For the Next 3 Days, You’ll Be Learning Among Friends

By: | November 29, 2018

Roberto Ceniceros is senior editor at Risk & Insurance® and chair of the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. He can be reached at [email protected] Read more of his columns and features.

Welcome and thank you for joining us here in Las Vegas for the 27th annual National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.

It’s always a special treat when you can combine expanding your professional acumen with the enjoyment of interacting among industry friends and colleagues while enjoying Las Vegas-style entertainment.


Over the next three days you will find many opportunities to learn, meet key industry decision makers, and socialize with peers. On behalf of everyone who worked throughout the year to develop our conference program, we hope the opportunities provided meet your educational, networking, and entertainment needs and expectations.

As always, NWCDC’s main goal remains bringing you presentations highlighting the practical experiences of employers who operationalized strategies that improved their claims experience and the lives of their injured workers.

We couldn’t do that without our two program co-chairs, Denise Algire, director, risk initiatives at Albertsons Companies and Bill Wainscott, manager, occupational health and occupational care and recovery at International Paper.

They help make NWCDC the work comp industry’s premiere conference by helping select session topics and speakers. Unfortunately for NWCDC and the industry, Bill is retiring. So cheer him on when you see him here at Mandalay Bay and let me know of any employers interested in becoming our next program co-chair.

Meanwhile, enjoy all the conference has to offer, including today’s opening keynote speaker, seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller. &

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