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Attend this information-packed course to learn the latest on how to successfully litigate or mediate these challenging claims. An expert and multidisciplinary faculty will address disputes over fibromyalgia, chronic pain, post-traumatic migraine, TMJ, and mild TBI, with emphasis on questions of proof and credibility in the light of current law.

> Essential Medical Information For Counsel

  • The range of invisible injuries
  • Diagnostics available in a given case – what do the various medical specialties contribute? who is qualified to opine on what?
  • Rising technologies (e.g. spec scan)

> Current State of the Law on Invisible Injury Claims

  • Overview of seminal cases
  • What the courts expect as foundational evidence required to support the claim
  • Invisible injury in the context of MIG and CAT including the new CAT definition–getting out of the MIG and into CAT
  • Scope of damages in these cases
  • Long-term disability claims and the invisible injury
  • Building the Plaintiff’s Case From First To Last: Making the Invisible Visible
  • Getting what you need to substantiate the theory of your case and to present it effectively.
  • Credibility of the plaintiff and of experts
  • Opening and closing statements
  • Use of demonstrative evidence
  • Proving damages

> Defences and Constructing the Defence Case

  • Including: pre-existing conditions, secondary gain

> Ethical and Professional Issues In Advancing or Defending Against Claims of Invisible Injuries


Program Chairs

  • David Lackman, Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Dena Oberman, Brown & Burnes
  • Antonella F. Albano, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Claims Dept., Intact Insurance Company
  • Dr. David Berbrayer, Physiatrist & Consultant, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Ronald P. Bohm, SBMB Law
  • John Burnes, Brown & Burnes
  • Mark Elkin Q.C., Thompson, Tooze, McLean & Elkin
  • Susan E. Gunter, Dutton Brock LLP
  • Meghan M. Hull Jacquin, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
  • Alfred M. Kwinter, Singer Kwinter
  • Gregory Neinstein, Neinstein LLP
  • Wendy H. Sokoloff, Sokoloff Lawyers
  • Paul Tushinski, Dutton Brock LLP
  • Dr. Karen Wiseman, Psy. D., C. Psych, ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 60 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Date Recorded

April 19, 2017

Program Details

Date & Time

May 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Personal injury counsel (plaintiff’s and defendant’s/insurers)
  • Insurance professionals including senior adjusters

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