Mealeys Welding Rod Litigation Conference

Venue: Caesars Palace

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2004
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Thursday, March 11, 2004

7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 Introduction & Opening Remarks

Plaintiff: Jeffrey Thompson, Motley Rice

Defense: Albert Norris, Reed Smith Crosby Heafey

8:45 The Plaintiff's Case

Robert McCoy, Cascino Vaughan Law Offices

9:30 The Defense Case

Jeffrey Hebrank, Burroughs Hepler Broom MacDonald Hebrank & True

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Class Actions Update

Speaker to be announced

11:00 Update on the MDL

Plaintiff: John Climaco, Climaco Lefkowitz Peca
Wilcox & Garofoli

Defense: John Beisner, O'Melveny & Myers

12:00 Networking Luncheon

1:15 Scientific and Medical Overview

Plaintiff: Drew Ranier, Ranier Gayle & Elliot

Defense: Richard Forman, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy

2:15 Industrial Hygiene Overview

Neil Zimmerman, PhD, PE, CIH, Associate Professor
of Industrial Hygiene, Purdue University School of
Health Sciences

Sheldon Rabinovitz, PhD, CIH, Sandler Occupational
Medicine Associates, Inc.

3:30 Afternoon Break

3:45 Neurological Issues

Speakers to be announced

5:00 Medicine and Science Q&A

5:30 Networking Cocktail Reception

Friday, March 12, 2004

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Neuropsychological Effects of Manganese Exposure

David Masur, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Director of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center

Additional speaker to be announced

9:45 Morning Break

10:00 Health Risks Associated with Manganese Exposure

Howard Sandler, MD, President, Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc.

Additional speaker to be announced

11:15 Science & Medicine Q&A

11:45 Activity on the State Level

Plaintiff: Grant Kaiser, The Kaiser Law Firm

Defense: James Wetwiska, Fulbright & Jaworski

12:30 Emerging Issues in Welding Rod Litigation

This session will focus on the most current issues in the litigation and developments which occur from December '03 until the Conference

Frederick Baker, Motley Rice

Michael Ulmer, Watkins & Eager

1:00 Adjourn