Mealeys Nursing Home Litigation Conference (NHOCON)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

Location: Amelia Island, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 09, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

T. Patrick Ford, Esq., Ford, Dean, Sharp & Mallard, P.A.,

R. Clark Robinson, Esq., Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A.,
St. Petersburg, FL

Registration Fee

The individual registration fee for each conference includes attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD and coffee breaks. The registration fee for Mealey’s Nursing Home Litigation Conference also includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon and a networking reception. The registration fee is $1095 for Mealey’s Nursing Home Litigation Conference and $450 for Mealey’s Elder Law Conference for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $895

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $945

• Government employees — one-third off — $730

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $365

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is located at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, just 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 904-277-1100. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Elder Law Conference/Mealey’s Nursing Home Litigation Conference, June 8, 2005/June 9-10, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $249 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is May 18th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before May 25th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from May 26th-June 1st will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made afterJune 1st will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Conference on Audiotape

If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our new audiotape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail

CLE Credit

Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 Opening Remarks

R. Clark Robinson, Fowler White Boggs Banker

T. Patrick Ford, Ford Dean Sharp & Mallard

Experts In Nursing Home Cases

9:00 The Wound Care Nurse

Joyce Black, RN, PhD, CPSN, CWCN Associate Professor of
Nursing, The University of Nebraska Medical Center, College
of Nursing

9:45 The Geriatric Physician

Stacy Roskin, MD, Lifetime of Aventura

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 The Nursing Home Administrator’s Role

Allyn McKinney, CLU, ARM, ABHRM, Esq., Principal, ACM, LLC

Byron Arbeit, MA, NFA, HFA LongTerm Care Administration

11:45 Nutritionist/Dietician

Susan Tassinari, MS, RD, LD Medical Nutrition Consulting, LLC

12:30 Networking Luncheon

Trial of a Nursing Home Case

1:45 Opening Statements

Mock demonstration of an opening statement

Christy Tosh Crider, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell
& Berkowitz

William Dean, Ford Dean Sharp & Mallard

2:45 Proving Your Case: From the Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

Richard Sebek, Fowler White Boggs Banker

Brian Reddick, Wilkes & McHugh

3:45 Afternoon Break

4:00 Discovery

Ruben Krisztal, Law Offices of Ruben J. Krisztal, KTLA President

Jerry Sallings, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings

4:45 Closing Arguments

Steven Levin, Levin & Perconti

5:30 Networking Reception

Friday, June 10, 2005

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 New Trends in Nursing Home Litigation

T. Patrick Ford, Ford Dean Sharp & Mallard

Melinda Shapiro, Bose McKinney & Evans

10:00 Morning Break

10:15 The New Standards of Practice in Nursing Home
Litigation: Preservation of Government Benefits

Scott Solkoff, Solkoff & Associates

11:15 Punitive Damages

Gerald Taylor, Jr., Beaseley Allen Crowe Methvin Portis & Miles

Additional speaker to be announced

12:15 Adjourn