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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 30 or 60-minute conference presented over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has Internet access from any device. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory.

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No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 30 or 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.


No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your own device or conference room.


A device with an Internet connection is all you need. If your device does not have sound capabilities, the ability to dial in from a telephone is available.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector/monitor and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars. PAFMs attend for free.

PCPS members are able to register at the CPAFMA member rate.

Wayfair and Professional Liability Risk Management - MAPCast

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Stanley D. Sterna, JD, Vice President, Professional Firms Division, Aon and Deborah K. Rood, CPA, MST, Risk Control Consulting Director, Accountants Liability Insurance Program
Objective: Understand the Wayfair decision and learn strategies your firm can implement to reduce the risk of a professional liability claim related to the Wayfair decision.
Field of Study: Business Law
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
What do candy bars and CPA firms have in common? Wayfair. Is a candy bar food or candy? The answer is “it depends” and with the recent Wayfair Supreme Court decision, CPAs need to know why this is important, and be proactive in explaining it to clients that may be impacted. This session will help attendees understand the Wayfair decision and learn strategies your firm can implement to reduce the risk of a professional liability claim related to the Wayfair decision. If you’re covering or plan to cover this, keep the team at AICPA Member Insurance programs in mind. They can provide perspective via email or phone.

Presenter Bio(s)
Stanley D. Sterna, J.D. serves as Vice President in the Professional Firms Division of Aon. As a Claim and Risk Management Consultant, Stan provides quality control, claim/litigation management, and risk control expertise to many of the country's largest accounting firms. He also advises clients on broader enterprise risks including cyber liability. He supports business planning, client relations, and sales/marketing initiatives for the AICPA Professional Liability Program and Aon’s business partners.

Throughout his career, Stan has specialized in the defense of professionals. Since 1998, he has exclusively handled accountant’s professional liability claims and litigation. Before coming to Aon, Stan served as the Director of the Accountants Professional Liability Claim Unit for CNA, the nation's largest professional liability carrier for CPAs. As Director, he was responsible for strategic and business planning; training; client relations; sales/marketing development; IT enhancement; and day-to-day management of the claim unit. Stan is a frequent lecturer and published author on the subject of accountant’s professional liability.

Deb Rood is a Risk Control Consulting Director for the Accountants Professional Liability Insurance Program of Continental Casualty Company, a CNA company and the underwriter of the AICPA Professional Liability Insurance Program. She previously practiced public accounting for 19 years with regional public accounting firms.

Deb provides risk control consulting services for CPA firms in the AICPA program. She participates in the development and delivery of risk management training and education products including the live risk management seminar and self-study programs. She has also conducted presentations at various AICPA and state CPA society conferences and has authored numerous articles.

$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.