Thursday, December 5, 2019


Hanover Marriott Hotel - Whippany, NJ




16 Featured Presenters

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.

Seminar Schedule

New Statutory Changes on Cancer Claims for Public Safety Responders and Case Law Update

Learn about new presumptions for cancer cases involving firefighters, police and EMTs How public employers can rebut presumptions in cancer cases Must we pay counsel fees cases based on the life expectancy of the surviving spouse? Learn about the reversal of $5,000 penalty against respondent in Ramella

Medical Claim Petitions and Repricing Medical Bills

Panel: Claire Y. Ringel, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Linda Woods, First MCO Alys Onorato, Verizon Topics: How are employers coping with the explosion of MCPs? What can an employer argue to defeat MCPs? Learn about the science behind bill repricing Who must testify in a trial on an MCP? Learn why strong physician networks are so crucial to managing costs

Morning Break

Networking with Vendors

Workers’ Comp 101 for Adjusters, Medical Professionals and Employers

What are the key concepts behind New Jersey’s rather unique comp statute? How is New Jersey’s loss of function system different from other states? Understanding why MMI is pivotal concerning med and temp benefits How can employers address reopener claims and sometimes get Section 20 settlements? Why mastery of the premises rule and parking lot cases is important

Modified Duty Issues in New Jersey Workers’ Comp

Panel: Doug Paster, Travelers Insurance Company Jessica L. Rodio, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Dr. Charles Gatto, The Advanced Spine Center Tim Quinn, Morris Township Manager Topics: What does case law say about modified duty? How do you get buy-in from all departments? What about modified duty at local charities, if the employer has none? What information do doctors need to assess ability to perform modified duty? How can an employer avoid reinjuries on modified duty?

Buffet Lunch Included

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

Why Do Injured Workers Hire Counsel? Panel Discussion with Petitioners’ Counsel

Panel: Andrew Graulich, Esq. Kevin Kutyla, Esq. Andrew R. Topazio, Esq., Marciano & Topazio Topics: Why do injured workers retain counsel for workers’ compensation? What are the main complaints petitioners have when they see counsel? How does light duty work from the petitioner’s standpoint? Transportation, missed appointments and translation issues: how can they be resolved? Reasons for motions for med and temp and suggestions on resolving them

Afternoon Break

Networking with Vendors

Current Trends in Treatment of Knee and Shoulder Injury Cases

How can a doctor tell if the condition is preexisting or work-related? Why past medical history is paramount in knee/ shoulder cases When are total shoulder, total knee and reverse shoulder surgeries indicated? Are stem cell and platelet rich plasma the future preferred treatments? Which forms of arthritis tend to be causally related and not related?

Drug Testing in the Workplace and Issues Pertaining to Marijuana

Panel: Sheila M. Mints, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Dr. Giovanni Ramundo, Pain Medicine Physicians Dr. Rachel Leibu, Atlantic Health System Topics: What changes do employers see in terms of drug testing and medical marijuana? Should employers update their policies in light of changes in the law? When is it legally safe for employers to drug test employees? How will legalized recreational marijuana affect employers? How are treating doctors changing their practice as a result of law changes in NJ?

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.

Featured Speakers

Alys Onorato

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Consultant, Verizon

Andrew Graulich, Esq.

Petitioner’s Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Andrew R. Topazio, Esq.

Marciano & Topazio

Charles A. Gatto, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Claire Y. Ringel, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Doug Paster

Travelers Insurance Company

Giovanni Ramundo, M.D.

Principal, Pain Medicine Physicians

Jessica L. Rodio, Esq.

Associate, Capehart Scatchard

Kevin Kutyla, Esq.

Petitioner’s Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Linda Woods

Vice President of Bill Review Operations, First MCO

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Rachel Leibu, M.D.

Atlantic Health System

Sheila M. Mints, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Timothy F. Quinn

Township Administrator, Township of Morris

Wayne A. Colizza, M.D.

Tri-County Orthopedics


Hanover Marriott Hotel

Hanover Marriott Hotel
1401 Route 10 East
Whippany, NJ 07981

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Pricing | Save with 2 or More Registrants!

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

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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.

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