DWC 27th Annual Educational Conference - Oakland

The largest workers' compensation educational event in the state is held in March in both Northern and Southern California. Speakers from the Division of Workers' Compensation and the private sector will address the most current topics and issues confronting claims administrators, medical providers, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors and others involved in workers' compensation. Join event

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The largest workers' compensation educational event in the state is held in March in both Northern and Southern California. Speakers from the Division of Workers' Compensation and the private sector will address the most current topics and issues confronting claims administrators, medical providers, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors and others involved in workers' compensation.
2
Day Event
52
Speakers
32
Sessions

DWC 27th Annual Educational Conference - Oakland

Speakers

William (Bill) Zachry
William (Bill) Zachry
Anne Schmitz
Anne Schmitz
Commissioner Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Steven Siemers
Steven Siemers
Steven Siemers Dispute Resolution
W. Kearse McGill
W. Kearse McGill
Professor of Law Humphrey's College
Steven Feinberg
Steven Feinberg
Medical Doctor
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
Attorney
Yvonne Lang
Yvonne Lang
Attorney Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP
Anita Ahuja
Anita Ahuja
Manager CA Victim Compensation Board
Dana Kirby
Dana Kirby
Major Claims Manager State Compensation Insurance Fund
Kriste Gibson
Kriste Gibson
Theresa Lowe
Theresa Lowe
Medical Case Manager CompAlliance
Aimee Boggs
Aimee Boggs
Director of Specialty Programs E.K. Health Services
Jake Reason
Jake Reason
Vice President of Medicare Set-Aside Services EK Health
Jose Razo
Jose Razo
Commissioner Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Rajiv Das
Rajiv Das
Medical Director for Risk Management Department Safeway
Raymond Meister
Raymond Meister
Associate Medical Director Division of Workers' Compensation
Rupali Das
Rupali Das
Senior Vice President & CA Medical Director Zenith Insurance Company
Steven Wiesner
Steven Wiesner
Medical Director for the Health Care Organization (HCO - Northern CA) Kaiser Permanente
Nick Gleiter
Nick Gleiter
Area Manager Cal/OSHA
Ellen Sims Langille
Ellen Sims Langille
General Counsel California Workers’ Compensation Institute
Saul Allweiss
Saul Allweiss
Attorney Law Offices of Allweiss & McMurtry
Therese Da Silva
Therese Da Silva
Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Anna Kathryn Benedict
Anna Kathryn Benedict
Senior Counsel, Anti Fraud Unit Department of Industrial Relations
Douglas Benner
Douglas Benner
Chief Medical Officer E.K. Health Services
Dan Leiner
Dan Leiner
Cal/OSHA Area Manager
Ben Bonte
Ben Bonte
Lucy Shannon
Lucy Shannon
Director of Editorial Research & Development Reed Group
George Parisotto
George Parisotto
Administrative Director Division of Workers' Compensation
Christina Fenimore
Christina Fenimore
Audit Manager Division of Workers' Compensation
Mark Skarakis
Mark Skarakis
Audit Supervisor Division of Workers' Compensation
Monserrat Morita
Monserrat Morita
Audit Supervisor Division of Workers' Compensation
Ilene Howard
Ilene Howard
Civil Penalty Supervisor, Audit Unit Division of Workers' Compensation
Paige Levy
Paige Levy
Chief Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Mark Kahn
Mark Kahn
Altman, Lunche & Blitstein.
Barry Knight
Barry Knight
Disability Unit Manager Division of Workers' Compensation
Alex Swedlow
Alex Swedlow
President California Workers’ Compensation Institute
Mark Priven
Mark Priven
Bickmore
John Cortes
John Cortes
Counsel Division of Workers' Compensation
Joseph Guerriero
Joseph Guerriero
Senior Vice President of ReedGroup’s MDGuidelines™ division ReedGroup
Yvonne Hauscarriague
Yvonne Hauscarriague
Chief Counsel Division of Workers' Compensation
River Sung
River Sung
Counsel Division of Workers' Compensation
Constantine Gean
Constantine Gean
Regional Medical Director Liberty Mutual
Raymond Correio
Raymond Correio
Senior Associate Pearlman, Brown & Wax
Colleen Casey
Colleen Casey
Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Jamie Spitzer
Jamie Spitzer
Presiding Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Pamela Pulley
Pamela Pulley
Presiding Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Eric Ledger
Eric Ledger
Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Robert Rassp
Robert Rassp
Presiding Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
David Lauerman
David Lauerman
Workers' Compensation Judge Division of Workers' Compensation
Katherine Zalewski
Katherine Zalewski
Chair Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Marguerite Sweeney
Marguerite Sweeney
Commissioner Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Craig Snellings
Craig Snellings
Commissioner Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Agenda

Stages
East Hall

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Welcoming Presentation

12:30 - 13:00
George Parisotto George Parisotto

DWC Update

13:00 - 14:00
Yvonne Hauscarriague
George Parisotto

Effects of AB 5: Employee vs Independent Contractor

14:15 - 15:15
Eric Ledger
Robert Rassp

UR Rules, Process, & Investigations

15:30 - 16:30
George Parisotto
River Sung
Grand Ballroom A-B-C-D

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

2020 Trending Topics in Audit

13:00 - 14:00
Christina Fenimore
Mark Skarakis
Monserrat Morita
Ilene Howard

Jeopardy

14:15 - 15:15
Alex Swedlow
Mark Priven

Medical Technology in Workers' Compensation

15:30 - 16:30
Constantine Gean
William (Bill) Zachry
Grand Ballroom E-F-G-H

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Case Studies in PD Rating

13:00 - 14:00
Barry Knight Barry Knight

MTUS Update: Use of the Guidelines, Formulary, & Website

14:15 - 15:15
John Cortes
Joseph Guerriero
Lucy Shannon
Raymond Meister

Top Trial Tips

15:30 - 16:30
Colleen Casey
David Lauerman
Therese Da Silva
Junior Ballroom

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

Case Law Update l

13:00 - 14:00
Paige Levy
Mark Kahn

Case Law Update ll

14:15 - 15:15
Paige Levy
Mark Kahn

Apportionment

15:30 - 16:30
Raymond Correio Raymond Correio

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