Marshaling Our Community to Support Title IX

Date: October 16, 2019
Registration & Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:45 am
Conference Conclusion: 4:30 pm
Location: Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa
Audience: Program Directors & Program Coordinators

RSVP Required

Conference Details

Keynote Speaker Bio

Laura Sigman, MD, JD


Dr. Laura Sigman is an expert in medical law, policy, and risk management; a practicing physician; and a licensed attorney. With her unique, multidisciplinary perspective, she devises strategic solutions to problems bridging law and medicine. Areas of expertise include best practices in regulatory compliance, patient safety, quality improvement, and systems efficiency.

Dr. Sigman is a nationally-recognized expert who speaks regularly on issues including best practices in handling adverse events; risk management; medical malpractice; and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. She is known as a collaborative problem-solver, creative thought leader, strong advocate, and trusted advisor on complex medical, legal, and policy questions. She is frequently consulted on a range of health care and compliance questions and has led legislative initiatives, testified for the successful passage of health-related bills, and served as a health policy consultant for a congressional candidate.

Schedule Details

7:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome & Worship

Daniel Giang, MD, Vice-President, GME, DIO, LLUH

Morning Session 
9:00 am - 10:30 am The Impact of Title IX on GME

Laura Sigman, MD

Dr. Laura Sigman is an expert in medical law, policy, and risk management; a practicing physician; and a licensed attorney. With her unique, multidisciplinary perspective, she devises strategic solutions to problems bridging law and medicine. Areas of expertise include best practices in regulatory compliance, patient safety, quality improvement, and systems efficiency.

10:45 am - 11:45 am LLUH Panel: Investigating Allegations

Kent Hansen, Counsel, Office of General Counsel, LLUH

Christian Johnston, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, LLUH

Sara Matus, Executive Director, Office of Operational Excellence, LLUAHSC

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Giang, LLUH

11:45 am - 12:30 pm LLUH Panel: Faces of Title IX: Real Life Experiences

Joanie Columbia, MD, PGY 5, Orthopedic Surgery

Amy Schill-Depew, MD, Physician Leader for Resident Wellness & VA Faculty

Amy Hayton, MD, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs & Wellness, LLUH School of Medicine & VA Faculty

Sonny Lee, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine, LLUH

Maheswari Senthil, MD, Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology, LLUH

Tammi Thomas, MD, Dean, School of Medicine, LLUH

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Giang, LLUH

Afternoon Session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on the Terrace

GME Awards, Pat-On-The-Back Program Director, Above & Beyond Program Coordinator 

Marilyn Houghton, Executive DIrector, GMEO

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Medical Board of California - Licensing Program

Lisa Toof, Licensing Outreach Manager

Dalia Demian, Associate Governmental Program Analyst 

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Workshop: Practical Preparation for What Lies Ahead

Dr. Sigman & Dr. Giang

LLUH Case Studies

Directions from Loma Linda University Medical Center (29 miles)

  • Get on I-215 N in San Bernardino from Barton Rd and S Waterman Ave
  • Take exit 46A for CA-210 E toward Highland
  • Take exit 76 for CA-18/Waterman Ave
  • Turn left onto Daley Canyon Rd
  • Continue onto CA-189 E
  • Turn left on Village Bay, then turn left onto Lake Resort Rd

List Directions

Location Map