This session fulfills the renewal requirement (two credits every six years) for allopathic and osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida. The content is intended to remind physicians that sometimes the little things they do in everyday practice, like detailed documentation and simple screenings, can make a huge difference in the lives of patients.
Suzanne Harrison, MD
Florida State University College of Medicine
Dr. Harrison is Professor Emeritus at Florida State University College of Medicine. Prior to her retirement in 2022, Dr. Harrison served as Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health and Director of Clinical Programs. She has been a frequent lecturer for the Florida Medical Association. Advocacy and research interests center on violence and abuse, women’s health, women in medicine and medical education. Dr. Harrison has published manuscripts on intimate partner violence, human trafficking and child abuse.
Robin Hassler Thompson, MA, JD
Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC)
Robin Hassler Thompson, MA, JD, is the Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), non-profit agency she co-founded in 2015 to assist survivors of human trafficking. Also a consultant, Robin works with a wide range of clients including healthcare entities, public policy and human rights advocacy groups, and other non-governmental organizations. Her work focuses on how survivors of sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence and human trafficking can more effectively achieve support and justice in their lives. Robin’s work includes policy development and analysis, meeting planning and organization, training and education, public speaking, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
Robin has served on and held leadership positions on local, state and national boards and committees. In 2014, she was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to serve on Florida’s first Commission on Access to Civil Justice until June 2020. She served on the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, from 2011-2014 and chaired that body from 2012-14.
Robin led Florida’s first Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence from 1993-1998 as its Executive Director. At the request of the U. S. Department of Justice, she served on the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women. Robin holds both a Juris Doctorate and master’s degree from Florida State University and a B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C.