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|ACLM 51st Annual Meeting|
"Medicine and Law for Healthcare Professionals”February 24-27, 2011
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
*Annual Banquet Lecturer
*Cyril Wecht Luncheon
*The S. Sandy Sanbar Lecture
Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Welcome from the 2011 Program Chair
The excellent faculty of speakers will be addressing many contemporary "hot button” topics as well as providing an in-depth look at diverse medical and legal issues. This comprehensive program will provide attendees with current information about leading advances in medicine and law, including sessions pertaining to: recent developments in state courts, federal courts and the medical-legal literature; alternative dispute resolution; online reputations; gene patenting; globalized health care; electronic health records; ethical issues of informed consent and organ donation; peer review; healthcare policy; medical education issues; community health and medical research; healthcare reform and other pertinent issues involving the practice of medicine and the law. In addition, Bruce H. Seidberg, DDS, MScD, JD, FCLM, has developed an engaging dental program to run concurrently.
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, one of the original founding members of the organization, will moderate the annual Cyril Wecht Luncheon at which attorney Mark Geragos, Esq., will be presenting "Forensic Experts: Don’t Leave Home Without Them.” The annual S. Sandy Sanbar Lecture, given by Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, FACP, Dean and Professor at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, is entitled, "Predictive Parameters of Professionalism: How to Identify and Remove the Bad Apples.” In addition, the panel discussion "Where Are We Now?” will examine healthcare reform.
Other interesting and informative scheduled social and networking events include the President’s Welcome Reception, the annual Professional Development Luncheon, the annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast and, of course, our Annual Banquet featuring Dr. Conne Mariano, author and former White House Physician.
No program is possible without the dedication, hard work and diligence of the moderators and speakers. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere thank you to them for getting involved with the College and the conference.
For those conference attendees who are not members of ACLM, I would like to invite you to apply for membership by stopping at the registration desk or visiting our website, www.aclm.org.
Please enjoy this educational conference and the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort. The Las Vegas area offers multiple entertainment/recreational choices that are sure to add value to your conference experience.
Kent E. Harshbarger, MD, JD, FCLM
GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION
President’s Welcome Reception
Take some time to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends in the medical-legal community over cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres at the annual ACLM Welcome Reception. Admission to the reception is included in your registration fee. Extra tickets are available for purchase.
11th Annual Professional Development Lunch
This popular forum will provide you with information about various careers available in the field of legal medicine. Audience participation will be encouraged, and many have found this to be a valuable session.
Dr. Dorothy Rasinski Gregory Women’s Leadership Breakfast
Join us for the fifth annual Dr. Dorothy Rasinski GregoryWomen’s Leadership Breakfast. Share your career transition experiences and become more involved in the ACLM committees and educational programs. Pre-registration is required to attend the breakfast.
Cyril Wecht Luncheon
This year the annual Cyril Wecht Luncheon features special speaker Mark Geragos, Esq. of the Law Offices of Geragos & Geragos in Los Angeles.
Annual Reception & Banquet
This year the Annual Banquet features Connie Mariano, former White House physician, who will discuss the unique requirements, pressures and responsibilities of providing medical care for the most powerful person in the world.
RETURNING THIS YEAR
ABLM 2011 Program/Review Course
ABLM Board Certification Examination
The ACLM 51 st Annual Meeting will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada where special room rates have been arranged for meeting attendees.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Room Rate: $139.00
Hotel Deadline (cut-off date): January 27, 2011
Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
Please note: Some taxis will not accept credit card payments. Customers should notify the attendant if they plan to use a credit card for payment. There is a $1.80 charge on all fares originating at the airport. The maximum number of passengers allowed in any taxi is five (5), including infants and children.
Checker/Yellow/Star: (702) 873-2000
Shuttles/ Sedan Service
ABOUT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Las Vegas is the city of dreams – a 24-hour town, open seven days a week. There is plenty to see and do, and you can be sure your stay will be an exciting one! Shining in the spotlight of the Las Vegas Strip, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino boasts gourmet restaurants, world-class shopping and dazzling entertainment.
Images of the Rat Pack, showgirls in elaborate headdresses and Elvis impersonators are indelible in the minds of Las Vegas visitors. Today, Las Vegas’ entertainment scene still has plenty of the old glamour, but it has evolved to include so much more. In addition to the classic staples, Las Vegas offers a lineup of award-winning magicians, Broadway-caliber productions, world-renowned concert headliners and unique-to-Vegas production shows. Many of the performances on the Las Vegas Strip are among the best and most innovative in the world, from the internationally acclaimed Cirque de Soleil and Blue Man Group to Las Vegas productions of world famous recording artists and other stunning special events.
If casinos draw your attention, you can look forward to a wide variety of traditional card and dice games, race and sports books, slot machines, cashless slot machines, high-tech electronic gambling devices and international games of chance.
Or you can simply look forward to relaxing in the warm weather, playing a round of golf or going on a desert tour.
The ACLM looks forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
The Executive Office of the ACLM manages registration for the ACLM 51 st Annual Meeting. Please call the ACLM office at (847) 969-0283 if you have any questions.
Early Registration Deadline
Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy
CME Accreditation Statement/Educational Needs & Objectives
The requirements of peer review and the process that must occur should one become involved in a medical staff review action is not always clear. This meeting will address this need by developing physician understanding of the peer review process by providing ways or examples that demonstrate where the process goes wrong, demonstrate international prospective to further expand the knowledge base, and improve the practicing physicians’ ability to manage conflict and thereby improve the quality of patient care.
The medical legal issues surrounding what is possible and allowed in medical research or the development of new ways to offer medical care is not always well understood. To address this subject, this meeting will focus on the physician’s role in research, the physician-patient relationship as it relates to defamation over the internet, and global healthcare systems.
The medical community is driving toward the expansion of patient information as a data set, stored and transmitted as part of an electronic health record. New systems are being developed at a rapid pace designed to fill this business need and each system has unique advantages and disadvantages as well as issues with compatibility across the various systems. Physicians need to understand how to examine the technical aspects, the design aspects and the implementation processes that are best employed when bringing a new electronic health record system into a healthcare market.
The popular press has exaggerated the various ethical pitfalls of organ transplantation by covering recent fringe cases and distorting the medical and law community understanding of how the organ transplantation system actually works. Physicians are often not aware of what ethical questions they are dealing with when informing patients of risks and benefits of various procedures or treatments and need to understand how to examine the various ethical issues related to organ transplantation and informed consent.
The practice of medicine is guided by published research and protocols which are constantly updated through medical literature. The average physician does not have time to maintain a detailed analysis of medical literature as it relates to fields outside their primary medical specialty. Physicians need a succinct overview of the top ten medical-legal issues presented in literature, current medical legal issues impacting the dental profession, and a surgical resident’s journey through the new work hour rules to demonstrate there is still time for appropriate training to occur.
Physicians need to be aware of current medical-legal community health issues within the practice of medicine such as genetic research, disaster response, prenatal substance abuse, and atypical antipsychotics in the elderly. This meeting will address the complex relationship of researcher and subject, review the legal issues surrounding a complex disaster response so that the involved medical community can better prepare for that eventuality, outline the current perspectives related to prenatal substance abuse with framework to address this in the future, and finally to examine the medicolegal considerations in the use of atypical antipsychotics in the elderly.
Few physicians are familiar with Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and how it can be used to provide less costly and more efficient resolution of disputes. Further, healthcare institutions and those who represent their interests have limited understanding of the way in which ADR can be used to resolve disputes in a manner that will preserve the essential working relationships between the involved parties. The formation and management of Physician/Hospital Accountable Care Organizations and the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record will undoubtedly introduce new areas of disputes requiring efficient and equitable resolution. This will require a greater number of individuals to understand and become competent in ADR in health care.
CME Accreditation Statement
The American College of Legal Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25AMA PRA Category I CreditsÔ , which includes a maximum of 2.25 hours of Medical Ethics credits. All sessions denoted with "ME” are eligible for Medical Ethics credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Conflict Resolution Statement
CLE Accreditation Statement