Virtual Medical Malpractice Conference for
Tennessee Attorneys

May 13 - 14, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST daily | Virtual

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Join us for the 13th annual Medical Malpractice Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, happening virtually on Thursday, May 13 – Friday, May 14, 2021!

Immerse yourself in the digital learning process with engaging faculty and the most experienced and knowledgeable experts from across the state. This conference will discuss how the current COVID-19 pandemic has altered the practice of medical malpractice claims and how to pivot your strategies going forward in 2021. Amplify your skill set and gain valuable perspective from industry-leading instructors who have successfully navigated through the challenges of practicing during this extraordinary time.

Connect with your favorite speakers each day during the live Q & A!

Highlights include:

  • Pandemic Response and the Industry Affects
  • Covid-19 and Healthcare Liability Actions
  • Case Law update
  • Technology as a Master Tool in Medical Malpractice
  • Ethical Considerations and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • Winning Strategies for Navigating Appellate Practice
  • Medical Battery and Informed Consent
  • Medical Malpractice Trial: Achieving More Effective Opening & Closing Statements
  • Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice 2021
  • Hospital Liability
  • Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program & Mental Health Awareness

Here’s what past attendees had to say about the 2020 Virtual Medical Malpractice Conference:

  • “Well done, I actually preferred the virtual format to live.”
  • “Very well organized and efficient this was to be a virtual presentation. Very user friendly and ran smoothly. You can tell a lot of work into this and it shows.”
  • “Even with the program being virtual, it was still an informative and engaging program. Wonderful topics and speakers.”
  • “The program was very well presented and well managed virtually.”
  •  “Great Program. I plan to attend every year. Good job on putting together a quality, useful CLE.”
  •  “I enjoyed doing this program by virtual format and it went off without a hitch. I would like to see virtual format as an option in the future. The moderator did an exceptional job. As usual, the program content and information was excellent.”
  • “Very informative content covering a wide range of medical malpractice litigation.”
  • “Well done. Informative. Looking forward to next year.”

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

Thursday, May 13, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Malpractice Do’s and Don’ts: Ethical Considerations Presented by Wendy Longmire of Ortale Kelley
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Case Law Update Presented by Brandon Bass of Law Offices of John Day, PC
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Nuances in Healthcare Liability Actions Presented by Alan Bean of Starnes Davis Florie LLP
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Cases Presented by C. Bennett Harrison of Cornelius & Collins, LLP
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Proving Medical Battery and Informed Consent Presented by Clint Kelly of the Kelly Firm
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Recognizing the Early Signs of Anxiety and Depression, and Understanding Mental Health Treatment for Professionals Presented by Holly Wade of Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nursing Home Litigation - Strategies and Case Selection Presented by Parke Morris of Parke Morris Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect and Catastrophic Personal Injury
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Live Q & A with Day 1 Presenters
Friday, May 14, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Recent Developments in Discovery Practice and the Impacts of Pandemic-Accelerated Changes in Technology Presented by Justin Joy of Lewis Thomason, P.C.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening & Closing Statements Presented by Chris Tardio of Gideon Essary Tardio & Carter
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Appellate Practice Presented by Marty Phillips of Rainey Kizer
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Plaintiffs’ Predicaments: Helping Injured Patients Navigate the Treacherous Waters of Medical Malpractice Claims Presented by Gary Massey Jr. of Massey & Associates, PC
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice: Legal and Practice Issues Presented by David Randolph Smith of David Randolph Smith & Associates
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Telemedicine: Licensure and Liability Presented by Margaret Moore & Michele Marsicano of Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ethical Considerations in Medical Malpractice Cases Presented by Joe Byrd of TN Board of Professional Responsibility
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Live Q & A with Day 2 Presenters