Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. Announces Inaugural Public Affairs Symposium

Conference will feature speakers from Californians Allied for Patient Protection, Capitol Advocacy, and Holland & Knight

LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2019— The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) announced today that its inaugural Public Affairs Symposium will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at CAP’s offices at 333 S. Hope Street in Los Angeles. An esteemed panel of experts will provide top-level policy commentary on the state of California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and other policy-related topics.

Attendees will hear about the potential threats facing the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA) from Lisa Maas, Executive Director of Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP) as she joins CAP’s team of policy advisors, Shane LaVigne, partner of Capitol Advocacy, and Peter Mitchell, CAP’s chief political consultant. This panel, moderated by Gordon Ownby, General Counsel of CAP will also examine state policy issues and election campaigns for 2020, including a discussion on the effects of California’s modified primary election schedule. A second panel, entitled “Healthcare Priorities in Congress,” will feature Robert H. Bradner, an attorney in Holland & Knight's Federal Practice.

“CAP remains committed to educating members and policymakers on our organization’s efforts to defend MICRA and support policies that safeguard patient access to quality healthcare in California,” said Mr. Ownby.

CAP’s Public Affairs Symposium is free to CAP members. Not only will attendees attain a deeper understanding of CAP’s advocacy efforts, they will also learn how they can become more involved.

“Since CAP’s inception in 1975, our physician members have demonstrated a notable commitment to public affairs, especially when it comes to preserving MICRA, which was enacted the same year,” says Gabriela Villanueva, Public Affairs Analyst, CAP, and Legislative Liaison, California Medical Group Management Association. “But the impact of state legislation and federal regulations on the practice of medicine does not stop with MICRA, and CAP wants to keep our members informed on a wide range of public affairs activities that directly affect their practices.”

For more information about this event, including information on how to register, please contact or call 213-473-8762.


About the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP), established in 1975, offers medical professional liability protection to over 12,000 of California's finest physicians through the Mutual Protection Trust. In 2013, CAP organized CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group, to bring liability insurance coverage to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and large medical groups. Based in Los Angeles, CAP also has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and Walnut Creek. For more information, visit CAP is licensed as a California surplus lines broker (License No. 0B72723). The insurance products provided under the CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group, program are issued by a “non-admitted” or “surplus line” insurer that is not licensed by the State of California.

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