The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Trial Lawyers Section present
Medical Malpractice Seminar

Course Classification: Advanced Level
One Location: March 14, 2014
USF Health Continuing Professional Development
Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation
124 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL. 33602
(813) 224-7877

Course No. 1700R

This advanced seminar will address recent changes in the law of medical malpractice. The format will be interactive with an attempt to present the plaintiff and defense perspectives in dealing with current legal issues that confront the attorney handling medical negligence cases.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Late Registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introduction to the CAMLS Facility and its Capabilities
Marty Petty, USF CAMLS

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Legislative and Case Law Update
Christopher S. Knopik, Tampa
Chandra Miller, St. Petersburg

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ins and Outs of Pre-suit
Mark McLaughlin, Tampa

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Expert Witness Discovery and Qualifications
Thomas E. Dukes, Orlando

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. How to Win 'Em Over: Trial Technique for the Complex Med Mal Trial
Stuart N. Ratzan, Miami

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Your Trial Practice
Scott Tozian, Tampa

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion:
- Amendment 7 from Discoverability to Admissibility
- Professionalism and Civility
- General Q&A

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CAMLS (Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulations) Presentation - Unique Medical Demonstrative Aids -
21st Century Demonstrations using Animations, Simulations and 3D Imaging


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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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