MWCEA
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2019 Program & Schedule

35th ANNUAL MWCEA CONFERENCE

Ocean City, Maryland * September 22 - 25

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
7:00 am - 12 noon
REGISTRATION (Atrium Level)
7:00 - 9:00 am
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Upper Exhibits)

Sponsored by: Ellin & Tucker

7:00 am - 12:30 pm
EXHIBITS OPEN
8:30 - 9:00 am
OPENING REMARKS (Crystal Ballroom)
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
Lynn A. Staggs, M.D.
LifeBridge Health
CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME
Hon. R. Karl Aumann
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission
9:00 - 10:00 am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Get Back on the Horse!
Amberley Snyder  (bio >)
10:00 - 10:15 am
KIDS' CHANCE UPDATE
Kids' Chance of Maryland - Educating Children of Injured Workers - Supported by MWCEA and YOU!
10:15 - 10:30 am
BREAK
10:30 - 11:30 am
Medical Session: "Back" to the Future!

If a Claimant sustains a back injury, do you truly understand the diagnosis? How does this diagnosis relate to the Claimant's injury? Join us for a conversation with a practicing neurosurgeon and the Commission's Medical Director to discuss the effect of an injury to the lumbar spine, the preferred methods of treatment, and what's in store for the future!

Moderator: Matthew H. Gordon, Esq. Law Offices of Mitchel M. Gordon
Panel: Ira M. Garonzik, M.D. Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine Center
Jerome P. Reichmister, M.D. Maryland Workers' Compensation Comm.
Commissioner: Hon. Cynthia S. Miraglia
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Law Session: Same Facts, Different Results

Multi-jurisdictional discussion of workers' compensation law.

Moderator: Barry D. Bernstein, Esq. Semmes
Panel: Matthew M. Grogan, Esq. Warnken, LLC
Todd E. Saucedo, Esq. Semmes
Krista N. DeSmyter, Esq. ChasenBoscolo
Commissioner: Hon. Allan H. Kittleman
12:30 - 2:00 pm
LUNCH & LEARN
From on the Ground Surveillance to Cyber Intelligence: The Future of Workplace Injury Investigations

Once an injury occurs in the workplace, employers and insurance companies regularly use private investigators to conduct surveillance of claiment's activities. Through the years, the strategies utilized in investigations have changed and developed drastically. At this lunch and learn, come and find out the intricate details of current and future investigation technologies that may take place during the course of a workers' compensation claim. Hear from experts on the state-of-the-art investigative techniques currently in use with a look towards the future - it's not always just a man in a van!

Moderator: Erin Thorne Multi-Specialty HealthCare
Panel: Lyndsey B. Meninger, Esq. Chesapeake Employers Insurance
Dayna L. Kipnis, Esq. Kahn, Smith and Collins, P.A.
Carolyn Burman York Risk
Commissioner: Hon. James R. Forrester
9:00 pm - 12 midnight
Fun and Games by the Pool (Clarion Pool)

Join colleagues and be prepared to trip the lights fantastic by the pool!

Sponsored by: ChasenBoscolo

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


Thank you for coming!
Save the date for the 2020 Annual MWCEA Conference.
September 20 - 23, 2020

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See you September 19 - 22, 2021 in Ocean City!