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2017 Workers' Compensation Summit

About the summit

2015 Workers' Compensation SummitThe 2017 Workers' Compensation Summit was a one-day conference featuring general sessions and workshops focused
on current issues affecting the workers' compensation system and ways to improve processes and services that affect employers and injured workers.

The Summit was Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for CRC and CDMS were approved at 5.25; continuing legal education (CLE) hours were approved at 5.25 as well.

 

 

Speakers, topics, presentations linked where available

General sessions

  • Morning session:  Jennifer Wolf Horejsh, executive director, International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) -- Workers' Compensation 2017:  A SWOT Analysis

  • Afternoon session:  Ken Barlow, chief morning meteorologist, KSTP-TV, and mental health advocate -- Thriving with a Diagnosed Mental Illness

Breakout sessions

  • Contemporary Upper Extremity Prosthetic Rehabilitation:
    Pat Prigge and Michael Johnson, Advanced Arm Dynamics

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations:
    Lisa Peirson, Minnesota Occupational Health

  • Highlights of WCRI CompScope Benchmark Studies for Minnesota:
    Sharon Belton, Workers Compensation Research Institute

  • Judges' Panels -- Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals and Office of Administrative Hearings:

    -- Chief Judge Patty Milun, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals
    -- Judge David Stofferahn, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals
    -- Judge Deborah Sundquist, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals
    -- Workers' Compensation Judge William Marshall, Office of Administrative Hearings
    -- Workers' Compensation Judge Kirsten Tate, Office of Administrative Hearings

  • Legal Update:
    David Klaiman, Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson and Hager, P.A.; and Jerry Sisk, Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

  • Mediation Panel:  moderated by Molly Tyroler, DLI Alternative Dispute Resolution, with:

    -- Charlene K. Feenstra, Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane and Feenstra
    -- Amand Furth, Osterbauer Law Firm
    -- Mary Hager, Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson and Hager
    -- Kirsten Tate, Office of Administrative Hearings

  • Minnesota Workers' Compensation -- A Ratemaker's Perspective:
    Craig Anderson, MWCIA

  • Opioid and Non-opioid Treatment Options:
    Mark Pew, Prium

  • Overview of the Workers' Compensation System Report, 2015: 
    David Berry, DLI Research and Statistics

  • Repetitively Seen Ergonomics Issues:
    Breca Tschida, DLI Minnesota OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation

  • The ReWalk Exo-skeleton -- It's More Than Walking!:
    Andy Dolan, ReWalk

 

Our 2017 Exhibitors

     
Arcadia logo Center for Pain Management

 

CompAlliance

 

ExamWorks logo

Game Ready Jardine, Logan and O'Brien
DLI Alternative Dispute Resolution DLI Vocational Rehabilitation
Minnesota Occupational Health Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA)

NovaCare

Saunders Therapy Centers

Smart Data Solutions

 

     

Our 2017 Sponsors

Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson and Hager, P.A.

  CorVel
Integrity  

SFM

 


The 2017 Workers' Compensation Summit was hosted by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council. No taxpayer dollars were used to fund this event.

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