2014 NWCDC

Welcome!

By: | November 19, 2014

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 to Las Vegas and the 23rd Annual Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo!

It’s an honor to welcome you to an event that so many industry colleagues diligently worked on during the past year to deliver high-quality educational presentations, lively evening gatherings, and opportunities to network.

Starting today, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and hear from more of the workers’ comp industry’s top decision-makers than is possible at any other single event.

With an abundance of risk managers and employer workers’ comp managers speaking, attendees will also get to learn from peers who share similar challenges, whether they are recurring or just emerging.

With an abundance of risk managers and employer workers’ comp managers speaking, attendees will also get to learn from peers who share similar challenges, whether they are recurring or just emerging.

The conference kicks off today with a timely keynote presentation from Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Office for Total Worker Health.

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He will speak about integrating occupational safety with health promotion strategies to mitigate worker injury and illness. Integrating across corporate silos to improve employee health and mitigate injuries, whether they occur on or off the job, is an important trend I see more employers engaged in.

You’ll also have many opportunities to hear employers share their specific experiences and practices on a wide variety of workers’ compensation and disability issues.

This afternoon, for example, speakers from the Harley Davidson Motor Co. — one of four 2014 Teddy Award winners — will share some of their effective efforts.

Many sessions will also offer a broader view of industry trends, challenges and opportunities.

But speaker presentations are only one part of the show. There are also more than 275 exhibitors to visit and cocktail events for relaxing after a day of sessions and meetings.

As conference co-chair, I want to express my hope that you take advantage of all the opportunities NWCDC provides and that you find your time in Las Vegas provides valuable information and fun experiences.

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