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2017 FSMB Board Attorneys Workshop 
November 8 — 9, 2017

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.



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 2017 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.

To register by mail, please complete and mail the registration form. Checks should be made payable to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) with “2017 Board Attorneys Workshop” noted on the memo line. Completed registration forms, along with payment, should be mailed to:

Attn: Education Services
400 Fuller Wiser Road, Suite 300
Euless, TX 76039
Phone: (817) 868-4037
Fax: (817) 868-4123

Registration cancellations must be received by FSMB no later than October 27, 2017. No refunds will be provided after this date, and attendees are responsible for cancelling all flight and hotel arrangements.


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

Hotel Accommodations

The 2017 FSMB Board Attorneys Workshop will be held at:

Kimpton Solamar Hotel
435 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA  92101

Attendee room rates:
$153/double-single (this is the prevailing Government rate. Government ID must be presented upon check-in to receive this rate)

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

The special room rate will be available until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Cancellations must be provided to the Hotel at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival.

Check-In Time:      4:00 PM
Check-Out Time:  11:00 AM

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

Ground Transportation

San Diego International Airport is approximately three miles from the Kimpton Solamar Hotel. Taxi and shuttle service are available:


  1. If you need a taxi, follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas, located at the lower level curb of all terminals of the San Diego International Airport. A Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a specific taxicab company. The approximate cost, one-way, from the airport to the hotel is $10-$13.


  1. Several San Diego airport shuttle companies are available at the airport for the approximate cost of $8 per person, one-way. Shuttle service is available at the Transportation Plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside at the Commuter Terminal. From Terminal 1, you must cross the skybridge and take either the escalators or the elevators to street level. From Terminal 2, use the pedestrian crosswalk conveniently located outside the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area to access the Transportation Plaza. A Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available shuttle, unless you specify a particular company

Continuing Legal Education Credits

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

Program Materials

Since we are trying 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. 


Business-casual attire is appropriate for all meeting functions. Average temperatures for San Diego 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

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south, San Diego is spread out over 4,200 miles, as well as over 70 miles of coastline. The Kimpton Solamar Hotel is situated near San Diego Bay, between the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. Shopping, dining and entertainment venues can be found steps away in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.