Social distancing practices will be implemented.  We will be providing masks and hand sanitizers to all attendees..

Date

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Location

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Mount Laurel, NJ

Remaining

Unlimited

Speakers

14 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.

“Excellent topics which cover all aspects of WC. I would strongly recommend for all levels of claim representatives and employers.”
Lisa Graiff – CCMSI – September 12, 2019

Seminar Schedule

Comprehensive New Jersey Workers’ Compensation One-Day Seminar

Morning Session

Key Cases You Need To Know from 2019 – 2020

8:30 - 9:10 a.m.
  • When can you terminate benefits for workers on opiates per Martin v. Newark case?
  • Learn about the key parking lot decision in Manuel v. RWJBH.
  • Why was company “fun day” found not compensable?
  • United Airlines defeats claim for derivative injury during physical therapy.
  • Failure of respondent’s counsel to comply with motion rules leads to employer loss

Daniel P. Robinson, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Workers’ Comp 101 for Claims Professionals and Employers

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
  • What are the requirements for medical benefits in New Jersey?
  • When may temp benefits be stopped under New Jersey law?
  • How do judges arrive at permanency awards and what are the standards?
  • When can employers utilize IMEs during the course of the comp case?
  • What are the basic rules for premises and parking lot injuries?

Lora V. Northen, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Morning Break

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Network with Vendors

Upper Extremity Injuries in Workers’ Compensation

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
  • When is carpal tunnel syndrome considered work-related and non-work related?
  • What are the common causes of cubital tunnel syndrome?
  • How can you tell if the elbow or wrist problem is coming from the neck?
  • Why is past medical history so important to both the treating and IME doctor?
  • Estimating permanency in upper extremity injury cases.

Dr. Joseph Barmakian | Exam Works

Return to Work, Light Duty, and Temporary Reassignment Issues

11:15 - Noon

Panel Discussion:

  • Justin Wilkinson, PMA Insurance Group
  • Audrey Allsopp, Conner Strong
  • Bill McGuane, Monmouth County
  • Dr. Steven Crawford, IMX

Topics:

  • What does case law say about modified duty in New Jersey?
  • How do you get buy-in from all departments?
  • What about modified duty at local charities?
  • How can an employer avoid reinjuries during modified duty?
  • What do you do when there are permanent restrictions from the treating doctor?

Lora V. Northen, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Buffet Lunch Included

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

Afternoon Session

The New Cancer Presumption Law for Firefighters and Public Safety Workers

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:

  • Kenneth Baum, Cherry Hill Fire Department
  • Christopher Healey, Qual-Lynx
  • Prudence M. Higbee, Esq., Capehart Scatchard

Topics:

  • What does the “presumption” mean for firefighters under the new law passed in 2019?
  • How is the presumption different for public safety workers generally?
  • What kinds of proofs are needed for the employer to rebut a presumption?
  • How long can a firefighter file a cancer claim after retirement?
  • Why is the International Agency for Research on Cancer so important in cancer claims?

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Afternoon Break

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Network with Vendors

Workers’ Compensation Issues and COVID-19 Claims

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
  • What does New Jersey law say about first responders, public safety workers and essential workers in respect to COVID-19 and pandemics?
  • How do employers defend COVID-19 cases when there is a presumption of compensability? What does a presumption really mean?
  • What questions should employers and adjusters ask to decide whether a COVID-19 claim is compensable?
  • What are employers seeing concerning allegations on claim petitions for COVID-19?
  • What steps should employers and adjusters take when receiving COVID-19 claim petitions alleging injuries to various bodily systems, such as respiratory and cardiovascular?

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Proper Handling of Head Injury and Concussion Claims

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:

  • Mary Ann Kezmarsky, Work Comp Psych Net
  • Michael Szymanski, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Dr. Andrew Nelson, Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates

Topics:

  • What are the typical symptoms in a head injury case?
  • What is the appropriate initial treatment for head injuries?
  • Choice of expert: Neurologist? Sports medicine? Psychologist? Neuropsychologist?
  • When is vestibular therapy appropriate and for how long?
  • What are signs that the symptoms are no longer work related?

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

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

Audrey Allsopp

Workers’ Compensation Practice Leader and Claims Consultant | Conner Strong

Chris Healey

Municipal Excess Liability Manager | Qual-Lynx/Cigna

Daniel P. Robinson, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Dr. Andrew Nelson

Sports Medicine | Seaview Orthopedics

Dr. Joseph Barmakian

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgoen

Dr. Steven Crawford

IMX Medical Management Services

Justin Wilkinson

Account Executive | PMA Management Corp

Kenneth Baum

Assistant Fire Chief | Cherry Hill Fire Department

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Mary Ann Kezmarsky, PH.D.

President and Chief Clinical Officer, Work Comp Psych Net

Michael Szymanski

Claims Supervisor | Sedgwick

Prudence M. Higbee, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

William H. McGuane

Head for Benefits, Workers’ Compensation and Leave Programs | Monmouth County Division

Sponsors

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Mt. Laurel
515 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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

Single Registrant

$299

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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 us this information at least seven days prior to the seminar by calling 609-234-1776.