ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017
Also sponsored by:
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals - Chesapeake
& Coppin State University, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
June 6, 2017 8:30 am – 1:00pm
At the Talon Center, Coppin State University
2500 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216
Medical Breakthroughs in Treatment and Technology have allowed more options to medical patients and options for our clients than ever before. What are the benefits and drawbacks of parties employing the latest in treatment practices? What are the challenges? How do we improve the way we educate ourselves, the injured workers, employers, and adjusters? What about controversial treatments such as medical marijuana, opioids, and botox? Employer, industry standards, client, and individual proclivities may impact our ability to focus on the Injured Worker and ensure they are returned to functional, working life. Are we keeping up? How can we learn from each other? Other industries? What makes sense? We hope you will help answer some of these questions and more. PARKING LOTS G & H (Lot F - overflow).
CCM l CRC l CDMS l Mandatory MD WCC CEUs Confirmed. Request Documentation for POST APPROVAL for other Certifications from Mary Sherwood Sevinsky.
Practical information that is essential for Claims Adjustors, Nurse Case Managers, Vocational Counselors, Attorneys, Doctors, Therapists and everyone working with injured workers in the State of Maryland. FAX TO: Attention Donna Keegan 410.554.6849 if necessary. Make Checks Payable to Maryland JTF.
Title (circle one): Workers Comp Professionals $50 Adjusters Free Students Free
Send Checks to: Donna Keegan \2127 Stillwater Court Eldersburg, MD 21784
Make Checks payable to: Maryland JTF
Questions or Accommodations: MarySevinsky@icloud.com
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
Attendees will be asked to visit with each exhibitor to determine the scope of their service or practice and to ask them questions specific to their work or the attendee’s case needs.
8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome with an overview of the Conference theme and rationale for the importance of keeping abreast of constant changes in treatments, technology, acceptable practices. Special message from nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, Dr. David Hanscom.
9:00 – 9:30 AM Legislative Update William Levasseur Esq Recent WCC Legislation and Rules Mr. Levasseur will provide a brief update on changes in the legislation about Maryland Workers’ Compensation and introduce our main speakers.
Coppin State University – School of Professional Studies, Dr. Spry Welcome Message
Kid’s Chance Patricia Highcove, MS, CRC, CVE, CCM
Every year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries in Maryland.On average, about 50 workers in Maryland lose their lives every year. It is the families and the children who are many times forgotten when these losses occur. Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. provides an opportunity for these children to pursue their education, reach their goals, and fulfill their dreams for the future.
Friends of Workforce Technology CtrThomas D. Scheurich, M.S., M.G.A.
Friends was founded 31 years ago on Jan. 24, 1985. The Friends organization supports the mission of the WTC. Members of the Friends organization volunteer their time and talents to make life for students here at WTC a little better. We provide help, usually financial, for those extra needs that WTC cannot pay for. Funds raised go to augment Workforce Technology Center, in part, are used to:
Emergency assistance for WTC students’ special needs (BGE, Auto Repairs)
Recreational activities: community trips, leisure activities, student dances.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break: Visit with Exhibitors and Refreshments
10:00 – 10:45 AM Roy J. Film, PT, OCS, CEAS, FAAOMPT – Manual Physical Therapy
10:45 – 11:15 PM Visit with Exhibitors and Refreshments
11:15 – 11:45 PM A day in the life of Dr. Reichmeister, MD WCC Medical Director
11:45 – 12:00 PM Allison Broadwater, St. Jude – Prodigy Spinal Column Stimulator
12:00 – 12:45 Dr. Jason Brokaw – Medical Marijuana, Botox, and Opioids
12:45 - 1:00 Closing remarks SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!