MEET THE DOCTORS - HOW AND WHERE SPECIALTIES AND SPECIALISTS BOLSTER YOUR CASE
Thursday Afternoon, June 10th and All-Day Friday, June 11th, 2021
Online via Zoom
Approved for Nine (9) Hours of MCPD Credits


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APTLA is bringing together Neurologists, Pain Specialists, PsychiatrIsts and Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physiatrists to educate members on the kinds of specialists that can make the difference in presenting your client's injuries. First, however, we are going to hear from senior counsel about what experts you may need, how to select them, where to find them; and from there - the strategy of sequencing them in your demand letters, settlement conferences or trials.

These specialty areas cover assessment and treatment of a myriad of injuries; including spinal and brain injuries; delayed diagnosis and delayed interventions; pain complexes and the disabling nature of pain; PTSD; anxiety; depression and other injury-related disorders; WAD injuries and views on substantial interference/ impairment - amongst many others. The information to be provided by our presenters likely applies to every injury file on your desk.

The "Meet the Doctors" Webinar Series is being presented over the period of 1.5 days, just as it would be if held in-person. This matches the vast majority of responses to the Member survey. 


 

APTLA's MEET THE DOCTORS webinar series is broken into six segments and will be presented as follows:

 

Thursday, June 10th @ 1:00-2:30pm - THE W5 OF BRINGING MEDICAL EXPERTISE TO YOUR CASE - THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN & WHY OF MEDICAL EXPERTS AND ALSO HOW!

We are delighted to have Chris J. O'Brien (NY) join this program to present on "The W5 of Bringing Medical Expertise to your Case - The Who, What, Where, When, & Why of Medical Experts and also How!" Chris is a founder of the Buffalo personal injury law office, O’Brien & Ford. He has a broad PI practice, including auto accidents, catastrophic injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, trucking accidents, and wrongful death. Chris enjoys a national reputation as not only a trial lawyer but also an educator of other trial lawyers. Chris has taught trial skills in 21 states, districts, and territories as well as 2 provinces in Canada. He is a past co-chair of AAJ’s National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees, and has received Diplomate status in AAJ’s NCA Masters of Trial Law professional recognition program. Chris is a frequent speaker at AAJ and is the former Co-Director of Trial Advocacy at SUNY Buffalo Law School.


Thursday, June 10th @ 3:00-4:30pm - WHEN, WHY & HOW NEUROLOGY / NEUROLOGISTS FIT INTO YOUR CASE?

APTLA welcomes Dr. Dale Robinson, FRCPC, Neurologist, and Dr. Manu Mehdiratta, FRCPC, Neurologist, to our program. They will speak about the way neurology can shed light on certain injuries and elucidate how a neurologist can bring an important and clarifying perspective on your client's cases. We are happy to have long-time APTLA Member, Gail Rudderham Chernin, Q.C. of The Breton Law Group work with these doctors to bring focus to this specialty and the way it may enhance the presentation of your cases.


Friday, June 11th @ 9:00-10:30am - WHEN, WHY & HOW OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY / OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS FIT INTO YOUR CASE?

APTLA welcomes back Lloyd Richard, B.Sc.OT Reg (NS NB PEI), B.Sc.Kin, Occupational Therapist, Kinesiologist & Certified Work Capacity Evaluator to bring the importance of this specialty to light. Lloyd is joined by APTLA Member, Chuck Ford of Valent Legal, to assist in highlighting when, why, and how engaging an OT can bolster your case.

 

Friday, June 11th @ 11:00am-12:30pm - WHEN, WHY & HOW PHYSIATRY / PHYSIATRISTS FIT INTO YOUR CASE?

We are very pleased to have Dr. Harpreet Sangha, MD, FRCPC, CSCN (EMG) and Dr. David Berbrayer, MD, BSc (Med), MCFPC, FRCPC, DABPM&R, FAAPM&R join us to discuss when, why, and how Physical Medicine specialists can bring your clients injuries, prognosis, impairment, treatment, and long-term effects to light. The Doctors will be joined by APTLA Member, Liam O'Reilly of Wagners, to highlight the approach to bringing this specialty into your case strategy.


Friday, June 11th @ 1:00-2:30pm - WHEN, WHY & HOW PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRISTS & PSYCHOLOGISTS FIT INTO YOUR CASE?

APTLA is very happy to have Dr. Leslie Kiraly, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, join our webinar to speak to the potential psychiatric consequences of physical injury. We also welcome Dr. Bobbie Ross, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, back to our programming. Dr. Ross is well known to APTLA, having spoken to us previously on "Dealing with the Psychologically Injured Client" and "Pre-Existing Psychological Illness or Injuries". She brings her expertise with accident-injured patients to this webinar series. The Doctors are joined by APTLA Member, Paul Bender of Campbell Lea, who will moderate the discussion and help in exploring this important specialty.


Friday, June 11th @ 3:00-4:30pm - WHEN, WHY & HOW PAIN MANAGEMENT / PAIN SPECIALISTS FIT INTO YOUR CASE?

APTLA is pleased to welcome Dr. Edwin Hanada, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSCN Dip (EMG), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, to speak about the specialty of Pain Management and how Pain Specialists can take a distinct role in forming your clients' complete medical picture. Dr. Bobbie Ross, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, is also presenting on this topic as part of our webinar series. She has previously presented to APTLA Members on "Neuropathic Pain Conditions - Finding the Link to Cognitive Dysfunction and Depression" and is well-known for her work in the Pain Management arena. Finally, joining this session is Michael Levinson, Senior Manager, Apollo Cannabis Clinics, to speak about how your client can get funded for Cannabinoid relief, should it be recommended, and how you can get it into their injury compensation claim. The doctors and Mr. Levinson are joined by Tara Miller, Q.C. of MDW Law, who will help bring the litigator's perspective to this specialty.

 

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WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S CONFERENCES are open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers.

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