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Risk Management Update


The Goldfarb Foundation will present the Vritual Risk Management Update during the 2020 Clinical Conference. The update is scheduled from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020.  The Risk Management Update will offer 2.0 CE Contact Hours for podiatrists. The registration fee for Risk Management is $95.

***Note that all registrations for the APMA Coding Seminar, Risk Management Update, and/or Clinical Conference must be submitted online by Wednesday, October 28.***

My Life is OVER! - The Anatomy of a Malpractice Case


It can be a sobering event when you are notified that you are being sued for over $7,000,000 million dollars, which is 6.5 million in excess of your professional liability policy limits. This lecture will provide insight into a real case and the toll it takes on the physician, both physically and mentally. In addition, we will explore how it impacts the practice and the staff. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the case, how the team navigated through the challenges focusing on the medical and legal aspects. What thoughts would go through your mind if you received a such a demand? Come listen to this impactful presentation and learn strategies that will assist you if you are ever involved in a lawsuit! 

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this seminar, the attendee shall be able to:

  • Describe the case a fellow podiatrist experienced including taking the case to trial to defend his care 
  • Compare why some cases can be taken to trial vs. settling them before or during mediation 
  • Provide understanding of the different components of a professional liability case and how they may be handled 
  • Discuss the impact a lawsuit can have on the physician, the practice, partners, family and staff  
  • Learn Strategies that will assist you if you are ever involved in a lawsuit!

Dr. Stephen Shannon, DPM and Dominic A. DeLaurentis, Jr., Esq.


Dr. Stephen Shannon, D.P.M

Dr. Shannon is faculty member at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center's Podiatric Surgical residency program. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Villanova University, and then attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating with honors in 2000. He then completed a four-year residency in podiatric reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center where he served as Chief resident in 2004. In 2004, Dr. Shannon joined Ankle &Foot Medical Centers of the Delaware Valley and became an attending physician serving the residency program from which he graduated at Penn-Presbyterian. Dr. Shannon continues to teach foot and ankle surgery to podiatric medical students and residents. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Shannon's particular interests include reconstructive and traumatological foot and ankle surgery, and comprehensive wound care. Dr. Shannon also works at the Penn Wound Care Center located at Penn Medicine – University City in Philadelphia.

Dominic A. DeLaurentis, Jr., Esq.

Dominic’s entire career focus has been as an advocate for the health care profession, and he has personally tried over 100 medical malpractice cases to verdict, always taking on the most serious and complicated of cases. Dominic is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and has been appointed by the Supreme Court to its Model Civil Jury Charges Committee. Dominic was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers for malpractice defense. He is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America. Dominic graduated from Denison University in 1981 and from Delaware Law School in 1984. He began his career in a Philadelphia firm specializing in the defense of medical negligence cases. In 1997, he co-founded Stahl & DeLaurentis with Stanley Stahl. He shares his knowledge in seminars and lectures for physicians groups, insurance companies and ICLE. 

The Goldfarb Foundation is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) to provide continuing education contact hours and all of our meetings are CPME-approved.

Phone : 717-763-7665
Fax : 717-761-4091
The William L. Goldfarb Foundation 757 Poplar Church Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011