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Annual Convention


Summit Pharmacy

Ringler Associates

SBA Loan Group

Med Max USA

Ametros

Med Legals, Inc.

Needles

The TASA Group                          

Med Lien Solutions

Commonwealth Community Trust

Big Voodoo

Litify

LeadRival

Keswani Custom Tailors

Tabush Group

FileVine

NeuroInternational

Jim Dickens Printing & Promotions


2017 Annual Convention Materials
Click Session below for coordinating materials

Monday, 10/16—General Session CLE

8:15-8:45am

Federal Legislative Update

Michael Forscey, DC

8:45-9:15am

State WC Legislative Update

Charles R. Davoli, LA & Elliot Schreur, WILG Research Director

9:15-10:15am

Settling Future Medical & Making Sure Your Client is Protected and Medicare Set-Asides, what they do and do not include, best practices with administration, and the $$$ you could be leaving on the table

Ramon Malca, FL; Porter Leslie, Ametros, MA

Todd Franklin & Ahmad Zeki, Med Max, USA, MI & Marques Torbet, Ametros, MA, Annemarie Pantazis, NC

10:30am-12:00pm

Settling Future Medical & Making Sure Your Client is Protected and Medicare Set-Asides, what they do and do not include, best practices with administration, and the $$$ you could be leaving on the table

Ramon Malca, FL; Porter Leslie, Ametros, MA

Todd Franklin & Ahmad Zeki, Med Max, USA, MI & Marques Torbet, Ametros, MA, Annemarie Pantazis, NC

1:00-2:00pm

The State of Digital Marketing & How Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Find New Customers

Isha Vij, Google, NY

2:15-3:00pm

Opioid Protocol-Prescribing Protocols/Rehab

Dr. Joel Morton, D.O., Summit Pharmacy, AZ

3:00-4:00pm

FitBit & Facebook Frenzy: Ethics & Social Media for Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Tom Domer, WI

Tuesday, 10/17-Workers’ Compensation

8:00-8:45am

Changes to SSD Practice Under the New Regulations

Christopher Latham, NY

8:45-9:30am

Nuts & Bolts on Liens/ERISA and Subrogation

Eric Buchanan, TN

9:30-10:00am

Advocating for Access to Workers Comp and Rights: Opportunities through Legal-Community Collaborations

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, COSH, MA

11:00-11:45am

Malingering-Psychologist v DME

Brad Harris, KY

11:45am-12:45pm

National Trends in Workers’ Compensation: Results from WCRI Research

John Ruser, Ph.D., President & CEO, WCRI, MA

12:45-1:30pm

Behind the Curtain Look from the Defense Side

Eric Christensen, FL & Robert Brown, FL

FECA CLE

8:00-8:45am

What’s Up at the OWCP (Office of Workers' Compensation Programs)?

Steve Brown, CA

8:45-9:30am

ECAB (Employees' Compensation Appeals Board) Year in Review

Dan Goodkin, CA

9:30-10:00am

Emotional Injury Claims: friction and strain doctrine & other theories to establish compensable factors of employment for emotional injuries

Jeff Zeelander, PA

11:00-11:45am

LWEC (Loss of Wage Earning Capacity)

Marty Kaplan, NC

11:45am-12:45pm

OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs) People

Adam Calendrillo, DC

12:45-1:30pm

ECAB (Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board) People

TBD

Longshore CLE

8:00-8:45am

Building Strong Cases – A Legal Staff Perspective on Important Form Letters, Dealing with Clients and A Wish List for their Bosses

Natalie Warford, WA; Christina Bentley, FL

8:45-9:30am

Case Autopsy

David Barnett, FL

9:30-10:00am

Case law Update

Lara Merrigan, CA

11:00-11:45am

Defense Use of Section 10(i)

Jon Robinson, LA

11:45-12:30pm

Last Responsible Employer Issues

Zachary Tucker, FL

12:30-1:15pm

Hot Topics in Longshore

TBD

Wednesday, 10/18-Workers’ Compensation CLE

8:30-10:00am

Trends in Immigration

Jose Rivero, IL, Bob Wisniewski, AZ & Javier Grajeda, AZ  

10:00-10:30am

Last Chance to Visit the Exhibitors– Networking Break

 

10:30-11:00am

Malingering, PTSD and Pain Disorder

Dr. Miguel Alvarez, CA

11:00am-12:00pm

Successful Strategies and Tactic to Fight “Deform” --- A bright red state’s experience.

Rodney Rehm, NE

FECA CLE

8:30-9:00am

FECA Attorney Fees

Joe Allman, IN

9:00-9:30am

Collateral Issues for Feds

James Noucas, NH

9:30-10:00am

Medical Reports to the OWCP

Tom Fochs, CA

10:30-11:30am

Interventional Pain Management and Neck & Back Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Robert C. Nucci, MD, FL

11:30am-12:00pm

Suitable Employment & Termination of Benefits

Wayne Johnson, FL & Dr. Flora Anne Pinder, FL

Longshore CLE

8:30-10:00am

Attorney Feeds– Top 10 Things NOT to Do

Panel moderated by Lewis Fleischman, TX 

10:30am-12:00pm

Protecting LHWCA Covered Workers: Legislation & Working Group Updates

Amie Peters, WA & Gregg Anderson, FL

 
 
















 

 

 

Please contact Kaleigh Hickey 617-543-8962 / kaleigh@wilg.org for exhibit details.