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Workers' Compensation Courtroom Medicine Conference CLE (EWC160930)
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Workers' Compensation Courtroom Medicine Conference

9/30/2016
When: Friday, September 30, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Mary's Hospital
56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, Connecticut  06706
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(844)469-2221


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Presented by the Workers' Compensation Section

Seminar Code: EWC160930

CLE Credit: 6.5 Hours

About the Program:

This program will provide an in-depth discussion and debate concerning current controversies in the medical treatment of spine injuries, including the doctors’ perspective on getting treatment authorized under the utilization review program.

You Will Learn:

  • About physicians' views on back-hip syndrome, sacroiliac joint fusion, minimally invasive spine surgery, and disc arthroplasty
  • About the role of opioids and population  medicine from a spine surgeon
  • About peer-to-peer review as it applies to authorizing controversial spine treatments

Who Should Attend:
All Workers' Compensation practitioners

Moderator:

 Francis Drapeau Workers' Compensation Attorney

Francis X. Drapeau

Leighton Katz and Drapeau

Vernon


Speakers:

 

 

Hon. John A. Mastropietro

Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission

Hartford

Gerald J. Becker, MD

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford

Glastonbury

William F. Flynn, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Waterbury

 David Forshaw, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Shelton

 
   
Judith L. Gorelick, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Shelton

 Michael E. Karnasiewicz, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Waterbury


Jarob N. Mushaweh, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Waterbury

Steven E. Schneider, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer,
Saint Mary's Hospital

President, Franklin Medical Group

   
 

John G. Strugar, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Shelton

Glenn Taylor, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Waterbury


Alan S. Waitze, MD

Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Spine Specialists PC

Shelton

 

Program Agenda:

8:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m.  Opening Remarks - Francis X. Drapeau and Michael E. Karnasiewicz, MD

8:45-9:15 a.m.  Back Hip Syndrome - William F. Flynn, MD

9:15-9:45 a.m.  Sacroiliac Joint Fusion - Alan S. Waitze, MD

9:45-10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

10:00-10:30 a.m. Population Medicine - Steven E. Schneider, MD

10:30-11:00 a.m. Is There a Role for Disc Arthroplasty? - John G. Struger, MD

11:00-11:30 a.m. Opioids and the Practicing Spine Surgeon - Judith L. Gorelick, MD

11:30-12:00 p.m. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - David Forshaw, MD          

12:00-12:15 p.m. Questions

12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00-1:30 p.m. Peer-to-Peer Process
Moderator:
Francis X. Drapeau
Speaker:
Chairman Mastropietro 

1:30-3:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Current Controversies in Spine Care
Moderator:
Michael E. Karnasiewicz, MD
Panel:
Gerald J. Becker, MD
David Forshaw, MD
Judith L. Gorelick, MD
Jarob N. Mushaweh, MD
John G. Struger, MD
Glenn Taylor, MD
Alan S. Waitze, MD

3:00-4:00 p.m. Reception

Event Cost: (Includes a continental breakfast, lunch and reception).
                      Member: $195
                     
Non-Member: $295


Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request
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