2018 WCRI Pre-Conference Event: Rethinking Pain Management


When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Westin Copley Place
America South Ballroom on the 4th Floor


The topic of pain management is one of the hottest workers’ compensation topics in 2018. The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation is bringing stakeholders together on March 21, 2018 to collaborate on treating pain. For years our industry has addressed opioid challenges, including weaning and tapering. Yet, how do we treat chronic pain without opioids? Have you heard of prehabilitation and pre-pain care paths? Is pain literacy part of your workers’ compensation claim best practices? What are the recommended treatment options for acute pain patients?

Attendees will hear from engaging panels covering pre-pain, acute pain, and chronic pain treatment. As is an Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation tradition, we will also collaborate with one another to share ideas and learn from one another.

Meeting agenda:

12:00PM  Registration and lunch
12:45PM Welcome
1:00PM Fireside Chat: Rethinking Pain Management
Keynote Speaker – Robert Jamison, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Alliance Board Member – Kimberly George, Sedgwick
1:50PM Treating Pre-pain and Acute Pain
Moderator – Ann Schnure, Concentra
Panelist – Linda Butler, Walt Disney World
Panelist – Teresa Bartlett, M.D., Sedgwick
Panelist – Geralyn Datz, Ph.D., Southern Behavioral Medicine
Panelist – Robert Hall, M.D., Optum
2:35PM Collaboration Session
3:20PM Break
3:30PM Treating Chronic Pain
Moderator – Mark Pew, Prium, a Genex company
Panelist – Becky Curtis, Take Courage Counseling
Panelist – Marcos Iglesias, Broadspire
Panelist – Alan Pierce, Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano
Panelist – Patricia Cole, Ph.D., Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
4:20PM Collaboration Session
4:50PM Closing Remarks


Click here to register now.

Deadline to register – March 16