SAN DIEGO, CA | FEBRUARY 23-24, 2018

TBI MEDLEGAL CONFERENCE

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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.

Legal Speakers

Joe Barrett, Esq

Peter W. Burg, Esq

David Casey Jr., Esq

Deborah Chang, Esq

Ben Coughlan, Esq

Gary A. Dordick, Esq

Thomas Feher, Esq

Sevy Fisher, Esq

Tom Girardi, Esq

Scott Glovsky, Esq

John Gomez, Esq

Arash Homampour, Esq

Spencer R. Lucas, Esq

Minh Nguyen, Esq

Gary Praglin, Esq

SPEAKERS

Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about traumatic brain injury cases.

Medical Speakers

Maheen Mausoof Adamson, PhD

Mark J. Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST

Munish K. Batra, MD, FACS

Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS

Arthur C. Croft, PhD, DC, MSc, MPH

Daniel Daneshvar, MD, PhD

Lisa M. Delano-Wood, PhD

Deborah L. Doherty, MD

Mark Ettenhofer, PhD

Sanjay Ghosh, MD

Monika Gupta, MD

Henry Ng Huie, MD

Allison Kaup, PhD

Lisa Kreber, PhD

Michael A. Lobatz MD 

Maureen D. Miner, MD



David J. Patterson, MD

Elizabeth Sandel, MD

Cassie Spalding-Dias, MD

Topher Stephenson, MD

Eric Tranvinh, MD

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, PhD The biomechanics of TBI; scales, tests and diagnostic measures, treatment options, and use of experts in medical-legal settings.

ENCORE 1-2 The Disease of Traumatic Brain Injury with Mark Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST The eyes are windows to the brain. Learn about novel eye tracking methods for detecting TBI-related neurocognitive impairment and distinguishing valid from invalid test performance.


10:00am - 11:00am

LEGENDS TBI 101: Understanding and Explaining Brain Injury (Hour 2 of 2) with with Lisa Kreber, PhD; Munish Batra, MD 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 C. Croft, PhD, DC, MSc, MPH After this talk, you will understand personal injury better than anyone else in my 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, PhD Long term effects of TBI in your aging client and how to prepare and plan for their needs in the future. 


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, DC, MSc, MPH A medical-legal guide to nature and causation of whiplash-induced brain injuries and to prove them in court.

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 How and Why We Should Serve the Hispanic Market 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 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 Advances in Neuroimaging: A Diagnostic Review with Maheen Mausoof Adamson, PhD; Eric Tranvinh 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 Based 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 Neuropsychology – The Science and the Art with Yassi Zarrin, Psy.D.; Chris Asvar, Esq Understanding the role of the neuropsychologist in diagnosis, proving, and treatment of brain injuries.


5:45pm - 8:00pm

Beer and Wine Party!

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 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 Assessment in TBI; The Essentials to Comprehensive Documentation with Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS Visual issues arising out of TBI. 


12:30pm - 1:30pm

 Lunch (offsite)


1:30pm - 2:30pm

LEGENDS CTE and the Long Term Effects of Repetitive Head Impacts (NFL and Beyond) with Daniel Daneshvar, MD; 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 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 The eyes are windows to the brain. Learn about novel eye tracking methods for detecting TBI-related neurocognitive impairment and distinguishing valid from invalid test performance.


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 and 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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VENUE

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego 207 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619-702-3000

Our conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp district.


HOTEL

TRAVEL

Discounted room rate of $219 per night is available to all attendees before January 30, 2018.  

Room rate includes:  

Wireless Internet Access Unlimited entry to 24/7 fitness center Complimentary use of Business Center Copy of Fender Magazine Electra Bike Rental Fender Guitar Rental Traktor DJ Gear Rental MP3 Playlist Download Complimentary Brewed Coffee from 5:30pm-9:00am VIP entry to 207 and Float by 10pm

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