Be a part of the nation’s premier obstetric malpractice conference, bringing perspectives from all sides, and ensure that you stay current on the evolving standards of care, emerging theories of liability, and new defense strategies.

ACI’s 18th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims will bring together an unparalleled faculty of medical experts, risk managers, insurance professionals, and plaintiff and defense attorneys who will provide you with the most up-to-date information on complex medical issues as well as litigation hurdles and strategies.  

This year’s newly revamped agenda will include discussions on:

  • Reducing Obstetrics Malpractice Claims: Addressing Ways of Reducing Maternal Morbidity/Mortality and Preventable Medical Errors
  • Exploring the Best Use of Mediation Process to More Effectively Resolve Claims
  • Examining Opioid-Related Injuries During Pregnancy
  • Before, During or After Birth: Determining When an Injury Occurred
  • Examining the Current State of the Cranial Compression Ischemic Encephalopathy Argument
  • Effective Strategies for Evaluating a Patient’s Damages and Ways of Finding a Common Ground with Respect to Life Care Plans

2019 Distinguished Co-Chairs

Stephen A. Ryan Senior Counsel, Chair, Birth and Catastrophic Injury Litigation Practice Group Marshall Denneheny Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Daryl L. Zashow Shareholder Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP

Unparalleled Medical Insights From:

Carol B. Benson, MD Professor of Radiology Harvard Medical School Director of Ultrasound and Co-Director of High Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jonathan M. Fanaroff, M.D., J.D., FAAP Professor of Pediatrics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Director, Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Division of Neonatology
Emily Hamilton, MD CM SVP, Clinical Research PeriGen Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology McGill University
Warren Rosenfeld, MD Chair, Pediatrics South Nassau Communities Hospital
Michael G. Ross, MD MPH Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health UCLA School of Medicine
Carolyn M Salafia MD MS Head, Placental Modulation Laboratory Institute for Basic Research Director of Development Placental Analytics, LLC

Insurance Industry Insights From:

Michael D. Anderson Supervisor, Patient Safety & Risk Management Medical Insurance Exchange of California
Jeffrey M. Coyle Vice President, US Healthcare Claims Director Sompo International
Cheryl M. De Kleine Senior Director, Claims & Litigation Ascension Care Management
Richard T. Henderson Senior Vice President TransRe

NEW! Pre-Conference Working Groups on:

A. Interpretation and Management of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Strips: Defining and Avoiding Liability B. Expert and Fact Witness Selection and Preparation
Obstetric malpractice claims are among the most expensive within the medical malpractice and health law arena. It is essential that all those who are part of the obstetric malpractice continuum – medical professionals, risk managers, insurance professionals, plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys – stay current on the latest developments impacting this area of practice.

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