Seminar Number

8311

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$385

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$405

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW INSTITUTE

OCTOBER 3-5, 2013

Sea Palms Golf and Tennis Resort
5445 Frederica Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA

CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 4 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
Workers' Compensation Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Hon. Nicole D. Tifverman, Program Co-Chair, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Shari S. Miltiades, Program Co-Chair, Shari S. Miltiades, P.C., Savannah
Matthew D. Walker, Program Co-Chair, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta

THURSDAY  •  OCTOBER 3, 2013
7:30

REGISTRATION (All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:25

WELCOME and program overview
Matthew D. Walker

8:30

STATE OF THE BOARD and LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
Hon. Frank R. McKay, Chairman, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

9:00

The nUts And Bolts of a FCE
Peggy Freedman, Occupational Therapist, The Freedman Group, Marietta

10:00

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AND PROFESSIONALISM IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AWARD
Kelly A. Benedict, Benedict & Torpey, P.C., Marietta

10:30
BREAK

10:45

debating approaches to pain management
Randy F. Rizor, M.D., Physicians’ Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia, Sandy Springs
Donald R. Taylor, M.D., Comprehensive Pain Care, P.C., Marietta

11:30

recent appellate division decisions
Hon. Elizabeth D. Gobeil, Director, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Nancy Glenn, Stow, Garvin & Glenn, Gainesville
Leesa A. Bohler, Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers, P.C., Savannah

12:15

OBTAINING MEDICAL EVIDENCE IN A POST-MCRAE WORLD
Hon. Johnny W. Mason, Jr., Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Jimmy Janarious, Cruz & Associates, P.C., Atlanta
Russell C. Wallace, Wallace Law Group, P.C., Valdosta

1:00

RECESS

2:00

TENNIS TOURNaMeNT

6:00

SOCIAL HOUR

7:00

KIDS’ CHANCE ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY  •  OCTOBER 4, 2013
8:30
ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR SURGERY (Video)
Robert L. Howell, M.D., Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, P.C., Atlanta
John F. Dalton, M.D., Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, P.C., Atlanta
9:30

IMPACT OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Thomas A. Eaton, Professor, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens

10:00
ICMS and board rules update
Hon. Viola S. Drew, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
10:15
break
10:30
DEALING ETHICALLY WITH UNREPRESENTED AND UNINSURED PARTIES
Hon. David K. Imahara, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Nathan E. Woody, Corales & Woody, LLC, Decatur
Lynn B. Olmert, Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP, Atlanta
11:15
MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES OF THE GEORGIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM
Hon. Harrill L. Dawkins, Director, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
11:45
teleworking injuries
Hon. Melodie Belcher, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus
Nathan C. Levy, Levy & Thompson, LLC, Albany
Jimmie H. Brown, Brown & Scoccimaro, P.C., Albany
12:30 RECESS
1:00
DICK RICE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY  •  OCTOBER 5, 2013
8:30

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS, MEDICAID LIENS, AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Ruthann P. Lacey, Ruthann P. Lacey, P.C., Tucker

9:15
THE 400 WEEK CAP ON MEDICAL BENEFITS: LITIGATION AND sETTLEMENT CONSIDERATIONS
Mark Popolizio, ISO Crowe Paradis Service Corporation, Jersey City, NJ
V. Katherine Rutledge, Strain & Rutledge, Rome
Todd A. Brooks, Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Atlanta
10:15
BREAK
10:30

ANCILLARY HEARING ISSUES
Hon. Jerome J. Stenger, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Savannah
John D. Christy, John D. Christy, P.C., Perry
Troy L. Greene, McNatt, Greene & Peterson, Vidalia

11:30
SIGNIFICANT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DECISIONS
Hon. Vicki L. Snow, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
David A. Smith, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta
Beverly A. Carson, Morgan & Morgan PA, Savannah
12:30
question and answer session
12:45
ADJOURN