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Friday, December 12, 2014

Liability Protection and Prevention

7:30am to 8:00am Registration
8:00am to 8:15am Welcome and Introduction

Odysseus Argy, MD

8:15am to 9:00am New Essentials of Risk Management

Odysseus Argy, MD

9:00am to 9:45am Recommendations for Consultation and Documentation: Your Twin Pillars of Malpractice Prevention

Thomas G. Gutheil, MD

9:45am to 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am to 11:00am The Risks of Telemedicine: Clinician Beware

James T. Hilliard, JD

11:00am to 11:45am Pitfalls in Ambulatory Primary Care: A Medical Malpractice Perspective

Luke Sato, MD

11:45am to 12:00pm Pose Your Questions to the Liability Prevention Experts

Odysseus Argy, MD; Thomas G. Gutheil, MD; James T. Hilliard, JD; Luke Sato, MD

12:00pm to 1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm to 1:45pm Making an Informed Decision About Medical Marijuana Certification

Lida Nabati, MD

1:45pm to 2:15pm State and Federal Laws for Medical Marijuana and the Significant Risks They May Pose to Clinicians

Joshua L. Abrams, JD

2:15pm to 2:45pm How to Avoid Being Sued or Prevail If Sued: A Surgeon's Personal Experience

Dennis Burke, MD

2:45pm to 3:00pm Expert Panel and Audience Discussion

Lida Nabati, MD; Joshua L. Abrams, JD; Dennis Burke, MD

3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm to 4:30pm Liability Protection
  • Strategic Tips from the Plaintiff's Attorney Clyde Bergstresser JD
  • Strategic Tips From the Defense Attorney David Gould, JD
4:30pm to 5:00pm Questions and Answers: A Faculty and Audience Discussion

Clyde Bergstresser, JD and David Gould, JD

5:00pm Adjourn
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Courtroom Preparation and Survival

7:30am to 8:00am Registration
8:00am to 8:15am Welcome and Introduction

David Gould, JD

8:15am to 9:45am Surviving Your Deposition: Necessary Tactics
  • Guidance from the Defense Attorney David Gould, JD
  • The Perspective of the Deponent Thomas G. Gutheil, MD
  • The Plaintiff's Attorney Rebuttal Clyde Bergstresser, JD
9:45am to 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am to 11:45am Taking the Witness Stand: How to Prepare and How to Prevail
  • The Perspective of the Defense Attorney David Gould, JD
  • The Perspective of the Plaintiff's Attorney Clyde Bergstresser, JD
  • The Perspective of the Defendant Thomas Gutheil, MD
11:45am to 12:00pm Faculty and Audience Discussion

David Gould, JD; Clyde Bergstresser, JD; Thomas G. Gutheil, MD

12:00pm to 1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm to 2:00pm How The Doctor Can Positively Affect the Jury: What the Data Show

Linda Crawford, JD

2:00pm to 2:30pm The Personal Experience of Having Been Sued

Jerry M. Blaine, MD

2:30pm to 2:45pm Anatomy of a Case
2:45pm to 3:45pm Mock Trial Demonstration: Plaintiff's Attorney, Defense Attorney, Presiding Judge, Mock Trial Defendant

Clyde Bergstresser, JD; David Gould, JD; The Honorable Carol Ball; Jerry M. Blaine, MD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm to 4:15pm Mock Trial Demonstration Wrap-up

Clyde Bergstresser, JD; David Gould, JD; The Honorable Carol Ball; Jerry M. Blaine, MD

4:15pm to 4:30pm The Judge's Comments

The Honorable Carol S. Ball

4:30pm to 5:00pm Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers

Clyde Bergstresser, JD; David Gould, JD; The Honorable Carol Ball; Jerry M. Blaine, MD and Participants

5:00pm Adjourn