2021 PLUS Healthcare & MedPL Symposium

2021 PLUS Virtual Healthcare & MedPL Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

May 11, 2021 - May 12, 2021

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, May 11, 2021




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Schedule
This virtual 2-day event will take place Tuesday, May 11th and Wednesday, May 12th. All sessions will be listed and take place in Central Time so please plan accordingly.

Registration Information
$325 for PLUS members | $525 for non-members*

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Registration Cancellation Deadline
Due to the virtual nature of this year's Symposium, refunds will not be offered to those who can no longer attend the event. Instead, if you're no longer able to attend the event, your registration can be transferred to a colleague who can attend in your place.

Any registration transfer requests must be submitted via email to memberservices@plusweb.org on or before close of business Friday, May 7, 2021.

CE/CLE Procedures
Click here to view a list of states/provinces where PLUS has applied for CE/CLE credit.

To be sure your state is included, please email Member Services at least 30 days prior to the Symposium. Please note that while PLUS will make every effort to honor all requests, we cannot guarantee applications will be accepted and/or approved due to state-specific guidelines and deadlines.

PLUS staff will track attendance throughout the live Continuing Education sessions. In order to obtain CE/CLE credit, you must be registered, attend each session in full, document the attendance codes for each session, and complete a request form at the end of the Sympoisum (you'll be asked to provide the attendance codes).

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PLUS has carefully crafted a variety of sponsorship options for optimal brand recognition and Symposium involvement. Be sure to secure your spot as early as possible to get the most out of your sponsorship.

Attendee List | Click here
The Attendee tab to the left shows the most current attendee list, updated in real time. An Excel-formatted list (updated daily) is also available here. Note that we do not provide email addresses in the Excel version to protect our attendees' privacy.

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Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Non-Member Registration $525.00
Member Registration $325.00

Available Functions

Tuesday - May 11
9:45 am - 10:00 am
  Opening Announcements
Session takes place at 9:45 am Central Time

10:00 am - 11:00 am
  CE/CLE Session: Market Update by Conning

Session takes place at 10:00 am Central Time

Bill Burns of Conning will discuss 2020 MPL insurance industry financial results and the key drivers of these results. This session will provide Conning’s perspective on challenges MPL insurers are facing, including changes in healthcare that are impacting these insurers as well as Conning’s view of what the future might hold for the MPL market.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  The Explosion of Telehealth

Session takes place at 11:15 am Central Time

With the continued shift to telehealth options, tune into this discussion that explores what underwriters need to know about the potential exposures and risks their insureds might face.

This session is not eligible for CE/CLE credit.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  CE/CLE Session: MPL Claims: Dissecting 2020 and Looking to the Future
Session takes place at 12:15 pm Central Time

This session will start by discussing what happened with MPL claims in 2020 through the eyes of a claims manager, seasoned defense counsel, and jury research professional. The group will then explore what the immediate future may hold for the MPL world.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
  Perspectives on Reinsurance

Session takes place at 1:30 pm Central Time

Industry experts will discuss their perspectives on the med mal industry and the reinsurance market.

This session is not eligible for CE/CLE credit.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  CE/CLE Session: Existing and Emerging Cyber Risk in the Medical Industry

Session takes place at 2:30 pm Central Time

Advances in technology have transformed the healthcare industry’s delivery of healthcare. However, with more healthcare facilities now relying on computer-based systems, the potential risks have evolved as well. Healthcare organizations are subject to stringent laws and regulations requiring them to maintain the privacy and security of their data, while at the same time, they are faced with increased cyber risks from cyber criminals. This session will discuss the cyber risks healthcare organizations face, the duties they have to protect the security of data and the consequences for failure to fulfill these obligations, as well as mechanisms available to assist healthcare organizations in managing their cyber security risks.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  Virtual Happy Hour
Session takes place at 3:45 pm Central Time

Wednesday - May 12
9:15 am - 9:45 am
  Coffee Chat

Session takes place at 9:15 am Central Time

An informal discussion on healthcare and medical professional liability hot topics.

9:45 am - 10:00 am
  Opening Announcements
Session takes place at 9:45 am Central Time

10:00 am - 11:00 am
  CE/CLE Session: COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle?
Session takes place at 10:00 am Central Time

This session will review and analyze actual and potential MPL claims related to COVID-19 as well as the laws enacted providing immunity for these types of claims at the federal and state levels and challenges to those laws or executive orders. The session will explore actual and potential claims against nursing homes and hospitals and touch on claims against miscellaneous health care facilities and physicians.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  Disparities in Health and Healthcare

Session takes place at 11:15 am Central Time

Studies have shown that despite improvements in the overall health of the country, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of healthcare as they are less likely to receive routine medical care and face higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The pandemic has brought into focus the disparities in the nation’s economically vulnerable populations and the toll it is taking on minority community. In this session, Joe Zorola and Ronald Dunlap, M.D. will discuss disparities in health and healthcare, the challenges to address these disparities, and the effects on MPL insurance industry.

This session is not eligible for CE/CLE credit.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  CE/CLE Session: Healthcare Financial Lines Expanding and Emerging Exposures
Session takes place at 12:15 pm Central Time

Healthcare financial lines exposures were expanding before the pandemic but since Covid arrived on the scene, these exposures have not only become more acute but new exposures are emerging. Over the past several years, liability exposures have expanded due factors including industry consolidation, increased regulation, reduced reimbursement and reaction to issues like #metoo, and more reently, inclusion and diversity. Social Inflation has put additional pressure. This session will focus on how each of the financial lines exposures is expanding and where there are emerging exposures to watch. The presentation will provide an overview of current trends, risk reduction measures to be taken as well as underwriting and broking strategies that will improve the underwriting placement process.
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
  Symposium Closing Announcements
Session takes place at 1:15 pm Central Time

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Aaron Wells (PANELIST) CNA  CE/CLE Session: Existing and Emerging Cyber Risk in the Medical Industry
Alice Epstein (MODERATOR) CNA  The Explosion of Telehealth
Anjali Das (PANELIST) Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP  CE/CLE Session: Existing and Emerging Cyber Risk in the Medical Industry
Annice Ma (PANELIST) Marsh, Cyber Practice  CE/CLE Session: Existing and Emerging Cyber Risk in the Medical Industry
Beth Strapp (MODERATOR) Berkley Healthcare  CE/CLE Session: Healthcare Financial Lines Expanding and Emerging Exposures
Bill Burns (MODERATOR) Conning  CE/CLE Session: Market Update by Conning
Brant Poling (PANELIST) POLING  CE/CLE Session: MPL Claims: Dissecting 2020 and Looking to the Future
Brianna Nordaune (MODERATOR) Lockton Re  Perspectives on Reinsurance
David Cash, JD, LLM, ARM (PANELIST) PRMS, Inc.  The Explosion of Telehealth
Ian Sawyer (PANELIST) SiriusPoint  Perspectives on Reinsurance
James McGarity (PANELIST) R&D Strategic Solutions  CE/CLE Session: MPL Claims: Dissecting 2020 and Looking to the Future
Jeffrey Coyle (PANELIST) Sompo International  CE/CLE Session: MPL Claims: Dissecting 2020 and Looking to the Future
Joe Zorola (MODERATOR) Coverys  Disparities in Health and Healthcare
Kelly Connors (PANELIST) Chubb  CE/CLE Session: Healthcare Financial Lines Expanding and Emerging Exposures
La'Vonda McLean (PANELIST) Willis Towers Watson  CE/CLE Session: Healthcare Financial Lines Expanding and Emerging Exposures
Lisa Jaffee (MODERATOR) GB Specialty/Western Litigation  CE/CLE Session: Existing and Emerging Cyber Risk in the Medical Industry
Lori Semlies (PANELIST) Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP  CE/CLE Session: COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle?
Michelle Foster Earle (MODERATOR) OmniSure Consulting Group  Coffee Chat
Nicholas Pipitone (PANELIST) PartnerRe  Perspectives on Reinsurance
Paul Greve (MODERATOR) Markel Specialty  CE/CLE Session: COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle?
Peter Cridland (PANELIST) TransRe  CE/CLE Session: COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle?
Raquel Conrad (PANELIST) Renaissance Re  Perspectives on Reinsurance
Ravi Pachai (PANELIST) AXA XL  Perspectives on Reinsurance
Richard Henderson (MODERATOR) TransRe  CE/CLE Session: MPL Claims: Dissecting 2020 and Looking to the Future
Ronald Dunlap (PANELIST) Retired Board Certified Cardiologist, Past President of Massachusetts Medical Society  Disparities in Health and Healthcare

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