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    Past Events and Seminars

  • MIEC Summit for Insurance Defense

    Please join MIEC at our inaugural Summit for Insurance Defense. This new regional seminar series is centered around bringing together Physicians, Practice Managers, and Legal Professionals to learn and network. Come together for an afternoon in Boise including two complimentary educational seminar tracks, a wonderful keynote presentation from Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray, and network at a social cocktail hour. The speaker panel features staples of the Boise law community, and nationally recognized practice management specialists.

    Location: The Riverside Hotel, West Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID, USA

  • Surviving the Stress of Being Sued and Minimizing the Risk That It Will Happen Again

    6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

    The Riverside Hotel
    2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise
    Clearwater Room

    Most physicians will be sued for malpractice at some point in their careers. Have you ever wondered what the litigation process would be like? How it could impact your practice, your relationships, and your health? The Idaho Medical Association and MIEC cordially invite physicians and their partners/spouses to this dinner program to hear firsthand from a doctor who has been there and survived.


    The panel of speakers will include:

    Michael Hajjar, MD – A physician who will share his personal experiences of coping with a medical malpractice lawsuit;

    Andrew Brassey, Esq. – A defense attorney who will explain the anatomy of a lawsuit and how physicians can participate to maximize their defense, as well as what NOT to do;

    Kathy Kenady – An MIEC Risk Management Specialist who will offer tips for reducing liability and resources to support Idaho physicians faced with a lawsuit.



    ‣ 6:00 p.m. Complimentary buffet dinner will be served.

    ‣ 6:30 p.m. Welcome & Introduction

    ‣ 6:40 p.m. Speaker Panel Begins

    ‣ 7:40 p.m. Q&A

    ‣ 8:00 p.m. Event Ends


    IMA member physicians along with spouses/partners are invited.


    If you have questions regarding membership, please email or call (208) 344-7888 for more information.




    Location: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise; Clearwater Room

  • Compassionate Conversations & Resolution (CCR) using CANDOR Tools

    5:00 – 7:30pm


    Providence Alaska Medical Center

    3200 Providence Drive

    Anchorage, AK 99508

    West Conference Room

    No Registration Required, Free Admission


    Incorporating CANDOR Tools, developed with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Compassionate Conversations & Resolution training provides caregivers, providers and leaders with the framework and support to promptly manage patient/caregiver communication and the investigation and resolution processes surrounding significant unexpected outcomes, while compassionately easing the way for all those involved.

    Extensive research over the last 10+ years demonstrates the value of early communication and resolution practices towards re-establishing patient trust, improving patient safety and patient satisfaction, while at the same time reducing litigation, its associated expenses and related personal & professional stress and finally the overall time to resolution.



    Join master trainers Dr. Jeff Hambleton and Claire Hagan, MJ, CPHRM for an evening of compelling accounts of the amazing power and impact these tools and approaches have in working with patients involved in significant unexpected outcomes. You will have an opportunity to view compassionate methods to tackling challenging events and practice utilizing successful approaches to difficult conversations.


    Dr. Jeff Hambleton

    Physician Consultant

    CMO/Medical Director Prov. Medical Group NW Region 2008-2017

    Medical Director PMG Monroe Family Medicine 1997-2008

    Master Trainer, IHC, Disclosure & Situation Mgr.

    30+ years in primary care family medicine



    Claire Hagan, MJ, CPHRM

    Risk Management Program Mgr., PSJH

    Master Trainer, IHC, Disclosure & Situation Mgr.

    Professional Liability Claims Management 25+ years




    Location: Providence Alaska Medical Center 3200 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 ; West Conference Room