Saturday, November 9, 2019

from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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1325 Boylston Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

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Cheryl Norville
Senior Program Administrator, CRICO

Course Description

Best Medical Practices: Maximizing Skills, Minimizing Risk course is a one day course based on issues gleaned from current malpractice risks in primary care. The aim is to provide didactic opportunities for office-based primary care clinicians to update their knowledge about screening for the four most common cancers in malpractice cases, discuss failure or delay in diagnosis, and decrease risk in malpractice. 

Join us to learn about the most up to date screening recommendations for breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers. Additional topics include discussion of most common malpractice risks for primary care physicians, initiatives to improve systems in primary care, and facilitated conversation about physician burnout and opportunities to improve your primary care practice. 

Learning Objectives

  • Update your knowledge about screening for the four most common cancers in malpractice cases.
  • Discuss strategies to prevent failure or delay in diagnosis.
  • Describe the importance of documenting discussions about screening and the results of screening.
  • Identify key strategies for reducing your risk for medical malpractice from the perspectives of a malpractice defense attorney.
  • Learn about new quality improvement initiatives created by CRICO-insured physicians to improve follow-up for patients with abnormal cancer screenings.
  • Learn about initiatives created by CRICO-insured institutions to decrease physician burnout and increase physician resilience.

 Click here to view the Course Agenda (agenda subject to change) 

Course Details

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 

Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:00 am 

Non-refundable fee

Physician Course: $50.00 
Resident/Fellow Course: $25.00 

Allied Health Professional Course: $25.00 

Tuition includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks

Tuition does not include parking. 


Continuing Medical Education Information

CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRICO/RMF designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to be suitable for 6.75 hours of Risk Management study in Massachusetts.

Course Directors

 Jane Sillman, MD, BWH 
 Marc Garnick, MD, BIDMC

Course Faculty

Adrienne Allen, MD, MPH, NSMC

David Bates, MD, MSc., BWH

David Einstein, MD, BIDMC

Gerald L. Weinhouse, MD, MPH, BWH

Gordon Schiff, MD, BWH

Curtis Diedrich, Esq., Diedrich & Donohue, LLP

Luke Sato, MD, CRICO

Ramona Lim, MD, BWH

Ted James, MD, BIDMC