As I begin drafting this first of many IWCI Newsletters, I find my self reflecting on the past. It is certainly a challenge to replace Dr. Hale who has served this office with tremendous leadership. We should all be thankful for his loyal service over the years. I am also proud to serve with a dedicated team of IWCI Board members and look forward to fostering relationships with our NE and NW chapter officers over the next 2 years.
As October starts with 90 degree days I am having trouble letting go of summer. August 2019 proved to be one of our most successful Annual Seminars and for all that attended we hope you enjoyed the new schedule format. As we begin to develop next year’s curriculum, I strongly encourage any of you with subjects of interest to notify us so we can develop another diverse and pertinent seminar for August 13th and 14th of 2020. Be sure to mark your calendars.
Before 2020 gets here, there are several other educational opportunities. The INDY luncheon October 3rd will be an interesting discussion on Symptom Magnification and Malingering. Michelle Despres P.T. with OneCall will lead that discussion. As some of you know I have a few thoughts on that topic.
The NE chapter features a luncheon October 9th. Dr. Ghori from ONE will be speaking on managing spinal conditions. The NW chapter has their Annual Seminar and Networking Event on October 10th at the BlueChip Casino in Michigan City. They have brought together many seasoned providers to share their knowledge. See the Website for details. On November 7th we are back in INDY for a breakfast seminar on Work Place Violence presented by Anastasia Settle early that morning.
To end the year in grand style we are hosting our Annual Holiday Party on Friday December 6th at the Columbia Club downtown. Last year was such a success we plan on repeating the Casino theme. Abbe and the Holiday Party committee promise to entertain us again this year. I am hopeful all of you can join us to reflect on what has been a very good year.
Lastly I am humbled to be serving as your president the next 2 years. Please know that my door is always open. All of us at The IWCI Board look for ways to grow. If you have ideas or thoughts that might help us best serve our members please share them. Since 1991 IWCI has promoted education to assist members in sharpening their skills. We all hope to see that injured workers in our fine State receive appropriate care to facilitate recovery. I am very excited to have this opportunity. I hope to see all of you soon.