Proving Physical & Psychiatric Injuries: Advances in the Law and Medicine
Chaired by Susanne Raab & Dr. Manraj Heran
Date, Time & Location:
Friday 1 December 2017, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver. The seminar runs from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm in the West Meeting Rooms 118-120.
Legal: LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2017, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
Psychologists: The Trial Lawyers Association of BC is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Trial Lawyers Association of BC maintains responsibility for the program.
Medical: 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 – 8:30 Defining and Clarifying the Test for Proving Mental Injury: The Recent SCC Decision in Saadati and Implications for Future Cases
Dairn Shane, Litigation Lawyer, Preszler Law LLP, Vancouver
8:30 – 9:00 Forensic Psychiatric Assessment of Indirect Nervous Shock
Dr. Roy O’Shaughnessy, Department of Psychiatry, UBC, Vancouver
9:00 – 9:30 Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: Forensic Perspectives
DR. CHAND TANEJA, R.PSYCH., ABPP-CN, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria
9:30 – 10:00 Question and Answer Period
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time
10:30 – 11:00 Think Like a Neuroradiologist! (Imaging of Brain Injury Made Easy)
Dr. Manraj K.S. Heran, MD, FRCPC, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Neuroradiology Director (UBC) Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship Program (VGH), Vancouver
11:00 – 11:30 Brain Technology Innovations for Functional Evaluation and Rehabilitation Advances
Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, Health Sciences and Innovation at Fraser Health’s Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey
11:30 – 11:50 Question and Answer Period
11:50 – 12:50 Lunch (included in registration)
12:50 – 1:20 Proving Psychiatric and Physical Injuries through a Novel Approach
Anthony A. Vecchio QC, Slater Vecchio LLP, Vancouver
1:20 – 1:50 Understanding Chronic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury 
Dr. Michael Negraeff MD, FRCPC, FFPMANZCA, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Vancouver
1:50 – 2:10 Question and Answer Period
2:10 – 2:40 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time
2:40 – 3:10 When Your Client’s Injuries Have Been Worsened By Poor Medical Care: When to Sue the Treating Physician?
Paul T. McGivern, Pacific Medical Law, Vancouver
3:10 – 3:40 Treating Physicians as Witnesses: Ethical and Legal Considerations
Kimberly J. Jakeman, Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver
3:40 – 4:00 Question and Answer Period
4:30 – 5:00 Annual General Meeting (TLABC Voting Members Only)
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Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront (directly across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre) will offer a discounted group rate of $209.00 per night, plus taxes for Nov 30 & Dec 1. To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and quote the TLABC rate.