Denise Dickerson Presents at Healthcare Conference in Texas

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Matthew C. O’Connell

Simulation training is a vital training method for medical professionals. How such simulations can help medical professionals prepare for their depositions and how to testify more effectively was demonstrated by Denise Dickerson, a Sutter O’Connell shareholder, to a diverse group of doctors, nurses and hospital administrators attending an International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare held in San Antonio, Texas on January 29.

The meeting was sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.  SSH’s Mission is to serve members of the healthcare field by fostering education, professional development and the advancement of research and innovation.

Denise frequently prepares, takes and defends depositions and trial testimony involving medical professionals and is actively involved in training such professionals in simulated sessions.

The attendees saw her interacting with medical professionals in simulated sessions. Following those sessions there was a question and answer session with the attendees.  The medical professionals received valuable pointers on how medical professionals can participate in preparing with their lawyers for their own legal defense, what a deposition is and is not designed to accomplish, and how to avoid common pitfalls in the deposition process.

Defending medical malpractice claims has become all-too-familiar for medical providers. Simulated sessions can better prepare the medical professional to assist in their preparation and can help them handle tough questions and testify more effectively, when it counts.

If you’d like more information on her presentation and the team at Sutter O’Connell that can help you develop effective strategies for the inevitable deposition, Denise can be reached at or via phone at 216-928-2200.