National Comp 2021 Call for Presentations Now Open

It’s more important than ever that we reach out, connect, and share what we know. National Comp’s 2021 conference is the place to do that. Submit a proposal today to be considered for our 2021 Conference Program.
By: | January 21, 2021

Managing through uncertainty is a skill set we’ve all honed over the long and tumultuous year that was 2020. We’ve watched the world turn inside out, the workers’ compensation industry right along with it. The way we work and risks we face are still shifting.

It’s more important than ever that we reach out, connect, and share what we know. National Comp’s — the National Workers’ Comp and Disability Conference — 2021 conference is the place to do that.

National Comp will bring the workers’ comp community together again this fall, presenting the ideas and strategies that will strengthen the workers’ comp community. Now it’s time to reach higher, and use everything we’ve learned so far to move past recovery and into true resilience.

Like all of you, we’re eager to get face-to-face with our friends and peers again. If it’s safe to do so, we’ll be back in our Vegas stomping grounds, Mandalay Bay, on October 20-22. No matter how it happens, though, we’ll offer thought-provoking ideas and tangible tools and strategies to drive improvement right now.

For 2021, we’re looking at the issues employers are facing right now, and those that lie ahead. Our program will showcase innovative ideas and solutions that align with today’s complex workers’ compensation environment.

We invite proposals that address the full spectrum of issues facing employers and claims payers, ranging from regulatory complexity to opioid management and preventing musculoskeletal injuries, to effective nurse case management strategies and eliminating barriers to return to work. We’re also seeking solutions and insights on the new and evolving issues that are top of mind for many, including:

  • Applying lessons learned during the pandemic to our present and future
  • The expansion of telehealth and how to leverage it wisely
  • Moving to a proactive approach for managing mental health claims
  • Emphasizing a culture of health over an injury-management culture
  • Maintaining access to quality care in stressed health care system
  • Combatting complacency in the COVID world and beyond
  • What must we do to prepare for the federal legalization of cannabis

Reviewers will evaluate all proposals based on overall quality, relevance to the industry, defined focus within the educational track structure, practical applications of material for attendees, timeliness of the topic and speakers’ qualifications.

Click above to find out more about this year’s program, read our proposal submission requirements and guidelines and apply to be a presenter at this year’s event. &

Michelle Kerr is Workers' Compensation Editor for Risk & Insurance, and chair of the annual National Comp conference. She can be reached at [email protected]

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