We invite you to come to Montreal on September 9, 2011 for the first Canadian summit on medicolegal expertise. We will discuss different aspects of ethics regarding medicolegal expertise; we will also present a program of maintenance of competence, to satisfy the Royal College of Physicians which opens to the recognition of diplomas as ours (program is attached). Following this summit, Dr Ranavaya, President of the American Board of Independant Medical Examiners (ABIME), will offer a 2-day seminar on the use of the 6th edition of the AMA guide, with a possibility to write the CIME Exam on September 11, 2011.
«I (Dr Francois Sestier) followed this training in February this year and I recommend it to all experts who use the 6th edition.»
As I embark upon my term as President of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, I have thought carefully about some of the things that I would like to achieve over the course of 12 months.
As an organization dedicated to excellence and standards in the field of Medico-legal expertise, I feel that it is vital for CSME to have a strong voice. Increasing membership across the country is a primary goal. I encourage practitioners of independent medical evaluation to become full members of CSME and I encourage you to promote CSME membership to your colleagues. If each one of you recruits one new member, our membership will double! Our voice and influence as an organization grows louder with numbers!
University of Montreal "MAE Program, Curriculum" on USB Keys
You do not have the time to download your lectures: you can now order the shipment of your trimester’s 14 lectures on a USB key; please forward your order to Ms Eva Medalsy together with a check of $250: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall e-newsletter from ICLAM; November 14, 2010
6th edition of the AMA guide for evaluation of permanent impairment can be ordered at:
Clarifications of the 6th Edition of the AMA guide published in August 2008: Guides6@ama-assn.org
Maintenance of Competence (CME Points)
Shanghai, October 22, 2010: Dr Sestier lectured at the Chinese Insurance Medicine Meeting
Dr Bo, President of the Chinese Insurance Medicine association, invited all the ICLAM bureau members to attend the 3rd Chinese Insurance Medicine conference in Shanghai. Two of the goals of the meeting were to “start insurance physicians training”, and “perfect the system of China Insurance Medicine”. The reality is that the 13,000 full time Chinese Insurance medical officers received no academic training before being hired by Insurance companies. Dr Sestier presented a lecture entitled: “Insurance Medicine: a teaching curriculum on the web; an opportunity for China”, and established contacts with Dr Ho, president of the Chinese Insurance Medicine association, and met key persons in the association, offering to tailor the web-based curriculum to meet the needs of Chinese Insurance Medical Officers.
Madrid: September 20-25, 2010: Four Canadian Doctors lectured at AIDC2010, the world association of medical impairment evaluation.
Dr Michel Lacerte, CSME member from London, Ontario, participated to three round tables; he lectured on Fibromyalgia, Chronic Neck Pain, and Impairment evaluation guidelines. Dr Jordi Cisa, CSME member from Sudbury, Ontario participated to another round table on Confidentiality. Dr Claude Paquette, SEEMLQ member from Montreal, participated to a fifth round table on post-commotional syndrome. Dr François Sestier, from Montreal, participated to one round table on lectured on the Canadian expert legal liability, and presented 2 free communications. Dr M Ranavaya, president of ABIME lectured on Expert Liability in the USA; he also a delivered a guest lecture entitled: “The new Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, from the American Medical Association—A paradigm shift”. Dr Sestier was elected president of AIDC and will be responsible for the 4th AIDC meeting (see www.aidc2012.org ). Plans have been developed with Prof. G Marti, to co-promote and exchange lectures with the University of Barcelona Spanish web-based curriculum in Insurance Medicine.
Nimes, France, June 25-27: 4th international meeting of francophone experts
Dr Sestier and Justice Veronique Pelletier were invited lecturers at the 4th international meeting of francophone experts. They presented four papers dealing with the Canadian Judicial system, the specifics of the expert testimony in Canada, the duties of the Canadian medical experts, and medical arbitrage in Canada.
Capetown, February 7-10, : ICLAM 2010: the world meeting of Insurance Medicine
Dr Sestier was one of the three Canadian Medical Officers to participate to ICLAM2010. He presented a University of Montreal exhibit on the web-based curriculum in Insurance Medicine. Dr F Chouty, the new ICLAM president appointed Dr Sestier as the Canadian representative at the ICLAM bureau.
Basel, Switzerland, January 28, 2010
Dr Sestier was invited at a joint meeting of the Swiss School of Public Health and the Academy of Swiss Insurance Medicine (ASIM). He presented a lecture entitled: « Role of Insurance Medicine teaching for health systems ». Plans were developed with ASIM to co-promote and exchange lectures with the ASIM future web-based Master curriculum in Insurance Medicine.
The program has been made possible by a major unrestricted support from Canadian Insurance Companies...
We would like to thank these donors for their generous contributions and for their enthusiasm in supporting this venture, without which this program would not have been possible:
Desjardins Financial security
Atlantic Blue Cross
Faculty costs of 1 275$ will be added to your tuition fees prescribed to regulation. These fees are subject to change without notice.
Please contact our program coordinator, Eva Medalsy at: 1-877-343-7606 for information on the cost of this program.
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