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WOHC 2016 Schedule

Program subject to change

Thursday – September 15, 2016

Post-Graduate Sessions, Worksite Tour & Events

MORNING

7:00 am – 12:00 pm (WST-1)
Hoover Dam Tour

8:00 am – 12:00 pm (PG-1)
Evidence-Based Injury Causation Determination and Writing an Accurate and Rateable Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) Report: Understanding Impairment, Permanent Restrictions, Apportionment to Causation & Future Medical Care

AFTERNOON

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PG-2)
Power-Ortho: How to Manage Spine Injuries

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (PG-3)
Practical Dermoscopy for the Occupational Health Physician

EVENING

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bowling Tournament, Red Rock Lanes

 

Friday – September 16, 2016

Plenary Sessions & Special Events

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 8:20 am
WOEMA President’s Address
Scott Levy, MD, WOEMA President

Chair’s Welcome
Troy Ross, MD, WOHC 2016 Conference Chair

8:20 am – 9:05 am
KEYNOTE: The Future of the OEM Profession
Douglas Benner, MD

9:05 am – 9:50 am
Reasonable Medical Treatment of the Injured Worker. When is Enough, Enough?
Steve Wiesner, MD

9:50 am – 10:30 am
Ergonomics & Human Factors: Avoiding People Solutions for Engineered Problems
Sam Bradbury, MOAM, ATC, C-EP, CPE

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Break/Exhibits

11:00 am – 12:20 pm
“Depositions & Trials” How to Testify & Interpret Subrosa Films
John Alchemy, MD; Medy Beauchane, Esq., Certified Specialist Worker’s Compensation Law

12:35 pm – 1:25 pm
Lunch:

Can a PA Enhance My Practice?
Michael Goodwin, PA

Healthcare Preparedness & Community
Felix Acevedo, Jr., PhD(c), MBA, CEM

Legislative Roundtable Discussion (Non-CME Session)
Robert Blink, MD; Bernyce Peplowski, DO; Don Schinske

1:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Workers’ Comp Panel: Practice, Policy & Procedures
John Alchemy, MD
Frances Bracamonte
Janice Fukuda, AVP
Paola Stauffer

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Break/Exhibits

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm
Interventional Pain Procedures
Randall Prust, MD

4:10 pm – 4:50 pm
Introduction to Toxicology
Mark Hyman, MD

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing Comments
Troy Ross, MD, WOHC 2016 Conference Chair

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
WOHC Signature Event, Crimson Lounge, Red Rock Resort – Tickets: $95 per person

“Rockin the Desert” — Let the good times roll at the WOEMA Casino Royale!

  • FREE baccarat, blackjack, and craps tables for great prizes
  • WOEMA SUPER-STAR Physicians as dealers
  • OPEN BAR all night long
  • The Rockin’ BRASS sounds of Ben Mallare’s Band
  • Bountiful & breathtaking BUFFET
  • “Dancing with the WOEMA Stars” competition featuring our distinguished panel of WOEMA judges
  • GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY Premise Health

Saturday – September 17, 2016

Plenary Sessions & Special Events

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:10 am – 9:00 am
KEYNOTE: Trends in the Health of the Workforce
Tracey Green, MD

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Behind the Mask: Occupational Hazards of a Career in Medicine
Chris Bundy, MD

9:50 am – 10:35 am
Opioids & Chronic Pain in the Workplace: Avoiding the Medical Pitfalls
Mel Pohl, MD

10:35 am – 11:05 am
Break/Exhibits

11:05 am – 11:50 am
Clinical, Corporate, & Academic Jobs: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Philip Harber, MD

11:50 am – 12:35 pm
Marijuana MRO Challenges
Donald Bucklin, MD

12:50 pm – 1:35 pm
LUNCH:

OSHA Silica Standards 2016: What’s New & Perspectives on Standard Development
Philip Harber, MD

Investing For Medical Professionals (Non-CME session)
Setu Mazumdar, MD, CFP

1:50 pm – 2:45 pm
WOEMA Annual Business Meeting, Elections & Awards Presentation

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Future Innovation: Video Encounters – A Changing Stale Face of Workers’ Comp Process
Sachin Kapoor, DO

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Communicable Disease Preparedness & Business Response
Stephen Frangos, MD

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Late Breaking News

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Troy Ross, MD, WOHC 2016 Conference Chair
Scott Levy, MD, WOEMA President 2016
Bernyce Peplowski, DO, WOHC 2017 Conference Chair
Robert Blink, MD, WOEMA President 2017