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The 2019-20 Medical-Dental-Legal Update

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  • “This is the best run CME program.  I will come back next year.”

    J.P, MD, Cincinnati, OH

  • “Very well organized, I'll recommend you to all my colleagues.”

    R.S, DDS, Franklin, MI

  • “This was an excellent course with timely information for my practice.”

    B.N, JD, Canton, OH

  • “Great seminar!”

    D.K, DDS, Bristol, TN

  • “Thank you for having 3 lectures by Dr. Kuritzky. I think he is the most oustanding primary care lecturer I have ever heard and the main reason I come to the AEI courses.”

    J.B, MD, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • “I enjoyed the course very much, attended all the sessions, and will encourage my friends to attend.”

    J.G, MD, Belton, TX

  • “Each year I learn something new to use in my practice”

    D.T, MD, Grosse Pointe Park, MI

  • “Thanks for providing CME at great locations, year round. Great presentations, practical, covering a wide range of topics.”

    C.K, MD, Corpus Christi, TX

  • “I have taken course many times and can't say enough about it.”

    L.P, MD, Wilmington, NC

  • “Great info relevant to any specialty!”

    D.L., MD, Ontario, Canada

  • “Great, informative course!”

    J.M, DDS, Reno, NV

  • “I have taken this CME several times- love it and will continue to participate”

    DT, FNP, Parkville, MO

  • “I would love to attend annually certainly will as long as there are updates”

    SJ, FNP, Bristol, TN

  • “Outstanding and useful info”

    TK, PAC, Butner, NC

  • “Excellent, practical advice”

    JB, JD, Maitland, FL

  • “My experience over the past 6 years and two locations has been nothing but positive.”

    CE, PhD, Urbandale, IA

  • Allan A. Anderson, MD, MMM, CMD, DLFAPA (Cambridge, Maryland)

    is a board-certified psychiatrist with subspecialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. He is also a Certified Medical Director as well as Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson served as President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in 2011 and 2012 and in 2014 received the “Clinician of the Year” award from AAGP.

    His practice centers around the evaluation and treatment of individuals with cognitive dysfunction including Alzheimer’s di­sease and other dementias. Dr. Anderson has researched, written, and spoken extensively on topics associated with geriatric psychiatry, Alzheimer’s di­sease in particular. He is also a speaker for Assurex Health.

    You may contact Dr. Anderson with any questions or comments at (410) 253–9697 or by email at geropsych@comcast.net.

  • Commander John J. Burke (Cincinnati, Ohio)

    retired as the Commander of the Greater Warren County, Ohio, Drug Task Force and of the Southern Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2015, an operation which included focus on pharmaceutical diversion. He is president of Pharmaceuti­cal Diversion Education, Inc. (PDE), a company providing education and training to health professionals, law enforcement, and regulatory agents on the issues of prescription drug abuse, and the balance required between pain management and drug diversion.

    Commander Burke has been a law enforcement officer for 49 years and in 1990 was asked to establish the Cincinnati Police Department’s Phar­maceutical Diversion Squad, one of the first units of its kind in the United States, where he pioneered the development of policies and procedures unique to the investigation of prescription drug abuse. He lectures nationally, has authored a monthly column on drug diversion in Pharmacy Times magazine for the past 15 years, and is the past president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. In 2015 he co-founded the International Health Facility Diversion Association and is the current President of this non-profit organization which provides training and networking for healthcare facility diversion professionals with the link available at www.ihfda.org.

    You may contact Commander Burke at (513) 623–3278 or, by email at Burke@rxidversion.com.

  • Susan Childs, FACMPE (Raleigh, North Carolina)

    is principal of Evolution Healthcare Consulting. She has over 30 years of experience in hospital and public accounting in healthcare administration and in her consulting and public speaking focuses on the physician-patient relationship and optimal management of the medical practice in areas including revenue cycle management, financial checks and balances, operations and workflow and many others. Ms. Childs is a contributor to numerous medical publications and a frequent speaker to healthcare audiences across the country.

    You may contact Ms. Childs at (919) 641–5373, or via email at schilds@evohcc.com.

  • Daniel J. Clauw, MD (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

    is professor of anesthesio­logy, medicine and psychiatry at University of Michigan where he also directs the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, trained in rheumatology and has done extensive research in chronic pain. Dr. Clauw is the recipient of numerous professional awards including most recently the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s “Founders Award” and University of Michigan’s De­an’s Award Program’s “Clinical Research Award.” He is a frequent speaker nationally, widely published in his fields, and has served on numerous specialty journal’s e­ditorial boards.

    Dr. Clauw is a consultant for Abbott Pharmaceuti­cal, Aptinyx, Astellas Pharmaceuti­cal, Cerephex, Daiichi Sankyo, Pfizer Inc., Samumed, Theravance, Tonix and Zynerba.

    You may contact Dr. Clauw with any questions or comments at (764) 998–6939 or dclauw@umich.edu.

  • Ike Z. Devji, Esq. (Phoenix, Arizona)

    has been solely focused on asset protection and wealth preservation planning for the last 14 years. He and his colleagues have protected over $5 billion in personal assets for a national client base that includes thousands of successful physicians, as well as business owners and entrepreneurs. Mr. Devji is a noted national educator (CME, CLE, and CE), an author with over 300 nationally published bylines, and a frequent speaker, having taught thousands of doctors, lawyers, and advisors on asset protection and risk management, in addition to being a contributing author to multiple books and a dozen medical journals. He is AVVO rated “10.0 Superb” for nine years in a row and is included in “Arizona’s Fi­nest Lawyers” among other distinctions.

    You may contact Mr. Devji with any questions or comments at (602) 808–5540, by email at id@thewealthy100.com, or through his website at www.ProAssetProtection.com.

  • Richard A. Honaker, MD, FAAFP (Charlottesville, Virginia)

    is a board-certified, family practice physician who received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Honaker has been listed in “Best Doctors”, D Magazine’s “Best Doctors in Dallas”, Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Doctors”, and Consumers’ Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors”. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, has been in practice for over 30 years, and was the senior physician and president of a 10-provider group in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Honaker was also co-founder of the Jefferson Physician Group, a prominent primary care IPA in Dallas, and has been a contributing medical columnist and commentator for numerous publications and many television and local news programs.

    You may contact Dr. Honaker with any questions or comments at (214) 532–1420 or by email at honaker@aol.com.

  • Louis Kuritzky, MD (Gainesville, Florida)

    is a board-certified, family practitioner and a certified Specialist in Hypertension with the American Society of Hypertension. He is clinical faculty at the Family Medicine Residency Program of North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville and a clinical assistant professor emeritus at the University of Florida.

    Dr. Kuritzky has given over 1,000 presen­tations to national and international medical audiences on dozens of clinical topics and has authored over 150 articles in journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Comprehensive Therapy, Hospital Practice, Consultant, Postgraduate Medicine, Journal of Pain and Palliative Care, and Patient Care.

    You may contact Dr. Kuritzky with any questions or comments at (352) 377–3193 or by email at lkuritzky@aol.com.

  • David B. Mandell, JD, MBA (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

    is a practicing attorney in The Law Offices of David B. Mandell, PC and a principal of the wealth management firm OJM Group, LLC. He specializes in risk management, asset protection, and financial planning and has authored a number of books for doctors including, For Doctors Only: A Guide to Working Less and Building More. Mr. Mandell also created the Category 1 CME monograph, Risk Management for the Practicing Physician. His articles have appeared in over 100 publica­tions, including over 30 medical specialty journals, and he has addressed many of the nation's le­ading medical conferences.

    Mr. Mandell holds a bachelor's de­gree from Harvard University from which he graduated with honors, a law degree from the UCLA School of Law where he was awarded the “American Jurisprudence Award” for achievement in legal ethics, and earned his MBA from UCLA'S Ander­son School of Management.

    You may contact Mr. Mandell with any questions or comments at (877) 656–4362 or by email at mandell@ojmgroup.com.

  • Daniel G. Pompa, DDS (Roslyn Heights, New York)

    is a fellow of both The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and The International Congress of Oral Implantolo­gists. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry and is now a guest speaker at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, University of Maryland School of Dentistry and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, among others. He has given over 600 lectures nationally and internatio­nally, and in 2013 became a Seminar Series Speaker/Con­sultant for the American Dental Association. Dr. Pompa has been published in such journals as JADA and NYSAGD Journal as well as Dentistry Today where he has been listed as a “Leader in Continuing Education.” He is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of dental implantology.

    You may contact Dr. Pompa with any questions or comments at (516) 287–0917 or by email at dpompaoms@gmail.com.

  • Joseph W. Shannon, PhD (Columbus, Ohio)

    has a doctorate in counseling psychology and over 30 years of clinical experience as a psychologist, consultant, and trainer. An expert in understanding and treating a broad range of mental disorders, he has appeared on several television programs including CBS’ Morning Show and PBS: Viewpoint. Dr. Shannon has developed and presented training programs for medical, allied medical, mental health, and substance abuse professionals in the United States and Canada, consistently earning exemplary ratings for presenting key insights and practical approaches with clarity, enthusiasm, and humor.

    You may contact Dr. Shannon with any questions or comments at (614) 297–0422 or by email at jshannon@insight.rr.com.

  • Ralph F. Valitutti, Jr., Esq. (Detroit. Michigan)

    is a senior partner at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook where he heads the firm’s catas­trophic injury division and serves as national counsel for insurers, excess insurers, and major health systems in catastrophic injury cases. In more than four decades as a trial lawyer, Mr. Valitutti has tried more than 70 significant trials involving complex issues.

    Since 2007, Mr. Valitutti has pioneered efforts to identify and correctly present actual (as opposed to claimed) costs of future care in injury cases. Mr. Valitutti is AV Peer Review Rated 5/5, was recognized by the American International Group (AIG) as one of the company’s top 10 trial lawyers. In 2016, he received the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel award for Excellence in Defense.

    You may contact Mr. Valitutti with your questions and comments at (586) 493–4431, or by email at ralph.valitutti@kitch.com.

  • C. Wayne Weart, PharmD (Charleston, South Carolina)

    is professor of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy, as well as professor of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine, MUSC. Prior to MUSC he instructed at West Virginia University.

    Dr. Weart has authored more than 100 publica­tions and he has presented hundreds of hours of lectures to numerous professional groups and societies, medical and house staffs at both West Virginia University and MUSC, and national pharmacy and medical seminars across the country. He has received numerous awards and honors in his field including: “Outstanding Teacher” awards at both West Virginia University and MUSC; “Hospital Pharmacist of the Year” in both South Carolina and West Virginia; and designation as a Fellow of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. In 1991 Dr. Weart was among the first pharmacists to become a board-certified pharmacothe­rapy specialist.

    You may contact Dr. Weart with any questions or comments at (843) 792–3606 or by email at weartcw@musc.edu.

  • Elizabeth W. Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC (Atlanta, Georgia)

    received her bachelor’s de­gree, summa cum laude, from Duke University and earned an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania. She has worked professionally in the practice management field for over 25 years and is a nationally renowned speaker, consultant, and author. Ms. Woodcock is a principal of Woodcock & Associates and has written dozens of books, chapters, articles, and white papers including co-authoring The Physician Billing Process: Avoiding Potholes in the Road to Getting Paid and authoring Mastering Patient Flow.

    You may contact Ms. Woodcock with any questions or comments at (404) 373–6195 or by email at elizabeth@elizabethwoodcock.com.

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