Schedule

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 15.25 contact hours of CNE credit and additional types of continuing education contact hours. If you have questions regarding continuing education, visit our frequently asked questions page.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Pre-Forum Workshop 1: The Do’s and Don’ts of Legal Nurse Written Reports
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Do’s and Don’ts of Legal Nurse Written Reports

Speakers: Elizabeth Murray BSN, RN, LNCC; Barbara Davis-Monte RN, BSN, LNCC
Session Type: LNC Business Skills
Audience: Novice LNC
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn effective approaches to writing an expert report for use in plaintiff and defense cases. The...
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Pre-Forum Workshop 2: CSI Lousiville - LNC Forensics
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Medicine-Law-Science: The Role of a Forensic Nurse in Collaboration with Practicing as a Legal Nurse Consultant/Expert Witness

Speakers: Denise Kilburn RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, NP-C, SANE
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Competent LNC
This session will provide the LNC/Expert Witness with an in depth look at the role of the LNC/EW as an investigator, evidence collector,...
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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Following the Trail to the "Hidden Documentation": An Overview of EMR Audit Trails in Medical Malpractice

Speakers: Shelly Combs BSN, RN, CEN, CA-C P SANE, LNC
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice LNC
This session will provide the  LNC/Expert Witness with an in depth look at the role of the LNC/EW as an investigator, evidence collector,...
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Break

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pulling Back the Curtain on Criminal Case Consulting

Speakers: Teresa Devitt-Lynch, MSN, RN, AFN-C, AFN-BC, SANE-A
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Competent LNC
Medical evidence plays a pivotal role in the outcome of various types of criminal cases from sexual assault to driving under the influence, in...
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Onsite Networking Event (Optional Add-on)

Friday, April 28, 2023

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Vendor Session

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks & State of the Association

Speakers: AALNC Board of Directors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Let's Talk - Litigation and the Legal Nurse Consultant

Speakers: Suzanne Smithwick RN, LNCC
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Ever want to take your review of the medical records to the next step, get involved in the process including trial but not testify? Join Suzanne...
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Obstetric Cases - How the Grainy Details can Strengthen your Review

Speakers: Dennis McWeeney DO, MS, FACOG
Session Type: Clinical Issues
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Subtle case facts, consideration of event location, type of clinicians present and emergency preparation are underappreciated in many obstetric...
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Small Bowel Obstruction - How a Nasogastric Tube can be the Key to Success

Speakers: Stephen Cohen MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
Session Type: Clinical Issues
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Most patients with small bowel obstruction (SBO) but no indication for immediate surgery can safely undergo an initial trial of nonoperative...
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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

How to Identify and Overcome Barriers in Marketing

Speakers: Jacquelyn Maki RN, BSN, MHA, CLNC
Session Type: LNC Business Skills
Audience: Novice LNC
The session will help the LNC develop marketing skills by learning techniques to overcome fear of rejection, avoid social comparison, develop...
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Get Outside of the Box: The LNC as the Expert in Mediation

Speakers: Jaimee Gerrie MSN, BSN, RN, CPPS, NCPMT
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Competent LNC
Diversity for the role of the LNC just got broader! If you are looking for a way to expand your practice, work as an expert without having to...
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Vendor Session

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Dissecting Avoidable Limb Loss: Medical Malpractice Insights for the Legal Nurse Consultant

Speakers: Rhonda Sullivan DNP, PhD, MBA, MSN, CWON, LNCC, NE-BC, CSPHA
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
This session will increase the Legal Nurse Consultant’s knowledge of avoidable lower extremity amputation and explore key elements of limb...
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Pain Management and Orthopedics: Excessive Charges, Fraud and Abuse in Medical Records and Billing

Speakers: Rebecca A. Reier RN, BS, CRNA (Ret.), CCS-P
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
New treatment modes and escalating charges, particularly in pain management and orthopedics, is a highly relevant topic for the LNC in 2023 and...
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Vendor Session

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Awards Ceremony

Speakers: AALNC Board of Directors
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Systemic Errors: Standard of Care vs. Right Care

Speakers: Kayur Patel MD, FACP, MRO, FACPE, FACHE, FACEP
Session Type: Clinical Issues
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
The US healthcare is the most expensive system in the world, yet failing us when it comes to the best quality outcomes. Where is the disconnect?...
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Break

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Getting Involved with AALNC Session & Networking

Saturday, April 29, 2023

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Vendor Session

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

System Breakdowns and Criminal Liability of Nursing Staff

Speakers: RaDonda Vaught
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Legal nurse consultants may be called upon to review cases concerning nursing criminal liability related to system breakdowns and other issues...
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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury... OR...Is It Not So Mild After All?

Speakers: Jane Heron RN, BSN, MBA, LNCC
Session Type: Clinical Issues
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Mild TBIs can lead to long term, life-changing consequences. Mild TBIs are often undiagnosed and untreated and there has been a growing awareness...
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Organizational Failures in a Medical Malpractice Case

Speakers: Jeanine Frumenti BSN, MPA, DNP, RN
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
This session will describe federal standards, and how organizational failures lack adherence to these standards, which contribute to, and may be...
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Tips for Preparing the Expert Witness

Speakers: Jane Shufro MS, BSN, RN, CPAN, LNCC; Frederick Moore III Esq.
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Whether you have just received your first expert case or you have some experience as an expert, you will want to attend this interactive...
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

The Client Attraction System - How to Get a Steady Stream of 5 Star Clients

Speakers: Sharon Christie, MSN, Esq.
Session Type: LNC Business Skills
Audience: Novice LNC

Join nurse attorney Sharon Christie to learn marketing strategies that will drive a continuing stream of great clients to your LNC business.

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

The Graceful Exit; Knowing How and When to Leave is the Smartest Thing

Speakers: Chris Rokosh RN, PNC
Session Type: LNC Business Skills
Audience: Competent LNC
After spending years growing a successful LNC business, how do you either sell, or transition to the next phase of life? And what do you do with...
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1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Passport to Prizes

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Essentials of Bariatric Surgery Litigation for Legal Nurse Consultants

Speakers: Emma Patterson MD, FACS, FRCSC
Session Type: Clinical Issues
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Join Dr. Emma Patterson for a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art of bariatric surgery, including actual surgery videos and the...
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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Untangling a Twisted Tragedy

Speakers: Barbara Levin; Jordan Stanton JD
Session Type: LNC Practice
Audience: Novice to Expert LNC
Total shoulder arthroplasties are considered a very safe procedure with an in-house mortality of just 0.09%. Postoperatively, a patient described...
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