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EWC150911 Pain, Pills, and Pot: Workers' Compensation Courtroom Medicine Conference CLE
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EWC150911 Pain, Pills, and Pot: Workers' Compensation Courtroom Medicine Conference CLE

A panel of medical and legal professionals will cover the past, present, and future of the compensability of pain and treatment with regards to medical marijuana and other forms of medication.

When: Friday, September 11, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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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 SeagullDeputy 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. MollerCramer & Anderson LLP, New Milford






Frank Pallaria, Injured Workers Pharmacy LLC, Methuen, MA


Joseph Passaretti,  Montstream & May LLP, Glastonbury 



Program Agenda

  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.  Lunch
  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.  Discussion


Event Cost: Includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.
                        Member: $175
                        Non-Member: $275
                        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.



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