Hurry! The first 15 registrants will receive a courtesy copy of Geaney’s 2021 NJ Workers’ Comp Manual sold by NJICLE for $229.

Date

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Location

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - 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.

“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

Registration

7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Introduction and Networking (Continental Breakfast Provided)

Key Cases You Need To Know from 2019 – 2021

8:30 - 9:10 a.m.
  • Know the Supreme Court ruling in Hager on medical marijuana reimbursement obligations.
  • Learn about the latest Supreme Court decision on company sponsored events – Goulding
  • Find out what the Appellate Division said on jurisdiction in MCP cases.
  • Learn how United Airlines defeated a claim for derivative injury during physical therapy.
  • What are the rules on lunch trips while on the road in the Mackoff decision?

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

Return to Work, Light Duty, and Temporary Reassignment Issues

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Panel:

  • Justin Wilkinson, PMA Insurance Group
  • Audrey Allsopp, Conner Strong
  • Scott Tennant, Risk Program Administrators
  • 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?
  • How will the new hiring preference law for those at MMI impact employers?

Panel Moderator: Lora V. Northen, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Everything You Need To Know About Knee And Shoulder Surgeries In Workers’ Comp

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • When should knee and shoulder replacement surgery be considered?
  • Why are reverse shoulder replacements effective in severe arthritic cases?
  • How does a surgeon determine whether an accident aggravates a prior arthritic condition requiring joint replacement surgery?
  • What are the most difficult knee and shoulder surgeries in terms of patient recovery?
  • How does a surgeon obtain a complete past medical history in arriving at causation?

Dr. Thomas Dwyer | Premier Orthopaedic Associates

Buffet Lunch Included

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

Afternoon Session

Challenging Issues For Employers In The Pandemic Era

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • What defenses do employers have to COVID-19 claims?
  • What kind of discovery will make a difference in COVID claims?
  • Learn the various presumption statutes in workers’ compensation.
  • Defending cancer claims under the Canzanella
  • Understanding the changes under the 2020 Hand and Foot Legislation.

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Afternoon Break

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Network with Vendors

Upper Extremity Injuries in Workers’ Compensation

2:15 - 3:00 p.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 doctors?
  • What are the factors that must be considered in estimating permanency in upper extremity claims?

Dr. Joseph Barmakian | Exam Works

Proper Handling of Head Injury and Concussion Claims

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion:

  • Mary Ann Kezmarsky, Work Comp Psych Net
  • Megan Bartelle, 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?

Panel Moderator: 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

Conner Strong & Buckelew

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

Dr. Thomas Dwyer

President / CEO, Premier Orthopaedic Associates

Justin Wilkinson

Account Executive | PMA Management Corp

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Mary Ann Kezmarsky, PH.D.

President and Chief Clinical Officer, Work Comp Psych Net

Megan Bartelle

Claims Examiner, Sedgwick Claims Management Services

Scott Tennant

Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher

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.