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THE 40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Multi-Specialtiesand the Law

January 2-7, 2025

THE ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL CONFERENCE OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY, PERINATAL MEDICINE, NEONATOLOGY, MULTI-SPECIALTIES AND THE LAW
JANUARY 2-7, 2025

THE REVIEWS OF THE 39th ANNUAL CONFERENCE WERE AGAIN OUTSTANDING, OVER 90% OF ATTENDEES RATING THE CONFERENCE AS EXCELLENT, CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF THIS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SERIES

REGISTRATION, RESERVATIONS, PROGRAM

THE ROYAL SONESTA SAN JUAN
San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

What Participants Are Saying:

Terrific program. The best medical CLE I have attended in my 35 years of practicing law. Extremely happy I finally attended this program (2024).

This was an exceptional conference, as usual. This is my 10th conference and they are all fantastic.

Great, well-respected and very knowledgeable speakers, pertinent topics for both physicians and medical malpractice lawyers, and well organized and presented content.

“I have been in law practice for 38 years. This is the best conference I have ever attended.”

The “gold standard” for birth trauma conferences! This conference far exceeded my expectations, as most speakers were very engaging and well-prepared. I most certainly will be back in the future.

Very good seminar! The combination of lawyers and physicians provided a very nice dynamic and it’s always enlightening to hear problems analyzed from different perspectives.

“Best conference I have ever attended!” (comments from many participants)

“Thanks for creating such a unique type of conference – my 5th and always interesting, informative and useful”

“Always an outstanding program, superlative faculty, and an exotic location”

“As always an excellent course.”

“A wonderful conference.”

90% of registrants rated the conference as excellent for the 39th year.

Conference Overview

Intelligent, knowledgeable, up-to-date, empathetic, sensitive, patient, and discerning are some of the qualities that characterize caring physicians. Notwithstanding these expected desirable qualities, errors of omission translated as negligence remain a concern in the challenging practice of medicine. To err is human provides no solace to the harmed patient. About one in four hospital inpatients suffer an adverse event with 22.7% considered as preventable. In the U.S., over 250,000 patients each year die as a consequence of medical negligence, making medical malpractice the third most common cause of death in the U.S. Is it not time for all medical schools to establish a national compulsory medical safety course and examination, the passing of which would be required as a precondition for graduation? Boards of Registration in Medicine should institute the requirement of an electronic mandatory course on patient safety every 5 years.

 

Target Audience

The major objective in this conference is to enhance the continuing education of a range of specialties in medicine, law, and the allied professions including obstetrics, gynecology, midwifery, neonatology, medicine, surgery, family medicine, emergency medicine, human genetics, and ethics. The key reasons that have characterized the success of these conferences for the past 39 years have been highly qualified and frequently renowned medical faculty, and the insights and lessons concerning the role of law and lawyers, communicated by acknowledged “super lawyers”. Only through a thorough understanding of the complexities of medicine and law can physicians and litigators hope to deal effectively with the continuing challenges of medical and legal practice.

The specific goals of these conferences are to

  1. Teach healthcare professionals to better comprehend the machinations of negligence law, and to develop a more complete awareness of the need for anticipatory and safety practice
  2. Teach legal professionals about the complex issues encountered in the practice of medicine, including the intricacies of decision-making, aiming to sharpen their understanding on behalf of their clients, both plaintiff and defense.

Once again, an extraordinary experienced and superb faculty has been assembled for the 40th anniversary conference that will be important to all the specialties mentioned, including nurse practitioners, trial attorneys, in-house counsel, pediatricians, primary care physicians, insurers and claims personnel, risk managers and all providers of health care.

 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, healthcare professionals will be able to articulate the role of law and lawyers in medical malpractice lawsuits and discuss the complexities of the legal process.

At the conclusion of this conference, legal professionals will be able to describe the best-evidence in medical malpractice as it pertains to standards of expected care in obstetrics, gynecology, midwifery, neonatology, medicine, surgery, family medicine, emergency medicine, cardiology, radiology, and human genetics.


Major Topics Include:

  • Genes, Neurodevelopmental disorders, L & D 
  • Genetic Testing in Alleged HIE 
  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Medical and Legal Consequences of the History not Taken 
  • Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant 
  • Timing Brain Injury in the Term Infant 
  • Safety in the NICU 
  • Out of Hospital Births 
  • Patient Safety 
  • Genetics in Court 
  • MRI and HIE
  • Telemedicine and Liability
  • Post-Natal Collapse
  • Nursing Intervention
  • Post-Partum Hemorrhage
  • Error of Judgement or Medical Negligence
  • Cancer, Genetics, and Liability
  • Insights from Obstetric Malpractice 
  • Management of Labor 
  • Risk Stratification of Labor and Delivery  
  • Vaginal Delivery of Twins 
  • Amniotic Fluid and Pulmonary Embolism 
  • Cervical Cerclage and Progesterone 
  • Shoulder Dystocia Prediction 
  • Post-partum Cardiomyopathy 
  • Documenting an Obstetrical Emergency 
  • Gynecology and the Law 
  • Iatrogenic Urinary Incontinence 
  • Pelvic Mesh and Litigation 
  • Urologic Standards of Care and Liability 
  • Uterine Contraction Patterns
  • High-Risk Preterm Delivery

Faculty

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH

Conference Co-Chair

Founder and Co-Director

Center for Human Genetics, Cambridge, MA

Formerly Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology,

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

Professor Milunsky is internationally known for his work in prenatal genetic diagnosis, molecular genetics, and the epidemiology of birth defects. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of 27 books and author or co-author of 460 scientific communications. He is the Founding Editor, author, and Co-Editor of Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment (8th ed), the world’s reference text for prenatal diagnosis. The 6th edition received the “Highly Commended” Award from the British Medical Association. He has given invited lectures in 36 countries, (including the Vatican), and has been honored, by election, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of England, and with an award for excellence in teaching. His published study in the New England Journal of Medicine set the stage for maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening for neural tube defects (e.g. spina bifida). Among other research accomplishments, he led the team that discovered the gene for Waardenburg syndrome. He is an editorial board member of Prenatal Diagnosis. Boston University has named the Aubrey Milunsky Chair in Human Genetics. His recent book was I Didn’t Know, I Didn’t Know: Avoidable Deaths and Harm Due to Medical Negligence. Professor Milunsky was honored by inclusion in the book A Century of Achievement that selected the biographies and accomplishments of 101 physician scientists including five Nobel Prize winners from South Africa over 100 years (1890-1990) for their contributions to Global Medicine.

 

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

Conference Co-Chair

Co-Director, Center for Human Genetics

Director, Clinical Genetics

Senior Director, Molecular Genetics

Cambridge, MA

Formerly Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics and Genomics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Professor Milunsky is known nationally and internationally for his work in clinical and molecular genetics with special reference to his expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of genetic connective tissue disorders. He discovered the gene that causes the Branchio-Oculo-Facial syndrome and found that mutations in the gene FGF10 can cause Lacrimo-Auriculo-Dental-Digital syndrome. He is the co-editor of Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment (8th edition). The 6th edition received the British Medical Association “Highly Commended” Medical Book Award. Professor Milunsky is the author or co-author of at least 310 scientific communications. He is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research. He has been listed repeatedly in Top Doctors in Boston (Genetics).

 

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG 

Ellis & Winters, LLP

Raleigh, NC

Dr. Bakelaar is a defense Super Lawyer and partner in this law firm. He has represented health care professionals before various professional licensure boards and administrative entities including the North Carolina Medical Board and the North Carolina Board of Nursing, and assisted hospitals with drafting their responses to administrative complaints to the Joint Commission. As a licensed obstetrician he has brought the full power of medical knowledge to his medical defense challenges. During his training he also served as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of human carcinogenesis. He has made a number of presentations on obstetric subjects with a legal perspective. He has previously published on a woman’s right to know, on cutaneous melanoma, and on placenta percreta. He was honored as a Super Lawyer, which demonstrates excellence in the practice of law and granted to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state of North Carolina.

 

Frank A. Chervenak, MD

Hugh R. K. Barber Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Lenox Hill Hospital

Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, NY

New York, NY

Professor Chervenak is known internationally for his work in high risk obstetrics, ultrasound and ethics. He is the author, editor or co-editor of over 1300 scientific communications and the co-editor of 45 books and author or co-author of 219 book chapters, two of the most recent being Current Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Vol. 6andEthics and Professionalism Guidelines for Obstetrics and Gynecology [2nd edition]. Professor Chervenak has been the recipient of at least 12 honorary degrees awarded in many countries in Europe and South America. He has been the recipient of dozens of national and international honors and awards, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has served on multiple editorial boards and now serves on the boards of Perinatología y Reproducción Humana and the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. He has served in many leadership positions including being president of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine and Chairman of the Ethics Committee of FIGO.

 

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP 

William K. Keenan MD Professor of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Director, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical Director, NICU

SSM-Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

St. Louis, MO

Professor Mathur is known nationally and internationally for his work on neonatal brain injury with special reference to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. He is the author or co-author of more than 124 scientific communications and editor or co-editor of at least eight book chapters. Professor Mathur is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Director of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research and co-chair of the Membership Committee of the Newborn Brain Society. He has delivered many lectures nationally and internationally focused especially on neonatal neurology and neonatal brain injury. Included in his honors was “Lecturer of the Month” at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

 

Jesse M. Reiter, JD 

Reiter & Walsh, P.C.

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Mr. Reiter is a plaintiff Super Lawyer with an extensive experience in birth injury cases. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an executive board member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, of which he was a past chair. He is a Governor of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice since 2015, and a member since 1987. Mr. Reiter has held many leadership positions in the American Association for Justice. He has been president of the Michigan Association for Justice and also held multiple positions in that organization. He has been the recipient of many awards and listings that have included Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Reportsince 2008, Leading Lawyers(peer-selected) in 2023, the Hall of Fame in Michigan’s Lawyers Weekly in 2022, The Best Lawyers in the Midwestin 2022, and recipient of the Dan Cullan Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Justice, and many more awards. Mr. Reiter is also the author or co-author of over 20 papers relating to birth trauma. He has also lectured widely on subjects related to birth trauma.

 

Julian N. Robinson, MD 

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology

Harvard Medical School

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Boston, MA

Professor Robinson has been Chief Medical Officer and subsequently President of the medical staff at Mass General Brigham at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Earlier he had spent seven years as Chief of Obstetrics at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He had also chaired the Obstetric Quality Control Rapid Review Committee of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for seven years. He has been a member or chair of a large number of administrative or professional committees in three major hospitals. He has also been chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine as well as of the Quality and Patient Safety Division. He serves as a member of the ethics committee of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a past editorial board member of prestigious journals including the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Professor Robinson has been the recipient of many honors and prizes including Partnersin Excellence awards repeatedly, including the Richardson Prize Paper from the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has also been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. He is also the author or co-author of over 160 published papers and author or co-author of 18 book chapters. He is also co-editor of the book Management of Multiple Pregnancies: A Practical Guide and lead author of three important reports on clinical guidelines in obstetrics. Professor Robinson has also lectured widely.

 

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD 

Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

Professor Sheffield is known internationally for her work in maternal-fetal medicine with special reference to infectious disease. She is the author or co-author of at least 175 scientific communications as well as author, co-author, or co-editor of at least 23 book chapters or monographs. She is a co-editor of the 24th edition of Williams Obstetrics. Professor Sheffield has been a member or chair of many advisory committees, review groups, or study sections at the National Institutes of Health, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Professor Sheffield has a very extensive teaching background. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors including a National Faculty Teaching Award, a Johns Hopkins Medicine Excellence Award in Service and Professionalism, and an ACOG District IV Outstanding Faculty Donald F. Richardson award. Professor Sheffield has delivered well over 200 invited lectures and has been recognized as an outstanding faculty teacher. She is also a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a board member of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division. Most recently, she has participated in a White House symposium on “Medicine Response to Addiction” as a representative of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and recently participated in the expert forum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on antibiotic treatment and prophylaxis of tularemia.

 

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

Professor and Chairman

Department of Urology

Medical Director

Surgical Clinics, Department of Urology

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown

Attending Surgeon, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

Professor Zaslau is known internationally for his work in Surgical Urology. He is the author or co-author, of at least 217 publications as well as at least 26 books and chapters primarily on Urology including multiple monographs that are board review manuals. He is an Associate Editor of the West Virginia Medical Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Urology. Professor Zaslau has been repeatedly honored with awards for teaching excellence that included the Dr. Ronald Albuquerque Award for Excellence in Urology Student Teaching and the West Virginia Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching.He was a nominee for Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He also received the top 1% Press-Ganey Patience Satisfaction Award at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has twice received the Clinician of the Year Award at the West Virginia School of Medicine. He is listed in Top Regional Doctor, Urology, by Castle Connolly Medical. Professor Zaslau has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally.

 

Mark R. Zonfrillo

Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Director, Injury Prevention Research Fellowship

Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Providence, RI

Professor Zonfrillo is known nationally and internationally for his work in pediatric emergency medicine with special reference to the epidemiology of injury, violence, poison prevention, and patient safety. He is the author or co-author of at least 252 scientific communications and author of 18 book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of Pediatric Emergency Care, is associate editor of Academic Emergency Medicineand was associate editor of Trauma, PEMSoft, The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Software, Pty Ltd. Professor Zonfrillo has been the recipient of many awards and honors. These have included teaching and mentor awards at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, an Innovation Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Leadership Forum, the Elaine Wodzin Investigator Award from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, and the Clinical Director’s Award from Brown Emergency Medicine. Professor Zonfrillo has lectured widely nationally and internationally. He is an elected member of Safe Kids Worldwide Equity Advisory Committee (International).

Accommodations

The Royal Sonesta San Juan

5961 Isla Verde Ave

Carolina, Puerto Rico 00979

The Center for Human Genetics, Inc. has secured a room block at the Royal Sonesta San Juan, which will be available until November 30, 2024, or until it is sold out.

Laguna View Rooms: $299 per night, plus taxes and fees

Pool View Rooms: $329 per night, plus taxes and fees

Ocean View Rooms: $359 per night, plus taxes and fees

The above rates are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to applicable taxes, which are currently 9% per room, per night (subject to change).  Rates are effective for arrivals on Wednesday, January 1 to departures on Saturday, January 11, 2025. Arrivals prior to January 1, 2025, are on a request basis only, subject to availability, and are priced at the full public rate in effect at that time.  Additional occupants (18 years and older) will be charged at a rate of $40.00 per person, per night, plus applicable taxes.  There is no charge for children 17 years of age and younger staying in the same room with parents utilizing existing bedding, but only up to 4 people allowed per room.  King Bedded rooms can sleep up to 3 adults and 2 Queen Bedded rooms can sleep up to 4 adults/children.  Rollaway beds are only permitted in regular guest rooms with King Beds, for an additional fee of $25 per night, plus taxes and fees.

For information on making your travel arrangements and to book your accommodations, please visit www.akatravelteam.com/chg2025


THE 40th  ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Multi-Specialties, and the Law

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2025
4:00-6:30pm  Registration
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2025
7:15am Continental Breakfast
8:00am

Welcome and Introduction

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH

8:15am

The Nuances of Shoulder Dystocia Prediction

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD

8:55am

Shoulder Dystocia—Documenting an Obstetrical Emergency

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

9:35am

MIDAS Resurrected: Indications of a Genetic Etiology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Following a Turbulent L & D

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

10:15am Refreshment Break
10:30am

Obesity in Pregnancy: a 21st Century Problem

Julian N. Robinson, MD

11:10am

The Importance of Patient Safety

Frank A. Chervenak, MD

11:50am

Patient Safety in the NICU

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

12:30pm

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

Julian N. Robinson, MD

Frank A. Chervenak, MD

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

1:00pm

Adjourn

6:30-7:30pm

Welcome Reception(sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Chicago, IL)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2025
7:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

The Challenges of Out of Hospital Births in the United States

Frank A. Chervenak, MD

8:45am

Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant—The Devil is in the Details

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

9:25am

Genetic Testing in Alleged HIE: Clarity or Confusion

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

10:05am

Refreshment Break

10:20am

Iatrogenic Urinary Incontinence & Update on Pelvic Mesh and Litigation

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

11:05am

Potential Harm in L & D: Where is my Nurse?

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

11:45am

Cerebral Palsy due to HIE. Really??

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH

12:25pm

Expert Panel Discussion

Frank A. Chervenak, MD

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH

1:00pm

Adjourn

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2025
8:00am

Managing Risk on a Labor and Delivery Suite

Julian N. Robinson, MD

8:45am

Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Malpractice

Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

9:20am

Sudden Death: Amniotic Fluid and Pulmonary Embolism Diagnostic Dilemmas

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD

10:00am

Refreshment Break

10:15am

Resuscitation in the Emergency Department: Can We Do Better?

Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD

10:55am

Genetics in Court

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH

11:35am

Medicolegal Forum

Discussants:Jesse M. Reiter, JD andRyan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

  • HIE with injury but normal MRI
  • Telemedicine
  • Sudden post-natal collapse (SUPC)-recognition and prevention
  • Nurse’s role and recommending and advocating for interventions and delivery in L&D
  • Interventions for abnormal uterine contraction patterns
  • Timing of late preterm delivery in high-risk cases
  • An error of judgement or medical negligence
  • Complications of postpartum hemorrhage management—alive but displeased
1:00pm

Adjourn

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2025
7:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

To Do or Not to Do: The Cervical Cerclage and Progesterone Debate

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

8:40am

Gynecology and the Law: The Forgotten Facet of Ob/Gyn Related Malpractice.

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

9:25am

Cancer Genetics: Standards of Care and Liability

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

10:05am

Refreshment Break

10:20am

Urologic Standards of Care and Liability: What Happens if

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

11:00am

Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury in the Term Infant—Timing is Everything

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

11:45am

Concussion Evaluation and Management in Children and Youth

Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD

12:30pm

Expert Panel Discussion

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

Amit Mathur, MD, MRCP

Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD

1:00pm

Adjourn

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2025
7:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Conditions of the Prostate: BPH to Cancer and Liability Issues

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

8:40am

Post-partum Cardiomyopathy

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

9:25am

The Vaginal Delivery of Twins

Julian N. Robinson, MD

Legal Commentary and Discussion

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

10:05am

Refreshment Break

10:20am

Moot Court

Jesse M. Reiter, JD (PLAINTIFF JD)

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG (EXPERT)

Vs.

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG (DEFENSE JD

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH (EXPERT)

11:00am

Safeguarding Maternal and Fetal Health: Insights from Obstetric Malpractice Cases

Frank A. Chervenak, MD

11:45am

Medical and Legal Consequences of the History not Taken

Aubrey Milunsky, MD, DSc, FRCP, FACMG, DCH

12:25pm

Expert Panel Discussion

Stanley Zaslau, MD, MBA, FACS

Jesse M. Reiter, JD

Julian N. Robinson, MD

Ryan T. Bakelaar, MD, JD, FACOG

Jeff M. Milunsky, MD, FACMG (EXPERT)

Frank A. Chervenak, MFrank A. Chervenak, MDMark R. Zonfrillo, MD

1:00pm

Adjourn

Accreditation

The 40th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Multi-specialties, and the Law: January 2 – 7, 2025

 

Physicians

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Center for Human Genetics and Cine-Med. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

 

The 40th Annual Conference

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of (to be announced) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME, CLE, and RISK MANAGEMENT CREDITS

To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in and complete the activity and the evaluation online. Certificates/statements of credit will be emailed upon completion of an online credit tracking form. All questions to CME Office at 203-263-0006 EXT 112 or bmozelak@cine-med.net

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

ACOG approval pending

 

American Academy of Family Physicians

The AAFP has reviewed Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology and the LAW and deemed it acceptable for up to pending approval. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AMA/AAFP Equivalency:

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Activities held outside of Canada developed by a university, academy, specialty society or other physician organization can be recorded as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

 

Risk Management

This program meets the criteria established by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management.

 

Nurse-Midwives

The American Midwifery Certification Board grants reciprocity status to the American Academy of Family Physicians to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for Category 1 offerings that are relevant to midwifery.

 

Other Non-Physician Professionals

Please check with your individual licensing boards on reciprocity allowed for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

 

Core Competencies

This activity is in accord with the American Board of Medical Specialties Six Core Competencies. This activity will increase your competency in the areas of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.

 

DISCLOSURE POLICY Disclosure information from faculty and all other persons in control of content will be provided to participants prior to the beginning of the educational activity. This activity received no commercial support. Exhibitors will not be present.

 

SUBSTITUTION/CANCELLATION POLICY Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received before December 1. Should cancellation occur after December 1, a credit, not a refund, will be issued. A $125 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. No shows are subject to the full course fee. Cancellation/substitutions must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.

 

SPECIAL SERVICES & DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS The Center staff will work to accommodate dietary requests received in writing at least one week prior to the conference. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, email Anna Echols (Anna@travelplannerstexas.com) at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

 

ADA/OEO NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Cine-Med considers all applicants and program participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation. Cine-Med is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cine-Med does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. Please let us know in advance if you require any accommodations.

 

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TRAVEL AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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THE 40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Multi-Specialties, and the Law


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The 40th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law 

January 2-7, 2025

Registration
Tuition Before 09/30/24 After 09/30/24
Physicians & Attorneys $1700 $1800
Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Midwife $975 $1075
Insurance Personnel, Resident
Fellow Members of AAFP
$1400 $1500

Tuition includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, comprehensive syllabus and welcome reception



40th Annual Conference



For information on making your travel arrangements and to book your accommodations, please visit https://www.akatravelteam.com/chg2025

We look forward to seeing you in January, 2025! 

For all queries, please contact Dr. Aubrey Milunsky.

Aubrey Milunsky, M.D., D.Sc.
Conference Co-Chair
Co-Director, Center for Human Genetics
617-492-7083
amilunsky@chginc.org