Firm Attorneys Participating in 65th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference

August 3, 2010

The 65th AnnualWorkers' CompensationEducational Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, August 15th-18th.  Several of our firm attorneys will be participating as moderators, panelists or event organizers.

Jim McConnaughhay, General Chairman of the Conference, will be welcoming attendees with a few words on the morning of the 16th.

Jacqueline Steele and Tracey Hyde are both organizers for the E. Earle Zehmer National Moot Court Competition to be held on the 15th & 16th. Nine schools will be competing.

Tracey will also be a panelist for a breakout session for adjusters entitled, "Ethics: How to Balance the Claim Handler’s Goals with the Injured Worker’s Interests."

Kem Thomas is participating in the Case Law Update Panel.  The Update is one of the most important portions and the best attended programs of the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference.

Steve Coonrod will be a panelist for a breakout session for healthcare providers entitled, "Florida’s Quagmire: The Heart and Lung Act," providing practical solutions for treating physicians dealing with Florida’s presumption law relating to the compensability of heart and hypertension claims for fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and corrections officers.

Lou Stern will serve as moderator for a breakout session for adjusters entitled, "Medical Management: How Much Medicine Do I Need to Know?," discussing the increasing importance of medical management in the effort to control the overall payout in workers’ compensation claims.

Angela Warren will be a panelist for a breakout session for attorneys entitled, "Focus on Ethics and Professionalism – a New Game," providing valuable insight as to how to practice with integrity and in a professional manner within the context of an adversarial proceeding.

More information on the Conference, including a full program and registration information, can be found on the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute website.