Professional Ethics, Marijuana (Cannabis) and Opioid Crisis


One Day Only - Friday, October 18, 2019

National Mid-Year Meeting of the ACLM* and WILM**

Practical CME (12 Hours) and CLE (7 Hours) Conference on

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center Hotel
741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK



  • Implications of Ethics for Medicine and Law Professionals

  • Crossings and Violations of Boundaries - Nonsexual and Sexual

    • Recommending Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis)

    • Ethical, Medical and Legal Aspects of Prescribing Opioids

  • The Drug Court

  • Consequences of Unprofessional Conduct: Administrative, Licensing Board, Civil and Criminal Actions


This continuing medical and legal education seminar is designed for professionals who would like to improve their ethical knowledge and practices. It will also present updates on controlled substances, opioids, medicinal marijuana (Cannabis), the Drug Court and Liability issues.

Attendees will learn best practices that will ensure that their ethical knowledge and behaviors meet applicable standards, laws, and regulations. These skills will help improve medical care and law practice, and will help ensure that attendees’ practices conform to ethical requirements. This course with enduring materials and supplementary pre-course materials fills a gap in professional training.  The Supplementary Pre-Course Materials for Medical Ethics and Professionalism include Practical Medical Ethics and Professionalism; they account for six of the 12 CME hours described below.

Speakers and Moderators: (Click on Name to view Photo and Bio-Sketch)

  • The Honorable Noma D. Gurich, Program Co-Chair, Chief Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court

  • The Honorable Judge Scott Rowland, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

  • The Honorable Judge Michael Tupper, Cleveland County District Court, Re: Drug Courts

  • The Honorable Judge Leah Edwards, McClain County Courthouse

  • The Honorable Mike Hunter, Oklahoma State Attorney General

  • Commissioner Terri L. White, MSW, OK Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

  • Chief Agent Craig Williams, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs Control  

  • Larry Bookman, MD, OSMA President, OCMS Past President, Gastroenterologist

  • Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, FCLM, President, WILM, San Mateo, CA; ACLM Past President; Psychiatrist

  • Lyle R. Kelsey, MBA, CAE, CMBE, Executive Director, Oklahoma Medical Board, Oklahoma City

  • Ghazi Rayan, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, OUHSC: Director, Oklahoma Hand Fellowship Program, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City

  • S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD, FCLM, Program Chair, ACLM Past President, WILM Vice-President

  • Mary J. Wall, MD, JD, FCLM, ACLM Secretary, Past President, Ohio State Medical Assoc., Bellevue, Ohio


CME Accreditation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Legal Medicine and the Western Institute of Legal Medicine. The American College of Legal Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sandy Sanbar, Vice President, WILM
Phone: 405-229-7295
Email: sandysanbar@gmail.com

Pat Barrick, Administrator
Email: Administrator@WILM-Ed.org
Phone: (650) 212-4904  Fax: (650) 212-4905
Website: https://wilm-ed.org/




7:00 A.M. - Reception Desk Open, Registration, Sign in, and Continental Breakfast
7:50 A.M. - Welcome remarks

SESSION ONE -                      ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM                                        SPEAKERS

Moderators:               Chief Justice Noma Gurich and Ghazi Rayan, MD

8:00 - 8:30 A.M. -          Crossing and Violating Ethical Boundaries                      Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD
8:30 - 9:00 A.M. -          Consequences of Unprofessional Conduct                      Marvin Firestone, MD, JD
9:00 - 9:30 A.M. -          Professional Ethics - A view from the Bench                   Chief Justice Noma Gurich
9:30 - 10:00 A.M. -        Panel Discussion - Questions and Answers (Speakers and Moderators)

10:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. - BREAK


SESSION TWO-                      MARIJUANA (CANNABIS)


Moderators:               Chief Justice Noma Gurich and Lyle R. Kelsey, MBA, CAE, CMBE

10:15 -10:45 A.M. -       Medical Marijuana - Public Health Concerns          Commissioner Terri White, ODMHSAS

10:45 - 11:15 A.M. -      Marijuana and Opioid Abuse, Diversion and PMP   Chief Agent Craig Williams, OBN

11:15 - 11:45 A.M. -      Marijuana Abuse    - A view from the bench          Judge Leah Edwards, McClain County

11:45 - 12:15 P.M. -      Panel Discussion - Questions and Answers (Speakers and Moderators)


12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. -             LUNCH (provided as part of registration) 




Moderators:                       Honorable Noma Gurich and Mary J. Wall, MD, JD, Bellevue, Ohio

1:15 - 1:45 P.M. -          Opioid Abuse and the Drug Court -               Judge Michael Tupper, Cleveland County
                                                                                                    and Judge Leah Edwards, McClain County

1:45 - 2:15 P.M. -          Opioids - Licensing Board and Civil actions-   OK State Attorney General Mike Hunter

2:15 - 2:45 P.M. -          Opioids - Criminal Actions                            Judge Scott Rowland, Oklahoma Court of

                                                                                                            Criminal Appeals

2:45 - 3:15 P.M. -          Panel Discussion - Questions and Answers (Speakers and Moderators)


3:15 P.M.                                 ADJOURN

IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the live presentations, 6 Hours CME, there is also a Supplemental Pre-Course study materials on Professional Ethics, up to 6 more Hours of CME for clinicians.

* ACLM - American College of Legal Medicine.                  ** WILM - Western Institute of Legal Medicine







Hotel Location and How to Reserve a Room. 

To view Hotel, please click on this Website link: 

TEL: +1-405-239-3900

. Option 1 for Reservations (or 1-800-EMBASSY)


The group code is: DWJ

Contacts: Shaina Bennett, Sales Manager, or Sara at sara.yarbrough@hilton.com or 405-772-1174

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown /Medical Center

741 North Phillips Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 

Sales Office:  405-772-1182                        FAX: +1-405-239-3901

Bennett, Sales Manager 

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown /Medical Center

741 North Phillips Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 

Sales Office:  405-772-1182 
TEL: +1-405-239-3900         FAX: +1-405-239-3901


Convenient access to Lincoln Boulevard, The State Capitol, Interstate 2-35, and the

Bricktown Entertainment District.Perfect location for a Conference.  


Overnight Accommodations Sleeping Rooms 

Through 10/17/19 Standard Suites


Nightly Suite Room Rates

  Single Rate and Double Rate: $149.00

 Triple Rate $159.00

Quad Rate Standard Suites  $169.00 

Each additional guest above two occupants will incur a $10.00/person/night fee

 to cover cost of breakfast and managers reception. 

Guest rooms are subject to applicable taxes (Currently at 14.125% tax)  

Hotel Parking Space


 Event Only guests will have complimentary parking.· 

 Parking Fees apply to overnight guests only ·  

Self-Parking is available for all registered hotel guests at a rate of $12.00/Day.    

Self-parking spaces are limited and available on a first come - first served basis.  

The hotel offers a valet parking option once the lot has reached its capacity





Registration Fee: 


  • $270.00 per person, includes lunch and breaks. 

  • Early registration 10% discount ($270 - 27) = $243.00


  • Make check for $243.00 payable to: WILM (Western Institute of Legal Medicine)

  • Make sure to include your name, degree(s), address, phone number and email address 

  • Mail check to:   
    WILM (Western Institute of Legal Medicine)                                                                                            Attention: Michael Firestone, JD, MBA
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