ACLM 54th Annual Meeting

"Legal Medicine: Where will the Road Lead” February 27 - March 2, 2014 
Westin Galleria Dallas
Dallas, TX

Online Registration | Program Schedule | Registration Brochure 

Approved State CLE Credits | Medical Ethics Program


Registration/Information Desk Hours are as follows: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 28, 2014 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Educational Needs 
Physicians, dentists, attorneys and educators who practice in the healthcare industry and its related fields recognize that the practice of medicine is complicated by abundant legislative requirements, administrative rules and regulations and Federal/State court decisions interpreting those laws. It is difficult to maintain a working knowledge of these developments. This meeting will provide details of new legislation, rules and court decisions, societal changes and shifts in the market place that will impact the practice of medicine. Key changes impacting the practice of medicine during the past one to two years include: the impact of technology including Electronic Medical Records (EMRs); accountable care organizations and their evolution; state imposed ethics requirements as part of the continuing education process; physicians seeking non-traditional employment; medical malpractice; the outsourcing of healthcare services; and social networking’s impact on the practice of medicine.

The 54th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine will focus on a diverse range of current legal medicine topics. By the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe recent legislative and court opinions affecting medical and dental practice.
  2. Integrate medical and legal ethics into their daily practice.
  3. Identify techniques for overcoming personal impediments to a fulfilling professional practice.
  4. Explain medical malpractice risks, trial techniques and identify high-risk patient scenarios.
  5. Translate the impact of globalization on public health policy.
  6. Recognize the impact of social media and Telehealth on the practice of medicine and law.
  7. Integrate new regulatory changes into current practice.
  8. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of physician unions and opting out of Medicare.
  9. Explain the legal liabilities inherent in conducting peer review investigations.
  10. Explain the legislative history and case law of three areas critical to salaried physicians in order to join a professional union – their employee status, their supervisor status and their managerial status.
  11. Describe dental and legal issues involved in today’s health care.
  12. Explain the practice of legal medicine and healthcare initiatives on a global or international perspective.


CME Accreditation Statement 
The American College of Legal Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Legal Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM , which includes a maximum of 2.00 hours of Medical Ethics credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict Resolution Statement 
The American College of Legal Medicine has reviewed this activity’s speaker and planner disclosures and resolved all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable.

CLE Accreditation Statement 
The American College of Legal Medicine designates this program for up to 22.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, which includes a maximum of 2.00 Legal Ethics credits. The precise amount of the CLE will vary by state.

CERP Statement 
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and the American College of Legal Medicine for a maximum of 22.50 ADA CERP credits.

General Disclaimer 
The statements and opinions contained in this program are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the ACLM. The appearance of the advertisements is not a warranty, endorsement or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The content of this publication may contain discussion of off-label uses of some of the agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses. The ACLM disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the abstracts or advertisements.

Special Assistance/Accommodation Statement 
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Call (847) 969-0283 if you require special assistance to fully participate in the meeting.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure 
It is the policy of the American College of Legal Medicine that the faculty and sponsor disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handout materials.


President’s Welcome Reception
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dallas III
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: One ticket is included in your registration fee. Additional tickets are $25.00 each.
Take some time to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends in the medical-legal community over cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres at the annual ACLM President’s Welcome Reception.

Annual Awards and Networking Banquet
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Dallas III
Attire: Business
Cost: $50.00 for members and non-members (Tickets are not included in the registration fee)
As this is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Cyril Wecht will provide unparalleled insight into the forensic pathologic evaluation of this case in which he was intimately involved. This will be an enjoyable and educational event for all.


Dr. Dorothy Rasinski-Gregory Women’s Leadership Breakfast
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Location: Dallas III
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: Included in registration fee
Join us for the 8th Annual Dr. Rasinski-Gregory Women’s Leadership Breakfast. Share your career transition experiences and become more involved in the ACLM committees and educational programs.

Cyril Wecht Luncheon
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Dallas III
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: $35.00 (Tickets are not included in the registration fee)


ABLM and ABMM 2014 Program/Review Course
The ABLM Course is scheduled before the ACLM 54th Annual Meeting.
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Dallas I
Cost: $195.00
To register for the ABLM Course, see "Additional Tickets” on the ACLM Registration Form.

The ABLM and ABMM Board Certification Examinations are offered online only by special arrangement. The exams are NOT offered at the annual meeting.

For information regarding the ABLM and ABMM Exam and/or Review Course, please contact:

S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD, FCLM
8100 Glenwood Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
P: (405) 229-7295
E: [email protected]
ABLM website:


Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
Main: (972) 934-9494
Fax: (972) 450-2979

Room Rate: $169.00
Hotel Deadline: February 6, 2014
Reservations: (888) 627-8536

Room Rate
American College of Legal Medicine has negotiated a discounted rate of $169.00 plus tax (currently 2% TPID fee and 13% occupancy tax) at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Additional charges for people over 17 years of age is $25.00 per person per night.

Hotel Deadline
The deadline to receive the ACLM group rate is Thursday, February 6, 2014American College of Legal Medicine encourages you to make your reservation early, as the hotel and discount block may sellout before this date. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability and higher rates may apply.

Attendees are responsible for making their reservations by calling the hotel at (888) 627-8536. Please reference the American College of Legal Medicine to receive the discounted rate.

Hotel Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold a reservation. These deposits are fully refundable if the hotel is notified 24-hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.


Airport Information
DFW Airport is approximately 18 miles from the Westin Galleria Dallas, or 25 minutes by car.

Taxi Cab Services
Several taxi companies operate at the DFW Airport:

Yellow Cab: (214) 426-6262
DFW Taxi Car: (214) 228-6204
Cowboy Cab: (214) 428-0202
Super Shuttle: (972) 456-3128

Taxi rates for a one-way transfer to the hotel cost approximately $50.00.

Rental Car Information
Avis Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for the American College of Legal Medicine. For reservations, please call (800) 331-1600, and use the code "J901055” to receive the discounted rates.

The Westin Galleria Dallas offers complimentary self-parking and valet parking for $27.00 per day. Please note that rates are subject to change.


The Executive Office of the ACLM manages registration for the 54 th Annual Meeting. Please call the ACLM office at (847) 969-0283 if you have any questions.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Entrance to Scientific Sessions
  • Noted Food Functions
  • One ticket to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • Admission to the Women’s Leadership Breakfast
  • Admission to Dental Symposium
  • Program Materials

ACLM has started a green initiative, so we are cutting down on the use of paper and going electronic, which also cuts costs for the society as a whole. A link to the electronic version of the program book will be available on the website one week before the meeting. You will also be given a copy on CD.

Spouse/Guest Registration Fee Includes:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • One Ticket to the President’s Welcome Reception

Single Day Registration Includes:

  • Entrance to One Day of Scientific Sessions
  • Program CD
  • One Ticket to the President’s Welcome Reception
  • One Continental Breakfast
  • Admission to Dental Symposium
  • Admission to Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Early Registration Deadline 
Meeting registration forms must be received by the ACLM Executive Office by 1/31/14 to receive the discounted early registration rate. All forms received after this deadline will be assessed the regular registration fee.

Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy 
Registration refund requests must be submitted in writing to the ACLM Executive Office no later than 1/27/14 . All refund requests will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 1/27/14.

Special Needs 
For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call 847-447-1713.

Contact the ACLM Executive Office by:
Phone: 847-447-1713
Fax: 847-447-1150
Email: [email protected]