BIACAL TBI Med-Legal Conference

  • February 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  • 207 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
  • Open
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Join us for two-days of essential hands-on tools needed to successfully handle challenging Traumatic Brain Injury medical and legal cases from beginning to end. TBI MedLegal Conference is aimed at attorneys, neuropsychologists, neurologists, physiatrists, physicians, rehabilitation specialists, allied health professionals, & expert witnesses.

TBI MedLegal Conference is bringing you great speakers, medical and legal professionals, and essential hands-on tools needed to successfully handle challenging traumatic brain injury cases from beginning to end.

 

AGENDA

TBI MedLegal Conference will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over two action-packed days in beautiful San Diego.

Each day will be made up of engaging presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in research, treatment, and representation of clients with traumatic brain injuries.

**Agenda and hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22:
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chairman’s Reception
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23:
8:00am – 8:45am
Registration
8:45am – 9:00am
Welcome to TBI MedLegal with Topher Stephenson, MD (emcee)
9:00am – 10:00am
LEGENDS
TBI 101: Understanding and Explaining Brain Injury (Hour 1 of 2) with Lisa Kreber, Ph.D.
The biomechanics of TBI; scales, tests and diagnostic measures, treatment options, and experts.

ENCORE 1-2
The Disease of Traumatic Brain Injury with Mark Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST. An in-depth look at brain injury as a disease, not an event.

ENCORE 3
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Managing Persistent Post-traumatic Headache and other Co-morbid Symptoms with Albert Leung, MD. Treatment for headache issues for TBI patients.

10:00am – 11:00am
LEGENDS
TBI 101: Understanding and Explaining Brain Injury (Hour 2 of 2) with with Lisa Kreber, Ph.D. The biomechanics of TBI; scales, tests and diagnostic measures, treatment options, and experts.

ENCORE 1-2
How to be a Medical Expert (Focus on TBI Cases) with Arthur Croft, M.D. After this talk, you will understand personal injury better than anyone else in your community. What you learn in this talk will make you a far better doctor.

ENCORE 3
Long-term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Cognition in Aging with Allison Kaup, PhD and Lisa M. Delano-Wood, Ph.D. Long term effects of TBI in your aging client.

11:00am – 11:30am
Break and Exhibit Hall
11:30am – 12:30pm
LEGENDS
Building your Expert Team and Preparing Them for Trial with Spencer Lucas, Esq
How to choose the right expert for your winning team, what kinds of experts you need for your TBI case. Experts, come hear what the lawyers need from their experts.

ENCORE 1-2
Fighting Health Insurance Medical Denials with Scott Glovsky, Esq
How to battle the giant health insurers to get your patient or client the treatment they deserve.

ENCORE 3
TBI is a Disease Process, Not an Event – What it Means for Your Case with Topher Stephenson, MD
Projecting the effect of TBI on future life care planning. Join a life care planner as he takes a meticulous look at 2 TBI life care plans to help you understand and explain TBI as a disease process.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch (offsite)
1:30pm – 2:30pm
LEGENDS
Proving TBI Through Lay Witnesses with Gary Praglin, Esq
Learn how to use lay witnesses to win your case.

ENCORE 1-2
Disorders of Consciousness with Cassie Spalding-Dias, MD; Henry Ng Huie, MD; Deborah L. Doherty, MD

ENCORE 3
The Subtle Brain Injuries: Definitions and Diagnostic Challenges with Elizabeth Sandel, MD
Learn how to overcome diagnostic challenges in mild brain injuries.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
LEGENDS
Whiplash induced TBI with Arthur C. Croft, PhD
Why every auto and trucking case is a potential TBI case.

ENCORE 1-2
Non-Cogntive Symptoms of TBI with Michael A. Lobatz; Ben Coughlan, Esq
Learn to recognize sleep disorders caused by a head injury (how to document it, what to do about it).

ENCORE 3
Marketing to Get More TBI Cases with Andy Rogers
How to Make Your Practice Stand Out from the Rest and Become the “Go To” Practice in Your Market.

3:30pm – 3:45pm
Afternoon Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm
LEGENDS
CTE and the Long Term Effects of Repetitive Head Impacts (NFL and Beyond) with Daniel Daneshvar, MD PHD; David Casey Jr., Esq
Come and learn to apply what we learned about repetitive head impacts during our NFL athlete litigation to your next motor vehicle case.

ENCORE 1-2
Advances in Neuroimaging: A Diagnostic Review with Maheen Mausoof Adamson, PhD
Bringing the truth to the judge and jury through radiological imaging in TBI cases. Understanding imaging: how to read it, how it works, when to order which kind of test and why you need each test.

ENCORE 3
Preparing your Experts for Deposition and Trial with To Be Announced
What every medical professional and lawyer needs to know about preparing your experts for deposition and trial.

4:45pm – 5:45pm
LEGENDS
Voire Dire or Use of Before and After Witness to Prove TBI with John Gomez, Esq

ENCORE 1-2
Evidence Mased Long Term Medical Care: The Advent of Objective Advanced MRI Evidence in Medical Decision Making for the Brain Damaged Patient at All Levels of Injury with David J. Patterson, MD
Advanced imaging techniques used to add value to your next TBI case. What you can do to add value to your TBI case.

ENCORE 3
Understanding the Common Neuropsychological Tests with Yassi Zarrin, Psy.D.; Chris Asvar, Esq
Neuropsychologist takes apart the most common neuropsychological tests in TBI.

5:45pm – 8:00pm
Wine Down Friday
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24:
8:00am – 8:45am
Registration
8:45am – 9:00am
Welcome to TBI MedLegal with Erica Chavez, Esq
9:00am – 10:00am
LEGENDS
The Art of Persuasion with Tom Girardi, Esq

ENCORE 1-2
What’s New in TBI 2018
Learn from TBI’s top minds, what’s coming in 2018 and beyond.

ENCORE 3
Assistive Use of the AMA Guides to Comprehensively Evaluate the Complex TBI Medicolegal Case with Maureen D. Miner, MD; Thomas Feher, Esq
Learn how to use the AMA guide to evaluate and understand your TBI case.

10:00am – 11:00am
LEGENDS
Closing Arguments: Getting in the Last Word with Gary Dordick, Esq
Learn how Gary Dordick crafts his closing winning arguments.

ENCORE 1-2
How to Get Your Case Ready for Trial (and Mediation) with Joe Barrett, Esq
Learn which checklists, systems, procedures, and administrative details the masters use to win multi million dollar verdicts for their clients.

11:00am – 11:30am
Break and Exhibit Hall
11:30am – 12:30pm
LEGENDS
Trying the Invisible TBI with Deborah Chang, Esq
Using Science, Medicine & Technology to Enable Jurors to Comprehend Invisible Brain Injuries . Medical professionals, come learn what you can do to win their case.

ENCORE 1-2
DTI: What is it? What it isn’t and how to use it to prove an otherwise invisible TBI with Topher Stephenson, MD
Learn how and when to use DTI to add value to your case.

ENCORE 3
Visual Deficits arising out of TBI with Kim Cockerham, MD
Visual issues arising out of TBI.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch (offsite)
1:30pm – 2:30pm
LEGENDS
TBI: Legal Application and Road Map for Treatment with Monika Gupta, MD; Sanjay Ghosh, MD
Medical experts explain (to lawyers) how to medically manage a TBI case. Learn which sympotms to look out for and what kind of expert to send your client to and when to send your client to that expert.

ENCORE 1-2
Getting Experts Ready for Depo and Trial with Minh Nguyen, Esq
How to get your expert ready for depo and trial. What every medical professional and lawyer needs to know.

ENCORE 3
Assessment of Eye Movements and Visual Attention After TBI with Mark Ettenhofer, PhD
Special Damates: Vision Changes after TBI

2:30pm – 3:30pm
LEGENDS
TBI Case from A to Z with Arash Homampour, Esq
How to put together a TBI case for maximum impact.

ENCORE 1-2
Deposition Workshop: Using the Defense Experts to Win your Case with Thomas Feher, Esq; Sevy Fisher; Esq
Deposing and cross-examining the defense expert; Cross examination: the gameplan for Impeachment.

ENCORE 3
Dealing with Difficult Clients & Imperfect Witnesses & How to Keep Them from Killing Your Case with Peter W. Burg, Esq

3:30pm – 3:45pm
Afternoon Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm
LEGENDS
Masters Panel with Gary Dordick, Esq; Arash Homampour, Esq; Deborah Chang, Esq; John Gomez, Esq; Peter Burg, Esq; Tom Girardi, Esq; Mihn Nguyen, Esq; Gary Praglin, Esq
The TBI Case that has had the most impact on my life as an advocate and Unforgettable Lessons I have Learned from TBI Cases in the Courtroom
4:45pm – 5:00pm
LEGENDS
Closing remarks with Erica Chavez, Esq
 

**Agenda and hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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