NWCDC Sessions: Dec. 7, 2017
Expo Hours: 9:45 AM – 2 PM / Box Lunch in Expo Hall: 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM / Steal These Ideas! Teddy Award-Winning Employers Showcase Their Successful Strategies
Gain direct insight into how risk managers and safety professionals created some of the most successful programs in the nation in this roundtable discussion featuring winners of the 2017 Risk & Insurance Teddy Award.
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM / Real Robocop: Returning a Spinal Cord Injured Policeman Back to Work
Case management helped Jeremy Romero return to police work six months after a spinal-cord injury. Romero’s team gained his trust while helping him navigate the healthcare system, ultimately winning funding for an exoskeleton device. Genex’s Patricia Elizalde discusses how case management helps workers avoid the obstacles that can hamper their recovery.
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM / Tell Me What I Need to Know About the ADA and FMLA
Claims payers struggle with compliance in the intersection of workers’ compensation, FMLA and the ADA. Learn to identify conflicting liabilities and evaluate necessary mitigation solutions. You’ll hear from an EEOC litigator and a worker’s comp attorney with years of experience advising insurers and employers.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM / Strategies for Managing the Pandora’s Box of Comorbidities
With 10,000 employees — many in sedentary roles — the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has experience mitigating the comorbidities complicating injured worker care. Eric Patten and Richard Graham will share SEPTA’s key strategies, including aggressive case management, use of a doctor panel, wellness offerings, and return-to-work objectives.