As January flew by, we saw little snow and barely as much sunshine. So, I will attempt to brighten your day with a few positive thoughts. We are less than 40 days away form the first day of spring, gaining almost 2 minutes of daylight each day! To celebrate
the end of winter, we have scheduled our next luncheon for Thursday, March 19th. Dr. David Schwartz, spine surgeon with OrthoIndy, will be educating us on spinal injuries and when to consider surgical treatment.
In addition, I am excited to report that our Annual Seminar is scheduled for August 13th and 14th at the Marriott East. We are finalizing the agenda and plan to repeat the format that was popular last year. We are again collaborating with the Indiana Work Comp Board, as they will be presenting on legislative and procedural updates to include a lively discussion on EDI and the forms that accompany claims. We have several surgeons updating us on spine, shoulders and knees. We will have a presentation on bad faith and another on ethics in the workplace. We are also going to cover mild TBI/Concussions and include a presentation on when and how a neuropsychological consult can help manage an injured worker. Due to many of your requests, we will have our first presentation on marijuana and CBD, titled “Purple Haze”. Lastly, our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jennifer Christian, will be entertaining us over the lunch hour. In her presentation, “Words Matter”, she will give us pointers and insights on communicating with others. Be sure to put this enjoyable, 2-day event on your calendar!
Lastly, I want to thank Dr. Dion Chavis and all of you that attended our luncheon last week. We had over 50 members gather for what proved to be an lively discussion on upper extremity injuries. The IWCI Board is working hard to provide another year of educational opportunities for our members so that as a work comp “family”, we can provide appropriate, quality care to the injured workers of Indiana.
So, don’t put those heavy winter coats away just yet, but keep smiling, as there will be more sunshine and longer days to enjoy in the weeks ahead! I look forward to seeing you all in March.