Northwest Chapter Annual Seminar

Chapter: Northwest

Event Details

Date: October 24 - October 25, 2018
Time: All Day

Contact Info

Phone: 219-613-7675


Blue Chip Casino
777 Blue Chip Dr
Michigan City, IN 46360


Please join us October 24th and 25th for the Northwest Chapter Annual Seminar!  We’ll kick off with a cocktail party on Wednesday evening, where we’ll be giving away a free night’s stay at the casino with breakfast included!  There’s a great lineup of speakers on Thursday–you won’t want to miss the educational opportunities.  We hope to see you there!

The mission of IWCI is to provide leadership and education to their membership to foster excellence in the administration of the Indiana workers’ compensation system. In addition, the IWCI NW Board provides scholarships to students in the medical and business programs as related to our industry.

7:30- 8:00a Registration/Breakfast/Vendor Visitation

8:00 – 8:15a Announcements

8:15 – 9:00a Morning Session 1:
Interpretation of FCE results / Consistency of effort Athletico Rachel Sallee, PT – Athletico
9:00 – 9:45a Morning Session 2:
How is the opioid epidemic affecting your Work Comp claimant? – Midwest Interventional Spine
Shaun Kondamuri, MD

9:45 –10:15a Mid-Morning Stretch / Vendor Visitation

10:15 -11:00 Panel Discussion 1:
QA Session of 2018 Work Comp Matters
Joseph Schwartz MD, Lori Dockery RN, Darren Earnshaw, PT

11:00 -11:45a Morning Session 3:
Foot and Ankle injuries in the workplace
Lake Shore Bone and Joint
Brian Danitz, DPM

11:45 – 12:45p Lunch

12:45 – 1:30p Afternoon Session 1:
Treating Knee injuries in the workplace
NorthPoint Orthopedics
Greg McComis, MD

1:30 – 2:15p Afternoon Session 2:
Differential diagnosis of cervical/shoulder injuries
Allied Physicians
Thomas Akre, MD

2:15 – 2:45p Mid-Afternoon Stretch/Vendor Visitation

2:45 – 3:30p Panel Discussion 2:
Addressing nonphysical barriers to Return to Work
Lake Shore Bone and Joint
Steven Kalisch, Ph.D.

3:30 – 4:15p Afternoon Session 4:
Updates in Workers Compensation Legislation
Jaime Llorens, JD and Judy Pippen, JD – Kopka Law

4:15p Goodies and good-byes