Wednesday, October 30, 2019


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.

Moderator | Betsy G. Ramos, Esq.

Betsy G. Ramos, Esq.

Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. is a member of Capehart Scatchard’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group. An experienced litigator with over 30 years’ experience handling diverse matters, Ms. Ramos is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. She is a member of the American, Burlington County and New Jersey State Bar Associations, as well as New Jersey Defense Association and Contact of Burlington County. Ms. Ramos received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and her B.A. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Seminar Schedule

Explaining Radiology Results

What do radiology films show? How imaging can demonstrate acute v. chronic conditions Review of actual films showing degenerative v. acute injuries of the spine, shoulder, and other joints Commonly encountered “red flags” and misconceptions in injury claims

Dealing with Liens in Liability and Workers’ Compensation Claims – Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA Liens, VA/Tricare Liens, and Section 40 Liens

Panel: Marianne Sadowski, Farmers Insurance Company of Salem Audrey A. Allsopp, Conner Strong & Buckelew Alfred Vitarelli, Esq., Stark & Stark Topics: What are the issues in liability and workers’ compensation matters in dealing with Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA and VA/ Tricare liens issues? What types of liens does the defendant/insurance carrier have direct exposure if not paid? What are the consequences to a defendant/insurance carrier if the lien is not paid? What steps does a workers’ compensation carrier need to take to protect its Section 40 lien and how much of that lien is recoverable?

Morning Break and Network with Vendors

Exclusive Remedy Defense and Intentional Act Exception Claims

What is the Exclusive Remedy Defense under the Workers’ Compensation Act? When is the Intentional Act exception to this defense applicable? What is the test used by the court to apply this exception? Under what circumstances has the court permitted this exception to surmount the Exclusive Remedy defense?

Dos and Don’ts of Conducting Background Checks

Ethical and legal concerns in conducting checks Benefits and successful results in helping to defend cases Pros and cons in social media investigations When to follow up with effective surveillance

Buffet Lunch Included

Network with the speakers and visit the sponsor booths

Demystifying EMG/NCV Tests

What does an EMG/NCV test measure? How are they conducted? Are there subjective and objective components of the test? Can the tests demonstrate if the nerve injury is acute v. chronic?

Afternoon Break and Networking

Using IMEs/Permanency Exams to Defend/ Minimize Permanency

Panel: Yvette Weatherington, Wakefern Food Corp. Javier Esperra, New Jersey Risk Managers Topics: When do you need to obtain an IME in a liability case? How do you choose an IME doctor and what kind of opinions do you ask an IME doctor to render? When do you obtain an IME exam in a workers’ compensation matter? When do you obtain a permanency exam in a workers’ compensation matter? What type of information is provided to either a liability or workers’ compensation IME doctor?

Best Liability Statutory Defenses

What are the important statutory defenses used in liability matters? Comparative Negligence – Can a plaintiff still recover, even if found partially negligent? Verbal Threshold (a/k/a Lawsuit Threshold) – When can a plaintiff recover for pain and suffering from an auto accident, if subject to the Verbal Threshold? Charitable Immunity – Is a nonprofit company eligible to take advantage of the Charitable Immunity Act so as to avoid liability for a personal injury claim? Tort Claims Act – What are the major immunities that a public entity has under this Act?

Featured Speakers

Audrey Allsopp

Conner Strong & Buckelew

Edward F. Kuhn, III

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Javier B. Esparra

New Jersey Risk Managers & Consultants, Inc.

Lloyd Brown, LPI, CIFI, FCLS

Stumar Investigations

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Marianne Sadowski

Farmers Mutual of Salem

Michael C. Rose, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Sachin Dheer, M.D.

Jefferson Health New Jersey - Cherry Hill

Seth Scholl, D.O.

Coastal Spine

Stuart Drobny

Stumar Investigations

Yvette Weatherington

Wakefern Food Corporation


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399 Monmouth Street
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

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

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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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