Twitter @buzzystreet. WorkCompCentral’s annual event is right around the corner. This event is very special to me. I began working with David DePaolo to help make his vision a reality. Since his passing, I’ve worked closely with Kristen Chavez and the WorkCompCentral team to keep building it up. One of the things I love most about this event is that it offers many opportunities for engagement…

Nominations. Did you nominate this year? If not, no worries…2019 Nominations open during the event. Initial nomination is simple, it takes 5 minutes. Any person in the workers’ comp industry can nominate another person or company. So whether you are able to make it to the event or not, take a moment to think about who deserves to be recognized in 2019.

DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar | West Coast Seminar. The DRI seminar is a new segment at the Comp Laude® event. Comp Laude® has always been about offering engaging content. This year we are happy to announce that DRI, the voice of the defense bar, is offering a half-day session, offering 2.75 MCLEs and including 1 hour of Ethics.

Opening Reception. Sponsored by DRI and featuring popular C C & R Band (just played last night at the House of Blues in Anaheim!) starts at 6:30pm. The reception is included in your Comp Laude® pass.

Comp Laude® Sessions. 7 CE’s available. Great line up of sessions and speakers — view the full agenda here. I’ve been involved in organizing several of this year’s sessions:

  • Medical 101: Ensuring Proper Treatment & Impairment Evaluation with speakers: Michael Costello (moderator) of ATB, Dr. Steven Feinberg, Joel Thomas of Di Marco | Araujo | Montevideo and Evelyn Valencia with DolEx Dollar Express.
  • People’s Choice Award. Greg McKenna of Gallagher Bassett returns as our emcee of this session. He did a fabulous job last year and we are excited to have him back. A Comp Laude® Award is up for grabs, determined by the audience. Each presenter has just 6 minutes to present a Ted-style talk and wow the crowd. This year’s line up of presenters is stellar: Brian Allan, Brittany Busse, David Langham (Twitter @FLJCC), Carlos Luna, Kristy Sands, Marques Torbert and William Zachry.
  • From Research to Action to Research with two industry powerhouses sharing information from their respective organizations: John Ruser, WCRI and Alex Swedlow, CWCI.
  • Fostering Innovation in Workers’ Compensation. This is a continuation of the conversation started last year in our session titled Artificial Intelligence. William Zachryof Sedgwick will moderate with Greg Moore | Kain Capital, Phil Walls | myMatrixx, Marcos Iglesias, MD | Broadspire and Cliff Belliveau | myMatrixx. This session has it’s own hashtag #InnovateWC

Speed Networking. Highly engaging and wildly interactive session connecting qualified service providers to purchaser decision makers. Limited number of participants. If you are interested in participating, reach out ASAP to one of these folks: Rudy Flores, Zach Brown, Tammy Boyd, April McDonald or James Tuthill.

Alliance of Women in Workers’ Comp: Rethinking Pain Management. On Thursday, we conclude Comp Laude® with an engaging half-day session brought to you by AWWC. This is included in your Comp Laude® Pass, or FREE if you are just coming to attend this session. Breakfast and lunch are included. Register here, select Conference Day 2.

There are a handful of exhibit / sponsor opportunities available at a discount since print materials are at the printers. Interested?

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