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Patient Advocacy Association Announces Medical Malpractice Conference

The Code Blue Conference - Breaking the Code of Silence 2016 -- will convene patient safety advocates, attorneys, civic leaders, policymakers, physicians, nurses, and decision-makers to discuss key issues regarding medical malpractice.Scott Eldredge, President of the National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association, medical malpractice attorney and shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., will be one of the top speakers at the first Code Blue Conference. He will address this year’s theme “Medical Malpractice and its Effect on America”


Other speakers include:

  • Mia St. John, National Spokesperson for NMMAA, professional boxer and mental health advocate
  • Dr. Paul Byrne, Medical Physician
  • JoAnne Doroshow, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Democracy
  • Mari Robinson, Executive Director, Texas Medical Board
  • Athena Roe, Probate & Guardianship Consultant
  • Chip Wagar, Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will be hosted at the luxurious Hotel Galvez Resort & Spa, October 17-19, 2016. The non-partisan, nonprofit Code Blue Conference is the first event of its kind, designed to attract attendees for two dynamic days to meet with professionals who are committed to the safety of patients as it relates to medical malpractice.

Eldredge and the other speakers will share their experience and expertise on a range of topics including:

  • The legal climate
  • Mental health
  • End of life decisions
  • Advocacy
  • Medical boards
  • Probate & guardianship

Passion for the truth

Deirdre Gilbert

"All of our speakers are top leaders in their fields and their passion for change, passion for the truth and collective wisdom is what makes this conference so unique. Not only that but it is in Galveston!" said Deirdre Gilbert, National Director of National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association.

Exclusive to the Code Blue Conference, Video Take will offers attendees the chance to tell their story, and Meet Up will create the opportunity to meet the guest speakers and to ask questions. Conference attendees will also get to meet other advocates and community leaders at the Meet & Greet, which includes live entertainment and a silent auction by Grandstand Auctions.

"Breaking the Code of Silence" is presented by The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association and co-hosted by Houston Peace & Justice Center. It is also underwritten by organizations including Wyndham Hotels, 4imprint, Travel Leaders, Chip Wagar, Pink City Corporation, Oriental Trading and Grandstand Auctions.

The registration rate is $125 per person, $129 a night for room reservations, $335 for vendors and is available until July 31st, 2016. Learn more at To apply for media credentials please contact LeAnna Eckhardt, ./td>

Mia St. John

Professional Boxer
Mental Health Advocate

Dr. Paul Byrne

End of Life Decisions

Joanne Doroshow

Executive Director
Center for Justice & Democracy

Chip Wagar

Medical Malpractice

Mari Robinson

Executive Director
Texas Medical Board

Scott Eldredge

President, Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers

Athena Roe

Probate Reform

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