Date

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Location

Mount Laurel, NJ

Remaining

Unlimited

Speakers

12 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.

Testimonials | See What People Are Saying

”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

The Key Cases and Statutes Every Comp Practitioner Needs to Know

Why you must understand N.J.S.A. 34:15-19 and IME rules. The Perez trio of cases and what they mean for permanency awards. The leading case on stress claims in New Jersey. Do you owe temp benefits after termination? The Cunningham case and its rules Occupational disease claims under N.J.S.A. 34:15-31.

Audience Participation on Common Case Scenarios on Causation and Compensability: Panel Discussion

Panel: Dr. William Mitchell, M.D., Neurosurgical & Spinal Specialists Dr. Lucian Introcaso, Worknet Occupational Medicine Michael L. Bileci, Esq., Capehart Scatchard Topics: Discuss cases where minor incidents lead to major orthopedic surgery, like total knee replacement from minor events: idiopathic or work related? Consider reopeners where the case settles for a bulging disc, which is now a herniated disc post settlement. How do you handle a minor unreported toe injury that leads to complications due to diabetes with potential loss of limb? How does a physician know if a back problem is work related when no detailed past medical history is ever done? Consider the patient who ends up with a fusion procedure with only an initial back sprain.

Morning Break

Networking with Vendors

What We Need To Know About Third Party Liens

Is there a lien on medical malpractice and legal malpractice recoveries? How should you handle requests to “compromise” your lien? What if the injured worker fails to file suit within a year? Can the employer ever recover 100% of its payments? Are rehab nursing costs and IME costs lienable?

Proper Treatment of Head Injuries And Concussions

Should patients be active or inactive following a head injury? Does it matter that the CT scan of the brain is normal post-head injury? How helpful is vestibular therapy and for how long is it useful? Why do symptoms of many head injury patients get worse after treatment? What medications are most helpful for those with head injuries?

Buffet Lunch (Included)

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

When Does Surveillance Work Best And What Pitfalls Must You Avoid?

Panel Ann Marie Metzger, Strategic Comp Dean Smith, ICU Investigations, Inc. Hon. Richard E. Hickey, Retired Judge of Compensation Topics Listen to a former judge discuss successful versus unsuccessful surveillance. Are discovery rules different on surveillance versus store security tapes? Which is more helpful: social media or field surveillance? When you send surveillance to a treating or expert physician, have you opened it up to discovery by your adversary? When should an adjuster request surveillance in a case? What are the red flags?

Termination of Employees for Violation of Drug and Alcohol Policies, Reasonable Accommodation Issues and Medical Marijuana

Panel Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq., Capehart Scatchard Scott Tennant, Arthur J. Gallagher Bill Abate, Holman Automotive Group Topics What is the current law regarding drug testing by employers? How does OSHA view post-accident drug testing? How are companies dealing with medical marijuana and potential law changes? When should companies consider reasonable accommodation in connection with drug use and drug addiction? What are the grounds for termination of employees for violation of drug policies?

Afternoon Break

Networking

Current Trends in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

The rapid growth of medical claim petitions in New Jersey. Handling jurisdictional issues with MCPs. Developing law on denial of due process in New Jersey. Tips on successfully handling reopener claims in New Jersey.

The College Bowl!!! Everyone’s Favorite Comp Contest

Watch your favorite college teams square off in a test of comp knowledge. See several skilled comp professionals compete for bragging rights. Learn valuable workers’ compensation information in a fun and fast-paced game.

Featured Speakers

Ann Marie Metzger

Field Claims Specialist, Great American Insurance

Ann Marie Metzger is a Field Claims Specialist for Strategic Comp, a division of Great American Insurance. She has worked in the workers’ compensation field since 1981. Ms. Metzger has an AIC designation in claims and is responsible for overseeing workers’ compensation claims for the entire state of New Jersey for her company.

Bill Abate

Holman Enterprises, Inc.

Bill Abate is a Risk and Safety Manager for Holman Automotive Group, Inc. In his role as Risk and Safety Manager, he has oversight of the large deductible retrospective insurance programs covering over 4,000 employees in over 20 states, as well as Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and Hong Kong. His primary responsibilities include management of workers’ compensation, general liability, auto and property claims for the organization, as well as implementing loss prevention programs and handling regulatory compliance with OSHA, EPA and DOT requirements. Mr. Abate is a graduate of Millersville University, where he received his B.S. in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Management in 1995. He is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Carmen Saginario Jr., Esq. is 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. Mr. Saginario directs and participates in internal investigations involving claims of harassment, policy violations, ethics and other employment issues. He also appears on behalf of private and public sector clients before the judiciary as well as State and Federal administrative agencies (EEOC, N.J. Division on Civil Rights, etc.). Mr. Saginario is also experienced in representing clients before arbitrators and mediators.

Dean Smith

Founder and President, ICU Investigations

Dean Smith established ICU Investigations, Inc. in 1997 and is the Founder and President. Prior to incorporating ICU Investigations in 1997, Mr. Smith obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, in 1989. Upon graduation from Rowan University, Mr. Smith was hired into the private investigative fi eld with William F. Mitchell & Associates, based out of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in the investigative fi eld and is a certified member of the National Association with Investigative Specialists. He is also a current member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Investigators and the South Jersey Claims Association.

Judge Richard Hickey, III, Retired

Of Counsel, Capehart Scatchard

Judge Richard Hickey, III, Retired, Former Supervising Judge of Workers’ Compensation is Of Counsel to Capehart Scatchard. Judge Hickey was an Administrative Advisory Judge for the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation from 1991 to 2009. The judge received his J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law and his B.S. degree in Business Administration from American International College.

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Lora V. Northen, Esq. concentrates her practice in the representation of employers in workers’ compensation. She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney. Ms. Northen is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and was on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section. Ms. Northen is past President of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. She received her J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden and her B.A. degree from the University College at Buffalo.

Lucian J. Introcaso, MD

Medical Director, WORKNET Occupational Medicine

Lucian J. Introcaso, MD is the Medical Director for WORKNET Occupational Medicine in Pennsauken, NJ. He is a staff physician at Cooper University Hospital where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine. He practiced Primary Care Internal Medicine for ten years until 1995 when he entered the exclusive practice of Occupational Medicine. Dr. Introcaso is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Disability Analysts as well as a certified Medical Review Officer for the past 20 years and member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He received his Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Occupational/Environmental Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Michael L. Bileci, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Michael L. Bileci, Esq. is a shareholder with Capehart Scatchard and concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in workers’ compensation. 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.

Scott Tennant

Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher

Scott Tennant is the Area Vice President of Arthur J. Gallagher. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate division. He served as a Professional Fund Raiser for private independent secondary schools and liberal arts colleges until joining the insurance profession in 1987. He focused his career on joint insurance funds for public entities in 1991 and has been working to help public school districts and municipalities manage risk ever since.

Vinay Chopra, MD

Physician

Dr. Vinay Chopra is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician and board certified family medicine physician who specializes in non-surgical orthopedics, concussion management, DOT and sports physicals, sports performance and rehabilitation. He treats a range of conditions including fractures, sprains, concussions, arthritis and other disorders of the joints along with sports related injuries, performance, nutrition, and rehabilitation and exercise. He also has experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound and various therapy methods such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), BMAC/Adipose Stem Cell Therapy and Ten Jet procedure. Dr. Chopra also performs Department of Transportation (DOT) and sports physicals. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and fellowship trained in the specialty of Sports Medicine.

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.

Pricing | Save with 2 or More Registrants!

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

Single Registrant

$299

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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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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