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Obstetric Medical-Legal Conference - Boston, MA

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The Obstetric Medical-Legal Conference, presented by The Boston University School of Medicine, will be held September 27-28, 2018 at the Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston, MA. This year's theme is Integrative Team Approach to Improving Patient Safety, Avoiding Litigation and Enhancing the Joy of Obstetrical Practice.

Goal of the Conference

The goal is to share practical system improvements to keep the obstetrical team away from the courtroom or the labor and delivery floor and enhance the joy of obstetrical practice. 73% of OB/GYN have one professional liability claim filed against them in their careers. With an average of 2.59 claims per OB/GYN of these 41% had at least one professional claim while still in residency training. 3.9% of obstetricians stopped performing deliveries because of insurance affordability or availability (ACOG).

Objectives of this Conference

  • Identify effective strategies to improve collaborative practicing obstetricians
  • Describe processes to improve patient care and decreases exposure to litigation in obstetrics
  • Anticipate and manage engagement with the legal system for advance outcomes

Target Audience

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Physicians
  • Midwives
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Medicine Physicians with OB practices
  • Nurses
  • Patient Safety Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Claims and Insurance Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Invited Defense Attorneys (who are affiliated with sponsors)

Agenda

You may download the Brochure on the website. Information on every speaker is also available.

Thursday September 27, 2018


0715 - Breakfast and Registration

0800 - Welcome and Introduction

0815 - The Power Inside Us, Organizing for Health: People, Power and Change

Kate B. Hilton JD, MTS

0900 - Oh Yes You Can! Tales from the Bright Side and How a Collaborative Patient Safety Program Can Make a Profound Difference

Christian Pettker, M.D.

0945 - This is How We Do It. Trials, Tribulations and Success Stories of a Captive- Sponsored Perinatal Safety Specialist

Stacey Richards RN

1030 - Break

1045 - BMC's Integrative Team Panel: How Did We Get Here? How Far Can We Go Together? How We Worked Collaboratively to Improve Care

Several Moderators

1130 - Health Literacy: How to Communicate with a Mother Who Refuses to Consent to Care Necessary to Protect Herself and the Fetus - and Other Consent Dilemmas

Erin Tracy M.D.

1215 - Lunch

1:15 - Another Set of Guidelines and Labor Curves: Has Anything We Learned Decreased the Risk in the Second Stage

Ron Iverson M.D.

2:00 - It Takes an Engaged Village. Process Engineering, Listening, Reaching, Inspiring and Engaging Each and Every Single Team Member, Each and Every Time

Susan Mann M.D.

2:45 - Break

3:00 - TOLAC: Patients Before Self. Why We Consciously Recommend TOLACS and How to Minimize the Risk of Patient Harm and Litigate

Errol R. Norwitz M.D. PhD, MBA

Friday September 28, 2018


0730 - Registration and Breakfast

0800 - Fetal Heart Monitoring: Surviving and Thriving When Everything is Category 11

Julia N. Robinson M.D. FACOG, FRCOG

0845 - Obstetric Anesthesia: Lessons From Malpractice Review: It Helps to Know What You Are Doing, but Communication is Still a Big Problem

Richard Smiley M.D. PhD

0900 - Why Winners Win: Thriving Through the Legal System

Linda S. Crawford ID

1015 - Break

1030 - Neuroradiology: So When Did This Happen? Etc.

P. Ellen Grant M.D.

1115 - Neonatology: Okay, Sop Who Are We Cooling These Days? Improving the Collaborative Process Between OBs and NICU to Improve Patient Outcomes

Theonia Boyd M.D.

1200 - Lunch

1:00 - Placental Pathology etc.

Shannon Bell M.D. and Dana Wells DO, JD, FACOG

1:45 - Simulations: Do One etc.

2:30 - Break

2:45 - Finally, A Jury Of My Peers etc.

Many Speakers

Registration

Register Online

Early Bird is Before July 15, 2018

  • MD/DO $495
  • Safety, Claims, Risk and Insurance Professionals $495
  • Nurses and Pharmacists $395
  • Residents/Fellows $395
  • Defense Attorney $495

Regular Rate After July 15, 2018

  • MD/DO $595
  • Safety, Claims, Risk and Insurance Professionals $595
  • Nurses and Pharmacists $395
  • Residents/Fellows $395
  • Defense Attorney $495

Boston University School of Medicine Contact Information

Mailing Address

Boston University School of Medicine

The Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education

72 East Concord Street, B208

Boston, MA 02118-2526

Telephone Number

(617) 358-5005

Toll-Free: (800) 688-2475

Fax: (617) 638-4905

Accreditation / Continuing Nursing Education

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit Accredited by American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Lodging

Fairmont Copley Plaza

138 St. James Ave.

Boston, MA 02116

617-267-5300

Fax: 617-267-7668

For Reservations: 1-800-257-7544

Email: Boston@Fairmont.com

For special needs or dietary needs contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education two weeks prior to conference.

Located in the historic district next to the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill and Freedom Trail. The rooms are lavish and there is a private lounge; breakfast is complimentary. A lounge and bar are onsite along with a health club and massage available.

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