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ISIA’s 43rd ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

& MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 

WEBINAR

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PROGRAM AGENDA

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DAY 1 ‐ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021

 

1:00pm – 1:15pm OPENING COMMENTS AND INTRODUCTION; ISIA BUSINESS MEETING

Speakers: Keith J. Herman, Esq., Executive Director, Illinois Self‐Insurers’ Association

Darlene Norton‐Frazier, President, Illinois Self‐Insurers’ Association and

Associate Director, University of Illinois System

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1:15pm – 2:00pm CHRONIC PAIN IS COMPLEX ... AND SIMPLE

Speaker: Mark Pew, Co‐Founder of The Transitions and, recently launched, The RxProfessor

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2:00pm – 2:30pm MEDICAL AND LIFESTYLE CANVASSES; THE WHY, WHEN AND WHERE

Speaker: Ben Friederich, Abacus Research P.C.

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2:30pm – 3:15pm WALKING, CLIMBING STAIRS, AND HOME WITHIN 2 HOURS AFTER SURGERY!

CONTEMPORARY KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Speaker: Ritesh R. Shah, MD, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

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3:15pm – 4:15pm POTPOURRI AND McALLISTER REVISITED

Speakers: Adam J. Cox, Esq., Executive Secretary, Illinois Self‐Insurers’ Association

Lisa Azoory‐Keller, Esq., Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.

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DAY 2 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

 

1:00pm – 1:30pm CHAIRMAN’S UPDATE FROM THE IWCC

Speaker: Michael Brennan, Esq., Chairman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

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1:30pm – 2:00pm SPRINGFIELD UPDATE AND BIPA ISSUES

Speakers: Daniel J. Ugaste, Esq., State Representative of 65th District

Jay Dee Shattuck, Shattuck and Associates

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2:00pm – 2:45pm USING BIOMECHANICS TO ASSESS CAUSATION IN WORKPLACE INJURIES

Speaker: Samuel C. Wordeman, Ph.D., ARCCA Inc.

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2:45pm – 3:30pm SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE –

THE IMPACT OF COVID‐19 ON VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Moderator: William A. Lowry, Esq., Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.

Panelists: Stephen Mathis, Esq., Commissioner, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

Natalie Torres, Senior Director of Client Solutions, Workfinders USA

Leigh Freskos, Regional Account Executive, Paradigm

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3:30pm – 4:15pm MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Speaker: Kern Singh, MD, Rush University Medical Center

 

 

 

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