Birth Injuries, The Law & Perinatal Safety

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Designed for attorneys, clinical nurse midwives, registered nurses, risk managers, nurse practitioners, perinatologists, and obstetricians – this is the conference for you!

Patient safety and the obstetric team's central role in providing quality care have been on the forefront of national and international health care discussions for many years. Advances in care for perinatal and neonatal patients have reduced the frequency of morbidity and mortality. However, perinatal litigation is increasing and the U.S. is ranked higher than many countries for frequency of perinatal morbidity and mortality!

Clinical challenges remain in many areas such as interpretation of fetal heart rate patterns and neonatal response to treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis. Clinical documentation has increasingly been key in the outcome of litigation. "If it wasn't written, was it done"? Defending perinatal brain injury and catastrophic cases and jury comprehension of important clinical issues are crucial to the outcome of litigation.

Plan now to join your colleagues for this outstanding educational experience and a well-deserved R&R from your busy practice.

Washington, DC

Discover Washington, DC... a unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history.

Tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original Supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made. You won’t want to miss the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Martin Luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy.

Highlights of the 2013 Conferences:

  • Updates in current trends in obstetric and neonatal litigation.
  • A number of "Hot Topics", issues you deal with in your clinical and legal practice, addressed in a variety of teaching formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, interactive case studies, and participation as jury members in an interactive case review.
  • Network with clinical and legal colleagues regarding challenging cases and discover new resources to take you beyond the constraints of your own experiences.
  • Relax and rejuvenate yourself in the exciting cities of Las Vegas and Washington DC!
  • Conference Objectives:

    • List several techniques for explaining complex perinatal cases to a jury.
    • Discuss clinical management procedures which reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.
    • List key planning and risk reduction strategies for high risk obstetric patients.
    • Evaluate the issues around warning the patient of potential complications.

    Who should attend?

    • Attorneys
    • Clinical Nurse-Midwives
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Obstetricians
    • Perinatologists
    • Registered Nurses
    • Residents
    • Risk Manager
    • Legal Nurse Consultants 

     

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    Conference Program

    MAIN CONFERENCE

    8:00 am

    Litigation Hot Spots
    Jeffrey Phelan, MD, JD

    9:00

    When High Risk OB Becomes Critical Care: What is Your Plan?
    Nan Troiano, MSN, RN

    10:30

    Perinatal Depression and Hypoxic Ischemic InjuryQ&D Faculty Panel
    Simon Manning, MD

    1:30 pm

    Everyone is a Risk Manager: Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation Techniques We All Can Use
    Mayson Planck, JD, CPHRM

    2:15

    Preventing Maternal Mortality: What Can We Do?
    Suzanne McMurtry-Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

    3:45

    Help! There's A 15 Year Old Giving Birth in the Lobby! Practical Tips Around EMTALA, Consent, and Reporting Issues in Perinatology Q&D Faculty Panel
    Mayson Planck, JD, CPHRM

    During each Concurrent Session, 2 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

    8:00 am

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

    Obstetric Hemorrhage and DIC: Critical Lessons
    Nan Troiano, MSN, RN

    What Perinatal Providers (Perinatologists, Obstetricians, Nurse Midwives, and Labor and Delivery Nurses) Can Do to Reduce Their Liability
    David Lucchese, Esq.

    9:30

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

    Infection Leading to Sepsis: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Issues
    Suzanne McMurtry-Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

    The Digital Courtroom: Litigation Strategies to Explain Complex Cases to a Jury
    Richard Schwamm, Esq.

    11:00

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

    The Minefield of NEC: What It Is, Causes, and Legal Implications
    Simon Manning, MD

    Defending Perinatal Brain Injury and Catastrophic Perinatal Cases
    David Lucchese, Esq.

    1:45 pm

    Two Lawyers and a "Trial" of Labor - A Jury's Perspective A review of a case, alleged improper fetal monitoring, including summary of plaintiff and defendant arguments. It will be the jury's (attendees) decision to go to trial or settle.
    Jeffrey Phelan, MD, JD
    Richard Schwamm, Esq.

    3:45

    Two Lawyers and a "Trial" of Labor - A Jury's Perspective (continued)
    Jeffrey Phelan, MD, JD
    Richard Schwamm, Esq.

    8:00 am

    Maternal Mortality Case Studies
    Suzanne McMurtry-Baird, DNP, MSN, RN

    8:45

    Warning the Patient: Do We Have to Do This, Too?
    Jeffrey Phelan, MD, JD

    10:00

    Courtroom Strategies: Determining Timing of Brain Injury in Obstetric Emergencies
    Richard Schwamm, Esq.

    11:00

    The Defendant L&D RN and OB MD: Deposition Strategies Q&D Faculty Panel
    Jeffrey Phelan, MD, JD

    Conference Faculty

    David R. Lucchese Esq.
    Partner
    Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi
    Walnut Creek, California

    Simon Manning MD
    Attending Physician
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Suzanne McMurtry-Baird DNP, MSN, RN
    Conference Planning Committee
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Perinatal Consultant
    The Woodlands, Texas

    Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD
    Conference Chair
    Chairman & Director of Quality Assurance
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Citrus Valley Medical Center
    West Covina, California
    President & Director of Clinical Research
    Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation
    City of Industry, California

    Mayson Planck JD, CPHRM
    Staff Attorney
    Office of Risk Management
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, Texas

    Richard B. Schwamm Esq.
    Senior Partner & Shareholder
    Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm
    Attorneys at Law
    Orlando, Florida

    Nan H. Troiano MSN, RN
    Director, Women?s and Infants? Services
    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Washington, DC

    Accreditation

    A Certificate of Attendance is given upon completion of course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

    Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
    Main Conference: 17.75 ANCC / 20.70 CA BRN contact hours

    Physician
    Main Conference: 17.75 hours

    CNM (Midwife)
    Main Conference: 17.75 ANCC / 20.70 CA BRN contact hours

    Attorney
    Main Conference: 17.75 hours

    Pediatrician
    Main Conference: 17.75 hours

    Other
    Main Conference: 17.75 hours

    You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course.  Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

    General Information

    A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

     

    Las Vegas

    Washington D.C.

    Nurses and Nurse Practitioners1

    17.75 ANCC/21.3 CA BRN contact hours

    17.25/20.7 CA BRN contact hours

    Nurse-Midwives2

    17.75 hours

    17.25 hours

    Physicians3

    17.75 credits

    17.25 credits

    1Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes.

    2The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit.

    3Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Las Vegas) and 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

    (D.C.). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Application for cognate credits has been filed with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Determination of credit is pending.

    Lawyers: CLE requirements vary by state. Contact your local state bar association to determine if this program meets their continuing education requirements.

    Location

    Washington DC

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    Area Activities

    • Visit one of the world's most iconic buildings – the White House.
    • Stretching nine blocks, the National Mall contains an extensive collection of historic monuments and museums.
    • Built as a tribute to George Washington, the Washington Monument towers over 555 feet above the National Mall.
    • Honoring the 16th President, the Lincoln Memorial is home to many historic milestones and events.

    Washington By Night Tour
    October 24 • 5:30 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

    When the sun goes down, Washington lights up with the splendor of the lighted dome of the Capitol, the White House and the spectacular Washington Monument. Your tour will include visits to the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean War,  Nurses, and World War II Memorials, as well as the exterior of the White House. You will stop at Union Station for dinner on your own, and have time to appreciate this grand train station and its specialty shops and boutiques.

    Join your colleagues for an evening appreciating the beauty and splendor of our nation's capital. Complete details regarding cost and reservations will be included with your Confirmation Letter sent via email. If a minimum number of reservations are not received, this event is subject to cancellation.

    Hotel/Travel

    Hotel Accommodations

    This conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham
    2500 Calvert Street, Washington, DC 20008.

    Rates: $229 single; $249 double
    Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

    Special group rates are in effect from October 23 to October 27. Hotel room block release date is September 17, 2013.

    Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

    Join Omni Select (omniselectguest.com) to receive additional benefits while staying at this hotel.

    For room reservations call (800) 843-6664, 24 hours daily. For additional hotel information, call the Omni Shoreham at (202) 234-0700.

    Reserve your room online here.

    Are you looking for a roommate for the conference? Click here to search.

    Travel Discounts

    Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com, insert OFFER CODE ZPCB367092. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

    Southwest Airlines®—Our Birth Injuries Conference Airline

    Beginning on 07/25/2013, Birth Injuries attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 5% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the convention. To receive the discounted rate, simply apply promo code CORPMEETC in the promo code box on the flight selection page of swabiz.com.**Book your travel between 07/25 & 10/10 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts available for travel 10/21 through 10/28.)

    Take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!

    By flying Southwest Airlines, as a Birth Injuries traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

    • 25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. (To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards)
    • No baggage fees (first two bags)
    • No change or cancellation fees
    • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
    • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

    To take advantage of this offer, click on this link: http://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99516421

     **Promo code T&C’s

    Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000260.

    Tuition

    Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

    Tuition (U.S. Funds)

    Nurse, CNM (Midwife), Attorney, Other

    Physician

    Regular Registration Fee
    (After December 31, 1969)

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

    Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

    Early Registration Fee Deadlines
    Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before December 31, 1969 qualify for the early registration fee.

    Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
    Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

    Method of Tuition Payment
    Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check.Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

    Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
    Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
    Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

    $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
    $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

    Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
    To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

    Cancellations
    Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before the early registration fee deadline receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after December 31, 1969 are assessed a $ processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

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    Attendee Information

    CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

    BIRTH INJURIES, THE LAW & PERINATAL SAFETY
    Washington, DC           October 24 - 26

    Thank you for registering for the Birth Injuries, The Law & Perinatal Safety conference, being held October 24 - 26, at the .

     

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    Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
    between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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