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    Upcoming Events and Seminars

  • MIEC Presents: Discussion over Dinner

    Please join MIEC staff, members, and former SelectMD colleagues for dinner on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 pm at Celestino Restaurant, including an engaging presentation led by MIEC’s Patient Safety & Risk Management Team.

    MIEC Claims, Underwriting, and Patient Safety staff, along with attorneys Ray Blessey, Esq. and Jeff Moffet, Esq., will lead presentation(s) discussing the impacts of California’s 2023 reform to medical liability laws under AB35. MIEC Staff will also present lessons learned on closed malpractice claims and provide a brief review of services available from MIEC Claims, Underwriting, and Patient Safety & Risk Management.

    Dinner will be provided for all registered attendees.

    Location: Celestino Ristorante & Bar 141 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

  • Upcoming Events and Seminars


    After a brief hiatus, the MIEC Team is bringing the Summit back to Idaho on August 22nd, 2024! This regional seminar series is centered around bringing together Physicians, Practice Managers, and Legal Professionals to learn and network. The 2024 Summit will bring speakers together on a variety of engaging topics impacting healthcare for a full day session at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, capped off with an opportunity to network with colleagues, MIEC defense counsel, as well as MIEC leadership and board members at the cocktail reception meet & greet.

    Please plan to join us for this event!

    Date: Thursday, August 22nd, 2024



    9:00 am to 12:00 pm Education Session

    12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Networking Lunch (provided by MIEC)

    1:15 pm to 4:45 pm Education Session

    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Meet & Greet/Cocktail Reception


    Location: The Riverside Hotel

    The Riverside Hotel
    2900 W. Chinden Blvd.
    Boise, ID 83714


    Additional details will be provided soon.


    Location: The Riverside Hotel, West Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, ID, USA

  • Past Events and Seminars

  • MIEC Information Session for Saltzer Health Providers

    Given the recent news and pending uncertainty for Saltzer Health physicians and allied staff, MIEC will be conducting an exclusive information session and meet & greet Thursday, February 8th, at COILED Winery & Tasting Room from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (mountain time). We understand the uncertainty changes like this can cause. Our goal for this session is to eliminate the mysteries of malpractice insurance and support your transition. MIEC has developed custom pricing and underwriting guidelines exclusively for providers making the transition from Saltzer Health. As you evaluate your options, MIEC staff will be onsite to answer your questions regarding malpractice coverage.


    Additionally, we will have other community resources on hand to answer questions and provide support. These resources include local and state medical society representatives, independent practice support, insurance brokers, practice management support, etc.


    MIEC is Idaho’s largest, and most experienced provider of medical professional liability insurance, providing uninterrupted services to Idaho physicians since 1976. As a physician-owned organization, and longtime partner of the Idaho Medical Association, we have a vested interest in the Idaho healthcare community.

    Location: COILED Winery Tasting Room - 3408 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City, ID 83714

  • 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