Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Webinar 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.




9 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

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Challenges In Handling Infectious Disease Claims Like Coronavirus

Panel Discussion

    • Dr. Jared Schulman, Corporate Medical Director, Hackensack Meridian
    • Doris DiCristina, Senior Vice President, William H. Connolly & Co.


    • What are the standards for compensability of infectious disease claims?
    • What proofs must the claimant offer and how can they be rebutted?
    • What investigation does the employer need?
    • What are safe practices employers should employ?
    • When to quarantine and when not and when is the absence compensable?

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

New Legal Developments in NJ Workers’ Comp

  • What you must know about the new hand and foot bill
  • How to calculate rate increases and credits under the new bill
  • Key decision on pain management: Martin v. Newark Board of Education
  • Key decision requiring employers to reimburse for medical marijuana costs
  • Important decision rejecting New Jersey jurisdiction where petitioner lived in New Jersey

Lora V. Northen, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

15-Minute Break

Email Questions to Presenters

10:45 - 11:40 a.m.

The New Cancer Presumption Law For Public Safety Workers

Panel Discussion

    • Deputy Chief, Kenneth Baum, Cherry Hill Fire Department
    • Prudence M. Higbee, Esq., Capehart Scatchard


    • What does the presumption mean for public safety workers?
    • How is the presumption different between firefighters and other public safety workers?
    • What kinds of proofs must the employer have to rebut a presumption?
    • How long can a worker wait to file a claim petition after retirement?
    • Why is the International Agency for Research on Cancer so important?

John H. Geaney, Esq. | Capehart Scatchard

11:40 - 12:30 p.m.

Medical Marijuana, Opiates and the Changing New Jersey Legal Landscape

Panel Discussion

    • Dr. Giovanni Ramundo, Pain Medicine Physicians
    • Sheila Mints, Esq., Capehart Scathcard


    • How much does medicine know about marijuana and its side effects?
    • A comparison of the addictive qualities of opiates versus marijuana
    • What policies can employers have about medical marijuana and illegal drugs?
    • Has former Governor Christie’s legislation changed pain medicine practice?
    • How will legalizing marijuana recreationally affect workers’ compensation?

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

Doris L. Dicristina, RN, BSN, MSHCM, COHN-S/CM, LNC

Sr. VP Workers’ Compensation and Risk Management, William H. Connolly and Co., LLC

Giovanni Ramundo, M.D.

Principal, Pain Medicine Physicians

Jared Schulman, MD, MPH

Corporate Medical Director, Occupational and Employee Health at Hackensack Meridian Health Center

Kenneth Baum

Assistant Fire Chief | Cherry Hill Fire Department

Lora V. Northen, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Prudence M. Higbee, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Sheila M. Mints, Esq.

Shareholder, Capehart Scatchard

Pricing | Webinar


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this seminar eligible for CLE or CCM credits?

No, this seminar is not eligible for CLE and 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.