Upcoming Courses

Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court: A Survival Guide

Steven Adelman, MD, The Honorable Carol S. Ball, Dennis Burke, MD, Clyde Bergstresser, JD, Jerry M. Blaine, MD, Linda S. Crawford, JD, David Gould, JD, Thomas G. Gutheil, MD, Mark J. Hauser, MD, James Hilliard, JD, Lawrence E. Lifson, MD, Kenneth E. Sands, MD MPH, Luke Sato, MD

December 14, 2013 | Boston, MA | Fairmont Copley Plaza More Information

This course is designed for all physicians, health care professionals and health care lawyers. Working with the legal system can be fascinating and rewarding for the clinician, but there are many potential pitfalls. It is increasingly common for the practicing physician to appear in the courtroom in one capacity or another. This often engenders clinician anxiety and uncertainty, especially in the role of defendant. This course will familiarize the audience with the process.

A unique feature of this course is the mock trial demonstration, during which the faculty will illustrate the critical components of survival in the courtroom. The format incorporates time for lecture, panel discussions and Q & A with the faculty. This course will be offered separately or in conjunction with Liability Prevention For Physicians and Health Care

Professionals: Strategies and Update, 2013

This course is designed so that participants will be able to:
  • Evaluate the legal process, types of witnesses, deposition strategies, areas of possible difficulties, examination and cross-examination, and common errors that are made by clinicians;
  • Collaborate effectively with attorneys, treating physicians, expert witness, and or defendants;
  • Develop strategies to reduce the likelihood of appearing in court and how to prevail if sued;
  • Apply new skills to master courtroom challenges, and be more prepared to work with both plaintiff and defense attorneys; Consider the benefit of having your own personal attorney in a malpractice case.

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Fees

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7:30 – 8:00 AM: Registration

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Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 6.75

Accreditation:

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals: A maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court: A Survival Guide: A maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Under Massachusetts Law Chapter 351, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine now requires Massachusetts physicians to include “Risk Management” study as part of their 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) [243-CMR-206(5). Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals meets the criteria for 7 credit hours, Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court: A Survival Guide meets the criteria 6.5 credit hours and both programs meet the criteria for 13.50 credit hours. Risk management credit(s) were determined based on criteria outlined by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Please check with your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming risk management credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and content.

The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Liability Prevention for Physicians and Health Care Professionals meets the criteria for 7 clock hours. Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Court: A Survivor Guide meet the criteria for 6.5 clock hours and the Combined Courses meet the criteria for 13.50 clock hours.

The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts, (244CMR).

STEVEN ADELMAN, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Director of Physician Health Services, Inc, Massachusetts Medical Society; Board certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry, and ASAM certified in addiction medicine.
ODYSSEUS ARGY, MD
Instructor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine; Founder and President, Odyssey Health Communications, Inc.; Former Adjunct Professor, Boston University College of Communication; Former Host & Moderator, Doctors on Call, WABU TV 68, Boston.
THE HONORABLE CAROL S. BALL
Associate Justice, Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
DENNIS BURKE, MD
Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School.
CLYDE BERGSTRESSER, JD
Founding member of Bergstresser and Pollock, LLC, Boston; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
JERRY M. BLAINE, MD
Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Senior Staff Internist, Department of General Internal Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA.
LINDA S. CRAWFORD, JD
Linda Crawford and Associates; Instructor in Trial Advocacy Workshops, Harvard Law School; Consulting Editor, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.
DAVID GOULD, JD
Managing Partner, Ficksman and Conley, Boston, MA.
THOMAS G. GUTHEIL, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law; President of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health; Co-author of The Mental Health Practitioner in Court: A Survival Guide; The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness and Mastering Forensic Psychiatric Practice: Advanced Strategies for the Expert Witness; Co-author, The Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law.
MARK J. HAUSER, MD
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Program in Psychiatry and Law, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
JAMES HILLIARD, JD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Legal Medicine), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; General Counsel, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society; Partner, Connor and Hilliard, Walpole, MA; author, The Essentials of Massachusetts Mental Health Law: A Straightforward Guide for Clinicians of All Disciplines.
LAWRENCE E. LIFSON, MD
Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of Continuing Education, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; 2012 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society’s Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Education; Editor,Understanding Therapeutic Action: Psychodynamic Concepts of Cure; Co-Editor, The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law: A Comprehensive Handbook and The Psychology of Investing.
KENNETH E. SANDS, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Care Quality, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
LUKE SATO, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CRICO/RMF.

STEVEN ADELMAN, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Director of Physician Health Services, Inc, Massachusetts Medical Society; Board certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry, and ASAM certified in addiction medicine.

ODYSSEUS ARGY, MD Instructor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine; Founder and President, Odyssey Health Communications, Inc.; Former Adjunct Professor, Boston University College of Communication; Former Host & Moderator, Doctors on Call, WABU TV 68, Boston.

THE HONORABLE CAROL S. BALL Associate Justice, Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

DENNIS BURKE, MD Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School.

CLYDE BERGSTRESSER, JD Founding member of Bergstresser and Pollock, LLC, Boston; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

JERRY M. BLAINE, MD Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Senior Staff Internist, Department of General Internal Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA.

LINDA S. CRAWFORD, JD Linda Crawford and Associates; Instructor in Trial Advocacy Workshops, Harvard Law School; Consulting Editor, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy.

DAVID GOULD, JD Managing Partner, Ficksman and Conley, Boston, MA.

THOMAS G. GUTHEIL, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law; President of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health; Co-author of The Mental Health Practitioner in Court: A Survival Guide; The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness and Mastering Forensic Psychiatric Practice: Advanced Strategies for the Expert Witness; Co-author, The Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law.

MARK J. HAUSER, MD Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Program in Psychiatry and Law, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

JAMES HILLIARD, JD Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Legal Medicine), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; General Counsel, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society; Partner, Connor and Hilliard, Walpole, MA; author, The Essentials of Massachusetts Mental Health Law: A Straightforward Guide for Clinicians of All Disciplines.

LAWRENCE E. LIFSON, MD Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of Continuing Education, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; 2012 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society’s Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Education; Editor,Understanding Therapeutic Action: Psychodynamic Concepts of Cure; Co-Editor, The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law: A Comprehensive Handbook and The Psychology of Investing.

KENNETH E. SANDS, MD MPH Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Care Quality, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

LUKE SATO, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CRICO/RMF.