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2018 FSMB Board Attorneys Workshop

November 8-9, 2018

Designed specifically for attorneys and legal staff of state medical and osteopathic boards, including individuals involved with the investigation and prosecution of physician licensure and disciplinary cases, the FSMB’s Board Attorneys Workshop provides participants with the opportunity to share and exchange valuable information on case experiences, best practices and current issues pertinent to board attorneys. 

Upon completion of this educational activity, attendees will be able to: 

  • Identify and discuss dynamics and legal issues that may influence how medical and osteopathic boards discipline physicians in the future.
  • Describe strategies used by medical and osteopathic board attorneys to protect the public.
  • Investigate options for improving state medical and osteopathic boards’ performance and effectiveness in protecting the public. 

Registration & Cancellations 

REGISTRATION FEES:

 

Medical Board Legal Counsel & Staff

No Fee

State Board Member

No Fee

Non-Member

$795

CLE Documentation Fee (Board & Non-board)

$ 15


For medical board legal counsel and staff, there is no registration fee.  The non-member fee is $795. The CLE documentation fee for both board and non-member attendees is $15.00. 

All attendees are asked to register for the workshop. If you wish to register for the 2018 Board Attorneys Workshop online, you may do so through our secured online site. Click here to register. Credit card payments should also be made at this web site. Accepted credit cards include Visa and MasterCard. For your protection, the FSMB advises against providing credit card information by fax or email.

Registration cancellations must be received by FSMB no later than October 26, 2018. No refunds will be provided after this date, and attendees are responsible for cancelling all flight and hotel arrangements. 

Agenda

The planning committee for this year's Board Attorneys Workshop has been working hard to offer attendees another engaging and informative workshop. The agenda will be available soon.  

Hotel Rates & Reservations 

The 2018 FSMB Board Attorneys Workshop will be held at: 

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
512-476-3700 

Attendee room rates:
$239/double-single rate.
Group rate will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after based on availability. 

Hotel reservations may be made by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI. You may also book online using the following link—Reservations Link 

The special room rate will be available until Wednesday, October 17, 2018, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. 

NOTE:   All reservations must be guaranteed by valid major credit card.  First night’s deposit will be charged.  Cancellations are required 72 hours in advance of arrival.   Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made 72 hours in advance of arrival. 

Check-In Time:      3:00 PM
Check-Out Time:  12:00 PM 

Participants are responsible for their hotel reservations, travel arrangements and other expenses. 

Ground Transportation 

Austin Bergstrom International Airport is approximately eleven (11) miles from the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. Taxi and shuttle service are available: 

  1. If you need a taxi, the minimum fare for taxi customers is $12.30 which includes a $1.00 airport surcharge.  The approximate cost, one-way, from the airport to the hotel is $25.00. 
  2. Several Austin area shuttle companies are available at the airport. 

Continuing Legal Education Credits 

FSMB will be working with the State Bar of Texas to determine the exact number of Continuing Legal Education credits to be offered. 

Program Materials

In an effort to reduce the amount of paper we use at our programs, all materials will be included on a flash drive at the time of the workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring a fully-charged laptop computer with them. 

Attire 

Business-casual attire is appropriate for all meeting functions. Average temperatures for Austin in mid-November are highs in the 60’s – 70’s and lows in the 50’s.  We recommend dressing in layers as the temperature in meeting rooms and personal comfort vary widely and are difficult to regulate at times. 

Tourism Information 

Capitalize on modern comfort and luxury amenities at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, offering an unparalleled experience in the Lone Star State’s capital. Enjoy spectacular views, well-appointed accommodations and easy access to Austin Convention Center, the Texas State Capitol and the 6th Street Entertainment District. Whether you’re seeking high culture, live music or an unforgettable event, you’ll always find what you’re looking for.  More information about area attractions, dining and entertainment venues can be found at Visit Austin and the Austin Chamber.

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