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


Thursday, December 2, 2021


Holiday Inn & National Conference Center - East Windsor, NJ




13 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


7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Introduction and Networking (Continental Breakfast Provided)

Case Law Update

8:30 - 9:10 a.m.
  • Know the recent cases on parking lot injuries
  • Find out about the 2021 case law on social activities
  • What does the end of the public health emergency mean for COVID presumptions?
  • What is the case law now on jurisdiction issues in MCP cases?
  • How are courts handling medical marijuana issues under the Hager decision?

Katherine H. Geist, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Claim Managers’ Expectations of Defense Counsel, TPAs, and Other Vendors

9:10 - 10:10 a.m.


  • Caryl Russo, RWJ Barnabas Health Corporate Care
  • Ray Blanchfield, Farm Family Insurance
  • Steve Miller, Wakefern


  • What do managers look for from their defense counsel from start to finish?
  • Learn how valuable settlement days can be for clients and how best to maximize them
  • What are the expectations of the TPA and adjusters on files?
  • What makes a great team of client, TPA and defense counsel?
  • How do managers decide which vendors to hire in workers’ compensation?

Panel Moderator: John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Morning Break

10:10 – 10:20 a.m.

Network with Vendors

Current Trends in Complex Shoulder Surgery

10:20 - 11:10 a.m.
  • Learn what a total shoulder replacement involves and the normal rehab period
  • When would a total shoulder replacement be considered work related?
  • Find out why reverse shoulder surgery makes sense in certain patients
  • How does the surgeon match up the mechanism of injury with shoulder pathology?
  • Are some tears more degenerative in nature than other tears?

Dr. Nicholas Jarmon | Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

The Brave New World of COVID Claims, Canzanella Cases, Presumptions and Adverse Vaccine Reactions

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • How are clients handling presumptions under COVID and Canzanella laws?
  • What is the judicial perspective on presumptions and rebuttal of presumptions?
  • What sort of proofs will matter concerning permanency in COVID and cancer claims?
  • When will Section 20 settlements be available in COVID and cancer cases?
  • What will judges consider persuasive medical testimony in COVID cases?
  • When are adverse reactions to vaccines considered compensable?

Hon. Bradley Henson | former Judge of Compensation & John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

Buffet Lunch Included

12:10 - 1:00 p.m.

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

Afternoon Session

Trial Strategies in Workers’ Compensation

1:00 - 1:50 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.

Lora V. Northen, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard & Samuel Gaylord, Esq. | Gaylord Popp LLC

Afternoon Break

1:50 – 2:05 p.m.

Network with Vendors

Understanding the Practice of Pain Medicine Physicians

2:55 - 3:05 p.m.
  • When are narcotics appropriate in workers’ compensation?
  • When should injections be considered and what type?
  • What are the indications for radio frequency ablation and expectations for success?
  • At what point should spinal cord stimulators be considered?
  • How does a pain medicine physician wean a patient off medications?
  • What kinds of clauses are important in patient contracts?

Dr. Giovanni Ramundo | Pain Medicine Physicians & Dr. Charles Daknis | Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates

The Best Uses of Social Media and Surveillance in Workers’ Compensation

3:05 - 4:00 p.m.


  • Kathleen Guze, D&H Alternative Risk Solutions
  • Regina Lamptey, CCMSI
  • Nate Reber, Prime Source Investigations


  • When should social media searches be done and how best to use such searches?
  • How can field surveillance be maximized?
  • What do adjusters look for in vendors?
  • Why factors contribute to the failure of field surveillance?
  • What are the signs that often lead adjusters to seek surveillance and social media searches?

Panel Moderator: Lora V. Northen | 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

Caryl Russo

Senior Vice President, RWJ Barnabas Health

Charles Daknis, MD, DABPM

Pain Medicine Specialist | Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates

Giovanni Ramundo, M.D.

Principal, Pain Medicine Physicians

Katherine H. Geist, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Kathleen Guze

Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager for D&H Alternative Risk Solutions

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Nate Reber

Managing Partner, Prime Source Investigations

Nicholas Jarmon, MD

Partner, The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey

Raymond Blanchfield

Workers' Compensation Claims Manager, Farm Family Insurance Company

Regina K. Lamptey

Supervisor, Workers’ Compensation, Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc

Samuel Gaylord, Esq.

Founder & Partner Gaylord Popp LLC

Steve Miller

Senior Workers’ Compensation Supervisor | Wakefern


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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.