Day 1, Thursday, September 06, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome by Co-Chairs
Amy E. Garrett, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL
Brenda G. Baum, HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, IL
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Candice C. Kusmer, Kurowski Shultz LLC, O'Fallon, IL
David W. Aubrey, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Minnesota Law Update
David E. Scouton, Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek, PLLP, Duluth, MN
Chad C. Alexander, Sieben Polk P.A., Eagan, MN
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Alternative Medical Causation in Asbestos Cases
Paul L. Knobbe, Goldberg Segalla, St. Louis
Luke Dalton, SWMW Law, St. Louis
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Women in the Law
Honorable Ellen Sue Levy, Missouri 21st Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis County, St. Louis
Allyson Romani, Shrader & Associates L.L.P., Alton, IL
Margaret Samadi, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Jacqueline Redmond, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., St. Louis
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A New Approach to Low Dose Cases
Mark G. Zellmer, Husch Blackwell LLP, St. Louis
J. Conard Metcalf, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Emerging Trends in Genetics
• Update on EPA's Actions On An Asbestos Ban Under Amended TSCA
• Preview of Mesothelioma Abstracts from IASLC Meeting
• Update on Mesothelioma and Genetic Issues, Including Findings From The Cancer Genome Atlas and Multi-Gene Testing Possibilities
• Comments on Smoking and Mesotheliomas
Kirk. T. Hartley, LSP Group LLC, Chicago
Bill Kohlburn, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis Asbestos Cases: Practice Pointers
Hon. Elizabeth B. Hogan, Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis City, St. Louis
Aaron Heckaman, Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, Houston
Rebecca A. Nickelson, HeplerBroom LLC, St. Louis
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Madison County Roundtable
Honorable Stephen Stobbs, Illinois Circuit Court, Madison County, Edwardsville, IL
Eric P. Hall, HeplerBroom, LLC, Edwardsville, IL
Christopher T. Layloff, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception
Networking Cocktail Reception is Sponsored by Flint Law Firm LLC.