Monday, 10/16—General Session CLE

8:15-8:45am

Federal Legislative Update

Michael Forscey, DC & Amie C. Peters

8:45-9:15am

State WC Legislative Update

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

9:15-10:00am

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

Ametros Materials
Todd Franklin Materials

Annemarie Pantazis Materials 1 & 2

Ramon Malca, FL; Porter Leslie, Ametros, MA

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

10:15am-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

 

Materials 2

Marcy Goldstein-Gelb-Executive Director, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, 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-1:30pm

OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs) People

Adam Calendrillo, DC; Catherine Carter, DC

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

Geralyn Datz, Ph.D, MS

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
Materials 1 - Materials 2

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

Attorney Fees & Costs

Current Issues in Attorney Fee Disputes

Appeal of ALJ's Atty Fee Order

Panel: Jeffrey Winter, CA, Ralph Lorberbaum, GA, Chuck Robinowitz, OR - Moderated by Lewis Fleishman, TX

10:30am-12:00pm

Protecting LHWCA Covered Workers: Legislation & Working Group Updates

Longshore Reform Bill 

New Longshore Act Loyola Paper

Amend Longshore Act

 

Amie Peters, WA 

 
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