Going from Bad to Worse: Secondary & Delayed Syndromes in the Medical-Legal Narrative
Co-Chairs: Natalie Foley & Dr. Rhonda Shuckett

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 2 December 2016, Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 999 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 8:00 am - 4:15 pm in the East Ballrooms ABC.


LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2016, including one embedded hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.  This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 6.0 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

8:00 am Opening Remarks
NATALIE FOLEY, Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, Victoria
DR. RHONDA SHUCKETT, MD FRCPC, UBC Division of Rheumatology, Vancouver

8:15 – 8:40 A View From the Bench

8:40 – 9:20 Proving Brain Injury and Psychological Injury When The CT and MRI Imaging Is Normal
SUSANNE K. RAAB, Pacific Medical Law, Vancouver
DR. ROB TARZWELL, Lions Gate Hospital & UBC Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, North Vancouver

9:20 – 9:40 Question & Answer Period

9:40 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:30 Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) vs. Central Pain Sensitization
DR. STEPHEN WISEMAN, St. Paul’s Hospital & UBC Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver

10:30 – 11:00 Psychiatric Outcomes of Traumatic Injuries in Childhood
 Children’s & Women’s Health Centre & UBC Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver

11:00 – 11:30 Question & Answer Period

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 12:55 Identifying Symptom Burden and Functional Implications in Multiple Trauma Recovery
DR. JAMES FILBEY, MD FRCPC, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Victoria

12:55 – 1:25 When to Settle
NATALIE FOLEY, Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, Victoria

1:25 – 1:50 Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction as a Secondary Injury: Identification and Treatment
DIANE LEE, Dianne Lee & Associates Physiotherapy, Surrey

1:50 – 2:10 Question & Answer Period

2:10 – 2:30 Coffee break

2:30 – 2:55 Fibromyalgia Update and Some Tidbits on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
DR. RHONDA SHUCKETT, MD FRCPC, UBC Division of Rheumatology, Vancouver

2:55 – 3:20 Lay Evidence: Finding The Gold Nuggets
JOSEPH E. MURPHY QC, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver

3:20 – 3:45 Identifying, Monitoring and Treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome After Trauma
DR. ANTHONY SALVIAN, BSc MD FACS, Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Department of Surgery, Vancouver

3:45 – 4:15 Question & Answer Period

4:30 – 5:00 TLABC AGM (Voting Members Only)

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Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront (directly across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building) will offer a discounted group rate of $209.00 per night, plus taxes for December 1 & 2. To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and quote the booking code TRIA1216, or TLABC. Alternatively, TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Click here to see hotels and rates.