San Diego Region

CPPPH Workshops for the San Diego Region

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation

5575 Ruffin Road, Suite 250, San Diego 92123

DATE of next workshop: November 7, 2015

Topic: Coaching as a Tool for Wellbeing Committees

For workshops, there is no fee, but an advance reservation is required.  The workshop is designed for members and staff of physician health committees in hospital medical staffs, medical groups, county medical societies and specialty societies. To reserve a place, send an email to with the name of the hospital or institution and a note about your role (e.g., member, Chair, etc.). Reservations are made by email only. You will receive a confirmation by email.   This is an activity of California Public Protection and Physician Health.  It is not a program of continuing medical education; no CME credit is offered.

Materials from past workshops that you can download and use (Credit to CPPPH will be appreciated):

  • Saturday, March 28, 2015

Disruptive Behavior and the Medical Staff’s Response: Clinical, Legal and Administrative Issues
Presented by:

Tom Curtis, Nossaman LLP – Orange County
Legal Issues Related to Disruptive Behavior

R. Christopher Searles, MD, UCSD PACE Professional Boundaries Program
Challenges in Clinical Teams: The Behaviorally Disruptive Physician
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monitoring Medical Staff Members
Presented by: Robin Seaberg, MD, University of California, San Diego

Monitoring Medical Staff Members
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

Monitoring – An Overview
Janis Thibault and Gail Jara

  • Saturday, April 5, 2014

Policy and Procedure Documents for Well-being Committees: Will they help us or hurt us?
Presented by: Tom Curtis, Nossaman, LLP, Irvine

CMA Guidelines for Physician Well-Being Committees. 2013

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013

Legal Aspects of Assessing the Aging Physician: Neuropsychological and Psychological Factors Pertaining to Fitness for Duty
Presented by: Richard D. Barton, Procopio, LLP San Diego

Legal Aspects of the Aging Physician
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

Putting Away the Stethoscope for Good? Toward a New Perspective on Physician Retirement
Canadian Institute for Health Information. March 2011

Approaching the Issue of the Aging Physician Population
Journal of Medical Regulation. 2011. Voll. 99, No. 1

The Aging Physician With Cognitive Impairment: Approaches to Oversight, Prevention, and Remediation
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 17:6, June 2009

  • Saturday, July 13, 2013

Assessing the Aging Physician: Neuropsychological and Psychological Factors Pertaining to Fitness for Duty [PDF]
Presented by: William Perry, PhD, University of California, San Diego

  • Saturday, March 2, 2013

How (and Why) Physician Health Committees Work: Legal Counsel’s Overview of their Role and Function [PDF]
Presented by Mary Powers Antoine, JD, Partner, Nossaman LLP Sacramento

  • Board of Directors

    James T. Hay, MD, Chair
    California Medical Association

    Marvin Firestone, MD, JD
    California Psychiatric Association

    Bob Cabaj, MD
    California Psychiatric Association

    Karen Miotto, MD
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    David Pating, MD
    California Society of Addiction Medicine

    David Perrott, MD, DDS
    California Hospital Association

    Lee T. Snook, Jr., MD
    California Medical Association

  • Staff

    Barbara Thompson
    Executive Director

    Gail Jara
    Director of Educational Programs

    Sandra E. Bressler
    Organizational Consultant

    Janis Thibault, MFT
    Program Consultant

    Ashley Burke


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