2018 Annual Conference Schedule

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McMenamins Edgefield Program Schedule

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7:00 – 7:45 am Exhibitor Set Up 
7:45 – 8:45 am General Registration 
7:45 – 8:45 am Exhibitor Fair
7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast – Be a Sponsor
8:45 – 8:50 am President’s Welcome & Conference Announcements – Terri Johnson, Oregon TPA Oversight Manager, Corporate Risk Management Department, Albertson’s Companies
8:50 – 9:05 am Annual Business Meeting
9:05 – 10:00 am Pain Opiates & Addiction – Dr. Trey Rigert, Board-Certified Physician in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Addictive Medicine.  

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will understand the history behind the use of opiates for chronic pain; how to manage new claimants not on opiates, issues to consider in old claimants already habituated to opiates; and how to recognize and manage claimants who are addicted to opiates.

10:00 – 10:35 am A Preview of the 2019 Legislative Session and An Update from WCD – Sally Coen, Deputy Administrator, Workers’ Compensation Division; Guy Boileau, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation and MLAC Management Co-Chair; and Carmen Jones, PeaceHeath and OWCA Legislative Director.

The panelists will review the 2019 Legislative Session as well as current WCD rules and workers’ compensation projects.  Updates will be provided on rules and issues being considered by MLAC for the 2019 Legislative Session.

10:35 – 11:00 pm
Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Fair – Be a Sponsor
11:00 am  – 12:00 pm Employment Laws & Issues Surrounding Drug Use – Anthony Kuchulis, Partner, Barran Liebman.
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  & Exhibitor Fair– Be a Sponsor
1:00 – 1:55 pm Thrillers and Killers: Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse – Dr. Brent Burton, Board Certified in Toxicology and Occupational Medicine.  

This presentation will focus on the assessment of drug and alcohol impairment and resultant risk of injury.  Dr. Burton will discuss the drugs he is most often asked to evaluation as “major cause” of injury, i.e. alcohol, cannabinoid, methamphetamine and opioids.  He will describe how he analyzes laboratory data and corresponding behavioral factors in arriving at a conclusion

2:00 – 2:55 pm How Employers Can Use EAPs to Address Substance Abuse – David Christy, LMFT, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Cascade Employee Assistance Program.

Substance abuse issues are on the rise in the workplace.  This impacts employee engagement, turnover, public safety, and benefits-related expenses.  What can employers do to effectively manage this in their own workforce? Participants in this session will learn about standard EAP tools for addressing substance abuse as well as innovative tools for cutting edge interventions and response

2:55 – 3:10 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Fair – Be a Sponsor
3:10 – 4:10 pm A WC Legal Update –Greg Lowell, Projects Manager, Workers’ Compensation Board, and John Klor, Partner, Wallace Klor Mann Capener & Bishop PC

This presentation will review the new claims information system and rulemaking activities at WCD as well as other updates from the Division, MLAC and OSIA’s Legislative Committee in advance of the 2018 Legislative Session.

4:15 – 5:00 pm President’s Reception – Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages – Be a Sponsor