Webinar Series

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Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluation, Treatment And AMA Impairment Ratings”

Mild Traumatic Brain (mTBI) Injuries are often missed or misdiagnosed in trauma due to a variety of reasons. This lecture series will explore reasons for this issue and how to decrease the likelihood of missing mTBI on our patients that can mislead care and impairment evaluations.

Objective: Review of complex brain structures anatomy and function in order to enhance physicians’ skills of brain injury recognition/evaluation.

Objective: Develop diagnostic certainty and imaging ordering skills.

Objective: Learn the signs and symptoms of concussion, utilizing evaluation/screening tools for determining TBI, and treatment considerations to be given for select injury findings.

Objective: Learn the proper differential tools to use in helping differentiate from competing symptoms crossover.

Objective: Learning the prescribed AMA protocols for establishing the proper impairment from TBI.

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

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

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