Thursday, April 19, 2018


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Millennium Seminars | Designed For Practitioners, Physicians and Insurance Professionals

Millennium Seminars are designed 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

”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

Seminar Schedule

John H. Geaney, Esq.

Fundamentals of NJ Workers’ Comp, Key Recent Decisions, and Tips on Winning Cases

  • Volunteer firefighter must prove actual wage loss to receive temp benefits
  • Key decision on due process in workers’ comp with reversal of comp judge
  • Police officer working second job cannot sue employer civilly for negligence
  • Is picking up a paycheck on your day off considered working?
  • A checklist of strategies employers need to win cases in New Jersey
  • Why choosing the right medical expert can make all the difference
John H. Geaney, Esq.

The Critical Role in Workers’ Comp of Occupational Physicians, Physical Therapists and Functional Capacity Examinations

  • Dr. Cynthia Vona, Pansophy Medical Consultants
  • Andrew Lotsis, Twin Boro Physical Therapy
  • Monica Lynch, Kinematic Consultants
  • What are the expectations employers have for their occupational physicians?
  • When should PT be recommended and for how long?
  • What information do the occupational physician and therapist need to do their jobs?
  • When should the employer order an FCE in workers’ compensation?
  • How much communication is needed among physicians, therapists and FCE providers?

Morning Break

Networking with Vendors and Partners
Michael L. Bileci, Esq.

Challenging Issues in Workers’ Compensation

  • When can an employer terminate temp after job termination?
  • How did the Hersh case change the rules on parking lot accidents?
  • Does it make sense for employers to compromise liens and what information do employers need to make an intelligent decision?
  • What sort of discovery helps employers prevail in workers’ compensation?
  • Why is the statute of limitations so powerful in occupational disease claims?
Dr. Thomas Dwyer, MD, FAAOS

Effectively Treating Knee and Shoulder Cases in Workers’ Compensation

  • What kind of past medical history is important for the medical provider and how does the surgeon obtain the necessary information?
  • When should total joint replacement be performed and when is it causally related?
  • When are conservative measures helpful in knee and shoulder injury cases?
  • Are MRIs often over ­read and what quality of MRI does the surgeon need?
  • Is there validity to altered gait and compensatory loss claims?

Buffet Lunch

Network with the seminar speakers and visit the sponsor booths.
John H. Geaney, Esq.

Audience Quiz ­­- Workers’ Comp Trivia

  • Don’t miss this fun game of comp trivia
  • Correct answers win prizes, but the questions can be challenging
William Mitchell, MD

Complex Issues in Neurosurgical Spine Cases

  • What does medical literature say about back and neck injuries one year post injury?
  • When should an MRI be ordered in a spine injury case?
  • How does the surgeon decide among one­level fusion or multiple­level fusion surgery?
  • What analysis is needed to decide whether the spine condition is causally related?
  • When should opiates be prescribed post-­surgery and for what period of time?

Afternoon Break

Network with Speakers.
Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq.

The Crossover from Workers’ Comp to Labor Law: Learn from an Expert

  • Understanding the complex federal/state law considerations in medical marijuana
  • How long does an employer have to hold open a job under Echeverria v. Astrazeneca?
  • At what point do you need to seek labor advice in a workers’ comp claim?
  • What can employers do to make reasonable accommodation to those with disabilities?
  • Why job descriptions are absolutely pivotal in avoiding disability ­based discrimination claims.
Christina Adinolfi Shea, Esq.

Panel on Investigating Fraud Claims in Workers’ Compensation

  • Cheryl Grzesiuk, PMA Companies
  • Nate Reber, Prime Source Investigations
  • Michael L. Bileci, Esq., Capehart Scatchard
  • Bill Abate, Holman Enterprises, Inc.
  • What leads an adjuster to suspect possible fraud?
  • Weighing social media investigation versus field surveillance
  • What do judges consider most effective in proving fraud?
  • Pros and cons: should you send surveillance tapes to treating doctors?
  • How important is it to interview coworkers and managers?

Moderator | John H. Geaney, Esq.

John H. Geaney, Esq.

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.  He is 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.

Featured Speakers

Michael L. Bileci, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Michael L. Bileci, Esq. is a shareholder in Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Department. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law and his B.A. degree, cum laude, from St. Joseph’s University. Mr. Bileci served seven years in the United States Air Force. Mr. Bileci is a member of the NRRDA (the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association). He practices throughout the state.

Christina Adinolfi Shea, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Christina Adinolfi Shea, Esq. is a shareholder in Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Department. Ms. Adinolfi Shea is a member of the American, Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations. She received her J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden and her B.A. degree from Villanova University. Before joining Capehart, she clerked for The Honorable Marie E. Lihotz at the Appellate Division.

Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Co-Chair of Capehart Scatchard’s Labor & Employment Group, Mr. Saginario focuses his practice on employment counseling and litigation. He regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance, personnel policies and procedures including those associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discipline, layoffs and other terminations. (more…)

Bill Abate

Holman Enterprises, Inc.

Bill is a Risk and Safety Manager for Holman Enterprises, Inc. In his role as Risk and Safety Manager, he has oversight of the large deductible retrospective insurance programs covering over 6,500 employees in the United States, as well as operations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and Hong Kong. Mr. Abate is a graduate of Millersville University, where he received his B.S. in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management. He is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

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

President / CEO of Premier Orthopaedic Associates

Thomas Dwyer, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. is President/CEO of Premier Orthopaedic Associates. Premier has offices in Vineland, Elmer, Mullica Hill and Woolwich, New Jersey. Dr. Dwyer is licensed in both New Jersey and Delaware. Dr. Dwyer received his B.S. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and his M.D. from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and his fellowship at the Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

Cheryl Grzesiuk

Senior Account Claims Representative, PMA Group

Cheryl Grzesiuk is a Senior Account Claims Representative for the PMA Group in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. She has 33 years of workers’ compensation experience and has worked with PMA for 10 years. She previously worked with AIG and Harleysville Insurance companies. Ms. Greziuk is a dedicated adjuster for Rutgers University.

Andrew Z. Lotsis

Chief Executive Officer, Twin Boro Physical Therapy

Andrew Z. Lotsis is Chief Executive Officer of Twin Boro Physical Therapy, New Jersey’s largest physical therapy practice, with 23 locations covering nine counties. He joined Twin Boro PT in 2006, bringing more than 25 years of healthcare industry leadership, financial management, marketing, and operations experience. Mr. Lotsis currently oversees all aspects of the company’s strategic growth, business development, financial management, and marketing operations. A strong proponent of technology and innovation, he has developed a comprehensive industry leading program called WorkCareTM. Mr. Lotsis received his B.S. in Business Finance from Bloomsburg University.

Monica Lynch

Director of Kinematic Functional Capacity Evaluation and Biomechanics Department at Kinematic Consultants, Inc.

Monica Lynch is the Director of Kinematic Functional Capacity Evaluation and Biomechanics Department at Kinematic Consultants, Inc., where she has been employed for over two decades. She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. degree in Bioengineering, specializing in Biomechanics. She was briefly involved with ASTM in testing for hockey stick deflection during play. Ms. Lynch has been published in American Physical Therapy Magazine for Functional Capacity Evaluations. She has spoken for various groups of third-party administrators, insurance carriers, physicians, employers, townships, joint insurance funds, and others, regarding objective measurement in functional capacity evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations and the featured technology of Kinematic Consultants, Inc. (more…)

William Mitchell, M.D.

Neurosurgical & Spinal Specialists

William Mitchell, M.D. recently started Neurosurgical & Spinal Specialists. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dr. Mitchell received his B.A. from Harvard University in Psychology and his M.D. from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, his spinal surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his chief residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has offices in Mount Laurel, Toms River and Edison, New Jersey.

Nate Reber

Managing Partner, Prime Source Investigations

Nate Reber is a managing partner at Prime Source Investigations. He has worked in all aspects of the investigative field for over 10 years. He has experience in surveillance, research, social media education, case management, client management, and client education. He has also received accreditation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Reber graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

Cynthia Vona, DDS, M.D.

Executive Medical Director, Pansophy Medical Consultants, LLC.

Cynthia Vona, DDS, M.D. is the Executive Medical Director of Pansophy Medical Consultants, LLC. Dr. Vona is a board-certified physician who served as Executive Medical Director for Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporation from July 1988 to May 2017. Dr. Vona received her B.S. in Chemistry from Georgetown University, her dental degree from Georgetown University Dental School, as well as her M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School. She received Diplomate status and her board certification in the field of Internal Medicine.

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

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SIGN UP EARLY!!! The first 15 registrants will receive a courtesy copy of
Geaney’s New 2017 Workers’ Compensation Manual sold by NJICLE for $220.

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Submit the registration form below and a Millennium Seminars representative will contact you to complete your registration.
First 15 registrants will receive a courtesy copy of Geaney’s New 2017 Workers’ Compensation Manual, a $220 Retail Value.


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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 2017 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.