MWCEA
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2022 Preliminary Program & Schedule

36th ANNUAL MWCEA CONFERENCE

Ocean City, Maryland * September 18 - 21, 2022

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
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 noon
EXHIBITS OPEN
8:30 - 9:00 am
OPENING REMARKS (Crystal Ballroom)
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
Frank L. Lipshultz, Esq.
Zauner & Mtimet P.A.
CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME
Hon. R. Karl Aumann
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission
9:00 - 10:00 am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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
Looking into the Crystal Ball: What lies beyond the 4th Edition of the AMA Guides and why you should prepare now

Dr. Noah Raizman will discuss the current use of the 4th edition of the AMA Guides and what to expect as we transition to an electronic format. The panel will discuss the different editions and what it means to your claims.

Moderator: Matt Drzik, MS, CWPE REHAB AT WORK
Panelists: Noah M. Raizman, M.D. Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery Group
Allyson Bloom, Esq. Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman and Darby, LLP
Antonio Troese, Esq. Goldberg Segalla
Commissioner: Hon. Allan H. Kittleman Workers' Compensation Commission
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Come See the Knee!

When and why is surgery needed - what does necessary mean? Watch short clips from a surgery, followed by an explanation of what was performed and the difference in recovery for a patient that has surgery vs. one that does not.

Moderator: Barry Bernstein, Esq. Semmes
Speaker: Amir Moinfar, M.D. Elite Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Center
Commissioners: Hon. Maureen Quinn Workers' Compensation Commission
Hon. Ju Y. Oh
12:15 - 2:00 pm
LUNCH & LEARN
How Employers and Insurers Can Reduce Claim Costs and Avoid Ethical Pitfalls

In this session, you will hear from a knowledgeable and experienced panel on methods for managing overall claim costs. We will discuss the provision of quality care to the injured worker in a timely, efficient, outcome-oriented environment while avoiding ethical pitfalls. We will cover a myriad of topics ranging from physical rehabilitation (PT, Chiro, etc.), medication, management, utilization review issues, diagnostic studies, light duty / transitional duty, alternative therapies, appeals and more. Audience participation is always encouraged as we take a deep dive into effective case management.

Moderators: Erin Thorne Multi-Specialty HealthCare
Michael H. Daney, Esq. Erlandson, Vernon & Daney, LLC
Panelists:
Defense Attorney Theresa M. Colwell, Esq. Partner, Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC
Claimant's Attorney Tracey Ritter, Esq. Partner, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
Claims Supervisor Alyson Bishop, AIC Regional Claims Supervisor, PMA Management Corp.
Nurse Case Manager Loretta Lawson-Munsey, RN, CCM, WCCM, CPP The LawMun Group, LLC
Health Care Provider Dr. Keith Scott, D.C. Multi-Specialty HealthCare
Commissioners: Hon. Morrisann Martin Workers' Compensation Commission
Hon. Howard L. Metz Workers' Compensation Commission
2:30 pm
EXERCISE CLASS / YOGA
9:00 pm - 12 midnight
Bonfire on the Beach

Join colleagues on the beach, for some fire, fun and s'mores!

Sponsored by: ChasenBoscolo

Evening Social (Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort Pool and Tiki Bar) at the MWCEA Conference


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See you September 18 - 21, 2022 in Ocean City!



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Opening Reception
Monday Night Event / Bonfire
Breakfast with the Commissioners
Monday Lunch & Learn
Tuesday Lunch & Learn
Monday Photo Booth
Monday Continental Breakfast

Ellin & Tucker
Tuesday Continental Breakfast

Ellin & Tucker
Virtual Program: COMPHUB AND new COMAR REGULATIONS

Darleen and Frank Lipshultz