Presummit: Medicolegal Summit

Collaborative Medicolegal Summit: Strange Bedfellows

Thursday, April 4, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

A beautiful dinner will be served.

Program Overview

This novel evening pre-conference will feature lively discourse among experienced plaintiff and defense attorneys, with oral arguments in sample cases covering both civil and regulatory matters. Attendee participation from physicians, attorneys, nurses, administrators and other professionals will be heavily featured. Practical, real-world tips will be shared to improve quality of care, communication, and documentation, thereby reducing bad outcomes and liability exposure. The importance of expert testimony in pursuing or defending these cases will be explored, including recommendations for those serving as expert witnesses or consultants. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the elements of a professional negligence, medical malpractice, or elder abuse cause of action, and common themes and theories of nursing home litigation.
  2. Assess the merits of a nursing home lawsuit and/or regulatory action, including strengths and weaknesses of specific claims.
  3. Recognize and address pitfalls in nursing home practice to improve care processes, communication and documentation.
  4. Express the essential features of a qualified expert witness in nursing home civil or regulatory matters.

Pre-Summit Fee

The Collaborative Medicolegal Summit: Strange Bedfellows Pre-Summit requires a separate registration fee.  Seating is limited for this event, early registration is recommended. Registration rates:

  • CALTCM Members- $175 Physicians / $125 Clinical Affiliates
  • Non-Members: $275 Physicians / $225 Clinical Affiliates.
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Program Schedule: Thursday, April 4, 2019

5:30 PM
Registration & Networking
6:00 PM
Welcome & Introductions
Objectives for the Evening
6:10 PM
Introduction to Elder Abuse and False Claims: Causes of Action
William Wilson, Esq. and Michael Zwieback, Esq. 
 6:25 PM
Elder Abuse Case Discussion # 1: The Alarming Case of a Frequent Faller
William Wilson, Esq., and William Artigliere, Esq. 
 7:35 PM
Elder Abuse Case #1: Q & A, Attendee Feedback, and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
 7:55 PM
Break & Networking
 8:05 PM
Elder Abuse Case Discussion # 2:
Pressure Ulceration in a Dialysis Patient: Negligence or Disease Progression
Wendy Coulston, Esq. and Kim Valentine, Esq.
 9:15 PM
Elder Abuse Case #2: Q & A, Attendee Feedback and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
 9:30 PM


Collaborative Medicolegal Summit: Strange Bedfellows Accreditation Statement

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

This course complies with Assembly Bill 1195 Continuing Education: Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM)(formerly AMDA)

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.25 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit spent on the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Statement

Successful completion of this activity enables the participant to earn 3.25 Practice Assessment points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ABIM for the purpose of granting the MOC points.

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

The California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP-16690). This activity has been approved for up to 3.25 contact hours.

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

An application has been submitted and accreditation is pending approval. 

Nursing Home Administrators Program (NHAP)

This activity has been approved by the Nursing Home Administrator Program for up to 3.0 hours of NHAP credit. Course approval number: 1797003-6922/P

This course meets multiple requirements of the California Business and professions Codes 2190–2196.5 for physician CME, including cultural competency and geriatric credits.

Accreditation Statement will be updated as determinations are received. Updated 02/26/2019.