WCRI’s 36th Annual Workers’ Compensation Issues & Research Conference

WCRI's 36th Annual Workers' Compensation Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6, 2020, in Boston, MA, is a leading workers' compensation forum for all stakeholders in the workers' compensation system industry.

When: March  5 – 6, 2020

Where: Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

What You’ll Learn at the Conference

Our two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI’s latest research findings and will draw on the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. Below are some of the sessions we will be delving into at the conference.

• Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management
• Business Cycles and Their Impact on Workers’ Compensation
• How Injuries, Claims, and Outcomes Change with Age
• Prioritizing Mental Health for Those Injured on the Job
• Readmission and Reoperation Rates among Workers’ Compensation Patients

Keynote Speaker

Michael Horrigan ─ president of the W.E. Upjohn Institute, former associate commissioner with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, former economics professor, and noted labor economist ─ will discuss economic cycles and their impact on the labor market.



Featured Speaker

Jennifer Deal

Jennifer Deal ─ Wall Street Journal Experts panel contributor, author of several books, and senior research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership ─ will discuss her research on generational differences and stereotypes in the workplace.



Conference participants will leave with new insights, valuable networking contacts, and a better understanding of key issues in today’s workers’ compensation environment. But don’t take our word for it, watch the video below to see the value others get from attending.

Who Should Attend

If you are wondering who should attend, the answer is anyone working to improve workers’ compensation systems or seeking to manage a changing environment  Better yet, take a look at the nearly 200 organizations that attended our most recent conference in Phoenix, AZ. You can also click here to read articles and see photos from this conference.

The following are among the types of people that attend:

  • Actuaries
  • Brokers
  • Claims managers
  • Consultants
  • Employers
  • Government affairs representatives
  • Insurers
  • Labor representatives
  • Lawyers
  • Legislative staff
  • Public officials
  • Researchers
  • Risk managers
  • Third-party administrators
  • Workers’ compensation service providers

Whether you are managing workers’ compensation claims, concerned about adequate care and return to work for workers injured on the job, focused on medical costs and utilization, or just looking for a better understanding of workers’ compensation, this conference provides unique and valuable information.

To learn more about this event, please visit their website.

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