CPPPH 2nd Annual Workshop (NorCal)

CPPPH 2nd Annual Workshop: Effective Functioning of Wellbeing Committees

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Saturday, October 7, 2017 – ACCMA, Oakland CA

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

This daylong workshop is designed for all who are interested in strengthening wellbeing committees and learning how to take full advantage of what they can do.

Attendees will learn: 

  • How you handle the first meeting with a physician when it is about disruptive behavior or aging.

  • What records the committee should keep.

  • What the committee should be reporting to the MEC and what medical staff bylaws say about it.

This year’s workshop is based on case discussions with experienced leaders and health care attorneys.

We are excited to offer this workshop in both Northern & Southern California. For more information on the Southern California workshop in Los Angeles on November 4th, click here


Early Bird Registration – $375.00 (Ends 09/15/17)
General Registration – $450.00

A reduced rate of $75 per person is available for groups of 3 or more from the same institution.

Registration is limited; early registration is recommended. 

Cancellations received in writing on or before 9/15/17 are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after 9/15/17. Substitutions or credit may be arranged for future workshops.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. and California Public Protection & Physician Health, Inc.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. designates this live lecture for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been approved for 7 National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit. Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.


Who Should Attend

  • All physician health committee members
  • All medical staff services professionals
  • Leadership teams from medical staffs, medical groups, medical centers, health systems
  • Counsel for medical staffs, hospitals, medical groups

Download conference flyer HERE


6230 Claremont Avenue, 3rd Floor,
Oakland, CA 94618


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8:00 Registration Opens / Coffee and rolls

8:30 Welcome and introductions

8:50 How committees function

9:30 Case Discussion with a focus on determining what information is needed for the first meeting and how to engage the physician 

10:20 Break

10:40 What should be in the Committee’s policies and procedures

11:10 Getting evaluations of physicians

11:40 Case Discussion with a focus on evaluating the particular situation 

12:30 Lunch break; lunch is provided

1:30 What should be in the agreement and how are agreements implemented

2:10 Case Discussion with a focus on the agreement with the physician and monitoring

3:00 What you need to know about confidentiality, record keeping, reporting

3:45 Break

4:00 Case Discussion

4:20 Closing remarks and evaluation

4:30 Adjournment

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David Balfour, JD

Mr. Balfour, Partner at Nossaman LLP San Diego.  



Karen Miotto, MD

Dr. Miotto is director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Service and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine. She has chaired the Medical Staff Health Committee at UCLA since 2008 and is Chair of the Board of CPPPH. She is frequently an invited speaker at local and national meetings on physician health. 

Marcia Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is Vice President for Medical Affairs for Enloe Medical Center in Chico where her work focuses on physician leadership and quality. Her roles at Enloe have included Chief of Staff, Chair of Family Practice Department and Chair of the IRB.

Laurie Reynard, MD

Dr. Reynard has chaired the Wellbeing Committee at Providence St. John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica for the last five years. She has a private practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Santa Monica.

John Rosenberg, MD

Dr. Rosenberg, a psychiatrist with the Berkeley Therapy Institute Physician Evaluation and Assessment Team, specializes in comprehensive evaluations of physicians and other healthcare professionals. He has served as president of the medical staff of Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley and continues to serve on that hospital’s Wellbeing Committee.

Robin Seaberg, MD

Dr. Seaborg has been a member of the UCSD Wellbeing Committee for over 20 years and had chaired the Committee for the last 7 years. She is on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Anesthesiologists and member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Chemical Dependency Advisory Group.

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