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Meeting Challenges in Medical Staffing: Hiring, Retention, and Managing Liability

Fall 2023 Live CME Webinar

A discussion of strategies and techniques for staff management, labor laws, and workplace risks.

Earn 2 CME credits, including 1 ethics credit. Additionally, TMLT policyholders may earn a 3% discount on their next eligible policy period.


Thursday, November 16, 2023
6-8 p.m. — CME presentation
Webinar link opens at 5:45 p.m.

Policyholders $50
Non-policyholders $100




  • Identify best practices and innovative solutions for hiring and retaining medical staff in the post-pandemic landscape;
  • Discuss how to avoid liability issues such as discrimination, harassment, workplace violence and other staffing and workplace risks; and
  • Discuss risk management strategies and protocols to mitigate medical liability issues involving staff.


Teri Deabler, CMPE, COE is a practice management consultant with 25+ years’ experience in healthcare management creating high performing teams in private practices across the country. Her expertise includes revenue cycle management, practice relocations with construction project management, operational process improvement and team building. Ms. Deabler is a Certified Practice Management Executive through MGMA, as well as a Certified Ophthalmic Executive through ASOA. She trained at the GE Learning Center on Change Acceleration Process and Work-Out. 

Linda Schoonmaker, JD is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department at Seyfarth Shaw's Houston office and has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment law since 1994. For over three decades, Linda has defended employers in lawsuits, arbitrations and administrative changes brought by employees and governmental agencies throughout the United States.

Tanya Babitch is the Assistant Vice President of Risk Management at Texas Medical Liability Trust. She has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Before joining TMLT in 2002, Tanya earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and worked at St. David’s Medical Center in health information management and continuing medical education (CME) planning.

TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

The Texas Medical Liability Trust is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by TMLT for one credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Teri Deabler, Linda Schoonmaker, and Tanya Babitch have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. TMLT staff, planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.