Presented by the Workers' Compensation Section
Seminar Code: EWC150911
CLE Credit: 6.5 Hours
About the Program:
"Pain, Pills, and Pot" will illuminate and discuss the past, present, and future of pain issues as they pertain to legal practice and the compensability of pain and its treatment. The discussion will include a commissioner's report on the status of case law defining palliative vs. curative treatment, insight into the workers' compensation pain management and opiate protocols from a physician who assisted in drafting them, a guide to navigating the utilization review process, a report from a physician on the medical marijuana committee on the present and future of medical marijuana in Connecticut, an outline by the deputy commissioner of the department of consumer protection of the regulatory scheme that governs everything marijuana from the farm to the dispensary, and a presentation by a pharmacist from Injured Workers Pharmacy addressing prescription costs, generic vs. brand-name drugs, and the industry's use of compound drugs to circumvent pricing regulation.
Who Should Attend:
All workers' compensation practitioners.
Francis X. Drapeau, Leighton Katz & Drapeau, Vernon
Hon. David W. Schoolcraft, Commissioner, Workers Compensation Commission, Second District
Michelle Seagull, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Hartford
Dr. Eric D. Grahling, Comprehensive Pain Management, Plainville
Dr. Dean J. Mariano, MidState Medical Center, Meriden
Barry S. Moller, Cramer & Anderson LLP, New Milford
Frank Pallaria, Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC, Methuen, MA
Joseph Passaretti, Montstream & May LLP, Glastonbury
| 9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
|| Introduction – Joseph Passaretti
| 9:20 a.m.–10:20 a.m.
|| CT Medical Marijuana Committee - Dr. Dean Mariano
| 10:20 a.m.–10:40 a.m.
| 10:40 a.m.–11:35 a.m.
|| Utilization Review - Barry Moller
| 11:40 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
||Palliative-Curative – Commissioner David Schoolcraft
| 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
| 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
||Pain Management and Opiate Protocols - Dr. Eric D. Grahling
| 1:50 p.m.–2:40 p.m.
| Medical Marijuana Regulatory Scheme – Deputy Commissioner Michelle Seagull
| 2:40 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
|| Reducing the Pharmaceutical MSA Number - Frank Pallaria, IWP
| 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Event Cost: Includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.
Law/Paralegal Student: $75
** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants approximately 48 hours prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted after this time. No paper copies will be prepared.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.