (West Group, 2018 Edition).


Nicole Dykas Scott

Nicole Dykas Scott, J.D., MBA, CCEP, CHPC, is the Director of Operations Compliance and the Assistant Privacy Officer, for ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. Mrs. Scott is a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP) and a certified health care privacy compliance professional (CHPC). These national accreditations reflect a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs.

Mrs. Scott is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Mrs. Scott received her Masters of Business Administration from the nationally-ranked Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati with a focus on Corporate Management. Previously, she specialized in medical professional liability claims management where she gained extensive experience in claims litigation and the research, application and training of legal doctrines, system integrations and process changes.


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