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Return To CSIMS 27th Annual Mid-Summer Seminar

The CSIMS Mid-Summer Seminar is full of education! Following is the complete schedule of events.

No relevant financial relationship exists between the seminar’s faculty and any commercial interest mentioned in this program.

Registration Open 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Board Of Directors Meeting
Directors and Past Presidents Only

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Arrive Early for Buffet Dinner!
Hosted by Lincoln Financial Advisors

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (No CE Credits)
Fee Schedule Update, Billing & Collections
Become aware of the latest changes in fee schedules, improve your billing and collection techniques, learn the ins and outs of MPN discounting and much more. Always a seminar favorite!
Faculty: Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq., Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Esq., Stephen J. Cattolica, Traci Hinden, Esq.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Exhibits Open 8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Registration Open 7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon (3 CE hours)
Surviving and Thriving in a Deposition
Using a case study, three doctors undergo depositions with commentary from the moderator and applicants’ and defense attorneys providing insight into these proceedings.
Faculty: Fredric H. Newton, M.D. (moderator), Nachman Brautbar, M.D., Richard Lieberman, M.D., Harvey Wieseltier, M.D., Susan England, Esq., James Stern, Esq.

12 noon - 1:30 p.m. (1 CE Hour)
Lunch and Learn
A discussion of recent legislative and administrative developments affecting your practice. Box lunch provided.
Faculty: Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Esq., Stephen J. Cattolica

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (3 CE hours)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
Specialty-Specific Breakout Sessions
Get your specialty-specific questions answered!

Topics include functional capacity testing, apportionment, chronic pain consultations and drug therapies.
Faculty: Fredric H. Newton, M.D. (coordinator), Harvey Wieseltier, M.D., Walter Strauser, M.D., Edward Cremata, D.C.

Mental Health
Topics include malingering, prescription drug dependency, sleep disorders, rating pain, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, concentration, focus, apportionment, GAF, and more.
Faculty: Richard Lieberman, M.D. (coordinator), Claude Munday, Ph.D., Joshua Kirz, Ph.D.

Internal Medicine
Diabetes, obesity, hypertension, sexual dysfunction, GERD, apportionment and more.
Faculty: Nachman Brautbar, M.D. (coordinator), Arthur Lipper, M.D., Ernest C. Levister, Jr., M.D.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (1 CE hour)
Managing and Evaluating the Unrepresented Injured Worker
Back by popular demand!
A presentation on the practical problems and solutions presented by workers without attorneys.
Faculty: Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq., former DWC I&A Officer Michael Prendergast, Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Esq.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while catching up with your colleagues and exhibitors.

Exhibits Open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration Open 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (2 CE Hours)
Demystifying the AMA Guides
Although you’ve been using the AMA Guides for eight years, you can still learn something new to improve your accuracy. Includes a special not-to-be-missed presentation by Judge Casey, “Quick Tips for Top Rated Medical Reports.”
Faculty: Steven D. Feinberg, M.D. (moderator), Judge Colleen Casey, Robert Rassp, Esq., Margot Simington, Esq.

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (No CE Hours)
Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. (2 CE Hours)
New Developments in Pain Management and Functional Restoration
Stay on top of recent trends in the field as three experts discuss patient needs, industry expectations and what works.
Faculty: Steven D. Feinberg, M.D., Sean Mackey, M.D., Sam Maywood, M.D.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. (0.5 CE Hour)
Hosted Luncheon
Your opportunity to hear from the State’s top regulator
Special Guest Speaker: DWC Administrative Director, Rosa Moran, who provides CSIMS with her perspective on the CA Workers’ Compensation System.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (1 CE Hour)
Recent Developments in the Law of Apportionment
Does apportionment continue to be confusing? A prominent former WCAB Judge updates you on this complex topic.
Faculty: Pamela W. Foust, Esq. (WCAB Judge, ret.)

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (No CE Credits)
Break with Exhibitors
Your last chance to connect with exhibitors to view and discuss the latest industry innovations. PRIZE DRAWING.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1 CE Hour)
Case Law Update
Can you keep track of recent court decisions affecting your practice? Join this highly anticipated discussion for an update.
Faculty: Pamela W. Foust, Esq. (WCAB Judge, ret.), David B. Leonard, Esq.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (1 CE Hour)
There are always more questions. This is your opportunity to get them answered during final remarks.
Faculty: All presenters.

Seminar Co-Chairs: Maureen Miner, M.D. and Anthony Fenison, M.D.

Learn More About The Mid-Summer Seminar:
  • On-line registration is now closed. On-site registration at the Westin Hotel, Crystal Ballroom foyer begins Thursday, June 14 at 1:30 pm.


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