Past Events

JUNE 2021

Date: June 1, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: How to Win for Doctors & Patients Despite Treatment Denials
Panel: Carl Shin, M.D.

Date: June 4, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Cervical Spine: Anatomical (Imaging Based) AMA Guides Impairment Ratings
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D., Phd

Date: June 8, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Spine Treatment: A Chiropractic Perspective Pt. 1
Panel: Tom Grant, D.C.

Date: June 9, 2021, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session: Legal Requirements – What Attorneys Want & How to Give It
Panel: Fred Kumetz, Esq.

Date: June 11, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: Cervical Spine: Rating Degenerative Disk Disease
Panel: Chris Brigham, M.D., Michael Amster, M.D.

Date: June 15, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: Spine Treatment: A Chiropractic Perspective Pt. 2
Panel: Tom Grant, D.C.

MAY 2021

Date: May 4, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: ENT Symptoms in TBI
Panel: Stephen P. Grifka M.D., FAACS

Date: May 5, 2021, Wednesday
Time: 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Session: A-Z Treater Series: Workflow in The Doctor’s Office
Panel: Carl Shin, M.D., Fred Kumetz, Esq.

Date: May 7, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: Cervical Spine: Selecting the Appropriate Method
Panel: Chris Brigham M.D.

Date: May 14, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: Cervical Spine: Diagnosis-Related Estimates Method
Panel: Chris Brigham M.D.

Date: May 18, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Cervical Spine Interventional Procedures
Panel: Rostam Khoshsar, M.D.

Date: May 19, 2021, Wednesday
Time: 07:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session: A-Z TREATER SERIES: How to Win for Doctors & Patients Despite Treatment Denials
Panel: Carl Shin, M.D., Fred Kumetz, Esq.

Date: May 21, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: Cervical Spine: Range of Motion Method
Panel: Chris Brigham M.D.

Date: May 25, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: Spinal Anatomy: Cervical Spine (Part 2)
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D.

Date: May 28, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides Legal Perspective
Panel: Charles Rondeau, Esq.

APRIL 2021

Date: April 2, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Neuroanatomy Meets Neuroradiology in TBI Part II
Panel: Dr. Murray Solomon

Date: April 6, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Neuroanatomy Meets Neuroradiology in TBI Part III
Panel: Dr. Murray Solomon

Date: April 9, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Neuroanatomy Meets Neuroradiology in TBI Part IV
Panel: Dr. Murray Solomon

Date: April 13, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI and VNG
Panel: Stephen P. Grifka M.D., FAACS

Date: April 16, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Pituitary Gland & Infundibular Stalk Injury: The TBI within the TBI
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D.

Date: April 21, 2021, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session: A-Z TREATER SERIES: What Workers’ Compensation Is All About
Panel: Fred Kumetz, Esq.

Date: April 23, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: 15.1 Principles of Assessment, focusing on History and Examination
Panel: Chris Brigham M.D.

Date: April 27, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: ENT Symptoms in TBI
Panel: Stephen P. Grifka M.D., FAACS

Date: April 28, 2021, Wednesday
Time: 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Session: The New DWC MLFS: CSIMS Answers Your Question
Panel: Gabor Vari, Steve Feinberg, M.D., Sue Honor, Esq., Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.

Date: April 30, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Section 15.2 Determining the Appropriate Method for Assessment
Panel: Chris Brigham M.D.

MARCH 2021

Date: March 2, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Complications
Panel: Huma Haider, M.D., Timothy Dillard, COO

Date: March 5, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: – Headaches, A Chiropractic Perspective,
Panel: Wayne Whalen, D.C.

Date: March 9, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: Post- TBI Headaches: Pathophysiology and Treatment
Panel: Huma Haider, M.D., Timothy Dillard, COO

Date: March 12, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: TBI & AMA Guides Based Impairment Ratings
Panel: Chris Brigham, M.D.

Date: March 16, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: Advanced Brain Imaging: Objective proof of Traumatic Brain Injury
Panel: Huma Haider, M.D., Timothy Dillard, COO

Date: March 19, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session:COVID-19: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
Panel: John Floyd, Esq., Nachman Brautbar M.D.

Date: March 23, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: Neuropsychological Assessment for Post TBI Cognitive Deficits
Panel:Huma Haider, M.D.

Date: March 30, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Neuroanatomy Meets Neuroradiology in TBI Part I
Panel: Dr. Murray Solomon

FEBRUARY 2021

Date: February 09, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Evaluating COVID-19 Long-Term Effects: Evolving Understandings and Best Practices, Part 1
Panel: Chris Brigham, M.D., Mark Hyman, M.D.

Date: February 12, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Evaluating COVID-19 Long-Term Effects: Evolving Understandings and Best Practices, Part 2
Panel: Chris Brigham, M.D., Jeffrey Hirsch, M.D.

Date: February 16, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Evaluating COVID-19: Defining and Evaluating “Long Haulers”
Panel: Chris Brigham, M.D., Sarah Gulick, Psy.D., Edward Maitz, Ph.D., Steven Mandel, M.D.
(additional faculty may be added)

Date: February 19, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Brain Anatomy: The Basics
Panel: Maureen Miner, M.D.

Date: February 23, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: COVID-19 and Brain Manifestations
Panel: Huma Haider, M.D., Timothy Dillard, COO

Date: February 26, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: TBI Series: Brain Anatomy, A Deeper Dive
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D., Ph.D.

JANUARY 2021

In the month of January, CSIMS’ “Med-Legal Medical School Luncheon” Bi-Weekly Zoominar series will focus on the basic foundation and usage of the AMA Guides 5th Edition impairment ratings.  The moderators will be Christopher R. Brigham, MD and Sana Khan, MD,PhD with an Outstanding faculty participating including Physicians, Judges, Guides’

Editor, Applicant and Defense Attorneys.
If you are currently a QME or AME, or want to become one, you do not want to miss this learning opportunity. At the end participants will be able to:

1. Explain what stakeholders are looking for in a quality report.
2. Demonstrate how to most effectively use the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, including principles and assessing specific impairments.
3. Describe best practices for medicolegal practices and how this is reflected in
4. Discuss the uniqueness of California, from both medical and legal perspectives, in using the Guides.
5. Explain how to assess impairment and disability in the pain patient.
6. Describe how to apply best practices to evaluations and report preparation that greatly enhances quality and efficiency.

Each session involves leading experts who will share with you their insights. You will have an opportunity to submit questions prior to and during the sessions. In the virtual sessions polling will be used to obtain your feedback and encouraged to chat. The sessions will be held each Tuesday and Friday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm PT, starting January 8, 2021. The live programs are open to all and CSIMS members have access to recorded sessions.

 

Date: January 8, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Medical-legal Assessments: What are stakeholders looking for?
Panel: Christopher R. Brigham, MD (moderator), Michael Amster, MD, Applicant Attorney (TBA), Saul Allweiss, Esquire, Honorable Robert Raasp, William Zachry

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides, Chapter 1, Philosophy, Purpose and Appropriate Use of the Guides
Panel: Christopher R. Brigham, MD, Stephen Demeter, MD, MPH, Michael Amster, MD

 

Date: January 15, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides, Chapter 2, Practical Application of the Guides
Panel: Christopher R. Brigham, MD, Stephen Demeter, MD, MPH, Michael Amster, MD

Date: January 19, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Medical-legal Evaluation Best Practices: National Perspective
Panel: Christopher R. Brigham, MD, Steven Feinberg, MD, Les Kertay, PhD

Date: January 22, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: California Medical Perspective, a Discussion with the Medical Editor of the Fifth Edition
Panel: Christopher R. Brigham, MD (moderator), Linda Cocchiarella, MD, Michael Amster, MD, Steve Feinberg, MD, Sana Khan, MD PhD

Date: January 26, 2021, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Assessing Impairment and Disability in the Pain Patient
Panel: Steven Feinberg, MD, Christopher R. Brigham, MD, Josh Kirz, PhD, Rachel Feinberg, DPT

Date: January 29, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: AMA Guides: California Legal Perspective, a Discussion with Applicant and Defense Counsel & a WCAB Judge
Panel: Christopher R. Brigham, MD, Steve Feinberg, MD, Sana Khan, MD PhD, Adam Dombchik Esq, Saul Allweiss Esq, Honorable Robert Raasp

DECEMBER 2020

Date: December 08, 2020, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: False Negative MRIs
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D.

Date: December 09, 2020, Wednesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Emergency Webinar
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D.

Date: December 11, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: False Negative MRIs: Radiologist Expertise Matters
Panel: Chris Brigham, M.D., Jeffrey Hirsch, M.D.

Date: December 15, 2020, Tuesday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: False Negative MRIs: Important Findings on the MRI Report Which Are Often Ignored.
Panel: Sana Khan, M.D.

Date: December 18, 2021, Friday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: Covid & Workers’ Compensation
Panel: Jeffrey Hirsch, M.D.

OCTOBER 2020

Date: October 22 – 25, 2020, Thursday – Sunday
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Session: CSIMS 35TH CSIMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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