Online Virtual Event
May 11-12, 2021
CE/CLE Credits
5 Total Credits Available
Sponsor Deadline
April 7, 2021

About the plus healthcare & medical PL symposium

Join key players in the healthcare and medical professional liability insurance industry

The PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium is the most valuable experience of the year, bringing together healthcare and medical professional liability insurance thought-leaders to share knowledge and connect.

This year, the event will be held in a virtual platform to accommodate COVID-19 safety measures.  Don’t miss out – register today!

What to Expect on a Virtual Platform


Your registration provides full access to the entire event on one platform.  A log-in will be provided in the days prior to the event and you will be able to view all sessions, find other attendees, meet with event sponsors and ask the speakers questions through chat.


Most sessions are live with premier video conferencing visuals.  Speakers and panels will be discussing healthcare and medical topics while on video and showing slides during the presentation.

The Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium sessions run consecutively, giving you the opportunity to watch every session.  Breaks in between sessions are a chance to get up and move around.


After the event has concluded, all session recordings will be available directly on the Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium event platform for three months.  You can watch sessions and download any additional media even after the event.

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Our Agenda

Customize your agenda to fit your topics and interests.
Bill Burns  
Market Update by Conning (CE/CLE Eligible)
10:00am - 11:00am CT

Bill Burns of Conning will discuss 2020 MPL insurance industry financial results and the key drivers of these results. This session will provide Conning’s perspective on challenges MPL insurers are facing, including changes in healthcare that are impacting these insurers as well as Conning’s view of what the future might hold for the MPL market.

Charles David Cash, JD, LLM,ARM  Alice Epstein, MSHHA, DFASHRM, FNAHQ  
The Explosion of Telehealth
11:15am - 12:00pm CT

With the continued shift to telehealth options, tune into this discussion that explores what underwriters need to know about the potential exposures and risks their insureds might face.

Jeffrey Coyle  James McGarity  Brant Poling  Richard Henderson (Moderator)  
MPL Claims: Dissecting 2020 and Looking to the Future (CE/CLE Eligible)
12:15pm - 1:15pm CT

This session will start by discussing what happened with MPL claims in 2020 through the eyes of a claims manager, seasoned defense counsel, and jury research professional. The group will then explore what the immediate future may hold for the MPL world.

Sompo International
R&D Strategic Solutions
Brianna Nordaune, CPCU, ARe (Moderator)  Ravi Pachai  Ian Sawyer  Raquel Conrad  Nicholas Pipitone  
Perspectives on Reinsurance
1:30pm - 2:15pm CT

Industry experts will discuss their perspectives on the med mal industry and the reinsurance market.

Annice Ma  Aaron Wells  Anjali Das  Lisa Jaffee, RPLU (Moderator)  
Existing and Emerging Cyber Risk in the Medical Industry (CE/CLE Eligible)
2:30pm - 3:30pm CT

Advances in technology have transformed the healthcare industry’s delivery of healthcare. However, with more healthcare facilities now relying on computer-based systems, the potential risks have evolved as well. Healthcare organizations are subject to stringent laws and regulations requiring them to maintain the privacy and security of their data, while at the same time, they are faced with increased cyber risks from cyber criminals. This session will discuss the cyber risks healthcare organizations face, the duties they have to protect the security of data and the consequences for failure to fulfill these obligations, as well as mechanisms available to assist healthcare organizations in managing their cyber security risks.

Marsh, Cyber Practice
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
GB Specialty/Western Litigation
Happy Hour
3:45pm - 4:45pm CT

To round out the first day of the Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium, a mixologist will walk us through making a signature cocktail before trivia kicks off. Join us for drinks, trivia, and fun!

Michelle Foster Earle  
Coffee Chat
9:15am - 9:45 am CT

An informal discussion on healthcare and medical professional liability hot topics.

Lori Semlies  Paul Greve, JD, RPLU  Peter Cridland  
COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle? (CE/CLE Eligible)
10:00am - 11:00am CT

This session will review and analyze actual and potential MPL claims related to COVID-19 as well as the laws enacted providing immunity for these types of claims at the federal and state levels and challenges to those laws or executive orders. The session will explore actual and potential claims against nursing homes and hospitals and touch on claims against miscellaneous health care facilities and physicians.

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Markel Specialty
Dr. Ronald Dunlap  Joe Zorola, CPCU  
Disparities in Health and Healthcare
11:15am - 12:00pm CT

Studies have shown that despite improvements in the overall health of the country, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of healthcare as they are less likely to receive routine medical care and face higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The pandemic has brought into focus the disparities in the nation’s economically vulnerable populations and the toll it is taking on minority community. In this session, Joe Zorola and Ronald Dunlap, M.D. will discuss disparities in health and healthcare, the challenges to address these disparities, and the effects on MPL insurance industry.

Kelly L. Connors  La'Vonda McLean  Beth A.H. Strapp (Moderator)  
Healthcare Financial Lines Expanding and Emerging Exposures (CE/CLE Eligible)
12:15pm - 1:15pm CT

Healthcare financial lines exposures were expanding before the pandemic but since Covid arrived on the scene, these exposures have not only become more acute but new exposures are emerging. Over the past several years, liability exposures have expanded due factors including industry consolidation, increased regulation, reduced reimbursement and reaction to issues like #metoo, and more reently, inclusion and diversity. Social Inflation has put additional pressure. This session will focus on how each of the financial lines exposures is expanding and where there are emerging exposures to watch. The presentation will provide an overview of current trends, risk reduction measures to be taken as well as underwriting and broking strategies that will improve the underwriting placement process.

Willis Towers Watson

Our Speakers

Don’t miss what some of the best and the brightest in the professional liability insurance industry have to say.

Our Sponsors

PLUS sponsors are an important part of this event and we are excited to see many new this year and returning from previous years.
Great American Insurance Group

Sponsorship is still available!  It’s a great opportunity to feature your brand in front of a large professional liability audience.
Click here to see sponsorship options.


Registration for the 2021 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium is now open.  PLUS Members save $200 on the registration fee.  Become a PLUS member prior to registering for the Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium and save on the rest of your PLUS purchases throughout the year!


Member Registration$325.00
Non-Member Registration$525.00