CPPPH 2nd Annual Workshop (SoCal)

CPPPH 2nd Annual Workshop: Effective Functioning of Wellbeing Committees

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 – USC Medical Center – Inpatient Tower, Los Angeles 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 Northern California workshop in Oakland on October 7th, click here


Early Bird Registration – $375.00 (Ends 10/13/17)
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 10/13/17 are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after 10/13/17. 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


USC Medical Center – Inpatient Tower
2051 Marengo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033


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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.  



Tom Curtis, JD

Mr. Curtis, Chair of the Health Care Practice Group of the law firm of Nossaman, LLP, has handled more than 200 medical staff disciplinary proceedings. He represents medical staffs, medical groups, and other healthcare entities on a wide range of issues including medical staff peer review proceedings, licensing proceedings, writ proceedings, State and Federal Court civil litigation.

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 Chief Medical Officer at 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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