ISIA’s 40th ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

& MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5, 2018

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel 

Oak Brook, IL

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PROGRAM AGENDA

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

 

4:45pm - 6:00pm                 MEETING OF THE ISIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  

Thursday, October 4, 2018

 

8:00am - 9:00am                 REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

                                                VENDORS will be available for Networking

 

9:00am – 9:05am        INTRODUCTIONS

Moderators:                 Diane M. Pidgeon, Board Member, Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association;

                                                Director, Workers’ Compensation, Advocate Health Care

                                                Robert E. Harrington, Jr., Esq., Co-Managing Shareholder, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie

                                                & Lowry, P.C.

 

9:05am – 9:15am                ISIA BUSINESS MEETING AND PASSING OF THE GAVEL

Speakers:                      Diana Alvarez, President, Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association;

                                                Senior Occupational Health Manager, Risk Management, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

                                                Frank Totton, Vice President, Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association;

                                                U.S. Workers’ Compensation Manager, Caterpillar Human Services

 

9:15am– 10:15am               40 YEARS - RECOGNIZING THE ISIA’S CHARTER MEMBERS

Speakers:                              Frank Totton, U.S. Workers’ Compensation Manager, Caterpillar Human Services

                                        Kevin Curran, Workers’ Compensation Process Owner, Deere & Company

                                        John Traub, Claims Oversight Manager, Jewel/Osco, Albertsons Companies

 

10:15am - 10:30am     BREAK (Exhibits and Networking)

 

10:30am – 11:15am    NEW PROCEDURES IN HAND SURGERY

        Speaker:                        Dr. Craig S. Phillips,Hand and Upper-Extremity Surgery, Microvascular Surgery,

                                                Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

 

11:15am – 12:00am    BEHAVIORAL INDICATORS OF DETERIORATING JOB PERFORMANCE

        Speaker:                        Dr. Joseph Troiani, Associate Professor, Adler University


 

12:00pm – 1:15pm     LUNCHEON – KEYNOTE ADDRESS

        Moderator:                   William A. Lowry, Esq., President and Co-Managing Shareholder, Nyhan, Bambrick,

                                                Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.

        Guest Speaker:            Harry E. Kinzie, Esq., former Executive Secretary of the Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association  

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm                UPDATE ON LEGISLATION AND APPELLATE CASES

        Speakers:                      Christopher J. Gibbons, Esq., Executive Director, Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association

                                                Keith J. Herman, Esq., Executive Secretary, Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association

                                                Adam J. Cox, Esq., Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association

 

2:30pm – 2:45pm                BREAK (Exhibits and Networking)

 

2:45pm – 3:30pm                ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

        Speaker:                        Dr. Shana Margolis, Attending Physician at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab;

                                                Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm                PROTECTING YOUR EMPLOYEES FROM WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

        Speakers:                      G. Michael Verden, former police officer, United States Secret Service agent, and

                                                Director of Security for the NBA, and current CEO of The Lake Forest Group

                                                Dr. Nancy Zarse, Forensic Psychologist, Professor at The Chicago School of

                                                Professional Psychology, and consultant to the FBI, the Chicago Police Department, federal prisons, and the U.S. Army Military Police

 

5:00pm                                  COCKTAIL RECEPTION/DINNER BUFFET

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

 

8:00am – 9:00am                BREAKFAST BUFFET

 

9:00am – 12:00pm              CASE STUDY: MANAGING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WITH PTSD

        Moderator:   Tracey Bilut, RN, BSN, CCM, Custom Case Management, LLC.

        Panelists:                       Gene O. Neri, M.D., S.C., Neurologist

                                                Erica Berg, Psy.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

                                                Gerald Granada, Esq., Arbitrator, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

                                                Richard K. Johnson, Esq., Managing Partner, Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein,

                                                Johnson & Bareck

                                                Christine M. Jagodzinski, Esq., Shareholder, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.

                                               

10:15am – 10:45am    BREAK (Exhibitor/Sponsor Presentations and Networking)

 

12:00pm                                PRIZE DRAWING AND ADJOURNMENT -

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