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Italian health care attorney presents ‘The Italian Health Care System — Lessons for the U.S.?’ on Sept. 11

Amleto Cattarin, a lecturer from the University of Padova, will present “The Italian Health Care System — Lessons for the U.S.?” on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Wake Forest University School of Law.

His presentation will be at noon in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center. It is free and open to the public.

“With the American health care debate under way, the law school is pleased to provide this opportunity to learn about how Italy has implemented a universal health care system,” said Sidney Shapiro,

Associate Dean for Research and Development and University Distinguished Chair in Law.

Cattarin, who is an attorney, is the director of the legal department of Local Healthcare Agencies in Verona, Italy. He oversees two local health care agencies, which have health care jurisdiction over 650,000 people and have about 3,500 employees, including four hospitals.

Cattarin teaches Public Comparative Law and Constitutional Law at the Padua School of Law. The former Emil Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at the New York University Law School, Cattarin has been an international visiting scholar at the College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law and the George Washington School of Law.