Program Agenda

Frontiers in Advocacy: Traumatic Brain Injury 
Innovative Tools, Tactics and Technology
May 6 - May 8, 2018

Renaissance Hotel - Nashville, TN
Sunday, May 6, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Registration
1:00pm - 1:10pm
Welcome
Gary Gober
1:10pm - 1:55pm
The TBI Case that has had the Most Impact on my Life as an Advocate:  How I Told the Story
Dianne Weaver
1:55pm - 2:40pm
A Game Changing Truth:  TBI is a Disease Process, Not an Event - What it Means for Your Case
Dr. Brent Masel
2:40pm - 3:10pm
Using Science, Medicine & Technology to Enable Jurors to Comprehend Invisible Brain Injuries
Bob Shepherd
3:10pm - 3:25pm
Break
3:25pm - 4:10pm
The Noncredible or Unlikable Client, How to Turn the Loser into a Winner
Antonio Romanucci
4:10pm - 4:20pm
Introduction of Exhibitors
4:20pm - 4:50pm
How to Put Together the TBI Case, Organizing for Maximum Impact
Steve Gursten
4:50pm - 5:35pm
Key Factors in Case Selection:  What to Look for, What Red Flags to Avoid
Kenneth Goldblatt
5:40pm - 6:40pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Monday, May 7, 2018
7:30am - 8:15am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:15am - 9:00am
The Psychology of Advocacy in TBI - Winning Through Connectionology
John Romano
9:00am - 9:30am
Mastering the Muddled Maze of Medicare in Your Brain Injury Cases
Jack Meligan
9:30am - 10:15am
The Revolution in Radiology:  Bringing the Truth to the Judge and Jury Through Radiological Imaging in TBI Cases
Dr. Mark Herbst
10:15am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:00am
Why Every Trucking Collision Case is a Potential TBI Case - Things you Must Know and Steps you Must Take
Joe Fried
11:00am - 11:15am
Introduction of Exhibitors
11:15am - 12:00pm
Brain Fog:  Whiplash Induced TBI or Surgically Reversible Syndrome
Dr. Joel Franck
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Luncheon Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Five Mistakes that can Derail Your Case and how to Avoid Them
Jeff Mitchell
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Unforgettable Lessons I have Learned from TBI Cases in the Courtroom
Karen Koehler
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Gaining an Edge and Giving Value:  Differentiating your Firm Online
Tanner Jones
2:30pm - 3:00pm
How to Tap into the Literature Goldmine and Use it to Defeat Defense Experts
Stewart Casper
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break
3:15pm -3:45pm
How to Conduct a Winning Voir Dire with a Few Simple Questions that Will get the Jury on Your Side
Robert Collins
3:45pm - 4:00pm
Introduction of Exhibitors
4:00pm - 4:45pm
PTSD:  The New TBI
Dorothy Clay Sims
4:45pm -5:05pm
The Benefits of Post-Acute Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)  Rehabilitation in a Catastrophic
Robert Bunker
5:05pm - 5:35pm
Seven Steps to an Adequate Award in TBI Cases
Doug Beam

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:45am - 8:30am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30am - 9:15am
The Biomechanics of TBI:  New Frontiers in Proof
Dr. Mariusz Ziejewski
9:15am - 9:30am
Spending or Investing:  Maximizing Your Return on Your Marketing Investment
Brandon Wheeler
9:30am - 10:15am
DTI:  What it is, What it Isn't and How you can Use it to Prove Your Case
Dr. Randall Benson
10:15am - 10:30am
Break
10:30am - 11:15am
From Tears to Triumphs - Three Life Changing TBI Cases
Randall Scarlett
11:15am - 12:00pm
Why I Believe the Term Mild TBI is a Myth - How Grasping That Truth Can Revolutionize Your Practice 
Bruce Stern
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Luncheon Sponsored by Filevine
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Proving TBI Objectively with MRI Brain Volume Measurement
Lee Norwind & Dr. David Ross
1:45pm - 2:30pm
Seeing the Invisible:  How the Jury can Visualize a TBI Through Persuasive Powerful Advocacy
Mark Lanier
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Break
2:45pm - 3:30pm
The Keys to Success in Planning, Producing and Presenting Focus Groups to Give You the Winning Edge
Artemis Malekpour
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Summation in a TBI Case, How to Set Your Words on Fire
Dino Colombo
4:00pm
Adjourn