Un-Ringing the Bell: Diagnosis and Treatment in Concussion and Brain Injury (EWC221013)

Thursday, October 13, 2022

7:45 AM to 6:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Saint Clements Castle and Marina

1931 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, Connecticut, United States

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About the Program

Diagnosis & Treatment in Concussion and Brain Injury is this year’s annual preeminent Workers’ Compensation Medical Conference in Connecticut. You will hear from medical experts about brain injury and post-concussion syndrome, level of consciousness, diagnosis, relationship of the diagnosis to a work injury, and treatment of brain injuries. An eye expert will discuss visual disturbances caused by  traumatic brain injury or concussion, causes, aggravation, conditions found, and treatment. An ear, nose, and throat specialist will discuss the diagnosis and management of ear and dizziness issues resulting from a head injury. A neuropsychologist will discuss neuropsychological exams and how they assist in evaluating causation and treatment. A psychiatrist will discuss evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injury/concussion and how treatment has changed. A therapist will discuss the relevance of prior history and comorbidities in evaluation and treating traumatic brain injury/concussion. They will also discuss how quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG) can help to confirm traumatic brain injury/concussion, the validity of the assessment, and its admissibility in court. Administrative law judges will share thoughts from the bench on concussion and traumatic brain injury cases. Doctors, administrative law judges, and attorneys will  respond to questions at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. 

This conference will not be recorded.

You Will Learn

• The definition of a brain injury, and what is required to reach the diagnosis and to assess the relationship of the diagnoses to a work injury 
• The factors to consider when evaluating and diagnosing a concussion or post-concussion syndrome and its potential relationship to a work injury from a number of different medical perspectives 
• Thoughts from the bench on concussion and traumatic brain injury cases 

Who Should Attend

Attorneys practicing workers’ compensation law, and those interested in practicing workers’ compensation law. 


(Includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception. Electronic materials are free.)
Workers’ Compensation Section Member $199
Member $225
Student Member $99 

Non-member $450

Financial hardship information is available upon request. 

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Hon. Peter C. Mlynarczyk
State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, Hartford

Hon. Soline M. Oslena
State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, Norwich

Alessi-LaRosa2 Stephanie Alessi-Larosa, MD
Hartford HealthCare, Hartford

Conway4 Stephen Conway, MD
Hartford Hospital, Hartford

Eisen1 Marc Eisen, MD, PhD,
The Ear Specialty Group of Connecticut/The Dizzy Clinic, Farmington

AlHerzog Alfred Herzog, MD
Hartford Hospital Institute of Living, Hartford

Holtzman2 Arnold Holzman, PhD, ABPP
Behavioral Health Consultants LLC, Hamden

robert lesser1 Robert Lesser, MD
The Eye Care Group, Waterbury

anthony silver2 Anthony Silver
GrayMatters, Westport

kevin young2 Kevin Young, PhD
Institute of Living, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 7.0 CLE Credit (General)

Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 3 business days prior to event are non-refundable.



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