Complimentary WC Webinars Offered This Week

04 May, 2020 Nancy Grover


Sarasota, FL ( – With organizations increasingly using teleconferencing to connect with one another during the coronavirus pandemic, a number of workers’ compensation stakeholders are providing informative webinars with industry thought leaders.

For example, Specialty Provider Roundtable: The Future of Personalized Care Continuity for Injured Workers Beyond COVID-19 includes a panel-led discussion from a licensed post-acute care administrator, leading orthopedic physician and telemedicine pioneer on how the global viral outbreak is transforming healthcare delivery in the workers’ compensation industry. Sponsored by Paradigm and hosted by, the session will address what safe patient care and discharge planning looks like today. Even more importantly, it will delve into how the trend toward remote virtual technologies will play a significant role in the future of the patient experience.

The event takes place Wednesday, May 6, at 1:00 EDT.

More information and registration is available here.

Among the additional webinars scheduled for this week are:

Tuesday, May 5:

Employer Perspectives and Priorities During a Pandemic. 12:00 EDT.

Join Mark Walls and Kimberly George for this complimentary Out Front Ideas COVID-19 Briefing Webinar Series that includes a panel of speakers providing their perspectives on the challenges they are facing and how they are working through these issues.

Guests include:

  • Shaun Jackson – Executive Director, Risk Management | Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Rich Reynolds – Senior Manager, Workers’ Compensation | Providence St. Joseph Health Shared Services
  • Steven Robles – Assistant Chief Executive Officer | Los Angeles County

Click here to register.


OSHA Compliance During COVID-19. 2:00 EDT.

With employers facing potential OSHA compliance issues as they try to keep employees safe many are asking what OSHA regulations apply to their organizations.

Speakers include:

  • Edwin “Ed” Foulke, Jr. Esq – Partner with Fisher & Phillipsl former Assistant Secretary of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Margaret Spence – CEO, C. Douglas & Associates, Inc. (Moderator)

Click here for more information and to register


Going Virtual: Impairment Ratings in the New Age. 3:00 EDT.

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, including how we assure accurate impairment ratings. Many ratings are erroneous, resulting in avoidable human and financial costs. This webinar offers virtual approaches to ensuring the impairment ratings are accurate and unbiased.

Christopher R. Brigham, MD, a medicolegal expert and the Senior Contributing Editor of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition will host and be joined by a panel of key industry stakeholders.

Click here for more information and to register.


Wednesday, May 6

Complex and Controversial: CRPS/TOS & RSD. 11:00 EDT

This webinar offers a description of the types, stages, symptoms and treatments for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The symptoms, causes, complications and testing for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome will be identified and the differences, complexities and controversies with CRPS/RSD and TOS will be explored.

The speaker is Hayley Tidwell, RN, the Director of One Call University

Click here to register


Thursday, May 7

COVID and Beyond:  Best Practices for Coordinating the FMLA, FFCRA and ADA. 12:00 EDT

Managing absence and disability is more challenging than ever in the midst of the global pandemic. But the rules of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) still apply. In addition, many employers now have the temporary provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) added to the mix. This session will outline the interaction of these laws, with a special focus on FFCRA provisions.

Speakers are: 

  • Peter Fabiankovic, Corporate Counsel, Legal Affairs for MetLife 
  • Dan Iskra, Assistant Vice President, Group Disability & Absence Product Development & Management for MetLife

To register, please call 202-554-5796.



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    • Nancy Grover

      Nancy Grover is a freelance writer having recently retired as the Director, Media Services for She comes to our company with more than 35 years as a broadcast journalist and communications consultant. Grover’s specialties include insurance, workers’ compensation, financial services, substance abuse, healthcare and disability. For 12 years she served as the Program Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. A journalism/speech graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Grover also holds an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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