Ocean City, MD
September 17 - 20, 2017

2016 Program & Schedule


Ocean City, Maryland * September 18 - 21, 2016

Complimentary shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 7 am to 4 pm Tuesday between overflow hotels and conference hotel.

7:30 - 9:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Exhibits)
9:00 - 10:00 am
"Return to Normalcy: Addressing Psychiatric Issues with PTSD and Opioid Dependency in Workers Compensation Claims"

Using a case study to discuss a claimant with a combination of psychiatric disorder(s), chronic pain, and opioid analgesics (narcotics) dependence, the panel will discuss their approach to assessment, treatment and determination of impairment and restoration of functioning.

Speakers: Tyler Mays, Esq. Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC
Brian Schulman, M.D.
Patrick Sheehan, M.D.
Ari Laric, Esq. Berman Sobin Gross Feldman & Darby
Moderator: Michael Daney, Esq. Godwin, Erlandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC
Commissioner: Delia Turano-Schadt
10:00 - 11:00 am
Don't Swap Horses Midstream: FMLA / ADA

An employee is injured; what are the issues that matter to all those involved? Workers' Compensation, FMLA, ADA, Health Insurance, COBRA, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and union issues.

Speakers: James Lanier, Esq. Peter T. Nichols Law Offices
Richard Neurworth, Esq. Lebau & Neuworth, LLC
Amy Lanham Anne Arundel County Government
Moderator: Barry Bernstein, Esq. Semmes
11:00 - 11:15 am BREAK
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
All the Way with MSA

Learn how to maximize your recovery for the claimant with the MSA and protect yourself and your client from spending the designated money for the dream "boat." For the employer and insurer it will be to minimize your risk from CMS (Medicare) and to minimize payments with discussions about annuities.

Speakers: Robert Erlandson, Esq. Godwin, Erlandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC
Robert Zarbin, Esq. Zarbin Law Firm
Mark Popolizio ISO Claims Partners
Deborah W. Blevins Deputy Commissioner, VA
Moderator: Frank Lipshultz, Esq. Zauner & Mtimet, PA
Commissioner: Jeffery Herwig
12:15 - 2:00 pm BREAK / LUNCH
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Kids' Chance 1 Mile Run / Walk on the Beach!

Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities can participate in this fun run/walk in the sand to raise money for the Kids' Chance of Maryland, Inc. scholarship fund. Join us for t-shirts, prizes, and to support a great cause!

Where: On the beach in front of the Clarion Resort

Participation Levels: $20 Sandpiper Friend Sponsor (Includes T-shirt)
$100 Seagull Activity Sponsor (Includes T-shirt)
$250 Osprey Flying Scholarship Sponsor
(Includes Company Name on Conference Signage)
Other Donation - we will gratefully accept any gift amount

Add the Fun Run Event after Registering for the Conference >

Or Register Using the Fun Run Flyer >

8:30 p.m - 12 midnight

Music sponsored by Jeffrey Gaber, M.D.

Rock n' roll is the attitude behind American politics...

CeeLo Green
The Deviations Rock and Roll evening party at the MWCEA Conference

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