2018 Workers’ Compensation Conference

Monday, September 10, 2018
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
Austin, Texas

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.       Registration and Continental Breakfast

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9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks – Albert Betts, Jr., Executive Director, Insurance Council of Texas

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Face to Face with the Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation – Albert Betts, Jr., Executive Director, Insurance Council of Texas and Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation, Cassie Brown

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   The Year 2030: What’s Ahead for the Workers’ Compensation Line of Insurance – Mark Pew, Senior VP, Product Development & Marketing, Preferred Medical

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11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Chasing the Horizon: New Rules and What You Need to Know – Jason Musick, Partner, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.    Lunch

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1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.      Panel Discussion: Peer Review Reports – The Do’s and Don’ts

Moderator: Stuart Colburn, Shareholder, Downs & Stanford PC

Panelists: James Loughlin, Partner, Stone Loughlin & Swanson LLP
Hiawatha Franks, Director, Workers’ Compensation Claims, Texas Association of School Boards
Matthew Zurek, Deputy Commissioner for Health & Safety, Texas
Division of Workers’ Compensation
Daniel Morris, The Morris Law Firm, PLLC
Michael M. Albrecht, M.P., AFF., M.D.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.      Networking Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.      The ABCs of Diagnostic Testing – Michael M. Albrecht, M.P., AFF., M.D. and Brandi Prejean, Thornton Biechlin Reynolds & Guerra LC

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.      Panel Discussion: Traveling Claims – What You Need to Know and the Latest Case Law

Moderator: Stuart Colburn, Shareholder, Downs & Stanford PC

Panelists: LeeAnna Gainer Mask, Shareholder Adami, Shuffield, Scheihing & Burns, P.C.
Hiawatha Franks, Director, Workers’ Compensation Claims,
Texas Association of School Boards
Daniel Morris, The Morris Law Firm, PLLC
The Honorable Jeff Carothers, Administrative Law Judge,
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation

4:15 p.m.      Closing Remarks and Conclusion of Conference – Steve Nichols, ICT

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.      Networking Reception

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This year’s conference e-manual includes a Housekeeping section, the PowerPoint slide presentations for those speakers who have a slide presentation, the speakers’ and panelists’ BIOs, and information about and directions to the conference site.
View the E-Manual here