Leadership Connections Lunch
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 12: 15 - 1: 30 p.m.
Brainstorm solutions and discuss strategies with your peers over lunch! Tables will be arranged by
Thursday, Dec. 7 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
and Better Outcomes
Christopher Brigham, M.D.
and Associates Inc.
Medical providers, attorneys, insurers, employers,
and an individual’s coping and resiliency strengths
all contribute to determining why people
with similar injuries or illnesses experience
dramatically different disability durations and
claims outcomes. Dr. Brigham, known for
his inspirational presentations on human
potential, impairment and disability, will assess
factors driving needless disability, distinguish
characteristics of individuals who are impaired
and not disabled, disclose how system design
drives behaviors and outcomes, and offer
solutions to drive shorter disability durations
and reduced claims.
Steal These Ideas!
Panelists to be announced in October
Frank Altiere, President, PMA Management
Roberto Ceniceros, Senior Editor, Risk & Insurance®
Gain direct insight into how risk managers and
safety professionals created some of the most
successful programs in the nation in this roundtable
discussion featuring winners of the 2017 Risk &
Insurance Teddy Award. Learn their key strategies
and tangible practices that drive documented and
sustainable results at their companies. You’ll leave
inspired with real take-home ideas to elevate your
program to the next level!
60 Tips in 60 Minutes — Sage Advice for Overcoming
Complex Claim Challenges
Barry D. Bloom, Principal, The bdb Group
Kathleen Bray, Corporate Counsel, SFM Mutual Insurance Co.
Marcos Iglesias, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Broadspire
Caryl Russo, Senior VP, Corporate Care, Barnabas Health
Dawn Watkins, Director of Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles Unified School District
William Wainscott, Manager, Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health, International Paper
Moderator: Stuart Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford, P.C.
Friday, Dec. 8 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
There is a greater likelihood now than ever for worker injuries to develop into complex claims.
Flawed claims decisions, inadequate medical attention and other missteps can exacerbate
resolution challenges. Fortunately, there are opportunities to prevent complex cases and mitigation
measures when they reach that scale. In one of the conference’s most popular sessions, a panel
of experts from different workers’ comp disciplines will reveal the lessons they learned — providing
their sage advice in a lively, fast-paced presentation that will jump start your Friday morning.
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