avoidance of error w Imaging patterns and types of birth injury Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii
w Urologic emergencies: principles, guidelines, and
w Potential errors in the management of the apneic newborn
w Standards in the management of morbid obesity *Attend one or both conferences*
w Recognizing the physician at risk for a medical malpractice claim
w Midwives, machismo and money in obstetrics
and the Law
w Standards of care: neonatal acidosis and shock
w Urologic malignancies: missed or delayed diagnosis
w Lawsuits and “off-label” medicine
January 5 – 8, 2011
January 2 – 6, 2011
w Complications of cardiac stents
Fairmont Kea Lani
w Conflicts of interest in orthopedic surgery w Real-time assessment of fetal monitor tracings
w Risk management in urology w Catastrophes and toxemia of pregnancy January 5 - 8, 2011
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w Failing to avoid catastrophe following stroke w Cystoscopy after hysterectomy?
Radiology, and Family Medicine
Medicine, Radiology, and Family Medicine
w Medicolegal implications of the “new” genetics w Preventing cerebral palsy with magnesium sulfate
w Is clinical judgment a myth? w Vicarious and other liability: doctors and hospitals
and Risk Management in Medicine, Surgery, Emergency
Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine,
w Hoodwinked lawyers
the 27th Annual Conference on Obstetrics,
w Cytokines, chorioamnionitis and cerebral palsy
11th Annual Multispecialty Conference on Medical Negligence
Medical Negligence and Risk Management in
the 11th Annual Multispecialty Conference on
Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology,
w Were the seizures due to hypoxia?
w New guidelines and cervical cancer screening
Boston University Continuing Medical Education
w Finger-pointing among defendants
w Missteps in vacuum delivery January 2 - 6, 2011
w Errors and complications in bariatric surgery
w Medicolegal pitfalls in assisted reproductive technology
w “Off-label” use: crime or “standard of practice”
w Timing neonatal brain damage: hypoglycemia or hypoxia?
Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law
w Ischemic time, myocardial infarction and standards of expected care
w Acidosis and fetal brain injury
w Complications of spinal surgery
27th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology,
w Benefits and risks of obesity surgery w Macrosomia and dystocia
w ACOG and purposeful ambiguity w Lethal puerperal infections
w How jurors make decisions w Value and limitations of brain imaging in the fetus/newborn
Major topics for the overlapping second conference include: Major topics for the first conference include:
primary care physicians, insurers, risk managers and all providers of healthcare.
conferences that will be important to all the specialties mentioned including nurse practitioners, trial attorneys, pediatricians,
Once again, an extraordinarily experienced and superb faculty has been assembled for these 27th and 11th anniversary
cardiology, radiology and human genetics.
as it pertains to obstetrics, gynecology, midwifery, neonatology, medicine, surgery, family medicine, emergency medicine,
At the conclusion of this conference, legal professionals will be able to describe the best-evidence in medical practice
in medical malpractice cases and discuss the complexities of the legal process.
At the conclusion of this conference, healthcare professionals will be able to articulate the role of law and lawyers
pressures of medical practice.
have in influencing medical practice and how hospitals function, can we hope to deal effectively with the continuing
Only through a thorough understanding of the challenges physicians face and recognition of the critical role lawyers
of decision-making, aiming to sharpen their understanding on behalf of their clients, both plaintiff and defense.
2. Teach legal professionals about the complex issues encountered in the practice of medicine, including the intricacies
complete awareness of the need for anticipatory and safety practice.
1. Teach healthcare professionals to better comprehend the machinations of negligence law, and to develop a more
The goal of this activity is to address the following knowledge gaps:
the interdigitating and overlapping second conference takes up discussion along similar themes, but in multiple specialties.
competence, new advances, and ethics. The first conference concentrates on pregnancy, its management and outcome, while
These two multispecialty conferences bring into sharp focus new and established guidelines and standards of care, issues of
residents, and office staff).
These failures include a lack of documentation, communication errors and misplaced reliance on others (partners, nurses,
Beyond individual failure are a myriad number of factors that singly or together compound the likelihood of legal claims.
and their absence may be evident in recurring litigation.
compleat physician and which endow the qualities of sound reasoning and clinical judgment. These are not easily acquired
requiring knowledge and skills far beyond the installation of organized systems. It is the personal skills that make the
Notwithstanding the obvious “scientific” importance of checklists and systems, the practice of medicine is also an art,
a relative few become incorrigible offenders who unabashedly continue to practice medicine.
disciplinary action. The medical establishment has long recognized that while most of us become occasional defendants,
Insufficient attention has, however, been paid to personal physician accountability and to the need for appropriate
checklists and computer-driven and checked orders (no incorrectly written and read prescriptions or incorrect doses).
place, as the need to implement changes have become self-evident. Such changes have included the development of
from health-care associated infections, most being preventable! The focus on system-errors has taken front and center
or site surgeries are performed in about 4,000 cases annually in the U.S. alone. About 100,000 deaths annually occur
thoughts, like lightning, seek to pinpoint fault and culpability. Pause a moment and reflect on the fact that wrong-side
To err is human, and hence, forgivable, until it is you or a loved one that is irreparably harmed by medical error. Instantaneous
U.S. Post age
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Interventions. He is a member of the Clinical and Scientific Oversight Committee of the American College of Cardiology. He was the recipient of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
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least 10 editions of Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment (now in the 20th edition) and 2 editions of Neonatal Nutrition and Metabolism. In addition,
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Agnes Higgins Award. He is a recent president of the American Pediatric Society and president of the western Society for Pediatric Research. He serves
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Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology American Academy of Pediatrics.
Boston University School of Medicine
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on the editorial board of Urological Survey for the Journal of Urology. He is a recent past member of the Board of Directors of the American urological Arrivals prior to Jan. 2, 2011 are on a request basis, subject to availability and at the full public
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of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Patrick D. Barnes, MD
Professor of Radiology
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Namir Katkhouda, MD
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Professor Barnes is known internationally for his work in pediatric neuroradiology. He is the author or co-author of over 340 scientific communications. Professor Professor Katkhouda is known internationally for his skill and work in laparoscopic surgery. He is the author or co-editor of two books, the lastest being
Barnes is the co-editor of 4 books, the latest volume of which is entitled Pediatric Radiology: The Requisites (3rd edition). He has been the recipient of multiple Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Techniques and Tips. He has published over 120 scientific communications and a remarkable 78 book chapters. Professor
teaching and research awards, including Senior Faculty of the year awards annually from 2002 – 2006 at Stanford University Medical Center. He is a past
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been the recipient of plaques of appreciation from Japan, Greece, Turkey, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He was the recipient of the Golden Cross of the French
Order of Merit and Devotion “for exceptional contributions to mankind.”
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at any time. Cancellations after November 10, 2010, are subject to the cancellation fee plus
Joel D. Cunningham, Esq.
Luvera, Barnett, Brindley, Beninger and Cunningham (Seattle, WA) Aubrey Milunsky, MBBCh, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH, Conference Chair two nights’ room charge. Early checkout prior to confirmed departure date will result in a
Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology charge for full stay.
Mr. Cunningham is known nationally for his work originally as a defense attorney and subsequently as a plaintiff attorney. He has accumulated an enormous Co-Director, Center for Human Genetics
experience in personal injury defense and in representing plaintiffs with special reference to medical malpractice and medical products litigation. He is a member Boston University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
of the extremely select Inner Circle of Advocates. He is also a member of the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of trial
Lawyers. He has successfully defended claims for tens of millions of dollars, and also obtained verdicts for plaintiffs worth tens of millions of dollars. Professor Milunsky is internationally known for his work in prenatal genetic diagnosis and the epidemiology of birth defects. He is author, editor, or co-editor of For information on making your travel arrangements and to book your accommodations, please
23 books, and author or co-author of over 436 scientific communications. He is co-editor of the textbook Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention
and Treatment (6th edition), which is the major worldwide reference text for prenatal diagnosis. He has completed his latest trade book entitled Know Your
visit our website at www.bu.edu/cme or call the Boston University School of Medicine CME
Genes, Secure Your Health, Save Your Life. He has given invited lectures in 31 countries (including the Vatican), and has been honored, by election, as a Office at (800) 688-2475 or (617) 638-4605.
John M. Fitzpatrick, Esq. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of England, and with an award for excellence in teaching. He is an editorial board member of prestigious journals,
including Prenatal Diagnosis. The Consumers’ Research Council of America has listed him in their Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians since 2003.
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, LLP (Denver, CO)
Mr. Fitzpatrick is known nationally as a defense trial attorney especially in high-exposure cases. He has tried over 200 cases to verdict in 30 states, obtaining
defense verdicts in the vast majority. His peers selected him as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers in 2008 and 2009. He was also chosen a Law Week Colorado Michael G. Ross, MD, MPH
Lawyer of the year in 2008. In 2008, General Electric’s asbestos section of the environmental law division named him their Outside Counsel of the year. Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mr. Fitzpatrick is acknowledged for his expertise in brain-damaged baby cases, and serves as National Trial Counsel for at least 10 insurance companies. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Since 2004, he has tried 25 high-exposure cases to verdict in 13 states and prevailed in 95% of them. In 2005, Mr. Fitzpatrick was named CNA’s Health Pro What Participants Are Saying:
Litigator of the year. In addition to medical malpractice defense, he has extensive and successful experience in product liability cases and commercial litigation.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over five years. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Torrance, CA)
Professor Ross is known internationally for his work in maternal-fetal medicine. He is the co-editor of three books, the most recent entitled Early Life Origins The "gold standard" for birth trauma conferences! This conference far exceeded my
of Human Health and Disease. He is the author or co-author of over 270 scientific papers and a staggering 572 abstracts. He is also the author or co-author
of 28 book chapters. Professor Ross serves on the editorial boards of multiple prestigious journals, including the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal
expectations, as most speakers were very engaging and well-prepared. I most certainly
Steven R. Garfin, MD Medicine and the American Journal of Physiology. He has been the recipient of multiple honors for teaching and research, including the Rogerio Lobo will be back in the future.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation for the best contribution to reproductive sciences.
University of California-San Diego
San Diego Medical Center (San Diego, CA)
George R. Saade, MD
Professor Garfin is known internationally for his work in orthopedic surgery with special reference to the spine. He is the editor or co-editor of 18 books, the Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Absolutely brilliant! There is so much I am able to take back with me and share with
last two of which are entitled Rothman and Simeone’s The Spine (5th edition) and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Practical Guide to Anatomy and Division Chief, Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine
Techniques. He is the author or co-author of a staggering 567 scientific communications. Professor Garfin is deputy editor of Spine, and he serves on the colleagues and implement into practice. Thank you!
editorial boards of multiple other orthopedic journals. He has been the recipient of many awards for excellence in spinal research, and the David Selby Award
Director, Perinatal Research Division
for contributing greatly to the art and science of spinal disorder management through service to the North American Spine Society. He has been listed for years Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
in Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in San Diego County. He was selected as an alumnus of notable achievement at the University of Minnesota. University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)
Professor Saade is known internationally for his work in maternal fetal medicine. He is the co-editor of 2 books entitled Critical Care Obstetrics (4th edition)
and Hypertension in Pregnancy. A third text, Obstetric Decision Making, is in press. Professor Saade is the author or co-author of 266 scientific communications. I thought this was an excellent conference. The quality of the speakers and material
He is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Perinatology. He serves on the editorial board of multiple journals, including Obstetrics and Gynecology was outstanding, and the format/timing couldn't be better. Thank you for doing
Michael G. Gravett, MD and Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. He has been the recipient of multiple awards for research excellence and the recipient of teaching awards.
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology such great work!
University of Washington
Medical Director, Obstetrics David B. Seifer, MD
University of Washington Medical Center Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Scientific Director, Global Alliance for Prevention of Prematurity and Stillbirth Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA) Co-Director, Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine (New York, NY)
Very good conference! The combination of lawyers and physicians provided
Professor Gravett is known internationally for his work in infectious diseases with special reference to maternal-fetal medicine. He is the author or co-author of Professor Seifer is known internationally for his work on fertility and in the reproductive sciences. He is the co-author or co-editor of 7 books, the last two
a very nice dynamic and it's always enlightening to hear problems analyzed from
over 90 scientific communications. Professor Gravett has been the recipient of repeated teacher of the year awards. He has been listed for years in the Best of which are titled The Physiologic Basis of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Office-Based Infertility Practice. Professor Seifer is the author or co-author of different perspectives.
Doctors in America, and listed with America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by the Consumers Research Council of America. He has also been the over 300 scientific communications. He has served on the editorial boards of prestigious journals, and currently is a consulting editor to Contemporary Ob/Gyn.
recipient of multiple research awards including the Dru Carlson Memorial Award for Research in ultrasound and Genetics by the Society for Maternal-Fetal He has been listed for many years in America’s Top Doctors for New York and New Jersey. He has also been the recipient of teaching awards. Professor Seifer
Medicine. He is currently the president of the Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology. was a Board Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
27tH ANNuAL CONFERENCE
on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law ACCREDItAtION
Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:45am Toxemia of Pregnancy: Avoiding Catastrophes the 27th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine,
4:00 - 6:30pm Registration George R. Saade, MD Neonatology, and the Law - January 2 - 6, 2011
9:20am Real-Time Assessment of Fetal Monitor Tracings: When Would You Intervene? Audience: Obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, neonatologists, nurse practitioners, clinical/registered
Monday, January 3, 2011 Michael G. Ross, MD, MPH nurses, advanced practice nurses, trial attorneys, pediatricians, primary care physicians, insurers, risk
7:15am Continental Breakfast managers, and all health care providers for women in pregnancy.
10:05am Refreshment Break
8:00am welcome and Introduction
Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc 10:20am “Off Label” Medicine, Class Action Lawsuits, and uncertain Allies the 11th Annual Multispecialty Conference on Medical Negligence and Risk
8:15am the value and Limitations of Brain Imaging in the Fetus/Newborn: ultrasound-Ct-MRA John M. Fitzpatrick, JD
Management in Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and Family
and Other Modalities
Patrick D. Barnes, MD
11:00am Standards of Expected Care of the Infant with Acidosis and Shock Following Perinatal Hypoxia Medicine - January 5 - 8, 2011
William W. Hay, Jr., MD
Audience: Medical malpractice trial attorneys, personal injury trial lawyers, risk managers, insurers,
8:55am An Obstetrical Nightmare: Lethal Puerperal Infection
11:40am Can We Identify the Physician at Risk for a Medical Malpractice Claim radiologists, general surgeons, emergency department physicians, psychiatrists, internists, cardiologists,
Michael G. Gravett, MD
Howard W. Jones, III, MD primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical/registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and
9:35am Strategies for Risk Management in Assisted Reproductive Technology all health care providers.
David B. Seifer, MD 12:20pm Expert Testimony: Was This a Case of Medical Malpractice?
Patrick D. Barnes, MD
10:15am Refreshment Break PHySICIANS
Joel D. Cunningham, JD
10:30am The Brain-Damaged Neonate: Was it Hypoglycemia or Hypoxia? When Did the Injury Occur? John M. Fitzpatrick, JD
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
William W. Hay, Jr., MD Michael G. Gravett, MD Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
William W. Hay, Jr., MD
11:10am Macrosomia and Dystocia: Decision Management 2011 Michael G. Ross, MD, MPH
George R. Saade, MD the 27th Annual Conference
1:00pm Adjourn Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 AMA
11:50am Use of Umbilical Base Deficit to Time Fetal Neurologic Injury PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
Michael G. Ross, MD, MPH participation in the activity.
Legal Commentary and Discussion
John M. Fitzpatrick, JD and Joel D. Cunningham, JD thursday, January 6, 2011 the 11th Annual Conference
(Joint Conference Day) Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.25
1:00pm Adjourn 7:15am Continental Breakfast AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
6:30 - 7:30pm Welcome Reception of their participation in the activity.
8:00am welcome and Introduction
Aubrey Milunsky, M.D., D.Sc. Joint Conference
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA
7:15am Continental Breakfast 8:10am Assisted Reproductive Technology: Do We Need the Government in the Bedroom?
PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
David B. Seifer, MD
8:00am Vacuum Delivery: What Can Go Wrong? participation in the activity.
Michael G. Ross, MD, MPH 8:50am Potential Errors in the Management of the Apneic Newborn: Respiratory Failure, Resuscitation,
Intubation, and ventilation Cognate hours have been applied for through the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
8:40am The Timing of Hypoxic Brain Injury: Pre-Intra-Post-Partum
Patrick D. Barnes, MD William W. Hay, Jr., MD
Legal Commentary and Discussion 9:30am Management of Preterm Labor: Standards of Expected Care RISK MANAGEMENt
John M. Fitzpatrick, JD and Joel D. Cunningham, JD Michael G. Gravett, MD These programs meet the criteria established by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
9:30am What is the Impact of the New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening? for risk management.
10:10am Refreshment Break
Howard W. Jones, III, MD
10:25am Patterns and Types of Birth Injury: Hypoxic, Mechanical (Forceps/Vacuum)
10:10am Refreshment Break Patrick D. Barnes, MD NuRSE-MIDwIvES
10:25am Cytokines, Chorioamnionitis and Cerebral Palsy The Continuing Education Section of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) grants reciprocity
Michael G. Gravett, MD 11:15am Medico-Legal Forum
status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for Category 1 offerings that are
John M. Fitzpatrick, JD and Joel D. Cunningham, JD
relevant to midwifery.
11:05am Was the Cerebral Palsy Preventable if Magnesium Sulfate Had Been Used?
w The Reptilian Brain: How Jurors Make Decisions
George R. Saade, MD
w Is Clinical Judgment a Myth?
11:45am Strange Bedfellows: Doctors, Hospitals, and Plantiff’s Lawyers AttORNEyS
Joel D. Cunningham, JD w ACOG: The Litigation Literature and Purposeful Ambiguity
Attorneys seeking CLE credit will need to contact their individual state bar associations. Attorneys from
12:25pm the Ins and Outs of Assisted Reproductive technology w The Five M’s of OB Malpractice: Miscommunication, Midnight, Midwives, Machismo, and Money Illinois should contact the CME Office at Boston University School of Medicine at (617) 638-4605
David B. Seifer, MD w “Off Label” Use: Crime or “Standard of Practice” for more information.
1:00pm Adjourn w “Never Events” and Medicare No Pay Events
w Truth and Testimony CORE COMPEtENCIES
wednesday, January 5, 2011
w Finger Pointing Among Defendants This activity has been developed with consideration given to the American Board of Medical Specialties
7:15am Continental Breakfast
w Hoodwinked Lawyers: Hospital-Acquired Infections Six Core Competencies. This activity will increase your competency in the areas of Patient Care, Medical
8:00am Is Cystoscopy Indicated After Every Hysterectomy? Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice, Practice-Based
Howard W. Jones, III, MD 1:00pm Adjourn Learning and Improvement.
11tH ANNuAL MuLtISPECIALty CONFERENCE
on Medical Negligence & Risk Management in Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and Family Medicine REGIStRAtION
wednesday, January 5, 2011 Saturday, January 8, 2011 Name: _______________________________________________________
4:00 - 6:00pm Registration 7:15am Continental Breakfast
Degree: _____________ Specialty: _______________________________
8:00am Cardiovascular Origins of Stroke: Potential Failure to Avoid Catastrophes
thursday, January 6, 2011 H. Vernon Anderson, MD, FACC, FSCAI Address: _____________________________________________________
(Joint Conference Day)
7:15am Continental Breakfast 8:40am Urologic Malignancies: Missed or Delayed Diagnosis ______________________________________________________________
Richard K. Babayan, MD
8:00am welcome and Introduction
Aubrey Milunsky, M.D., D.Sc.
Phone: ________________________ Fax: __________________________
9:20am The Orthopedic Surgeon and the Orthopedic Industry: Conflict or Benefit?
8:10am Assisted Reproductive Technology: Do We Need the Government in the Bedroom? Steven R. Garfin, MD E-mail: _______________________________________________________
David B. Seifer, MD
10:00am Refreshment Break Emergency Contact Name: ______________________________________
8:50am Potential Errors in the Management of the Apneic Newborn: Respiratory Failure, Resuscitation,
Intubation, and ventilation 10:15am Complications of Cardiac Stents: Anticipation, Avoidance, and Negligence Emergency Contact Phone Number: ______________________________
William W. Hay, Jr., MD H. Vernon Anderson, MD, FACC, FSCAI
9:30am Management of Preterm Labor: Standards of Expected Care 10:55am urologic Emergencies: Principles, Guidelines, and Avoidance of Error
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10:10am Refreshment Break 11:35am Standards of Care in the Management of Morbid Obesity the 27th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law
Namir Katkhouda, MD January 2 – 6, 2011
10:25am Patterns and Types of Birth Injury: Hypoxic, Mechanical (Forceps/Vacuum)
Patrick D. Barnes, MD tuition Before 10/31/10 After 10/31/10
12:15pm the “New” Genetics: Lawyers Drool
11:15am Medico-Legal Forum Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc Physicians & Attorneys □ $750 □ $790
John M. Fitzpatrick, JD and Joel D. Cunningham, JD Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Midwife,
1:00pm Adjourn Insurance Personnel, Resident, Fellow □ $425 □ $455
w The Reptilian Brain: How Jurors Make Decisions
w Is Clinical Judgment a Myth? the 11th Annual Multispecialty Conference on Medical Negligence and Risk Management in Medicine,
w ACOG: The Litigation Literature and Purposeful Ambiguity Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Psychiatry, and Family Medicine
w The Five M’s of OB Malpractice: Miscommunication, Midnight, Midwives, Machismo, and Money
January 5 – 8, 2011
DISCLOSuRE POLICy tuition Before 10/31/10 After 10/31/10
w “Off Label” Use: Crime or “Standard of Practice”
w “Never Events” and Medicare No Pay Events
It is the policy of Boston University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, that Physicians & Attorneys □ $650 □ $690
faculty disclose to program participants any real or apparent conflict of interest. In addition, faculty are Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Midwife,
w Truth and Testimony asked to disclose any discussion pertaining to the unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices. Insurance Personnel, Resident, Fellow □ $395 □ $435
w Finger Pointing Among Defendants
w Hoodwinked Lawyers: Hospital-Acquired Infections 20% discount for attending both conferences
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1:00pm Adjourn tuition Before 10/31/10 After 10/31/10
Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations
received at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, Physicians & Attorneys □ $1,120 □ $1,185
Friday, January 7, 2011 a credit, not a refund, will be issued. A $90 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits.
Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Midwife,
7:15am Continental Breakfast No shows are subject to the full course fee. Cancellation/substitutions must be made in writing. Refunds or Insurance Personnel, Resident, Fellow □ $655 □ $705
credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.
8:00am Obesity Surgery and the Co-Morbid Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: the Balance
Tuition includes coffee breaks, comprehensive syllabus and the welcome reception.
of Benefits and Risks
Namir Katkhouda, MD Boston University School of Medicine Alumni receive a 20% tuition discount.
SPECIAL SERvICES & DIEtARy CONSIDERAtIONS
8:40am Risk Management Issues in Urology If paying by check, please make payable to Boston university School of Medicine.
Richard K. Babayan, MD The CME staff will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, If paying by credit card, please note that we accept MasterCard, Discover, and Visa, but not American Express.
low-cholesterol, and low-sodium menus) received in writing at least one week prior to the conference.
9:20am Spinal Surgery: Communications, Complications, and Consent
To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please notify the Boston University School of Medicine
Steven R. Garfin, MD
CME Office, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.
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10:00am Refreshment Break
Expiration Date: ______ Name on Card: __________________________
10:15am Ischemic time: St-Segment Elevation, Myocardial Infarction, and the Standard of Expected Care
H. Vernon Anderson, MD, FACC, FSCAI PHOtOGRAPHy CREDItS Signature: ____________________________________________________
10:55am Errors and Complications in Bariatric Surgery Front Cover: Fairmont Kea Lani
Namir Katkhouda, MD Conference Overview: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson Boston university School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education
Accommodations: Sunny-K, LLC
11:35am Managing Complications in Spinal Surgery: Anticipation, Prevention, and Avoidance 72 East Concord Street, A410, Boston, MA 02118
Steven R. Garfin, MD Faculty: Ken Rygh
27th Annual Conference: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ron Dahlquist Phone: (617) 638-4605 Toll-free: (800) 688-2475 Fax: (617) 638-4905 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
12:15pm Were the Seizures Due to Hypoxia? 11th Annual Conference: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson www.bu.edu/cme
Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc
Accreditation: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
1:00pm Adjourn Registration: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson When registering by phone or online please mention this code: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7