Ocean City, MD
September 17 - 20, 2017

2017 Program & Schedule


Ocean City, Maryland * September 17 - 20

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

7:00 am - 12 noon

Conference issued badges will serve as admission to events and should be worn at all times.

7:00 - 9:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Up and Down Exhibits)
8:45 - 9:15 am

OPENING REMARKS (Crystal Ballroom)

Dr. Charles J. Thorne
Advanced Medical Management
Hon. R. Karl Aumann
Workers' Compensation Commission
9:15 - 10:15 am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Learning How to Decode the Generations
Shira Harrington
Purposeful Hire
Shira Harrington of Purposeful Hire
10:15 - 10:30 am
Kids' Chance of Maryland - Educating Children of Injured Workers - Supported by MWCEA and YOU!
10:30 am BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 am
Regenerative Medicine
"Our ancestors called it magic, but you call it science." - Thor

This lecture is designed to educate professionals involved in the care of the work-injured patient about the emerging new medical technologies being applied in neuromusculoskeletal disorders. The talk will cover advances in interventional orthopedic regenerative medicine treatments, as well as the application of pulsed radiofrequency neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic neuropathic or joint pain. Appropriate indications with regards to common work-related injuries will be discussed.

Moderator: Lynn Staggs, M.D. LifeBridge Pain Physicians at Sinai Hospital
Speaker: Edward T. Soriano, D.O. Sinai Rehabilitation Center
Commissioner: Lauren Godwin
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up?" - Batman

Once an employee is injured, it is often too late to figure out how to minimize the impact it will have on the business and the injured worker. Learn what injuries cost, best practices to minimize injuries and how to respond if and when an injury does occur. A "case study" will be reviewed to "turn back the clock" on a claim for a better outcome for all involved.

Moderator: Matt Drzik, MS, CWPE REHAB AT WORK
Panel: Kristin L. Klein, MS, CRC, AIC, ARM, CHSP Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company
Joe Xavier Summit Sustainability Solutions, LLC
1 - 2:00 pm


Futuristic Work
"To Infinity and Beyond!" - Buzz Lightyear

With the trend progressing for the workplace moving locations away from the 'home' office, like working from home or traveling to office branches in State or out of State, the issues regarding workers compensation is ever changing. Learn from a panel of experts on how you can protect your clients while doing business at 'home' or out of the State. What does the employer need to do in order to protect themselves? What insurance coverage(s) do they need? What questions need to be answered when the claimant comes to the attorney for help to make a claim? What is the proper jurisdiction?

Moderator: Frank L. Lipshultz, Esq. Zauner & Mtimet P.A.
Panel: William C. Batton, Esq. Zauner & Mtimet P.A.
Stanley L. Lipshultz, JD CPCU
Holly O'Shea Vice President of Human Relations & Corporate Counsel
Corporate Compliance Officer, FutureCare Health & Management
Commissioner: Maureen Quinn
8:30 - 10:30 pm
Evening Social (Clarion Pool and Tiki Bar)

Sponsored by: ChasenBoscolo

Evening Social (Clarion Pool and Tiki Bar) at the MWCEA Conference

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