2016 ACLM Annual Meeting Program Schedule
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Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


Noon - 6:00 pm
Registration/Information Desk Open

Noon - 5:00 pm
ACLM Board of Governors Meeting

7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Committee Meetings


6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration/Information Desk Open

6:45 - 7:45 am
Past President's Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 am
Welcome and Announcements
ACLM Annual Meeting & Dental Chairs:
Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, FACP
Daniel L. Orr II, DDS, PhD, JD, MD
Bruce Seidberg, DDS, MScD, JD, FCLM

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 - 9:50 am

General Session I:  Recent Developments in Legal Medicine

  • Federal and State Legislative Updates
  • Federal and State Court Updates
  • Regulatory Agency Updates
  • Q & A

Moderator: Theodore R. LeBlang, JD, FCLM
Panelists: Veling W. Tsai, MD, JD, FCLM, Caring ENT; Gretchen E. Leach, JD; Hilary H. Young, JD

9:50 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 11:00 am

General Session II:  Disciplinary Issues of Health Professionals

  • Disciplinary Issues Before a Licensing Agency of Physicians with Behavioral and Mental Health Problems
  • Practical Risk Management for Physicians: Avoiding Unwanted Attention from Licensing Boards
  • Accommodations for Medical Students and Residents with Disabilities
  • Q & A

Moderator: David Donnersberger, MD, JD, FCLM
Panelists: Katherine A. Hawkins, MD, JD, FCLM; Tim Weitz, JD, CAE

11:00 am - Noon

Stewart Reuter Lecture (Ethics)
This lecture made possible through a grant from the ACLM Foundation

"Voices from the Storm: Hurricane Katrina from Inside Charity Hospital"

Moderator: Robert W. Buckman, PhD, FCLM, President ACLM Foundation
Ruth Berggren, MD, FACP,  Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch On Your Own

1:00 - 2:45 pm

Breakout Session I: Health Law at the Crossroads of Epidemics and Catastrophes

  • State Preparedness: Legal and Logistical Challenges
  • Vaccination and Quarantine: Revisiting Police Power in the 21st Century
  • Emergency Department Preparedness
  • Q & A

Moderator: Victoria Green, MD, MHSA, JD, MBA, Past-President ACLM
Panelists: Monique Anawis, MD, JD, FCLM; Eli N. Avila, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM; Darren P. Mareiniss, MD, JD, MBE

2:45 - 3:00 pm
Networking Break

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Breakout Session II: Current Controversies in Pediatrics

  • Health Law at the Crossroads
  • Access to Contraceptives and Other Family Planning Methods by Adolescents
  • Forced Medical Treatment of Adolescents
  • Q & A

Moderator: Martin J. Stillman, MD, JD, FCLM
Panelists: Dan W. Bolton, III, DC, DO, JD, LLM, FCLM; John Goldenring, MD, MPH, JD, FCLM; Mary Lou Gaeta, MD, JD, FCLM

6:30 - 8:30 pm
President's Welcome Reception
(Included in your registration fee. Please specify on your registration if you plan to attend this reception.)


6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration/Information Desk Open

6:45 - 7:45 am

Dr. Dorothy Rasinski-Gregory Women's Leadership Breakfast (Included in your registration fee. Please specify on your registration if you plan to participate in this leadership breakfast.)

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 4:45 pm

8:00 - 9:45 am

General Session III: Innovative Solutions to Health Policy Problems

  • Defendants with Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System: How Do We Stop the Revolving Door?
  • Is it Time for Revolution in Health Innovation?
  • Q & A

Moderator: Richard S. Wilbur, MD, JD, FCLM
Panelists: The Honorable Karen Sage, 299th Texas District Court; S. Claiborne Johnston, MD, PhD, Dean, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

9:45 - 10:00 am
Networking Break

10:00 - 11:50 am

Breakout Session III (Ethics): Physicians, Dentists, and Lawyers as Defendants

  • Participation of Physicians and Lawyers in Racial Hygiene During the Third Reich
  • What Are the Medical-Legal Aspects of Being a Ship Doctor?
  • Fraud Allegations Against the Health Provider: A Personal Experience: What if You Find Yourself on the Receiving End of Prosecutorial Misconduct?
  • Policy Limits, Payouts, and Blood Money: Medical Malpractice Settlements in the Shadow of Insurance
  • Q & A

Moderator: Dale H. Cowan, MD, JD, FCLM
Panelists: Karin W. Zucker, MA, JD, LLM, MFS, FCLM; Paul Blaylock, MD, JD, FCLM; Leonard Morse, DDS; Charles Silver, JD, MA

11:50 - Noon
Networking Break

Noon - 1:15 pm

Cyril Wecht Luncheon
This lecture made possible through a grant from the ACLM Foundation

Moderator: Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, FCLM
Presenter: Richard Adler, MD, Forensic & Clinical Psychiatry

(All attendees are invited with additional registration cost; this meal is not included in your registration fee.)

1:30 - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session IV: Terminally Ill Patients and Immigrants

  • Expedited Review and Expanded Access Programs for Biomedical Products: An International Perspective
  • Medical Deportation: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Prosecutorial Bias and Excessive Police Force
  • Q & A

Moderator: John Conomy, MD, JD, FCLM
Panelists: Jack Snyder, MD, JD, PhD, FCLM; Sana Loue, JD, PhD, MPH, MSSA; Cyril H. Wecht, BS, MD, JD, FCLM

3:15 - 3:30 pm
Networking Break

3:30 - 4:45 pm
Sandy Sanbar Lecture (Ethics)
"Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury: Devastation, Hope, and Healing"

Presenter: William J. Winslade, PhD, JD, James Wade Rockwell Professor of Philosophy in Medicine, Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Associate Director for Graduate Programs, University of Houston School of Law

4:45 - 6:30 pm
Annual Meeting of the Fellows

6:30 - 7:00pm
Networking Break

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Annual Awards and Networking Banquet
"Patients, Our Most Vulnerable Population: Where Are We 15 Years After the Institute of Medicine Reports on Safety and Quality Improvement?"

Moderator: Thomas R. McLean, MD, MS, JD, FCLM
Presenter: Kenneth I. Shine, MD, MACP, Special Advisor to the Chancellor, University of Texas System

(All attendees are invited with additional registration cost; this meal is not included in your registration fee.)


7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration/Information Desk Open

7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Poster Sessions Open

7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:15 am

General Session IV: Elders and the Uninsured

  • Granny Goes to Jail: Medicaid Eldercare Liability
  • Obamacare: Who Was Left Behind?
  • The Role of Medical-Legal Partnerships in Helping Vulnerable Populations
  • Q & A

Moderator: Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, FACP
Panelists: C. William Hinnant Jr., MD, JD, FCLM; Richard J. Kelly, MD, JD, MPH, FCLM; Keegan Warren-Clem, Attorney

9:15 - 9:30 am
Networking Break

9:30 - 10:35 am

General Session V: Student Writing Awards

  • Hirsh Award
  • Orr Award
  • Gene Basanta Poster Award - This award made possible through a grant from David Donnersberger Jr., MD, JD, and the ACLM Foundation.

Moderator: Daniel L. Orr II, DDS, PhD, JD, MD

10:35 - 10:45 am
Networking Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

General Session VI (Ethics): Ethical Dilemmas with Vulnerable and Special Populations 

  • Clinical Video Vignettes
  • Q & A

Moderator: Karin M. Zaner, JD
Panelists: Weldon (Don) Havins, MD, JD; Mitchell D. Forman, DO, MACP

12:15 pm

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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