Oklahoma State Medical Association
Annual Rural Physician Section CME Meeting
January 27, 2018
OSMA Headquarters
313 N.E. 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105


The OSMA CME Planning Committee presents the following CME activity that addresses crucial issues facing physicians in their practice today. It is the intent of the OSMA CME Planning Committee to keep all physicians informed and updated on all malpractice issues and how to best deal with them if facing going to trial. This demonstration of a mock trial will include the role of three attorneys and one patient. The first scene will deal with Pre-op consultation between physician and patient, recommending aggressive spine surgery with little or no risk. Scene 2 will be patient has suffered significant operative complications with disabilities and sees physician for follow-up. The third scene will be the malpractice trial simulation and the fourth scene will be the closing arguments with attendees acting as the jury, followed by discussion.

Target Audience

The educational design addresses the needs and issues of healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, healthcare administrators, and office practice managers.


"The Anatomy of a Malpractice Case: My Worst Nightmare!" presented by Earl Ogletree, JD, Lane Krieger, JD, and Erin Renegar, JD

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


After attending the activity the physician should be able to:

  • Presentation of the initial claim/suit, medical legal risks involved with audience response; and
  • Discovery of claim/suit; proper record keeping and tips for risk reduction with audience response; and
  • Closing arguments of claim/suit, and audience response.

Accreditation Statement

The Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The OSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To officially receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and a CME certificate of participation, the attendee must complete the online evaluations for each presentation attended.

Faculty and Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, CME Planning Committee, faculty and reviewers are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with any area of medicine featured in these activities. 

The OSMA has implemented a system to resolve conflicts of interest for each CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and that the content is aligned with the mission of the OSMA CME Planning Committee.  Conflicts, if any, are resolved through one or more processes.  All CME content in this activity was independently reviewed to ensure that it is free of commercial bias.

The OSMA Planning Committee, Faculty and Reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  Disclosures of relevant financial relationships, if applicable, will be provided to participants prior to the presentations.

"The Oklahoma State Medical Association has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AC­CME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that the Oklahoma State Medical Association provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvements.

ACCMEThe ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc."