Webinar Series

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

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