Thursday, September 12, 2019


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Millennium Seminars | Moving Professionals Forward

Designed for Practitioners, Physicians and Insurance Professionals, Millennium Seminars are created to help workers’ compensation practitioners develop and improve skills needed in the handling of workers’ compensation cases. 

The one-day seminar approach is comprehensive with a keen focus on critical information for those who are learning workers’ compensation as well as more seasoned practitioners. The goal of the company is to provide timely case law updates, an understanding of the key statutes and essential defenses, valuable medical insight, and viewpoints from panelists who are experts in their field.

Our audience is always participatory and interactive, and attendees come from all areas of the workers’ compensation world including adjusters, supervisors, attorneys, physicians, nurses, investigators, HR managers, managed care professionals, and all sizes of employers in both the public and private sector. The rapport that develops among attendees, speakers, and vendors has made Millennium Seminars successful in its primary mission of educating practitioners about current workers’ compensation law and trends.

Testimonials | See What People Are Saying

”Millennium Seminars continuously attracts a diverse group of workers’ compensation professionals. This creates a learning environment for positive feedback and a constructive exchange of ideas from a workers’ compensation perspective.”

Michele Wojciechoswki, Broadspire - April 11, 2019

”We greatly enjoy attending Millennium Seminars. The information presented is engaging, useful and always presents an
opportunity to expand knowledge of workers’ compensation.”

Elizabeth Matheson, Amazon - December 6, 2018

”Capehart always puts on the best WC seminars. They have the perfect blend of legal updates, medical cases, past precedents and in depth panels”

Josh Wolf, Amazon - July 19, 2018

”Always an informative educational experience. After 34 years I still learn something every time I come. The structure and
presentation makes it interesting and at times entertaining.”

Michele Wojciechowski, Broadspire

”I love coming to this seminar whenever it is given. The topics presented and speakers are so knowledgeable and informative! Great networking opportunity - - Fabulous!!”

Karen Caulfield, Township of Union

”This is the most comprehensive and informative one day seminar on workers’ compensation in New Jersey. Great Value!”

Christina Grabowski, PMA

”Even after 25+ years in workers' compensations claims management, I always learn something new that I can bring back and integrate into my job.”

Honora McGinn, Princeton University

”The seminar today was very informative. I now have the confidence to properly adjust
claims for the New Jersey jurisdiction!”

Porscha Clemons ­, Southern Company Gas

”This seminar presents cutting edge information on medical and legal issues within the New Jersey Workers’ Comp law.”

Michele Bucek, Strategic Comp.

”The seminar was very informative and interactive. The presenters and speakers really kept my attention while delivering excellent topics”

David Olcott, Conti Corp.

”Thank you for the opportunity to listen to expert advice on numerous legal and medical topics and continuing development of our field.”

Michele Bucek, Strategic Comp

”Anyone working in the field of workers’ compensation must attend these seminars to remain current and competent. They are the single greatest source of comprehensive information.”

Doris Dicristina, William H. Connolly & Co., LLC.

”I always enjoy attending the seminars presented by John. Content and speakers are very relevant. Networking is great!”

Gwen Hatcher, Princeton University

”Millennium Seminars always provide pertinent and current information relevant to workers' comp case management and improving outcomes - an invaluable resource to all professionals in the field.”

Doris Dicristina, William H. Connolly & Co., LLC

Moderator | John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq. is Chairman of Capehart Scatchard’s Executive Committee. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney, Mr. Geaney is active in the New Jersey Self Insurers Association (Membership and Program Committees) as well as Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. Mr. Geaney is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network and is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. He is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Physicians, Adjusters, and Employers.

John H. Geaney, Esq. concentrates his practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies, third-party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation, and the representation of employers with respect to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Seminar Schedule

Key 2019 Cases You Need To Know

Learn how failure to pursue workers’ comp rights may bar an ADA law suit. Hear about the Supreme Court decision finding volunteers entitled to max benefits. How to calculate your lien when the third-party recovery is over one million dollars. Can an employee sue another employee civilly for a reckless prank? What are the rules for assessing penalties against employers for late payments? What is the test for a “special employee” in New Jersey?

The Spine Surgeon’s Approach to Workers’ Comp Issues

How does a spine surgeon decide causation issues in comp? What is the difference between a bulge, protrusion and herniation? When are fusion surgeries advisable and ill-advised? What past medical history matters to the spine surgeon for treatment and causation? When should an MRI be ordered in a spine case?

Morning Break

Networking with Vendors

The First 30 Days of a Comp Claim: What You Should Be Doing

Panel: Jared Schulman, MD, MPH, Hackensack Meridian Health System Charles Petersen, CWCP, Director of Risk Management, Tropicana Atlantic City Trudy Mandia, RN, CCM, CWCP, AtlantiCare, Director Workers’ Compensation/Leave Management Topics: What are the most important steps to take in managing a new claim? Why is the occupational physician so critical in workers’ comp? How does an employer handle recommendations and requests for light duty? What kinds of information must you convey to your initial treating physicians? How does an employer conduct prompt investigation into new claims?

Comparing New Jersey Comp Law to Maryland, Delaware, D.C. and Virginia Laws

Panel: Albert Randall, Esq., Franklin Prokopik Michael Bileci, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Topics: How much control is there in each state on medical treatment? What are the penalties employers need to worry about? Eligibility for temp benefits and how to terminate them. How are comp cases settled in each state and can you close out medicals? How are wages and rates calculated?

Buffet Lunch

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

Understanding Knee and Shoulder Claims in Workers’ Comp

Learn how a skilled orthopedist takes a relevant past medical history. What type of physical exertion leads to shoulder tears? When should shoulder replacement be done and when is it causally related? What are the most common knee injuries in workers’ comp? What are the accepted conservative treatments for knee and shoulder injuries? How does a physician analyze causation in knee and shoulder cases?

Afternoon Break

Networking with Partners

The ADA, FMLA, and Comp Legal Intersection

Panel: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Bill Abate, Risk & Safety Manager, Holman Enterprises Topics: Are most comp injuries covered under the ADA and FMLA? How do you handle termination of injured workers without civil litigation? What if an employee concludes FMLA and then requests a leave of absence? Can a denial of light duty be construed as an LAD or ADA violation? What is the best advice for employers on the interactive process and when does it end?

What Are the Legal Defenses That Work in NJ Workers’ Compensation?

Understanding the premises rule and exceptions to the rule. When do you have a valid fraud case that may defeat the claim? Is residency alone in New Jersey enough to file a claim petition? Know the jurisdictional rules in New Jersey. “Are you my employee?” Consider Uber and other “independent contractors.” When is an injury idiopathic and not work related?

Featured Speakers

Albert Randall, Esq.

President, Franklin & Prokopik

Andrea L. Schlafer, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Bill Abate

Risk and Safety Manager, Holman Enterprises, Inc.

Charles Petersen, CWCP

Director of Risk Management, Tropicana Atlantic City

Jared Schulman, MD, MPH

Corporate Medical Director, Occupational and Employee Health at Hackensack Meridian Health Center

Michael L. Bileci, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Prudence M. Higbee, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq.

Vice-Chair Labor & Employment Group, Capehart Scatchard

Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD

Surgeon, Jersey Spine Associates

Thomas Dwyer, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

President / CEO, Premier Orthopaedic Associates

Trudy Mandia, RN, CCM, CWCP

AtlantiCare Health System

Pricing | Save with 2 or More Registrants!

Registration includes One-Day Seminar + Networking and Sponsor Showcases + Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Single Registrant


SIGN-UP OFFER!!! The first 15 registrants will receive a courtesy copy of Geaney’s 2019 NJ Workers’ Comp Manual sold by NJICLE – a $230 value!

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Submit the registration form below and a Millennium Seminars representative will contact you to complete your registration.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this seminar eligible for CLE or CCM credits?

Yes, this seminar is eligible for CLE and CCM credits.  Upon completion of the seminar, you will receive a certificate detailing your course credits.

  • 7.0 CLE Credits
  • 6.0 CCM Credits

What is the cancellation policy?

Replacement registrants are welcome. If you cancel one week in advance, you will receive a full refund less a $25.00 service charge. Otherwise, no refund will be provided for cancellation within six days of the seminar. In the event of a loss of seminar fee because of late registration, you can apply the fee to another Millennium Seminar within one year of the date of this seminar. If a seminar is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Is there an incentive for signing up early?

Yes! The first fifteen (15) registrants will receive a courtesy copy of Geaney’s New 2019 Workers’ Compensation Manual sold by NJICLE for $220.

Do you accept walk-ins registrations?

Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. The seating for the seminar is classroom style in a spacious room.

Who can I contact if I require special accommodations?

If you should need any special requirements, such as wheelchair access, please provide that information to us at least seven days prior to the seminar by calling 609-234-1776.