Pre-Forum Agenda

In addition to the two-day Annual Forum sessions on April 22-23, AALNC offers attendees the opportunity to take part in Pre-Forum Education on April 21. Attendees may select one Pre-Forum agenda to attend, and the sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge base of LNCs from any level.

AALNC designates this educational activity for a maxiumum of 19.5 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours. Attendees may earn up to 6 contact hours for participation in the Pre-Forum, up to 11.5 contact hours for participation in the Forum, and 2 hours for participation in the Thursday Networking Event, Networking: Scoring a Strike!

Thursday, April 21, 2016: Pre-Forum Agenda A

Registration Hours: 

  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Time

Sessions

CE Hours

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Conquering Your Expert Witness Testimony; Steven Babitsky, Esq.

The #1 way to grow an expert witness practice is to build the reputation of being an effective witness. This is a small group, hands-on, fast-moving interactive workshop covering deposition, direct examination, and cross-examination skills. Attendees will learn how to become markedly more effective and significantly more valuable expert witnesses. Instruction will utilize four methods: lecture, questions & answers, videos of experts actually testifying in real cases, and mock trial demonstrations using student volunteers. The mock trial demonstrations are based upon a C.V. and sample report submitted in advance by volunteer attendees.
2.5
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch


12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Conquering Your Expert Witness Testimony; Steven Babitsky, Esq.

The #1 way to grow an expert witness practice is to build the reputation of being an effective witness. This is a small group, hands-on, fast-moving interactive workshop covering deposition, direct examination, and cross-examination skills. Attendees will learn how to become markedly more effective and significantly more valuable expert witnesses. Instruction will utilize four methods: lecture, questions & answers, videos of experts actually testifying in real cases, and mock trial demonstrations using student volunteers. The mock trial demonstrations are based upon a C.V. and sample report submitted in advance by volunteer attendees.
3.5
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Partner Showcase)


6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Networking: Scoring a Strike!


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Thursday, April 21, 2016: Pre-Forum Agenda B

Time

Sessions

CE Hours

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Don't Advertise Incompetency: How to market your expertise and skill without inadvertently breaching your professional obligations; Kathy A. Rito, J.D.

A discussion of the legal, ethical and professional pitfalls Legal Nurse Consultants encounter will be the focus of this session. The pros and cons of advertising their expertise to law firms as expert consultant candidates will be addressed. Tips for the LNC to use during preliminary case discussions and retainer negotiations will be presented. A review of the LNC’s ongoing ethical and professional duties to their retaining client during litigation, and after the case has resolved will also be discussed during the session.
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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Behavior Related to Brain Injury "Who is this Person"; Debbie Coleman

Family members often report to the healthcare provider that their loved one is not the same person following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The physical, cognitive and behavioral changes in TBI clients will be presented in this session. The effects of these changes contribute to social isolation, increased burden of care, disrupted interpersonal relationships and difficulties with full community integration for the TBI person. The role of Legal Nurse Consultant in litigation matters involving TBI clients will be presented in this session.
1.5
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Insurance Defense: Corporate LNC Role; Jennifer Phillips, BSN, RN, CWCP, LNCC

Securing an LNC role within a corporation can be challenging, however the opportunities for LNCs to make a positive impact in claims litigation are endless. Often Risk Management and Human Resource departments are staffed by professionals with little to no healthcare experience. Yet these days, most employment claims are healthcare related: Workers' Compensation, Disability and Family Medical Leave. The LNC in the corporate environment plays an important role in case strategy and overall claims management. This presentation will discuss the role of the LNC in Workers’ Compensation and Disability Discrimination from a defense perspective as well as the LNC’s role in collaboration with multiple disciplines involved in defense of these claims. Join Jennifer Phillips who holds a unique position within a large corporation as the medical liaison between the insurance/Third Party Administrator and Risk Management/Disability Management departments for this unique session.
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5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (in Partner Showcase)


6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Networking: Scoring a Strike!


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Click here for a full agenda of the AALNC Annual Forum 2016.