Upcoming

Risky Business - 2022

Overview

Gluckstein Lawyers is excited to host our fourth annual Medical Malpractice Conference, Risky Business, taking place using a hybrid model, on November 29, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM, with a networking event starting at 4:15 PM.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Case Updates and Practical Tips."

Medical Negligence cases are challenging, complex and expensive to prosecute. Patients seeking damages against their medical care providers face more than the usual obstacles in a typical tort claim. Success in medical malpractice cases hinge on careful scrutiny of large volumes of records, often coming to thousands of pages, sorting through a tangled web of detail, and understand and analyzing difficult scientific concepts and theories. The lawyer needs to understand the medicine and develop a cogent theory of the case, both on standard of care and causation, before engaging with experts. This is the advocacy demanded of competent plaintiff’s counsel. Remember, the defence in medical malpractice cases will always be vigorous, with highly skilled and experience counsel on the other side.

Gluckstein Lawyer’s Risky Business conference aims to provide our attendees with tips and guidance on how to meet the challenges of medical malpractice litigation, thereby ensuring that you get your clients all they deserve.

We have assembled an impressive faculty to cover a broad range of important and practical topics. We are lucky to have Dr. Peter Rumney speaking about the needs of children with serious physical and cognitive limitations. Dr. Rumney’s talk will help us better understand our clients’ needs and help us do appropriate damages assessments. Dr. Barry Schifrin, from Los Angeles, will talk to us about a recurring problem in medical malpractice cases – junk science – and how to deal unreliable “science”. You will also hear about the difficult and often confusing law of causation, in the hope that we might bring some badly needed clarification to the subject. The Honourable Harvey Spiegel, formerly of the Superior Court of Ontario, will also address causation from a judicial perspective. You will hear about class actions, mass torts, medical device regulation and patient safety, and much more.

Finally, we will leave ample time for questions, with the opportunity to mingle with all attendees and presenters over a glass of wine following the conference.

Target Audience

Risky Business is a CPD-accredited Medical Malpractice Conference that aims to educate lawyers, law clerks, health care practitioners, and others who wish to understand the nuanced aspects of medical negligence claims.

Conference Highlights

  • Hear from top legal and medical experts in the field
  • Engage in targeting learnings
  • Gain practical tips and strategies
  • Network with your colleagues
  • Hybrid Conference
  • learn your way and accessible for all
  • CPD Accredited

Topics and Objectives

Presentations Include:

  • Current and Future Trends - Charles Gluckstein
  • Making Sense of Causation – What is the legal test and how is it applied in multiple cause cases - Richard Halpern and Brian Moher
  • Chronological Chart: Know Your Facts, Know Your Medicine – Jan Marin
  • Medical Device Regulation and Patient Safety – Brian Moher
  • Increase on Damages: How to Move the Needle on Damages – Roger Shoreman, Janet Lebeau
  • Mike Shoreman Keynote Speech
  • Junk Science – Dr. Barry Schifrin
  • Expert Medical Evidence in Support of Future Care Claims – Dr. Rumney
  • Commenting on Richard Halpern’s Causation Paper – Hon. Harvey Spiegel
  • Case Studies– Jessica Golosky

Keynote Speaker

    As a bonus this year, our attendees will hear a lunchtime keynote address from Mike Shoreman, the “Unbalanced Paddleboarder” who will share his experiences overcoming adversity in the face of a devastating neurological disorder diagnosis and his quest to raise money and awareness for youth mental health supports by paddleboarding across the Great Lakes.

    Networking Event

    For those attending in person, we invite and encourage you to stay for the networking event from 4:15 PM onwards. Register today, and you can meet the presenters and mingle with your colleagues and friends.

    Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:00AM

    Seminars: 9:00AM – 4:15PM

    Networking: 4:15PM

    In-Person Conference: 

    Four Points by Sheraton

    3530 Schmon Pkwy,

    Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6

    Please note that in-person attendance is capped at 80 people.

    Virtual Conference:

    To provide an accessible experience for all, we will be live-streaming the conference.

    You must register to receive a link to the seminar. 

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