California Coaltion on Workers' Compensation Annual Conf.

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, June 15, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend


If you haven't registered yet, we invite you to join us for the "must attend" event of the year -- three days of preeminent educational sessions, engaging discussions and excellent networking opportunities -- all at the beautiful location of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

CMTA is a California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) board member. CMTA members receive CCWC member-discount rates. Space is limited, so register now: www.approvedevents.com/Event.aspx

The CCWC legislative team will present an update on the Capitol's election year political climate -- discussing pressing issues occupying the political landscape and analyzing the potential for meaningful workers' compensation reform in 2012.  The panel will also share their political insights and thoughts on what is on the horizon for the state workers' compensation system. Presenters:  Paul Yoder, Managing Director & Legislative Advocate / CCWC and Jason Schmelzer, Legislative Advocate / CCWC

Another featured presentation is on the Effect of Narcotics in Workers' Compensation and What Employers Can Do About It. Medical, psychological, pharmaceutical, and legal experts will continue their discussion on the effects of narcotics utilization in workers' compensation.  Panelists will share personal experiences and knowledge to help shed light on the serious issues surrounding narcotics utilization and why it occurs.  Attendees will hear practical recommendations for what to do if narcotics abuse is impacting their workers' compensation program. Moderator:  Robert Rassp, Esq., Friends Research Institute. Presenters:  Tomer Anbar, Ph.D., Global Pain Institute; Craig Apel, Catalyst Rx Comp; Don Barthel, Bradford and Barthel; The Honorable Colleen Casey, WCAB Judge, San Francisco; Steven D. Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H., Stanford University School of Medicine; and David C. Hall, Ph.D.

You can earn valuable Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

  • 11 hours of CPDM and CCMP continuing education credit hours, approved by the Insurance Education Association (IEA)
  • MCLE credit hours – to be approved shortly by the State Bar of California
  • Up to 11.5 continuing education credit hours for claims adjusters

Click here for general conference information: www.ccwcworkcomp.org/Websites/ccwc/images/Registration_Brochure.pdf

We look forward to seeing you July 11-13 in Anaheim!

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