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The 2018-2019 Medical-Dental-Legal Update (Scottsdale)

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A 20-hour Review of Pressing Issues in Malpractice, Risk Management, Healthcare Law, Practice Management and Selected Clinical Topics


You practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. While keeping clinically current is imperative, it isn't enough. You must also acquire the skills necessary to navigate a professional liability minefield, manage a more effective and efficient practice, and navigate a maze of healthcare laws and regulations. The 2018-19 Medical-Dental-Legal Update is designed to assist you in that endeavor with a targeted selection of topical sessions, a comprehensive course syllabus and the opportunity for dialogue with your medical, dental and legal colleagues.

In one course you will receive 20 hours of vital instruction from a multi-discipline faculty on topics ranging from stress management, asset protection, medical malpractice, patient flow and benefit planning, to Alzheimer’s disease, new diabetes treatment guidelines, cannabis in pain management, medication nonadherence and chest X-rays. Remarkably, this is just a sampling.

Produced in state-of-the-art production studios with broadcast-grade, HD digital technology, The Update is presented in structured classroom settings in 30 premier resorts and is approved for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1™, AAFP Prescribed and ABIM MOC credits as well as extensive Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Dental Education credit. So choose from over 900 opportunities to attend and begin your participation any weekday – at any site.

After completing The 2018-19 Medical-Dental-Legal Update you should have acquired the knowledge that will better enable you to:

• Understand and avoid malpractice litigation.
• Identify and reduce healthcare office risk.
• Understand and start a direct patient care practice.
• Protect professional and personal assets.
• Utilize non-pharmacologic techniques for managing chronic stress
• Utilize a variety of clinically relevant but relatively unknown
• Consult patients on the benefits of a longevity diet.
• Utilize aspirin as a primary prevention agent for CVD, stroke and
colon cancer
• Understand risks and benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain
• Understand and utilize common imaging modalities and techniques.
• Avoid legal and ethical pitfalls of treating unreasonable patients.
• Implement new type 2 diabetes practice guidelines.
• Interpret chest X-rays for common clinical conditions.
• Improve practice profitability through better patient flow.
• Reduce professional financial stress by better benefit planning.
• Understand and reduce medication nonadherence.
• Understand Alzheimer’s disease and better interact with afflicted
• Understand and manage malpractice litigation stress.
• Incorporate the diabetes and oral health relationship into patient



Understanding Medical Malpractice Litigation and How to Avoid It
Malpractice defense specialist, Robert P. Siemion, Esq., draws on a 10,000-case career to layout the elements and stages of a medical malpractice suit, common mistakes made by physicians as both practitioners and defendants and ways to avoid them.

Alzheimer’s Disease Update
Former American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry president, Allan A. Anderson, MD, MMM, CMD, DFAPA, discusses techniques for interacting with Alzheimer’s patients, the disease’s history, pathology and differential diagnosis, as well as the evaluation and management of neuropsychiatric syndromes common in dementia victims.

The Unreasonable Patient: Avoiding Ethical and Legal Pitfalls
Joseph W. Shannon, PhD, uses over 30 years of counseling to provide a nuts and bolts exploration of the core characteristics of unreasonable people, common legal and ethical problems inherent in treating these patients, as well as practical strategies for avoiding these pitfalls.

Radiology Update: What to Order and Why
Cullen Ruff, MD, an over 20-year, board-certified radiologist, reviews a selection of commonly utilized imaging modalities and techniques including proper contrast usage with CT and MRI, contrast allergy issues, indications for abdominal and pelvic MRI, advances in breast imaging in addition to other non-invasive cancer screening protocols.


Things I Wish I Knew Last Year
Practitioner and award winning clinical instructor, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews a variety of clinically relevant items that, despite their utility, are not well known. His discussion includes the lack of health benefits of moderate daily alcohol intake; differentiating dementing disorders using Lewy Body Composite Risk Score; Hydralazaine-induced lupus; teating infant colic with Lactobacillus reuteri, and more.

Protecting Your Assets: Preventive Legal Medicine
Asset protection specialist, Ike Z. Devji, Esq., draws on an over 1,000--physician client base to review myriad areas of exposure for both professional and personal assets and then suggests practices, legal structures and planning, and professional behaviors designed to minimize financial risk.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Pain Treatment
Leading pain researcher and professor of anesthesiology, medicine and psychiatry, Daniel J. Clauw, MD, explains the applications, risks and benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain management. Areas explored include the endocannabinoid system, THC, CBD, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects, administration routes, and nociceptive vs. centralized vs neuropathic pain.

Malpractice Litigation Stress: The Underlying Reasons
Surviving a Malpractice Suit author, Thomas P. Cox, ARM, explains the elements of a negligence case, the reasons for related stress and why physicians are particularly susceptible to it, and ways in which practitioners can reduce the likelihood of being sued.


New Directions in Diabetes
In 2018 the ADA included advice about progressive pharmacotherapy for type 2 diabetes suggesting proven cardiovascular risk reduction agents form the foundation of diabetes treatment. Family practitioner and academic, Louis Kuritzky, MD, explores these new guidelines including treatment goals, recommendations and outcomes.

Reducing Professional Financial Stress Through More Effective Benefit Planning
Financial stress, an oft cited factor in professional burnout, can be reduced through more effective retirement planning. Practicing attorney and financial management expert, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, reviews the pros and cons of the various benefit planning vehicles.

Medication Adherence: A Major and Curable Medical Problem
Medication nonadherence is epidemic and almost fully preventable by the very people it afflicts. Professor of pharmacy and family medicine, C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, looks at the reasons for noncompliance, associated economic and clinical costs and specific ways practitioners and patients can address this major healthcare threat.

Healthcare Practice Risk: A Survey
30-year family practice veteran, Richard A. Honaker, MD, FAAFP, reviews areas of healthcare office risk and offers practical advice to mitigate it. Areas discussed include common causes of malpractice claims, office-based patient safety concerns, third party payor issues, regulatory risk and more.


Aspirin as an Agent of Primary Prevention
Clinician and renown international speaker, Louis Kuritzky, MD, distinguishes between primary and secondary prevention and then draws on clinical trials and accepted recommendations to assess the efficacy and risk/reward profile of aspirin as a primary prevention agent for cardiovascular disease, stroke and colon cancer.

Non-pharmacologic Techniques for Managing Chronic Stress
Chronic stress, manifested by the continual release of adrenal glucorticoids and other hormones, is a leading factor in morbidity and mortality. Karate black belt, founder of Kids Kicking Cancer and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, explores martial arts-inspired breathing and meditative stress reduction approaches.

Chest X-Ray Review
Chest X-rays are among the most widely utilized medical studies yet are difficult to interpret. Board-certified, veteran radiologist, Cullen Ruff, MD, offers a helpful and wide-ranging review of chest radiographs for common clinical conditions such as pneumonia, lung cancer, pneumothorax, trauma and more.

Mastering Patient Flow in the Healthcare Practice
Practice management expert and Wharton MBA, Elizabeth W. Woodcock, FACMPE, CPC, takes a hard look at the patient visit from entering the office until exiting it and offers practical advice for its optimization and thus improving patient satisfaction and practice profitability.


The Longevity Diet
Practicing cardiologist and cardiac health author, Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, discusses nutrient technology and then explains how a fasting mimicking diet can reduce the activity of aging pathways and promote resilience, longevity as well as protection from disease.

Malpractice Litigation Stress: Its Nature and Its Management
After reviewing the steps of the litigation process from bad outcome to claim to trial, malpractice insurance expert, Thomas P. Cox, ARM, dives into the nature of the stress experienced by defendant physicians and specific methods for managing it successfully.

Diabetes and Its Relationship to Oral Health
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, reviews the prevalence and impact of diabetes mellitus and then explores its connection to oral health with emphasis on the bidirectional relationship between it and periodontal disease now considered both the 6th complication and an early clinical manifestation of diabetes and even pre-diabetes.

Starting and Growing a Direct Patient Care Practice
Josh Umbehr, MD, founder of direct care family practice, Atlas MD, compares this model to the traditional insurance-based environment and then explores ways to both grow and enhance the sophistication of the direct care office. Areas discussed include marketing, adding providers, patient satisfaction, negotiating vendor cash rates, working with employers and more.


Apr 26, 2019


Dental CDE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Optometry / Ophthalmology CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE, Attorney


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Standard Tuition $625 Discounted Tuition Medical Resident $525 RN, RNP, RDH or PA $525 Doctor, Attor

Credits / Hours

MEDICAL 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ American Educational Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accreditation Statement: American Educational Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Please Note: Physicians interested in Category 1 credit will be required to complete attendance verificati­on forms. 20 ABIM MOC Medical Knowledge Points Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's res­ponsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 16.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits This Live series activity, The 2018–19 Medical-Legal Update , from 10/1/201 – 9/27/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This activity is approved for 16.75 AAFP Prescribed credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. State Specific Subject Matter Required Credits Pain Management CA – 1 hr, CT – 1 hr, IA – 1 hr, MA – 1 hr, MI – 1 hr, NM – 1 hr, OH – 1 hr, OR – 1 hr, RI – 1 hr, TN – 1 hr, TX – 1 hr, VT – 1 hr, WV – 1 hr. Risk Management CT – 5 hrs, MA – 5 hrs, PA – 5 hrs (Act 13). 20 AOA Category 2-B Credits Canadian Physicians: CFPC Mainpro-M1 Credits The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for activities which offer Prescribed credit. CFPC members who complete these conferences may claim the equivalent number of Mainpro- M1 credits. LEGAL The Update is approved in the following states with MCLE requirements: AL – 17.9 hrs* NC – 18 hrs CA – 18.5 hrs* ND – 18.25 hrs self study CO – 5 hrs* NJ – Credits via reciprocity BCLE Reg 201:4 DE – 18.20 hrs NM – 18.7 hrs* FL – 22 hrs NV – 18 hrs GA – 18.19 hrs NY – 21.5 hrs#* IA – 6.5 hrs Video Replay OH – 18.25 hrs ID – 18 hrs Video Replay* OK – 21.5 hrs* IN – 17 hrs (5 hrs general) (12 hrs Non Legal Subject) OR – 18 hrs KS – + TX – 18 hrs* LA – + UT – 17.5 hrs self study* MN – 18.75 hrs VT – 18.02 hrs MO – 6 hrs self study WV – 12 hrs dvd MS – 17.9 hrs* WY- 18.25 hrs * Reflects 2017–18 approval, 2018–19 approval is pending. + Attorneys must make application individually. # Eligible under approved jurisdiction procedures. Per reciprocity BCLE Reg 201:4, New Jersey will recognize the accreditation of this course by other Mandatory CLE jurisdictions. Florida is one such jurisdiction and has approved this course for up to 24 hours of credit. Thus NJ should also award up to 24 hours. You should review the NJ requirements at DENTAL The Dental Boards of the following states have approved AEI as a CDE Sponsor: Florida Indiana Michigan thru 06/30/2018* The Update is approved for CDE credit in the following states: CA – 15 hrs MN + DE – 10 hrs Reg. 6.4 self-study* MS – 20 hrs (9 hrs general, 11 hrs clinical)* FL – 17 hrs NJ – 20 hrs HI – 20 hrs* NM – 17.89 hrs IN – 20 hrs SD – 20 hrs Practice Management ME – 10 hrs Cat 1, 10 hrs Cat 2* TN – 6 hrs* MD – 20 hrs WV – 15 hrs MI – 20 hrs thru 06/30/2018* * Reflects 2017–18 approval, 2018–19 approval is pending. + Dentists must make credit application individually. NURSING The Nursing Boards of the following states have approved The Update for 20 CE contact hours: Alabama Alaska California Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Montana New Mexico Nevada North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Pennsylvania* Rhode Island South Carolina Utah West Virginia *approval only for those lectures deemed to meet the content requirements of section 21.133 of the PA Professional Nursing Law CRNA's may apply for CE Credits directly with the AANA. Applications should be requested from the AANA at (847) 939–3484. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification As AEI is an ACCME-accredited provider, The 2018–19 Medical-Dental-Legal Update qualifies for up to 20 Formally Approved Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for the purposes of ANCC certification. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME to grant Category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician Recognition Awards. Physician Assistants applying for credit for The 2018–19 Medical-Dental-Legal Update will receive a certificate granting the earned number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).


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Surgery, Primary Care, Nephrology, Law / Legal, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, HIV / AIDS, Family Medicine, Cardiology / Cardiovascular, Anesthesiology

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Keywords / Search Terms

American Educational Institute Scottsdale, Arizona, malpractice, risk management, practice management, healthcare law, selected clinical topics, beach, restaurant, warm weather resort Resort CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

10-29-2018 - 04-26-2019

The Saguaro Scottsdale
4000 North Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ   85251
United States of America

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