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2021 Virtual Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, schedule
TimeEventPresenters
8-8:20 a.m.Opening remarks and Modernization updateSally Coen, Oregon WCD Administrator; and Heather Williamson, WCD Modernization Program Manager
8:20-8:30 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
8:30-9:30 a.m.Legislative update and COVID-19 overviewSally Coen, Oregon WCD Administrator; and Matt West, WCD Resolution Manager
9:30-9:45 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
9:45-10:45 a.m.Common pitfalls and emerging workers' compensation trends for Oregon employers
Bob Hamre, WCD Employer Compliance Unit, Senior Field Investigator; Dave Waki, Oregon Small Business Ombudsman; and Caitlin Breitbach, Oregon Assistant Ombudsman
10:45-11 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
11 a.m.-noonOregon Workers’ Compensation Board updates
Greig Lowell, Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board, Project Manager

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, schedule
TimeEventPresenters
8:30–9:30 a.m.Temporary worker vs. worker leasing 
Lorrie Baker and Sabrina Wright, WCD Self-Insured, Registration, and Reimbursement (SIRR) Unit, Worker Leasing Compliance Specialists
9:30-9:45 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
9:45-10:45 a.m.Workers’ compensation 101 – part oneJaylee Hlad-Mosgrove, Chief Assistant Ombudsman for Injured Workers, and Dan Schmelling, SAIF Corporation
10:45-11 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
11 a.m.-noonWorkers’ compensation 101 – part two
Jaylee Hlad-Mosgrove, Chief Assistant Ombudsman for Injured Workers; and Dan Schmelling, SAIF Corporation

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, schedule
TimeEventPresenters
8:30-9:30 a.m.Oregon’s return-to-work programsBrian Nease, WCD Employment Services, Worksite Modification Consultant/Lead Worker; and Charity Steffen, WCD Employment Services, Re-employment Specialist
9:30-9:45 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
9:45-10:45 a.m.Occupational orthopedics – speaking the language
Dr. John DiPaola, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon; and Dr. Joseph Schenck, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
10:45-11 a.m.Break and visit virtual exhibitors---
11 a.m.-noonIndustry performance trends, WCD updates, and closing remarksBarbara Belcher, WCD Audit Manager; Troy Painter, WCD Senior Auditor/Lead Worker; Tasha Fisher, WCD Sanctions Medical Resolution, Medical Reviewer/Lead Worker; and Sally Coen, Oregon WCD Administrator



​2021 ​Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

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