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Day 1, Friday, October 17, 2014

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome By Co-Chairs

V. Brian Bevon, Motley Rice, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Louis P. Herns, Pierce, Herns, Sloan & Wilson, LLC, Charleston, SC

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

What to Expect from Your Expert in Smoking Lung Cancer Cases and Non-Smoking Lung Cancer Cases

Allan Feingold, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP, Medical Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, South Miami Hospital, Miami

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

“Cigarette Warnings” in the United States – You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

• Consumers Prior to Having Warning Labels
• The Federal Government and the Tobacco Industry
• The Use of New Graphic Warnings
Louis P. Herns, Pierce, Herns, Sloan & Wilson, LLC, Charleston, SC

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lung Cancer – Asbestos and Smoking Synergy

Thomas A. Sporn, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Pathology/Pathology Clinical Services, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A Comparison of State Case Filing Criteria

• Current Filings and Trends: Focus on CA, FL, IL, NY, OH, PA and SC
• What Are the Similarities and Differences?
• Review of the Statutes, Case Law and CMOs Governing the Filing of Lung Cancer Cases
• Review and Implementation and Enforcement of Procedural Criteria that Must be Met Before Cases are Put on Trial Calendars
E. Elaine Shofner, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP, Atlanta
S. Christopher Collier, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP, Atlanta
D. Todd Mathews, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL
Randy L. Gori, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Alternative Causes of Lung Cancer

• Looking for Other Causes of Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers
• Second- and Third-Hand Smoke Exposures
• Other Potential Exposures - Radon, Chemical, Radiation, etc.
Michael J. Block, Wilbraham, Lawler & Buba, Philadelphia
V. Brian Bevon, Motley Rice, Mt. Pleasant, SC

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Causation in Relation to Asbestos Exposure vs. Cigarette Smoking

• Duration and Concentration of Exposure
Patrick N. Haines, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, Austin, TX
Eric D. Cook, Willcox & Savage, P.C., Norfolk, VA

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Lung Cancer: Preparing for and Cross-Examining Experts

• What to Look for in Medical Records
• Individual Risk Factors
• Recent Developments
Susan J. Cole, Bice Cole Law Firm, P.L., Coral Gables, FL
David A. Jagolinzer, The Ferraro Law Firm, Miami
Richard D. Schuster, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus, OH

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maritime Law and Lung Cancer Cases

John E. Herrick, Motley Rice, Mt. Pleasant, SC

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception




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October 17, 2014

7:45AM - 6:00PM

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