Ontario Tech University
Dr. Ameis is a Canadian Physiatrist with a dedication to improving the quality of medicolegal evaluation through evidence-based guideline development, core and advanced expert-witness skill training. He has maintained a balanced approach to plaintiff/defence medicolegal examination over a 40 year career.
Dr. Ameis is Board Certified in the US and Canada (DABPM&R, FRCSC), and has completed U.S. Pain Medicine Sub-Specialty Certification (2003-13), and the UMontreal Diploma in Medico-Legal Expertise He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). In 2018 he was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Fac. Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University. In 2010 he was awarded a Canada Revenue Agency Scientific Research & Educational Development Grant for his research on Tele-Medicine protocols for remote medico-legal assessments.
A recipient of the Canadian Society of Medical Examiners Lacerte Award for Clinical Excellence, he has served as Vice Chair of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) Designated Assessment Centre oversight committee; on the FSCO Expert Panel for Catastrophic Impairment; on the Technical and Core Scientific Teams and Guideline Expert Panel of the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration; and as co-author of the FSCO Common Traffic Injury Rehabilitation Guideline Report. He has done research on the KOSCHI tool for paediatric TBI impairment evaluation, and was a researcher and co-author of the Global Spine Care Initiative report on evidence-based guidelines for spinal trauma and pain management for underserviced regions. He is a Past-President of the Toronto MedicoLegal Society and a Past President and Founding Member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators. His professional time is divided between EBM neuro-MSK clinical guideline development, and providing analysis/litigation support for serious/complex medicolegal claims or suspected claim-fraud.
He lives with his lovely wife in Toronto Ontario. Non-work interests include SCUBA-diving, family genealogy, boating in Georgian Bay, biblical archaeology, opera chorus singing and zoom-calling grandchildren.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET