program highlights This unique education and training program focuses on advancing the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of practitioners in the decentralized wastewater industry. The 2008 Installer Academy program has been expanded to meet the ongoing needs of installers and service providers. Here’s a preview of some of the program’s features: • The 2nd Annual Roe-D-Hoe consists of timed skill activities on Bobcat equipment, testing Installers’ abilities. Participation in the Roe-D-Hoe allows Installers a chance to display their skills and experience while enjoying themselves at the same time. The national champion will win both a $1,000 cash prize and a commemorative belt buckle with runner-up prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. The event will culminate with the National Roe-D-Hoe Championship Awards Ceremony and Reception in the Exhibition Hall with food and refreshments provided.
attributes and capabilities of control panels, pumps, filters, wastewater treatment systems and other wastewater products.
• The CIDWT Installer Training Curriculum will again be presented during the 2008 Installer Academy. These comprehensive, peer reviewed training materials are being developed in conjunction with NOWRA and NEHA. This program is designed to support the NEHA Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS) certification. • This year’s program includes a diverse range of educational sessions presented by over twenty onsite professionals. Technical, Practical, Business/Management and Credential/Legislative sessions will provide learning opportunities for everyone. • NAWT Vacuum Truck Technician Training is a new addition to the Installer Academy line up this year. This full day training is for service providers who own or operate a vacuum truck used to clean septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, holding tanks or grease traps. • Vendor Product Training Rooms are available for companies to provide hands-on instruction and education about their equipment and products. These sessions give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn directly from the source about the
Networking receptions in the Exhibit Hall give attendees the opportunity to connect with key manufacturers to learn the latest about their products and services. • Southwest Forum—Participants for the Southwest states will discuss development of training and educational programs, as well as the challenges of designing onsite systems in this region for long-term sustainability of environmental resources. • Attendees at all sessions receive CEUs for
professional advancement (not applicable to licenses in all states). The Installer Academy provides incredible networking opportunities to learn the latest technologies that support customer needs and increase business.
Program Overview DAY1MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 GENERAL SESSION Keynote: Tying It All Together—Design, Installation, O&M, Pumping Presenter: Tim Frank, Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co., Past NOWRA President PANEL DISCUSSION: Relationships and Troubleshooting among Designers, Installers, and Service Providers PANEL DISCUSSION: Keeping Your Business Afloat in Tough Economic Times EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS • Business & Management Sessions • Credential & Legislative Programs • Technical Education Sessions • CIDWT Installer Training • Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
DAY2 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9 • • • • • •
Roe-D-Hoe Competition (open all day) CIDWT Installer Training NAWT Vacuum Truck Technician Training Technical Education Sessions Vendor Product Training Rooms Roe-D-Hoe Award Ceremony and Reception
DAY3 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 • • • •
CIDWT Installer Training Technical Education Sessions Southwest Networking Forum NEHA Exam
I have attended many onsite training “courses over the years, but I learned more here than ever before.” — Kansas Installer
NOWRA’s 2nd Annual National Roe-D-Hoe skill competition is being held at NOWRA’s 4th Annual Installer Academy on Tuesday, December 9th. This one-day event consists of timed skill activities on Bobcat equipment, testing installers’ abilities. Participation in the Roe-D-Hoe allows installers a chance to display their skills and experience, while enjoying themselves at the same time. The backhoe Roe-D-Hoe is “fun,” but takes skill and “tests even the most seasoned operator.” The winner must successfully complete all tests in the shortest total time. The national champion will win both a $1,000 cash prize and a commemorative belt buckle with runner-up prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. The Roe-D-Hoe will culminate with the Grand Finale National Roe-D-Hoe Championship, followed by the Awards Ceremony and Reception in the Exhibition Hall with food and refreshments provided. The participation fee is $20. You may pre-register with your Installer Academy registration or at the event.
For more info about the Roe-D-Hoe, please contact: NOWRA Headquarters • 800-966-2942 • firstname.lastname@example.org
50 years ago, Bobcat Company unleashed a way to work better, smarter, faster. During 2008, Bobcat is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bobcat compact equipment, which began with the Melroe Self-Propelled Loader - a three-wheeled front end loader - in 1958. That machine evolved into the Bobcat skid-steer loader and spawned the worldwide compact equipment industry. Today, Bobcat continues to lead the world in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment. Bobcat manufactures and markets skid-steer and all-wheel steer loaders, compact track loaders, mini track loaders, compact hydraulic excavators, telescopic tool carriers, utility work machines, utility vehicles, compact tractors and a full line of complementary attachments. Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, ND, is part of Doosan Infracore International (DII), a U.S.-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore, a global manufacturer of construction equipment.
nawt vACUUM TRUCK TECHNICIAN TRAINING Full day training on Tuesday • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm • Room: Capri 112/113 Presenter: Bruce Fox, Past President of the National Association of Wastewater Transporters, Inc. (NAWT) and a trainer for the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association
8:00 am INTRODUCTIONS AND HOUSEKEEPING 8:15 – 10:00 am CLASS TIME Goals: Participants should be able to recognize trucks and their associated equipment, understand the equipment’s function, understand the vocabulary of pumping, learn how to apply safety principals and how to operate equipment safely, recognize materials they will encounter and some they may have to avoid, recognize how their job is regulated by government, and learn how to speak to customers with confidence Definitions: All professionals must understand and use the proper terms when referring to equipment and activities associated with onsite wastewater treatment systems. Materials: Vacuum trucks are called upon to load and transport a wide range of materials. The operator should be aware of materials that he or she may encounter that should not be loaded into the truck. Often that final decision is made by the operator. Government Regulations: The hauling and final disposition of septage, portable toilet waste, grease trap waste, etc. is regulated by many levels of government. The operator must have an awareness of Federal, State, and Local regulations. Field Safety: It is the sole responsibility of the operator to be sure that what they do is done safely. Usually, the operator is responsible for either compliance with the law or a costly violation for the employer. Pumping: A discussion on the procedures for proper tank cleaning based on the NAWT Pumping Standards will be presented, including safety considerations for positioning of the truck, notification of the owner of arrival, scanning of the area for obstacles and hazards, locating the tank to be pumped, and verification of contents of the tank.
Understanding Vacuum-Understanding Pressure: The pumping system on modern vacuum trucks is designed to move only air. In layman’s terms the physics of vacuum and pressure is explained. Vacuum Equipment: Rotary vane pumps, the most commonly used pumps, are explained in detail. The four way valve that allows air to move into and out of the truck tank is thoroughly explained. Other Pumps: Other pumps may be used in various applications. Liquid Ring, rotary lobe, diaphragm, and centrifugal pumps are explained. Drive Mechanisms: Any of three drive mechanisms (direct drive, belt drive, and hydraulic drive) may be installed to transmit the engine’s power to the pump. An description of each is given. Equipment Configurations: All of the components found on vacuum trucks can be configured in many ways to accomplish the purpose of moving materials. Straight trucks, semi’s, tow behind trailers, and skid mounted equipment are the most common configurations. 10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK 10:15 am – Noon CLASS TIME Tools: Vacuum trucks carry a varying assortment of tools to make the technician’s job easier and more efficient. Lists of recommended equipment are provided. Locating Tanks: A procedure is given on how to locate septic tanks. Accessing Tanks: Pumping the tanks through the proper access is stressed. Pumping through an observation point prevents a thorough cleaning. continued
VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES Gain great exposure and connect with new buyers by exhibiting at the only in-depth educational venue for installers. With attendance growing each year, this show is a great opportunity for you to expand your market and increase sales. Sponsoring an activity or advertising in the conference program are other excellent ways for your business to reach the 250+ attendees at NOWRA’s 4th Annual Installer Academy. Visit www.nowra.org/exhibitor for more information.
NAWT VACUUM TRUCK TECHNICIAN TRAINING (continued) Service Call Reports: It is emphasized that part of the pumping service is to report your findings to the system owner. A sample report is provided.
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Filters: The procedure to properly clean and encourage the use of effluent filters is presented.
Pre-Trip Inspection: In addition to the responsibilities of a person with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to check the truck before leaving the shop, a checklist is provided for the vacuum truck portion of the vehicle. Other topics considered are required paperwork, truck routing, and restocking of supplies for vehicle inventory.
Hose Handling: Vacuum hoses, tubes, suction nozzles and connectors are all designed to convey materials. Some work best with solids, other with granular materials, and others with liquids. Safe hose handling is stressed. Unloading: Various methods of unloading or transferring truck to truck are explained. Safety is stressed. Tips & Tricks: Years of experience brings to the classroom tips and tricks learned. Audience participation is encouraged and everyone learns something new. Teachable Moments: In the customer’s eyes the technician is the expert. When you are on their property working on their system is the “Teachable Moment” when you have their attention. Participants are encouraged to use this opportunity to explain the system to the homeowner. Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH
Safety Equipment: A list of recommended safety tools is provided and safe practices encouraged.
Spill Response: Owners must provide written spill and emergency response plans that cover every type of material likely to be transported. The plans, which do not need to be lengthy, must include emergency contact phone numbers and must be readily available in the truck. A sample plan is provided. 2:00 – 3:00 pm FIELD TRIP TO VACUUM TRUCK A hands-on demonstration of the workings of an actual vacuum truck is presented, providing an opportunity for participants to ‘touch and feel’ the components they learned about in the classroom. 3:00 – 3:30 pm
3:30 – 4:30 pm
QUESTIONS, OPEN DISCUSSION, REVIEW
4:30 – 5:30 pm
EXAMINATION FOR NAWT VACUUM TRUCK TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION
HOTEL RESERVATIONS RIVIERA HOTEL & CASINO 2901 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89109
800.634.3420 Conference Rates: Single/Double Room – $84.00 Deadline for reserving at conference rates is November 14, 2008. RESERVE EARLY! Space at the Conference Rate is based on limited availability.
Treat yourself and your staff to a great educational program and the chance to do some team building in Las Vegas!
REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2008 NOWRA INSTALLER ACADEMY!
We encourage all attendees to download and read the ABVE, CRC, & NBCC Codes of Ethics on our website prior to the conference. Hard copies of these codes will not appear in the conference proceedings.
Friday, March 27, 2009 7:30 am - 8:30 am 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 8:30 am - 11:45 am A. # of CEU’s Available ABVE 4.5
All Other Bodies 3.0 potential
B. # of CEU’s Available ABVE 4.5
All Other Bodies 3.0 potential
10:00 am - 10:15 am 1:00 pm 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm # of CEU’s Available
B.A. ABVE 4.68
All Other Bodies 3.75 potential
Continental Breakfast Provided for Pre-Conference Participants Only Registration Desk Concurrent Pre-Conference Workshops (Paid as an Extra Charge on Registration) A Successful and Ethical Plan for Beginning and Managing a Vocational Expert and Life Care Planner Practice Eugene Van de Bittner, Ph.D., CRC, CLCP, D/ABVE Participants will be provided proven tools and techniques for developing and managing a successful and ethical vocational expert and life care plan practice. Learn from the long-term, respected experience of Dr. Van de Bittner. Examples of topics covered include promoting your practice, service retainer agreements, payment arrangements, data sources for wages, life and worklife expectancy, life care planning, and transferable skills software, reporting, and preparing for depositions and trials.
Critical Issues and Events Impacting Vocational Expert Testimony: From the 1970s to the Present Timothy F. Field, Ph.D., Vocational Expert, Author, Publisher and Raconteur
The role and activity of the vocational expert has been impacted by several factors over the last forty years. This presentation will review some of the more important events and activities that have shaped the role of the vocational expert, including issues related to the law and legislation, precedent-setting case law, state regulations, credentialing and professional activities (associations, certification and licensure), and the expanding areas of expertise (i.e. TSAs, data and information, software, worklife tables, life care planning, and more).
Break Conference Opening - Welcome The Comprehensive Process a Vocational Expert Navigates in Civil Tort Litigation: From Referral to Presentation of Expert Opinions The Honorable Judge Madeleine Landrieu, Howard T. Katz, M.D., Stephen Murray, J.D., Nancy Favalora, M.S., CRC, CCM, & Nathanial Fentress, MS, CRC, CCM, D/ABVE This comprehensive presentation has been developed on a conceptual foundation germane to vocational experts. Judge Landrieu, Civil District Court Judge; Dr. Katz, national medical advisor at NeuroRestorative Specialty Centers; Mr. Murray, senior partner in Murray Law Firm and past president of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association; Ms. Favaloro, vocational expert; and Mr. Fentress, vocational expert; are all well-versed in a vocational expert's capacity to offer credible and compelling testimony before the finders of fact in the litigation arena. The presentation will offer a contiguous stream of information for vocational experts including; Key factors in retention of a vocational expert's consulting services by an attorney; Consultations with physicians and treatment providers on medical foundation including medical impairment rating, maximum medical improvement date, permanent work restrictions, and potential outcomes; Review presentation and credibility of a vocational expert in court to provide an understanding of how a civil judge assesses the credibility of a vocational expert at trial in order to help the court evaluate the evidence regarding a plaintiff's loss of wage earning capacity.
3:15 pm 6:00 pm -
3:30 pm 8:00 pm
Break Welcome Reception
Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:00 am - 8:00 am 8:00 am - 9:30 am # of CEU’s Available ABVE 2.25
Continental Breakfast The Iatrogenic and Bureaugenic Circumstances that Accompany Vocational Disability Jasen Walker, Ed.D., CRC, CCM, D/ABVE Being out of work, being "disabled", is a complex psychosocial phenomenon. The disability
All Other Bodies analyst adds value to the assessment process by understanding and describing the psychoso1.5 potential cial and social factors that cause and perpetuate lost work time following injury or illness. This
session will outline the many causes of vocational disability.
9:30 am - 10:30 am # of CEU’s Available ABVE 1.5
Malingering Kenneth J. Manges, Ph.D., D/ABVE
A recent Google© search indicates that there are approximately 489,000 entries for the term
All Other Bodies ‘malingering.’ Current estimates of malingering in civil ligation are reportedly within the range 1.0 potential of 20% to 40% for all cases. In the practice of vocational analysis, malingering is a crucial mat-
ter as we make assertions that could result in testimony about an individual's capacity to be employed based on spurious data, such assertions reflects poorly on the vocational expert’s credibility and opinions. Too often the issue of malingering is considered as either a yes or no decision - in reality the issue is a great deal more complex and deserves closer scrutiny. The label of malingering will travel with the plaintiff or claimant from one evaluator to another and once labeled, the accused typically spends the rest of his / her case time trying to overcome the alleged accusation. Even when falsely accused, the record continues to plague the plaintiff even if the accusation is inaccurate or poorly conceived by the accuser. This presentation will address a more comprehensive view of malingering to enable the vocational expert to understand the history behind malingering, and the current scientific thinking. Case examples will be used and psychological tests that purportedly measure the condition will be critiqued.
10:30 am - 10:45 am 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Break Deception and the Art of Symptom Validity Testing Mark S. Wagner, Ph.D., ABPN, D/ABVE
# of CEU’s Available The purpose of this workshop is to increase the vocational expert’s knowledge regarding ABVE All Other Bodies strategies for the detection of exaggerated or non-credible complaints of examinees when look1.25 potential ing at cognitive and mental health factors and their application to the vocational arena. We will 1.88
look at freestanding cognitive and personality “effort” tests used today, as well as look at some of the cognitive and personality measures imbedded in other tests of effort commonly utilized.
ABVE Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon - Lunch Provided Direct and Cross-Examination: The V.E.’s Opportunity to Educate the Lawyers, Judge and Jury and to Demonstrate Our Knowledge and Earn Our Keep # of CEU’s Available ABVE All Other Bodies Phil Spergel, Ed.D., D/ABVE
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cross and direct examination is the opportunity for the vocational expert to establish rapport with the judge and the jury. He or she does so by making a professional appearance, speaking clearly and concisely, and avoiding the use of jargon as much as possible and speaking to and not down to the jury. The vocational expert must be thoroughly prepared, have met with the attorney and be aware of the facts of the case, so as not to be confronted with surprises. He or she should have all discoverable documents. It is important for the vocational expert not to testify beyond his or her expertise.
Electronic Data Sources Used to Calculate Economic Damages
Steven Wolf, CPA, MBA, CFE # of CEU’s Available ABVE All Other Bodies The goal of this presentation is to provide participants with a keen understanding of the complexities of preparing an earnings loss damages claim stemming from a small business own1.0 potential 1.5
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
er’s wrongful death, disability or business interruption when limited financial data is available. Information technology over the past decade has created a plethora of statistics that can be used by economists, vocational experts and forensic accountants to analyze and develop earning capacity loss claims. This presentation will instruct the participant how to effectively identify, obtain and use unsuspecting data sources to calculate such earnings capacity losses and to effectively analyze company specific statistical data and performance.
Break Military Service and Wage Earning Capacity Charles DeMark, M.S., D/ABVE & Peder Melberg, M.A., D/ABVE
# of CEU’s Available An overview of the issues associated with military service and wage earning capacity will ABVE All Other Bodies be discussed, including how these issues are important to the vocational expert. The 1.0 potential presenters will identify resources that can assist the vocational expert in analyzing the military 1.5
client's wage earning capacity in the civilian world and its applicability in testimony.
Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am - 12:30 pm 8:00 am - 9:30 am # of CEU’s Available ABVE All Other Bodies 1.5 potential 2.25
9:30 am - 10:30 am # of CEU’s Available ABVE All Other Bodies 1.0 potential 1.5
10:30 am - 10:45am 10:45 am - 12:00 pm # of CEU’s Available ABVE All Other Bodies 1.25 potential 1.88
Continental Breakfast Registration Desk Open & CEU Tally Available 21st Century Ethical Issues Facing the Vocational Expert Sonja Feist-Price, Ph.D., Rh.D., CRC This ethics session will focus on cutting edge information on critical ethical issues impacting vocational experts by increasing awareness and understanding of potential harm caused by electronic communication, dual roles, and teletherapy/telepractice. Strategies for recognizing and avoiding ethical conflicts in these areas will be discussed. The CRC code of ethics will be referred to during this presentation
Functional Capacity Evaluations History, Validity, Reliability & Use: Pro’s & Con's Donald E. Jennings, Ed.D., D/ABVE, Jasen Walker, Ed.D., CRC, CCM, D/ABVE & Sonia Paquette, OTD, OTR/L, CPE, D/ABVE The Vocational Expert routinely comes across the need for Functional Capabilities Evaluations, which may have been ordered by the Expert himself or by the treating physician. Understanding the development of the Functional Capacities form and reliability and validity in their use is extremely important in the day to day function of the Vocational Expert. Physical Capacities Evaluation forms completed by a physician will also be discussed. The use and effectiveness of the FCE and PCE will be discussed both from a pro and con perspective.
Break Ergonomics Meets Vocational Expertise Sonia Paquette, OTD, OTR/L, CPE, D/ABVE Ergonomics facilitates work/worker fit. Although ergonomics is widely used in many locations, such as work stations, vehicles and even computer software design, it is primarily known for its musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation applications. The ergonomics process will be explained and then applied to health, safety, and vocational rehabilitation.
New Orleans Sites & Sounds Events 73rd Annual New Orleans Spring Fiesta - March 27, 2009 - April 5, 2009
The highlight of the Spring Festival is a daylong series of events designed to entertain, educate, and allow all to revel in the cultural heritage that is uniquely New Orleans. The festival includes a parade of horse-drawn carriages through the French Quarter.
Oak Alley Plantation 18th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival - March 28 - 29, 2009
More than 170 booths of juried artists and crafters from throughout the United States. Coming from as far away as Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee, to as close as Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, and our own local artisans from Louisiana. Some unique items such as mixed media 2-D art, Louisiana Mud Paintings, copper fountains, sculptured resin dolls and handmade flutes and pipes will be on display.
Music and All That Jazz
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and the place some of the world's most popular musicians - from Louis Armstrong to Lenny Kravitz - have called home. New Orleans has embraced music as an indelible part of its history, an important facet of its identity, and one of the most colorful threads in its cultural tapestry. From street performers to intimate clubs, jazz funerals to festivals, and symphonies to headlining rock concerts, music continues to permeate - and enrich - every day of life in New Orleans. For a listing of jazz halls visit www.neworleanscvb.com today Preservation Hall is located in the French Quarter, just three blocks from the Mississippi River. Originally built as a private residence in 1750, the hall has evolved into a tavern, inn, photo studio and an art gallery. The inside of the hall contains portraits of the musicians who first filled it with the beautiful sounds of New Orleans Jazz. The Palm Court Jazz Cafe is housed in a fully restored early 19th century historic building on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. The Palm Court Jazz Cafe is the focal center for live traditional jazz in the French Quarter where one can listen to live traditional jazz while dining on fine Creole cuisine.
Shopping Travel from the edge of the French Quarter to the Audubon Zoo and find thousands of treasures in between along Magazine Street. The street is filled with a great spirit and the best shopping experience you will ever find. Six miles of antiques, clothing, dining, gifts, jewelry and much more.
Since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the metropolitan New Orleans community has been the beneficiary of an incredible outpouring of support from visitors to New Orleans. People have shown incredible generosity in giving of their time and talent, and a great deal of elbow grease, helping the city of New Orleans in its recovery and restoration. Consider getting involved while you are in the area and help in the rebuilding process of this wonderful city - http://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov
th 14 Annual CASL State Conference Get the Power!
Register now and take the next step in leadership For the past thirteen years, CASL has run a service project at the annual state conference. This year CASL will participate in a Nationwide Literacy Project. All CASL delegates are asked to bring a copy of their favorite childhood book to the conference to donate to local needy schools.
14th Annual CASL State Conference High School
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT LEADERS
This conference can be funded through ASB, special project funds (TUPE, CUPP, etc.), School Site Council, SYTA Youth Foundation “Roads” Scholarship, saving, working, or fundraising!
THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP Featuring:
Produced by the California Association of Student Leaders in partnership with The California Association of Directors of Activities CASL/CADA Central 3540 Soquel Avenue, Suite A Santa Cruz, CA 95062 1-888-873-2232 www.casl1.org
Keynote Speakers Keith Hawkins, Patrick Maurer & Mike Smith “Voices” Motivational Media High School Curriculum Leadership Strands Meet the Pros 12 Workshops Offered Interstate Student Sessions Student State Board Elections Great America High School Dinner Dance CASLStatewide Community Service Project Advisor Networking
March 29 - 31, 2008 DoubleTree Hotel - San Jose, CA
T ENTATIVE S CHEDULE Saturday, March 29 10:00 10:00 11:00 1:00 -
1:00 1:00 2:30 2:30
2:40 - 3:40 3:45 - 4:30 4:35 - 5:35 5:40 - 6:50 6:55 - 7:15 7:25 - 8:30 8:35 -11:00 11:0011:30
Interactive Games - Lunch on your own Registration Open - luggage in Storage Areas Advisor Networking Triangle Rotation Sessions iThink Productions Making Moments Count - Brodie Kaster Leadership Styles Area Meetings Interstate Networking Opening General Session – featuring Mike Smith Workshops 1 and 2 (12 Sessions Offered) School Meeting- Debrief Workshops Key Distribution/Get ready for dinner dance Dinner Dance Participants to hotel rooms Lights out!
Sunday, March 30 7:30 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:30 9:35 - 10:35 10:45 - 11:25 11:35 - 12:25 12:30 - 1:15 1:25 - 2:35 2:45 - 3:30 3:30 3:55 4:00 6:30 - 7:30 7:00 - 9:00 9:00 9:30 - 10:30 10:30 - 10:45 10:45 11:30
Breakfast (by Ballrooms) Meet the Pros Second General Session – featuring Keith Hawkins Area Meetings Interstate Meetings Lunch Workshops 3 and 4 (12 Sessions Offered) Topics Alike Get ready for Great America! Meet with advisors to board buses Board buses for Great America Private Dinner at Great America DJ dancing / Bumper cars / Top Gun Rollercoaster Board buses to return to hotel “Voices” by Motivational Media Assemblies Meet with Advisors to reflect, recap and review Participants to hotel rooms Lights out!
Monday, March 31 7:10 - 7:40 7:45 - 8:55
Breakfast Workshops 5 and 6 (12 Sessions Offered) 9:00 - 9:55 Service Project“Kids read to kids”every delegate bring a children's book to donate 10:00 - 10:35 Area Meetings 10:45 - 12:00 Closing General Session – featuring Patrick Maurer
GENERAL INFORMATION Registration: Student Rate: $315 per delegate (4 to a room) Advisor Rate: $315 per advisor (2 to a room) For additional rates, please see the enclosed registration form. Late Registration: after February 15, 2008 - add $50 per person Registration Cut-Off: No new registrations after March 14, 2008 The Hotels: San Jose DoubleTree 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 453-4000
Holiday Inn San Jose 1740 N First Street San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 993-1234
Supervision: All students must be under the supervision of a school approved, designated adult. The advisor will be the responsible, on site, decision-maker for the students. Certificated educators who are members of the California Association of Directors of Activities supervise all conference activities. During school meetings all students are to be under the direct supervision of their designated conference adult advisor. Valuables: Traveling with valuable electronic equipment, ipods and other expensive items can be risky. Please leave valuables home for the weekend. CASL accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen equipment. Transportation: All student delegates are to be transported by a parent, guardian, adult advisor, other school official, or public carrier (train, bus or plane). Students may not drive themselves to the conference. Meals: Conference meals include Saturday dinner dance; Sunday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Monday breakfast. All other meals are the responsibility of the delegate. Dress: The first day, students are encouraged to wear something from their school. Sunday and Monday the dress is casual, appropriate school clothes. For Great America a jacket or heavy sweatshirt would be a good idea. Cancellation and refunds: Cancellations are subject to a $50 per person processing charge, must be in writing, and received no later than February 15, 2008. Cancellations after February 18th will be honored only if another delegate of the same gender fills your place. You must find your own replacement. Replacements must be made no later than March 14, 2008 Rooming: You, the Advisor, will assign your students to their rooms. Please see Registration Forms and Summary Rooming List Cover Page for instructions.
WELCOME TO THE IARP 2005 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Dear Fellow IARP Professionals: Welcome to IARP's 25th Professional Development and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. What an exciting year this has been, with the Presidential election and adding a new track, NADR (National Association of Disability Representatives), to our conference. In addition, our Association has strengthened and gained more national visability and recognition through our legislative advocacy at federal, state, and local levels. Because of this enhanced reputation we are able to offer a more expanded program to our members. The year 2005 presents rehabilitation professionals with a number of questions, definitely new challenges, and many opportunities. This conference has been designed to create a climate for success for the rehabilitation professional through bringing leaders in our fields together to present and discuss the latest developments and opportunities. It is extremely important that we stay abreast of new trends and federal laws, so that as individuals, companies, and associations we can prepare for the future. The speakers at the Orlando conference have the fundamentals and expertise in their fields to give us the tools and resources to go successfully into the future. The presenters were selected because they provide a wide range of training, knowledge, and experience in dealing with issues that we believe will be faced by all of us. The conference committee hopes that you will leave with not only new answers, tools, ideas and alliances, but also with knowledge that can help you, the rehabilitation professional, plan for the future and serve your clients more effectively. We hope you will have both a stimulating learning experience and an exciting time in Orlando. The Florida IARP Chapter has worked hard to welcome us to Florida, starting with an exciting get acquainted pool side party with an excellent band, Caliente. So relax, have some fun, and stimulate your mind. IARP 2005 Annual Conference Committee Janine Holloman, President Robert Taylor, Vice President Dianne Simmons-Grab, Conference Chair Neil Bennett, Secretary/Treasurer Patricia King, Council of Presidents Representative Carol Lockhart, Case Management Section Representative Ed Steffan, Disability Management Section Representative John Meltzer, Forensic Section Representative James R. Shaw, President NADR Debra Fore, Vice-President NADR Representative Trisha Cardillo, Secretary/Treasurer NADR Jill Baxter, Host State Chair & President of FL IARP Chapter Trudy Koslow, CEU Representative Robert Mosley, Golf Committee Chair Cheryl San Martin, Minnesota Chapter Representative Rob Otos, Minnesota Chapter Representative Donna Kolsky, Representative At Large
Tentative Schedule At A Glance
Thursday April 14, 2005
7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 8:30am 10:00am 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm -
5:00pm 8:30am 12:30pm 10:30am 1:30pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 10:00pm
Registration Desk Open Breakfast Golf Tournament: Meet in Lobby Concurrent Pre-Conference Sessions Break Lunch on Your Own Exhibit Setup Concurrent Pre-Conference Sessions Break Pre-Conference Exhibitors Meeting Volunteer Meeting Town Hall Meeting: Future Trends of Rehabilitation Welcome Reception Poolside hosted by Florida State Chapter
Friday April 15, 2005
7:00am - 7:45am 7:45am - 9:30am 9:30am - 6:15pm 9:30am - 10:00am 10:00am - 11:30am 11:30am - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 2:30pm 2:30pm - 4:00pm 4:00pm - 4:30pm 4:30pm - 6:00pm 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Breakfast Welcome & Keynote: Jennifer Sheehy Keller Silent Auction Break Concurrent Sessions Lunch Provided in Exhibit Hall General Session: Dr. Anthony Dorto Concurrent Sessions Break Concurrent Sessions Presidents Reception, Silent Auction, & Member-finda-Member Drawing
Saturday April 16, 2005
11:30am 12:00pm 1:45pm 3:15pm 3:45pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm -
1:30pm 1:30pm 3:15pm 3:45pm 5:15pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm
General Session with Sit Down Breakfast: Awards & Al Condeluci Break General Session: Federal Legislative Update - Invited Representatives Doug Huntt & Jo Anne Barnhart Lunch on Your Own - Exhibit Hall Open Concurrent Sessions (Bring your lunch/box lunches for sale) Concurrent Sessions Break - Last opportunity to visit Exhibit Hall Concurrent Sessions Incoming Board Meeting SSA VE Task Force Meeting Student Task Force Meeting
Sunday April 17, 2005
8:00am - 8:45am 8:45am - 10:15am 10:15am - 10:30am 10:30am - 12:00pm
Buffet Breakfast General Session: Linda Shaw & Frank Lane Break General Session: Steve Bast & Kenneth Reagles
Schedule At A Glance
7:30am - 10:00am 10:00am - 10:30am 10:30am - 11:30am
Third Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, April 14, 2005 Shingle Creek Golf Club, Orlando, FL You will have the opportunity to join us for the 3rd Annual IARP Golf Outing when you attend the IARP Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, FL. This year's tournament will be held at Shingle Creek Golf Club, minutes from the conference hotel. Golf carts, range balls, transportation, and lunch will be provided. Clubs will be available for rent. This will be a 4-person scramble format, with an 8:00am shotgun start; meet in hotel lobby at 7:00am sharp. Flag events, contests, and other prizes are included. Fun is guaranteed.
The nominal cost for all this is $80.00.
Florida IARP will be hosting Tropical Nights Thursday, April 14, 2005 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Poolside at the Rosen Centre Hotel Come join us for the Opening Night Reception Extravaganza hosted by the Florida Chapter as Florida's Legislative Fund Raiser. This is an event you will not want to miss!! You can count on an over the top event you won't want to miss! Under tropical breezes poolside, bring your dancing shoes as you enjoy the sounds of Caliente, one of the hottest bands in the country. Chosen from over 90 Latin bands from around the world by Emilio and Gloria Estefan to be their own house band at Bongo's Cuban CafĂŠ (Downtown Disney) Caliente WILL get the party going! In addition, there will be plenty of food and beverages as you mingle with associates and friends.
Cost: $15 per person
Presidentâ€™s Reception Friday, April 15, 2005 Join Us to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary IARP is planning a spectacular President's Reception in the Exhibit Hall to mark our 25th Anniversary. The President's Reception is a great opportunity to have fun, network, and re-establish the relationships that you have been developing over the years. Join us for another President's Reception.
Silent Auction Friday, April 15, 2005 Fundraiser for IARP Student Scholarship Fund & NADR Legislative Fund Come shop & spend at the 3rd Annual Silent Auction hosted by IARP State Chapters & NADR. Items will be displayed at the Registration Area during registration hours. Silent Auction bids will be accepted until Friday evening. Winning bids will be announced during the President's Reception.
5 Thursday, April 14, 2005 - PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS See Registration Form for Pre-Conference Session Fees Disability Management
Special Empaq Training Session Sponsored by CDMSC & NBGH
Pricing for PRECONF - Free - costs paid by CDMSC for registrants - but MUST pre-register, NO SAME DAY will be accepted. Free Registration currently limited to 50, so register soon. More information: www.EMPAQ.org Presenter: Maria Henderson, MS, CRC,CDMS,CCM 3.5 CEU
Social Security Basics Martha Gonzales meshes extensive experience in disability adjudication of Social Security claims with realities discovered as an advocate to chart the course for successful disability representation. She will clarify basic program rules, expose myths regarding the disability process, and explain why so many claims are denied. Presenter: Martha Gonzales 3.5 CEU
Lunch Not Provided Forensics 202 - Continued . . .
Business Practices and Complex Issues for Experienced Representatives While other sessions will address basic eligibility criteria and general practice tips associated with the average claim, this panel will explore the more complex issues that can arise in both claim development and business procedures. Reopening of prior applications, overpayments, and continuing disability reviews are just a few of the issues to be explored. Presenter: Christopher P. Marois 3.5 CEU
Future Trends Town Hall Meeting: Future Trends of Rehabilitation Thursday April 14, 2005, 5:00pm–6:00pm The IARP Board and Committee Chairs will inform the IARP membership of new trends in the rehabilitation field and recent developments within IARP, as well as activities within the sections this year. The new 3-year strategic plan will also be reviewed and participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the coming year's goals. This session is included in the general conference registration, so all are welcome. CEUs have been applied for.
Disability and absence management are productivity issues for business. While the benefit to the company's bottom line appears obvious, employers generally lack the tools to effectively measure and evaluate the impact of their disability and absence management programs and to benchmark their performance to other employers. The National Business Group On Health's (NBGH) Council of Employee Health and Productivity (CEHP) has embarked upon a multiyear effort to develop and deliver standardized "Health Related Lost-Time Measures" branded as EMPAQ - Employer Measures of Productivity, Absence, and Quality. These industry-wide, consensus-based standardized measures will enhance an employer's ability to evaluate the performance of its disability and absence management programs and to purchase services more effectively. This landmark effort to develop standardized metrics for disability and absence management will be an important win-win for both employer and the professionals who deliver these services. By establishing industry-wide metrics, the importance of disability and absence management in the workplace will be measured, evaluated, and ultimately better understood and appreciated. What makes this important to service delivery vendors is the need for consistency in data transmission between participating EMPAQ employers and NBGH, which is what this Pre Conference session will prepare you to do!!!
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Forensics 202 "Forensics 202" will greatly expand on the "Forensics 101" presentation at the 2004 IARP Forensic Conference in San Antonio, TX. Advanced evaluation techniques of cases requiring earnings capacity evaluation and life care plans will be presented, including such subject areas as foundation for opinions, vocational testing, research, and use of empirical data. Advanced testimony techniques will be discussed, as well as what is required to meet the burden of proof under the Fry, Daubert, Kumho, and other court decisions that impact on expert witness testimony. Presenters: Ann Neulicht, PhD, CLCP, CRC, CVE, CDMS, ABVE-D, LPC & Robert Taylor, MA, LPC, CLCP, CDMS 7.0 CEU
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Complimentary Lunch by CDMSC beginning at 12:30pm
Keynote / General Sessions
Friday, April 15, 2005 â€” Keynote Speakers
7:45 am to 9:30 am
Rehabilitation in Today's Cultural Context Ms. Sheehy Keller presents an overview of the American cultural portrayal of disability, weaving her personal story throughout. This workshop discusses examples of portrayal from pop culture, news, movies, and advertisements balanced by current research findings related to stigma. The goal is to help craft rehabilitation strategies that help change attitudes and prepare individuals to re-enter the community. Presenter: Jennifer Sheehy Keller
SYMPTOM MAGNIFICATION, MALINGERING, & FRAUD WHAT IT IS AND WHAT TO DO !
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The purpose of this presentation is to aid healthcare providers including physicians, nurse case managers, insurance company administrators, etc. to manage a rehabilitation claim by being able to understand when individuals are not giving a sincere effort and maybe exaggerating their symptoms for secondary gain. Numerous red flags will be presented that can "tip off" the medical and administrative personnel involved in managing a disability claim on issues of exaggeration, etc. By taking the necessary early steps to contain this type of behavior, effective rehabilitation and disability management will take place, thus greatly reducing the cost involved. Presenter: Anthony Dorto, MD
Saturday, April 16, 2005 â€” General Sessions
to 8:45 am 8:45 am to 10:00 am
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony Sit Down Breakfast Provided Join us for this essential component of how we work together. Come and congratulate our award winners.
Communication for Action Regardless of our role in rehabilitation, the baseline for success can always track back to our ability to communicate. We need to effectively communicate with the people we serve, their families, the systems that support them, and then ultimately the community. This session looks at communication and how we can more effectively promote elements related to the people we serve. Presenter: Al Condeluci, PhD
Current Federal Legislative Updates and the Impact they will have on Rehabilitation Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner, Social Security Administration and Doug Huntt, PhD, Federal Disability Advisor, have been invited to present on federal legislative updates and the impact that the current Administration will have on rehabilitation. As rehabilitation professionals it is important to be aware of federal viewpoints and legislation as they impact the states in which we do business. It is important that we are knowledgeable so we can advocate and prepare to better serve our clients. Invited Representatives: Jo Anne Barnhart & Doug Huntt, PhD
7 Sunday, April 17, 2005 — General Sessions When Professional Ethics Clash with Corporate Culture
8:45 am to 10:15 am
This program will explore the nature of complaints reviewed or adjudicated by the CRCC Ethics Committee that appear to have arisen out of conflicting obligations to the profession and to the employer. Data on employer-initiated requests to CRCC for advisory opinions will also be reviewed. Through group exercises, participants will be challenged to think through dilemmas that result from clashes of professional ethics and corporate culture and to discuss the considerations relevant to ethical practice from the standpoint of both the rehabilitation counselor and the employer. This program is co-sponsored by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and The University of Florida. Presenters: Linda R. Shaw, Ph.D., LMHC, CRC & Frank J. Lane, ABD, RMHCI, CRC
Ethics, HIPAA, Confidentiality, & Technology - in Private Rehabilitation
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
This talk will leave you more sensitized than ever to the risks of ineffective protection of rehabilitation case data (from both ethical and business perspectives) and it will equip you to revamp the procedures you use for responding to these risks. Does HIPAA relate to your practice or not? Is it safe to send reports by e-mail or not? Is it defensible to make conclusions about individual clients based on data about broad classes of people or not? What specific new procedures should your company consider to minimize these kinds of risks? Presenters: Steve Bast, MHS, CVE, CDMS, CCM & Kenneth Reagles, PhD
Poster Presentations Poster Presentations are available the following dates and times: 7:00 am –
9:30 am – 10:00 am 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2005 10:00 am – 10:30 am 11:30 am –
PEEDS-RAPEL © Presenters: Ann Neuchlicht & Debra Berrens
Visual Dysfunction Following a Neurological Event Presenters: Dianne Simmons-Grab & William Padula
And Others To Be Announced . . . CEUs have been applied for so be sure to attend, ask questions, and receive continuing education credit.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2005
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Friday, April 15, 2005 Case Management
Professional Documentation: Good, Bad, & Meaningful
“Boy, Do I Have a Headache": Migraine Diagnosis, Treatment, and Return to Work implications
Evaluating Minors in Lead Paint Litigation
This session will focus on examples of good, bad, and meaningful communication. This session is intended to raise the awareness of case managers to the importance of documentation and to offer guidelines for future report writing. Presenter: Carole Stolte-Upman, RN, MA, CRC, CCM, CDMS, CPC 1.5 CEU
Headaches are a major contributor to lost time including FMLA absences, short and long term disability, and workers’ compensation. This program will help you to understand the difference between a headache and a migraine, how migraines are diagnosed and treated, and some creative accommodations that might assist individuals with migraines to stay at work or return to work.
As a past IARP president with a reputation as a lively speaker, this session will surely draw interest. The topic itself has not been presented at IARP conferences in the past and will be seen as a potential new line of business and illustrative as to how to handle a unique type of tort. Presenter: Steven D. Shedlin, MEd, CRC 1.5 CEU
Presenters: Kaye McDevitt, RN, MS, CRC & Lisa Taleghani, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM 1.5 CEU
The Multiple Hats of Geriatric Care Managers
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Understanding the role of geriatric care management is a must as we all will need this service as we age! This program will enlighten you on the real world of care management from those who have done this work for years. Case studies and examples will open your eyes to the many facets of this very important role and service in the rehab culture! Presenters: Carolyn M. Skorich, RN, CCM & Sandy A Smith RN, QRP, CDMS, CCM 1.5 CEU
The Psychology of Return to Work: A Model to Enhance Return to Work Outcomes
Do you ever wonder why return to work dates come and go? Or why treating providers document a specific return to work date only to push that date back multiple times? The answer lies in the fact that regardless of the illness or injury, there are psychological factors involved in every return to work effort. When these issues are not adequately addressed, the anxiety that surrounds a return to productivity escalates and can easily turn into fear and avoidance. Early intervention and preparation are the keys to overcoming these barriers. Specific strategies for early intervention, transitional return to work planning, and a cognitive behavior therapy-based 7 step model for return to work will be presented.
Pediatric Case Management and Life Care Planning
This program will provide the attendee with the information on a number of pediatric disabilities, how the disabilities impact the growth and development of the child, and how to plan the future care needs of the child. It will also provide information on developing a life care plan for a child with a pediatric disability and the impact of maturation to the ongoing issues. Presenter: Janice A. Nixon RN, BSN, MA, CDMS, CRC, CCM, LRC, CLCP 1.5 CEU
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Presenters: Carrie Palmer, CRC, Med & Kristin Tugman, MS, CRC, LPC 1.5 CEU
Multi-Cultural Issues in Treatment Planning and Case Management
Serving the Injured Worker Utilizing Both Public & Private Rehab
The Presenters will discuss the global impact of cultural diversity in providing services to our disabled population. The impact these issues have in the provision of services to the mentally impaired and the issues surrounding case management in the private sector will be explored. The presenters will identify cultural issues and strategies to address these issues in various forums.
Rehabilitation professionals in two states (Florida and Nebraska) have been active in working with the state rehabilitation and workers' comp systems. The presentation will illustrate how our state rehabilitation programs and private sector rehab come together to create better outcomes. Come learn how Nebraska and Florida tackled this issue.
Moderator: Robert Mosley PhD, CRC, CLCP, Presenters: Charlotte Dixon PhD, & Rosalyn Pierce, ABVE-D,CCM,CDMS,NCC,CRC, LRC 1.5 CEU
Presenter: Bill England, CRC,CDMS,CCM, OWCP, James R Harding, Glenn W. Morton, JD & Ronald R. Schmidt, MS, CRC, 1.5 CEU
The Florida Workers' Compensation Law and the Role of the Rehabilitation Professional as Expert Witness
If you are an rehabilitation professional who serves as an expert witness in Florida Workers' Compensation proceedings or would like to become an expert witness, please attend this most informative program on qualifying as an expert; analyzing the case for expert testimony; conducting vocational and Social Security disability evaluations/re-employment assessments; and expert witness preparation/testimony in Workers' Compensation proceedings. Presenter: Gregory B. Lower, Esq. 1.5 CEU
Writing for Claimants' Representatives: The Basics
More War Stories: Ethics in Forensic Rehabilitation
Advocates for disabled claimants must be able to write well enough to obtain information, to get doctors to spend a bit of extra time with a patient, to persuade a judge that a claimant is - must be - disabled, or to convince the Appeals Council that the Judge made the wrong decision. This program will explore the basics of writing to explain, persuade, or cajole. Presenter: Jonathan A. Abbott, Esq. 1.5 CEU
Do you have sweaty hands, heart palpitations, and need anti-anxiety medications before testifying? More and more rehabilitation experts are appearing in court to testify about personal injury litigation cases. Case law has developed over the years adding various restrictions or "rules" to be followed that can complicate the expert’s life . This presentation will summarize decisions on selected cases. Case examples (excerpts from depositions and reports) will be discussed and suggested guidelines for successful court experiences will be offered.
Extra State Chapter Orientation
Goals: To present information to incoming chapter leaders that will make you more effective in your home state and to also assist you in taking a more active role in the Association on a national level. Information on chapter fundraising and enhancing revenue for chapters will be provided. Responsibilities and expectations of Chapter presidents to your state, the IARP Board, & the Association’s headquarters will be reviewed. CEU applications have been submitted. Presenter: Patricia King, RN, CCM,CDMS 1.5 CEU
Presenters: Timothy Field Ph.D & Roger Weed Ph.D, CRC, LPC, CCM, CLCP, CDMS 1.5 CEU
Ethical Issues in Social Security Practice
In today’s political and economic climate, there is increasing scrutiny of Social Security claimant’s representatives. The SSA is trying to minimize costs and expenditures for benefits. Pressuring representatives, or eliminating them entirely, accomplishes some of the Administration’s goals by decreasing appeal, and by reducing the number of favorable awards. In this atmosphere, representatives must be aware of the standards of conduct that govern their activities and must know how to act ethically and responsibly in all situations.
The Paper Diet: How to Stuff a File Cabinet (& a Library) In Your Fanny Pack
Don't have any client and business record storage problems? Thrilled by last minute hunts for that one reference that will make or break your brief? Like lining up holes to re-file all the documents on top of the one you had to copy? Enjoy hauling files in your carry-on bag instead of a bathing suit? If so, this seminar is not for you, but others interested in client and office document management alternatives may want to stop by. Presenter: Kathy Powell, MS
Council of Presidents Annual Meeting
Goals: To provide Chapter leaders with up-to-date information from the IARP Board and Association headquarters regarding issues of importance to them and their state membership. The Association’s goals for the previous year and the progress made toward these goals will be reviewed. Discuss current concerns and issues with participants sharing information from their experience in their chapters. Set goals for the new year and develop an action plan to meet those goals. CEU applications have been submitted.
Presenter: Charles Pirro, Esq. 1.5 CEU
A Mock Social Security Hearing
How to Get Rehab Professionals BACK into Workers' Compensation
HIPAA and The Rehabilitation Professional
Everyone knows that the longer an injured worker is off work, the higher the total costs for that workers' compensation case. Ever increasing medical costs now comprise more than half of total WC dollars. Research indicates injured workers are more likely to return to work with early rehabilitation intervention. Yet rehabilitation professionals' roles in WC systems are decreasing? This interactive program will provide a forum to exchange information and ideas in support of developing the employment opportunities for rehabilitation nurses and counselors in the WC arena.
This session will focus on the requirements of medical record disclosure under HIPAA and HIPAA's relationship with laws governing Workers' Compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and the ethical obligations of the rehabilitation professional. HIPAA has created significant confusion for employers, insurers, and providers. Learn how to navigate the confusion in this session.
Presenter: Trisha Cardillo 1.5 CEU
Presenters: Gerry Davis, Chair of IARP Workers’ Comp Committee, Patricia A. Costantini, RN, Med, LPC, CRC, CCM, CLCP, LNCC, D-ABVE, Mary Ann Rohrig, CDMS,CRRN,CCM,CLCP , Kathy Trumm, Case Manager & Tina Walsh 1.5 CEU
Presenter: Renee H. Martin, JD, RN, MSN 1.5 CEU
Using an actual case file, representatives will play the roles of claimant, Administrative Law Judge, Medical/ Vocational Experts, and representative, to demonstrate what usually occurs during a Social Security hearing. Some of the more common pitfalls and problems will be depicted, as well as a few unexpected twists. Open discussion will follow regarding the methods utilized and the variance that can occur from one Judge to the next, and one office to the next.
Presenter: Patricia King, RN, CCM,CDMS 1.5 CEU
Saturday, April 16, 2005
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Case Management Improve Case Management & Rehabilitation Plans for People Who Are Hearing Impaired (Deaf / Hard of Hearing) Through A Better Understanding of Culture, Services, and Products
Provide rehabilitation to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, which requires special knowledge about the services and products and the unique aspects of hearing loss. This presentation will provide an overview of information about communication aids, resources available, and psychosocial characteristics affecting the rehabilitation procedures and the employment environment.
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Leadership in Rehabilitation Practice
MSAA’s - Where We Are Today
In this presentation, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to motivate, coordinate, direct, and evaluate staff to solve and correct problems as they appear within the dynamics of your agency setting. You will learn how to develop the skills that encourage problem solving, conflict resolution, motivating others, creativity; and how to apply these skills to various rehabilitation practice areas.
This program is designed to provide an update on where we are today with Medicare Set Aside Allocations. It will cover the definition of qualified individuals, timeframes, and influencing factors in completing Medicare Set Aside Allocations, with report construction and content guidelines. An update on frequently asked questions will be provided and information from CMS, which may affect Medicare Set Aside Allocations decision making.
Presenter: Joel M Levy DSW 1.5 CEU
Presenter: Rebecca Pierce, RN, MHS,CCM,CRC,LNCC,CLCP 1.5 CEU
Advocacy is a natural action for life. No matter the situation, we often find ourselves acting as advocates. To this end, understanding the elements of advocacy is critical to getting all we can out of a situation. This session will look at the types of advocacy and the critical steps and stages in the advocacy effort. Presenter: Al Condeluci, PhD 1.5 CEU
They're Driving Me Crazy! How to Deal with Difficult Clients & Patients
Difficult people are everywhere. They affect our productivity at work and our happiness at home. In this program, you will learn how to overcome those difficult peoples’ behaviors and gain their cooperation. You will learn: 1. How to defeat the 4 most difficult types of behaviors 2. How to deal with Power-freaks 3. How to handle back stabbers, gossipers, whiners, and much more Presenter: Johnny "The Transition Man" Campbell 1.5 CEU
Coming Together of the Clinical and Forensic Aspects of Mild to Moderate Brain Injury
The individual with a mild to moderate brain injury is in an overlooked population. They walk and talk and are often perceived as doing well, with no needs, or as seen as malingering. It becomes difficult to get benefits for these individuals. This presentation will educate the attendee on the clinical aspects of mild to moderate brain injury, legal aspects for those with mild to moderate brain injured, how to get benefits for this population, and how to present this diagnosis in the courtroom. Presenters: Michael Bee, Esq. & Elizabeth Davis 1.5 CEU
Long-term Implications of Catastrophic Injuries: TBI, SCI, and Amputation
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Presenters: Gwendolyn Trujillo, MEd, MSW, LSW & Grace Gabler, MRC
Advocacy for Action
Individuals with catastrophic injuries (TBI, SCI, amputation) are surviving at higher rates and living longer than ever. Many experience increased disability, higher cost of care, and chronic pain. Troubling data regarding low quality of life, unemployment, preventable illness, and death are evident in the literature. These research findings and their implications can lead us to improved practices and enhanced long term outcomes for survivors and their families. Presenter: Tina M. Trudel, PhD 1.5 CEU
Improving Disability Outcomes for Injured Workers: The COHE Project
Worklife and Disability: Confronting the Myths
Community-wide care management interventions can address important impediments to quality in Workers' Compensation outcomes. The key is to develop strategies that provide effective disability prevention and identify cases early that are at risk for long-term disability. This approach to Workers' Compensation may present a strong "business case for quality" because preventing disability offers immediate financial payback.
The myths and misinformation disseminated by a small group of economists will be confronted and exposed. Appropriate use of the tables by defense and plaintiff attorneys in conjunction with experts will be examined.
Presenters: Ellen Hull, MEd, CRC & Patricia Vincent, MA, CRC, CCM 1.5 CEU
Presenter: Anthony M. Gamboa, PhD 1.5 CEU
Basics of Social Security and SSI Programs
The NERD Approach to Maintaining Marketability
Social Security Administration Discusses Electronic Medical Evidence
This training program provides representatives with Social Security and SSI Program issues training. It provides information essential to recognizing problem areas with onset and retroactivity issues. All representatives must protect the rights of their clients. This program ensures that you have a complete understanding of how to protect those rights to benefits at the earliest possible date.
This presentation, known as the "NERD Approach to Maintaining Your Marketability", is designed to discuss at least four areas that can help you be successful at your business. The presentation will end with Dr. M. L.. Kingâ€™s speech in which he encourages us to "sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures."
Social Security Administration will provide a presenter to talk about the Electronic Medical Evidence process which gives medical providers new options to submit records for patients applying for disability, enables case processing to start earlier for the disability claimant, and enables payment processing to start earlier for the provider.
Presenter: Alberto Felix, MA CRC CCM CDMS 1.5 CEU
Presenter: To Be Announced 1.5 CEU
Understanding LTD & SSDI Offsets to Protect Client's Assets
Now, what can you do for me?!!
Presenter: Daniel M. Smith 1.5 CEU
Return to Work
This will be a panel discussion with 2-3 cus- A New Perspective Claims do not begin and end with SSDI. tomers telling the providers what they like There are Short and Long Term Disability and don't like about our industry and its Participants will increase knowledge of Ticket to Work legislation, recent policy (STD/LTD) plans from work, waivers of services. changes, and national reaction. An introFacilitator: Laurence Gordon & Panel premium on insurance policies, credit induction to the Employment Network con1.5 CEU surance, Workersâ€™ Comp and State Cash cept will demonstrate the entrepreneurial Sickness, and other sources that claimants opportunities, application process, and fican apply for. Understanding the integranancial rewards for a Ticket to Work tion of the benefits and offsets, recognizing provider. Participants will gain insight on the possible reimbursement or over-insurthe value added to rehabilitation services ance pitfalls, and assisting your clients by through Benefits Planning and maximizing utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to employment with work incentives. their claim management also protects the Presenters: Meg Griffing, BA, Bruce Growick, PhD & Representative from malpractice. Paula Vieillet, MA, CVE 1.5 CEU
Presenter: Caryn Montague, RHU, LUTCF, CSA, DABDA 1.5 CEU
The Social Security Rulings are becoming increasingly important in the evaluation and adjudication of claims, especially at the ALJ level. A working knowledge of these Rulings is essential for effective representation of our claimants. Basing your arguments on the provisions found in these Rulings will make your presentation/theory of the case more viable and persuasive.
Ethical Compliance and Customer Satisfaction in Private Sector Rehabilitation
Measures of customer satisfaction with rehabilitation services not only provide feedback for rehabilitation providers, they offer both protection and a means of adhering to ethical standards. This session highlights traditional measures of evaluating compliance with ethical standards, key elements related to service quality and customer satisfaction, and a format for using customer We will discuss the 1996 Process satisfaction measures to both enhance and Unification Rulings and several other perti- evaluate one's compliance with ethical nent Rulings regularly employed at the standards. Presenter: Jeanne Patterson, EdD, CRC ALJ and Appeals Council levels; as well as 1.5 CEU touch on the importance of Acquiescence Rulings. Presenter: Don Narensky 1.5 CEU
The Importance of Transportation and Adapted Vehicles
For people with disabilities and their families, tranportation becomes more important and more essential for an improved quality of life. If a trasportation solution is safe and easy, the person with a disability will do more and become more integrated into society. Learn what the possibilities are and the strategies for determining the best solution. Presenter: Gary Talbot 1.5 CEU
Using the Social Security Rulings to Your Advantage
Travel Information Airline Information Special airfare has been negotiated for the 2005 IARP Conference in Orlando, Florida. To obtain the lowest possible fares, make your travel arrangements as far in advance as possible. As a frequent flyer you will receive full credit for all miles flown. Continental Airlines — 800.468.7022 ZCode: ZJJN Reference #: 37718V Delta Airlines — 800.241.6760 Reference #: 208033A United Airlines — 800.521.4041 Reference #: 529CC
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Hotel Information IARP has selected the Rosen Centre Hotel as the headquarters for its Annual 2005 Conference and has arranged a special conference rate of $145.00 single or double per night, plus tax. To receive this special rate, make your hotel reservations by 5:00 PM (EST) Monday, March 14, 2005, and be sure to mention that you will be attending the IARP Conference. Reservations will be taken on a space and rate available basis. The Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Drive; Orlando, FL 32819 800.204.7234 or 407.996.9840 www.rosencentre.com
Site Accessibility The Rosen Centre Hotel provides sleeping rooms for guests with special needs. These accommodations include: extra width doors, accessible showers, and ttd machines, as well as other items. If more specific information is needed regarding these items, please contact IARP Meeting Manager at 800-240-9059 or email at email@example.com.
Continuing Education Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours Application has been made for up to 20.5 contact hours for the conference, plus 3.0 - 3.5 for each half day pre-conference seminar. It is CRCC, CDMSC, &CCMC’s philosophical belief that all programs must be held in an accessible location so that no one with a disability is excluded from participation. Furthermore, CRCC, CDMSC, & CCMC strongly encourage all programs to comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws relating to serving people with disabilities. Applied for: CRC, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, ARN, CRRN, ABVE, and CVE.
Disclaimer Opinions offered by, the presenters are not necessarily endorsed by nor are they the opinion of, the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.
WELCOME TO THE IARP 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Dear Fellow IARP Professionals: Welcome to IARP's 26th Professional Development and Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year we are proud to welcome IALCP (International Academy of Life Care Planners) to IARP. They have officially joined us as a section of IARP and have planned their own life care planning track. In addition, our Association has strengthened and gained even more national visibility and recognition through our legislative advocacy at federal, state, and local levels. Because of this enhanced reputation we are able to offer a more expanded and cutting edge program to our members. The year 2006 presents rehabilitation professionals with a number of questions, new challenges, and many opportunities. This conference has been designed to create a climate for success for the rehabilitation professional through bringing leaders in our fields together to present and discuss the latest developments and opportunities. It is extremely important that we stay abreast of new trends and federal laws, so that as individuals, companies, and associations we can prepare for the future; hence the theme, Windows of Opportunities. The speakers at the Minneapolis conference have the fundamentals and expertise in their fields to give us the tools and resources to go successfully into the future. The presenters were selected because they provide a wide range of training, knowledge, and experience in dealing with issues that we believe will be faced by all of us. The conference committee hopes that you will leave with not only new answers, tools, ideas and alliances, but also with knowledge that can help you, the rehabilitation professional, plan for the future and serve your clients more effectively. We hope you will have both a stimulating learning experience and an exciting time in Minneapolis. The Minnesota IARP Chapter has worked hard to welcome us to Minneapolis, starting with an exciting get acquainted reception at the Walker Art Center. So relax, have some fun, and open your mind to those Windows of Opportunities. IARP 2006 Annual Conference Committee Robert Taylor, President Janine Holloman, Vice President Dianne Simmons-Grab, Conference Chair Neil Bennett, Secretary/Treasurer Patricia King, Council of Presidents Representative & Nursing Representative Judi Drew, Case Management Section Representative Ed Steffan, Disability Management Section Representative John Meltzer, Forensic Section Representative Patricia McCollom, IALCP Section Representative Donna Kolsky, Representative At Large & Conference Co-Chair Trudy Koslow, CEU Representative & Conference Co-Chair Rob Otos, Host State Co-Chair Cheryl San Martin, Host State Co-Chair Terena Delaney, International Representative Robert Mosley, Golf Committee Chair Bruce Growick, Member at Large & Psychology Representative Jinnie Lawson, Member at Large Ellie Ettner, Member at Large
Tentative Schedule At A Glance
Thursday May 18, 2006
7:00am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am 10:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm -
5:00pm 8:00am 12:00pm 10:30am 1:00pm 5:00pm 4:00/ 5:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 10:00pm
Registration Desk Open Continental Breakfast Departure for Golf Outing from Hotel Concurrent Pre-Conference Sessions Refreshment Break Lunch on Your Own Exhibit Setup Concurrent Pre-Conference Sessions Refreshment Break Pre-Conference Exhibitors Meeting Volunteer Meeting Town Hall Meeting: Future Trends of Rehabilitation Welcome Reception hosted by Minnesota State Chapter
Friday May 19, 2006
7:00am - 7:45am 7:45am - 9:30am 9:30am - 6:15pm 9:30am - 10:00am 10:00am - 11:30am 11:30am - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 2:30pm 2:30pm - 2:45pm 2:45pm - 4:15pm 4:15pm - 4:30pm 4:30pm - 6:30pm 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Continental Breakfast Welcome & Keynote: Matthew Sanford Silent Auction Refreshment Break Concurrent Sessions Lunch Provided in Exhibit Hall General Session: Dr. Clive Svendsen Break Concurrent Sessions Refreshment Break Concurrent Sessions Presidentâ€™s Reception, Wine Tasting, Silent Auction
Saturday May 20, 2006
Sit Down Breakfast, Awards Ceremony & Business Meeting General Session: Jennifer Sheehy-Keller Refreshment reak General Session: Wolfgang Zimmermann Lunch on Your Own - Final Exhibit Hall Session Concurrent Sessions Refreshment Break Concurrent Sessions Break General Session: John DaVanzo & Tina Trudel Incoming Board Meeting Task Force Meetings
Sunday May 21, 2006
7:15am - 8:00am 8:00am - 9:00am 9:00am - 9:15am 9:15am - 10:45am 10:45am - 11:00am 11:00am - 12:30pm 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Continental Breakfast General Session: Dr. Anthony Dorto Break General Session: John Banja Break General Session: Ethics Panel CEU Tally Desk
Schedule At A Glance
7:30am - 9:00am 9:00am - 10:00am 10:00am - 10:30am 10:30am - 11:30am 11:30am - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 2:30pm 2:30pm - 2:45pm 2:45pm - 4:15pm 4:15pm - 4:30pm 4:30pm - 5:30pm 5:30pm - 7:00pm 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Third Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, May 18, 2006 Edinburgh USA Golf Course You will have the opportunity to join us for the 4th Annual IARP Golf Outing when you attend the IARP Annual Conference and Exposition in Minneapolis, MN. Every fairway at Edinburgh is lined with thick rough and mounding, which never allow a flat lie. Sixty-five bunkers and 12 acres of water only add to the fun. Water comes into play on nine holes, including six on the front. Designed and created by Robert Trent Jones II, Edinburgh has some unique features that make it a “Must-Play” for the avid player. Jones incorporated a 40,000-square foot triple green, a peninsula green and one of the world’s few island fairways. In addition to a great course, this is an opportunity to get out and socialize with other fellow rehabilitation professionals. The reasonable price of $80 per player will include green fees, warm-up bucket of range balls, golf cart, prizes, continental breakfast, and boxed lunch. 7:30am departure from host hotel; 9am initial starting tee-time.
Minnesota Chapter of IARP Invites you to a night at the Walker Art Center Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Walker Art Center The Minnesota Chapter invites you to join us Thursday evening for a Welcome Reception at the Walker Art Center. The Walker Art Center is “recognized internationally as a singular model of a multidisciplinary arts organization and as a national leader for its innovative approaches to audience engagement. “ Included in the price of your ticket will be round trip transportation, admission to all areas of the art gallery, the outdoor sculpture garden, hosted beer, wine and soft drinks as well as appetizers and deserts prepared by the Walker Art Centers exclusive caterer--internationally acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck.
Cost: $39 per person
Pr eside n t’s Re ce ptio n Friday, May 19, 2006 Join Us to Celebrate our 26th Anniversary IARP is planning a spectacular President's Reception in the Exhibit Hall to mark our 26th Anniversary. The President's Reception is a great opportunity to have fun, network, and re-establish the relationships that you have been developing over the years. Join us for another President's Reception.
W in e Ta stin g E v e n t Friday, May 19, 2006 Taste the Essence of Award Winning Falcor Wine Cellars of Napa Valley, and its partners Michael Bee, JD, and James Petersen, JD, invite you to sample a variety of wines during the President’s Reception.
Sil e n t A uctio n Friday, May 19, 2006 Fundraiser for IARP Student Scholarship Fund Come shop & spend at the 4th Annual Silent Auction hosted by IARP State Chapters. Items will be displayed at the Registration Area during registration hours. Silent Auction bids will be accepted until Friday evening. Winning bids will be announced during the President's Reception. Must be present to win.
5 T h u rsd a y , M a y 1 8 , 2 0 0 6 - P RE -CO N F E RE N CE SE SSI O N S Th rsda See Registration Form for Pre-Conference Session Fees
Integrated Health and Productivity: What Employers Want What IARP Members Can Deliver
Designing Effective Medicare Set Aside Return to Work Programs: Made Easy Principles, Practices, and This presentation is back by request Strategies for Success and will provide the life care planner This workshop is designed for Disability Management and Rehabilitation Professionals seeking to acquire knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective return to work programs. The workshop activities will address design features of transitional work programs and creative strategies and interventions to facilitate successful outcomes for workers with disabilities. The program will combine a series of focused topical presentations with a problem-solving methodology and interactive structured small group experiences. The workshop presenter will review best practices and benchmarks, based on state-of-the art disability management research, cutting-edge strategies and current trends. Participants will be provided with workshop materials, including simulated group exercises, hard copies of PowerPoint slides, supplemental readings, and other resource information. Presenter: Don Shrey, PhD, CRC 7.0 CEUs
with information on developing an MSA from beginning through submission to CMS. It will provide the information in such a way as to not complicate what does not need to be complicated and will cut to the chase so you can decide whether or not to add this as an adjunct to your practice. Marketing strategies will also be discussed so you can target those people who will need and want your service. This presentation is designed specifically for the individual practitioner to learn “how to” develop and submit and MSA that will be accepted by CMS.
Forensic Rehabilitation: A Foundation
What would you say if your report/opinion is challenged? How do you explain your methodology? Does the evidence you present rest on a reliable foundation? Can you assist the trier of fact in determining whether the reasoning or methodology underlying your report/opinion is valid? Lawyers may get to ask the questions….but experts have the answers Come to this session to learn about forensic rehabilitation, discuss practice areas/issues, explore forensic case conceptualization tools/ Opinion Validity©, and obtain specific techniques that will assist you to meet the burden of proof under the Frye, Daubert, Kumho (or other) court decisions that impact on expert witness testimony. Presenter: Ann. T. Neulicht PhD, CLCP, CRC, CVE,CDMS, LPC, ABVE
Presenter: Saundra Wells-Brown, EdD, LPC, CRC, CLCP & Trudy Koslow, MEd, CRC, CCM, CRCP, CLCP, ABVE 7.0 CEUs
Cost: $175 Sponsored by MediPro Seminars
7.0 CEUs Cost $125, Sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of IARP
Lunch Is Not Provided
Loss of Earning Capacity of a Child with Brachial Plexus Injury This session will provide the attendees with information necessary to evaluate loss of lifetime earnings for children. Using a case study involving a child with brachial plexus injury, we will discuss the evaluation of a child's ability to work as an adult. Particular attention will be given to assessment of annual earning capacity and worklife expectancy for individuals with and without disability. Presenters: Anthony M. Gamboa, Jr., PhD, MBA & Linda L. Jones, MRC, MBA, MPA, CRC 3.0 CEUs Due to the length of this session, no break will be provided.
Fu ture Tre n ds Future Town Hall Meeting: Future Trends of Rehabilitation Thursday May 18, 2006, 5:00pm–6:00pm
The IARP Board and Committee Chairs will inform the IARP membership of new trends in the rehabilitation field and recent developments within IARP, as well as activities within the sections this year. The new 3-year strategic plan will also be reviewed and participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the coming year's goals. This session is included in the general conference registration, so all are welcome. CEUs have been applied for.
Participants will be exposed to the landscape employers see. There has been a significant movement from providing a suite of benefits (including healthcare, Workers' Compensation and Disability, for example) to empowering consumers to understand their health and its contribution to the expenses of managing it. We'll provide a brief history of how things got to this point, population demographics driving change and the financial realities facing employers. With this in mind, employers are offering an increasing array of services to employees each with a unique relationship to disability and how it's managed. This session will include a variety of learning modalities including lecture, small group interactions and testimonials from those working in the field. This session is designed for the practitioner looking to expand their knowledge beyond the routine provision of disability case management services. Presenters: Maria Henderson, MS,CRC,CDMS,CCM & Janis Moebus, MA, CRC, CCM
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Disability Management II 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Disability Management I
Keynote / General Sessions
F r i d a y , M a y 1 9, 2006 â€” Ke y n o te Spe a k e rs
7:45 am to 9:30 am
Living in More Spaces This presentation focuses both on clients and rehabilitation professionals alike. Through storytelling, humor and some yoga poses, Matthew Sanford enlightens participants on the importance of connecting mind and body. A T-4 paraplegic for the last twenty-seven years, Sanford knows firsthand what it is like to live a mind-body DIS-connection. He is a renowned leader in adapting yoga for people living with disabilities. He created Bringing Your Body to Work, a corporate program that presents an innovative approach to stress management. Finally, he is the author of the forthcoming book, Waking: A Memoir of Mind and Body (Rodale, June, 2006). Presenter: Matthew W. Sanford
Stem Cells and The Future of Medicine
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
New therapies for the damaged body will rely less and less on novel drug compounds and more on cellular replacement. This is the idea posed by this lecture. Stem cells have the capacity to make many different cell types and ultimately replace lost or damaged tissues. In addition, they can be engineered to produce powerful drugs thus combining old and new approaches. Dr. Svendson will focus on how these cells may be used to repair the damaged brain in Parkinson's disease and ALS. Presenter: Clive Svendsen, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
S a t u r d a y , M a y 20, 2006 â€” Ge n e ra l Se ssio n s
Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony Sit Down Breakfast Provided
Join us for this essential component of how we work together. Come and congratulate our award winners.
A New Day in RSA
to 10:00 am
Learn how changes in administration and monitoring in RSA can improve services to individuals with disability and advance the field of rehabilitation. The future plans and partnership opportunities will be discussed. Presenter: Jennifer Sheehy-Keller
NIDMAR & Recent Trends in International Disability Management
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Professional and program standards have been developed based on international research conducted by the International Labour Organization of Geneva, Switzerland. These standards have been adopted to date by Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom with ongoing discussions with other countries. An International Disability Management Standards Council was formed under whose auspices the professional and program standards are administered and NIDMAR is the Secretariat for this international body. Presenter: Wolfgang Zimmermann
Talking about Brain Injury and The Military
This presentation will discuss the phenomenon of brain and blast injury in military conflict. The role of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), available resources, and innovative approaches for community re-entry and return to military duty will be discussed. Presenters: John DaVanzo, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP & Tina Trudel, PhD
7 S u nd a y , M a y 2 1 , 2006 — Ge n e ra l Se ssio n s Symptom Magnification and Malingering in Occupational Health and Workers’ Compensation
8:00 am to 9:00 am
9:15 am to 10:45 am
This presentation is an extension of last years general session and is intended to give the attendee a good understanding of symptom magnification, malingering, and fraud, and how to use those terms appropriately. Not every person that presents for a clinical examination is a malinger, however there are specific criteria to meet the definition of malingerer and how to properly use that term if the clinician feels it is appropriate. Emphasis will be placed on the practitioner being able to do a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation in order to document clearly any inconsistencies found in review of records and on clinical examination. Presenter: Anthony Dorto, MD
What I’ve Learned About Medical Errors This presentation will focus on a number of aspects of medical error including how errors occur, how health professionals frequently conceal errors, and how the ethical disclosure of error may be the most cost effective solution to error occurance. Presenter: John Banja, PhD
Current Ethical Dilemmas in the Rehabilitation Community
11:00 am to 12:30 am
A panel of individuals knowledgeable of the codes of ethics from various certifying organizations in the rehabilitation field will discuss specific ethical situations that have recently occurred or been an issue with the accrediting bodies and how they pertain to their code of ethics. Additionally situations provided by IARP members of different geographical regions will be addressed. Further discussion will occur on how to avoid problems that might affect your certification and business. Presenters: John Banja, PhD, Jeff Carlisle, MA, CRC, CCM, CDMS, Neil Bennett, MEd, CRC, CDMS, Carole Stolte Upman, RN, MA, CRC, CDMS, CPC, CCM
Po s t er P re se n ta tio n s Poster Presentations are available the following dates and times: 7:00 am –
9:30 am – 10:00 am 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006 10:00 am – 10:30 am 11:30 am –
ACBIS Presenters: Lisa Gurden Workers' Compensation: A New Law Means New Business Presenter: Bob Cogburn Occupational Health Best Practices: Center of Occupational Health & Education Research Outcomes Presenters: Ellen Hull & Holly Stuermann Supervision in Private Rehabilitation: An Ethical Standard of Practice Presenter: Cherie King Formal Training and Certification of Vocational Experts Presenter: Craig Johnston Diplopia Affecting Rehabilitation Outcomes & Life Care Planning Presenters: Dianne Simmons-Grab & William Padula The Death Penalty: An Emerging Role for the Rehabilitation Professional Presenters: Lynda Kopishke Using Vocational Expertise in the Ticket to Work and Other Work Incentive Programs Presenter: Paula Vieillet
CEUs have been applied for, so be sure to attend, ask questions, and receive continuing education credit.
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2006
4:30 pm – 6:00/6:30 pm
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fr i d a y , Ma y 19, 2006
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Advanced Case Management
Professional Documentation: Good, Post-acute Rehabilitation Following Brain Injury
Emerging Trends in Disability Management: A Role and Function Study
Brain injury results in a complex variety of physical, emotional and cognitive changes which often impact brain injury survivors in important aspects of day to day life. There are a variety of types of post-acute rehabilitation approaches, but choosing which approach is best for a specific patient is often confusing. This presentation will describe common forms of post-acute rehabilitation and give specific examples of methods used and outcomes achieved in several of these approaches. Presenters: Thomas F. Bergquist, Ph.D; & Stephanie Ritter, OTR/L 1.5 CEUs
Ethical Practice in a Culturally Diverse World: Opportunity Knocking
Have you wondered about your professional responsibility to those we serve who do not speak our language or have our cultural practices? Are you uncomfortable when a male relative must be consulted before a female client can speak to you? Please join us to discuss these every day issues that face case managers and how we need to flex to meet the needs of an ever growing population with a diverse cultural background. This will be a session rich in examples of situations that need your attention and extra effort to gain cooperation and avoid misunderstandings.
This presentation will highlight emerging trends in disability management as indicated by the CDMSC's recent role and function study. Based on the expert panel's input, a survey instrument was developed and distributed to a stratified, random sample of 1,500 disability management specialists. The results supported the subject matter expert's process of analysis and identification of three knowledge domains; 1) disability case management, 2) disability prevention and workplace intervention and 3) program development, management, and evaluation.
Advanced Forensics Professional Disclosure + Informed Consent = Informed Choice
Presenters will provide an overview of professional disclosure and informed consent strategies, which promote informed consent and consumer protection. Working in groups, participants will demonstrate understanding of these ethical concepts through applying these strategies to selected scenarios involving counselors in both public and private sector settings Presenters: Jeffrey E. Carlisle, MA, CRC, CCM, CDMS & J. Patrick Decoteau, Ph.D., CRC/LRC 1.5 CEUs
Presenters: David A. Rosenthal, PHD, CRC; John Lui, CAGS, MS, CRC, CDMS; & Maria Henderson, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM 1.5 CEUs The Role of Functional Assessment Throughout the Spectrum of Occupational Health
Appropriate functional assessment of the worker throughout the spectrum of injury prevention and management hinges upon having a thorough assessment of the physical demands of work and the physical abilities of the worker. This presentation will describe and provide examples of objective, research-based assessment tools for evaluating the worker and the work. By matching the worker and job demands, injuries can be prevented or managed more effectively. Presenter: Deborah E. Lechner, PT, MS 1.5 CEUs
Presenter: Carole Upman, RN, MA, CRC, CDMS, CPC, CCM 1.5 CEUs
The Digital Vocational Expert Practice; Old Dogs with New Tools
The digital revolution has provided information to vocational experts that has been unobtainable yet too many vocational experts fail to use that available information and haven't changed their methodologies and tools since the days of typewriters. This session will focus on new information sources such as O*NET, free computerized tests, digital images, and other tools to run a digital practice and summarize findings into a client portfolio capable of intriguing and better educating juries and judges instead of a standard report. Presenter: Randall S. McDaniel, EdD, OTR/L, CRC 1.5 CEUs
Differential Diagnostic Issues in Presumptive MTBI: An Integrated Systems Approach
The Evolution of Lost Time: How to Maintain Your Credibility in the Ever Changing World of Rehabilitation
Are You the Deer in the Headlights? Ethics and Risk Management Related to Clients and Employers/Employees
This presentation will examine the myriad of clinical issues following presumptive mild traumatic brain injury that may present in a typical or atypical fashion and serve as a basis for confusion regarding the true organic basis of complaints and/or clinical exam findings. Attendees will understand the assessment of true organic neurologic disease following trauma and their differentiation from non-organic conditions.
Lost time associated with unscheduled absence costs employers approximately 4.5% of payroll. In this rapidly changing world of lost time, private sector employers are often in desperate need of absence management consultation. Vocational consultants are not only expected to return employees to work but also to assist in preventing lost time initially. To that end, we will discuss a quick timeline of the laws related to lost time with detailed attention to ADA and FMLA, share common employer concerns and misconceptions, and conclude with strategies and case studies illustrating how employers can reduce employee incentive for unscheduled absence.
What are some common problems that rehabilitation consultants face with clients and employers which can result in civil or criminal action? How long should one keep records? Are you an employee or independent contractor? This session will offer suggestions to avoid these problems based on the American Counseling Association's Risk Management Trust and data from actual problems.
Presenter: Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, CIME, DAAPM 2.0 CEUs
Presenters: Kristin Tugman, MS, CRC, LPC & Carrie Palmer, MEd, CRC 1.5 CEUs
Presenters: Timothy Field, PhD & Roger O. Weed, PhD, CRC, CCM, CLCP, LPC, CDMS 2.0 CEUs
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Life care planning principles may be applied in various settings. This presentation reports the outcome of life care planning in catastrophic cases, to proactively address approval for covered benefits, in self-funded group health plans. Presenter: Patricia McCollom, MS, RN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, CLCP 1.5 CEUs
Professional Development Why a Rehabilitation Counselor Makes a Good Social Security Representative
The presenter will evaluate the benefits of a “Full Service” rehabilitation practice to include helping social security claimants receive the benefits they “deserve.” This will serve as a primer on the Social Security Disability Evaluation Process, as well as providing an overview of how to start a Social Security practice and what to expect. Presenter: Gil Spruance, MS, CRC, CVE, CCM, CLCP 1.5 CEUs
Extra State Chapter Orientation
Goals: To present information to incoming chapter leaders that will make you more effective in your home state and to also assist you in taking a more active role in the Association on a national level. Information on chapter fundraising and enhancing revenue for chapters will be provided. Responsibilities and expectations of Chapter presidents to your state, the IARP Board, & the Association’s headquarters will be reviewed. CEU applications have been submitted. Presenter: Council of Presidents Representative 1.5 CEUs
Standards of Practice: You Are Held to These Words!
Yoga and Postural Corrections for Disabilities, Stress, and Repetitive Movement Injuries
The revised Standards of Practice will be discussed and revisions clarified. The role This interactive session follows Matt’s for Standards will be reviewed and input keynote presentation. Participants actively from the audience will be promoted engage in yoga poses, relaxation techniques, and a discussion about a Presenter: Sharon Reavis, MS, RN, CRC, CCM practical, more holistic approach to client 1.5 CEUs engagement in their rehabilitation plan. Participants leave with tips, suggestions, and specific techniques both for their clients and themselves. Finally, he will share insights from his experience living with a spinal cord injury to aid in the participant's approach to more severe disabilities. 1.5 CEUs
Research Outcomes: Reality and Reliability
ADA: Current Impact on Practice
A diagnosis of an impairment, chronic illness or even a catastrophic injury does not automatically equate to having a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). After 14 years of enforcement and litigation, the courts continue to struggle with determining whether Presenter: Doreen Casuto, RN, BSN, MRA, CRRN, or not an individual has a covered disabiliCCM, CLCP ty under the ADA. This presentation will 1.5 CEU assist participants to understand how ADA case law has redefined disability, the original intent of the ADA and the impact on the practice of vocational rehabilitation
This presentation provides the outcomes of research relating to long-term care of pediatric patients with complex needs. The process and data will be provided, identifying the value of life care planning research
Presenter: Lewis E. Vierling, MS, NCC, NCCC, CRC, CCM 1.5 CEU
Presenter: Council of Presidents Representative 1.5 CEUs
Presenter: Matthew W. Sanford
Council of Presidents Annual Meeting
Goals: To provide Chapter leaders with up-to-date information from the IARP Board and Association headquarters regarding issues of importance to them and their state membership. The Association’s goals for the previous year and the progress made toward these goals will be reviewed. Discuss current concerns and issues with participants sharing information from their experience in their chapters. Set goals for the new year and develop an action plan to meet those goals. CEU applications have been submitted.
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
S a t u r d a y , Ma y 20, 2006
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Advanced Case Management
Long-term Implications of Catastrophic Injuries: TBI, SCI and Amputation
Effective Steps in Handling Psychiatric Cases: Avoiding the Bossectomy and Facilitating RTW
Evaluation of Client Abilities, Skills and Limitations Using the O*NET Database
This presentation will review relevant current research regarding long term outcome following severe TBI, tetraplegia and limb amputation, with an emphasis on risk factors associated with increased mortality and morbidity, predictors of employment, and quality of life indicators.
Psychiatric conditions are now the second leading cause of disability in the U.S. Due to the subjectivity and sensitivity of stress/depression claims, appropriate handling of psych cases require specialized skills and knowledge. This workshop will present information that will assist you in determining valid psychiatric claims, appropriate care and treatment for various diagnosis, strategies for interacting with psychiatric claimants and their providers (including home visits) and best practices for facilitating RTW.
The rehabilitation community has essentially ignored the O*NET database. However, practioners of the future will need to be as proficient in understanding and applying this system as they are the DOT at the present time. While database discussion may not be sexy, those who recognize the importance of this data source will be eager to explore its use, and to have an opportunity to add this powerful tool to the forensic evaluation process.
Roles and Functions of Case Managers: Exciting New Research
Outcomes & Quality: A National Perspective
Pre-trial & Mock Trial: Loss of Earning Capacity
Case management is an ever-changing and dynamic field. This presentation will announce the recent findings of one of the most comprehensive case management research studies ever conducted. This study examined the roles and functions of over 4,500 case managers in a variety of settings – hospitals, insurance, workers' compensation, managed care companies and independent case management companies – and will discuss the implications of the findings on the field of case management.
With the challenges in the current healthcare climate to balance provision of meaningful quality service with a critical eye to the bottom line, the use of quality indicators to guide administrative decision-making is increasingly important. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of why measures of outcomes are important, what does the consumer mean by outcome, and how can quality and outcome measures be used in responsible administrative decision making. In addition, we will review the development and implementation of an outcome system to meet both internal and external customer needs and provide examples.
This program will present loss of earning capacity including cost presentation in a court room setting with both plaintiff and defense representation. Strategies for presenting your court room testimony will be reviewed, as well as how an expert witness can prepare with the attorney and avoid the pitfalls of presenting testimony.
Presenters: Hussein Tahan, MS, DNSc, RN, CNA, Mindy Owen, RN, CRRN, CCM 1.5 CEUs
Presenter: Debra Braunling-McMorrow, PhD 1.5 CEUs
Presenter: Tina M. Trudel, PhD 1.5 CEUs
Presenters: Mary Del Vecchio, PsyD, CRC & Mark Raderstorf, MS, LP, CRC 1.5 CEUs
T W IN T IE RI SM A TTRA CTI O N S I N CI CIT I ES T O U URI
Presenter: Fred Cutler, MEd, CRC, CDMS, ABVE, NCC 1.5 CEUs
Presenters: Michael Bee, Esq., James Peterson, Esq., John Meltzer & Steven Shedlin 1.5 CEUs
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Greater Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association To request your Minneapolis & St. Paul Official Visitors Guide, go online and complete the form for the visitor kit. It will arrive in about 2 weeks. This handy guide provides information on things to do, places to stay, dining, Mall of America and much more! http://www.minneapolis.org/deals/request_visitor_kit.asp
St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau Historic Sites and Districts Saint Paul offers an amazing variety of historic sites for visitors to enjoy. Home to the Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul has worked hard to preserve its past and to tell the story through preservation of numerous historic buildings. Historic homes, courthouses, hotels, restaurants and neighborhoods all offer visitors the unique chance to experience Saint Paul renaissance through our past. With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, Saint Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment and shopping venues for everyone. Request a visitor kit at: http://www.stpaulcvb.org/visitors_request.cfm
Tour with the RiverCity Trolley Climb aboard as entertaining trolley drivers engage you in the story of Minneapolis' history. From the city's early days as the milling capital of the world to today's hotspots, riders will learn all about Minneapolis. Hop on and off at any stop along the route to explore unique restaurants, cultural destinations and the spectacular natural beauty of the city. Call 612.378.7833 for availability, rates and additional information. http://www.minneapolis.org/travelinfo/pdf/trolley_map.pdf
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Professional Development Current Federal Legislative Updates and the Impact They Will Have on Rehabilitation
This presentation addresses ethical behavior in life care planning, focusing upon As rehabilitation professionals, it is imporcomponents of practice, ethical compe- tant to be aware of the federal viewpoint and legislation as they impact the states in tence and conflicts of interest. which we do business. It is important that Presenter: Karen Preston, PHN, MS, CRRN, FIALCP we are knowledgeable so that we can ad1.5 CEUs vocate and prepare to better serve our clients. Participants will increase knowledge of the Ticket to Work legislation (as one of the topics being discussed), recent policy changes and national reaction and the involvement of the DOL. Presenter: Bruce Growick, PhD 1.5 CEUs
Talking Amongst Ourselves
The SAS Sisterhood Presents RIASEC
This session is designed to provide interaction with the audience regarding the state of the art of life care planning. Discussion will focus upon the application of life care planning principles in the areas presented in the four prior sessions.
This innovative, interactive and entertaining session will make you laugh and learn more about yourself, your clients, and your relationships with others. You can always learn more about legalities, ethics, and technicalities, but very rarely do you get the opportunity to gain valuable insight about how you relate to others and how this can apply to the world of work!
Presenters: Patricia McCollom, Sharon Reavis, Doreen Casuto, & Karen Preston 1.5 CEUs
Presenters: Jan Lowe, MS, CRC, ABVE & Tracy Lungrin, MS 1.5 CEUs
Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 The Walker Art Center is unique because of its multidisciplinary programming. â€œThe Walkerâ€? presents a wide array of visual art exhibitions; dance, music, and theater performances; and film screenings and dialogues with filmmakers, as well as educational activities such as lectures and hands-on art-making classes for children, teens, and adults. Newsweek magazine called the Walker Art Center "possibly America's best contemporary-art museum," noting that it is "always worth a visit." Information/Tickets: 612.375.7600
Arts & Performances When it comes to the arts and theater, Minnesota is the ticket to a good time! Minneapolis and St. Paul feature some of the country's finest theaters and world-class museums: the Guthrie Theater, the Children's Theatre Company, the Fitzgerald Theater (where Garrison Keillor hosts "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Walker Art Center, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and the Weisman Art Museum at the U of M, just to name a few. Plus there are touring Broadway productions at the Orpheum and Historic State Theatres in Minneapolis. http://www.exploreminnesota.com/arts_performances.html
Mall of America is the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex. The 4.2 million square foot com-
plex is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Camp Snoopy, the nation's largest indoor family theme park; Underwater Adventures, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; a 14 screen movie theater and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information: http://www.mallofamerica.com
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Travel Information Airline Information Special airfare has been negotiated for the 2006 IARP Conference in Minneapolis, MN. To obtain the lowest possible fares, make your travel arrangements as far in advance as possible. As a frequent flyer you will receive full credit for all miles flown. American Airlines — 800.433.1790 Reference #: A4956AH United Airlines — 800.521.4041 Reference #: 539TD
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Hotel Information IARP has selected the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis as the headquarters for its Annual 2006 Conference and has arranged a special conference rate of $139.00 single or double per night, plus tax. To receive this special rate, make your hotel reservations by 5:00 PM (EST) Tuesday, April 18, 2006, and be sure to mention that you will be attending the IARP Conference. Reservations will be taken on a space and rate available basis. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 800.233.1234 or 612.370.1234 http://minneapolis.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
Site Accessibility The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel provides sleeping rooms for guests with special needs. These accommodations include: extra width doors, accessible showers, and TTD machines, as well as other items. If more specific information is needed regarding these items, please contact IARP Meeting Manager at 800-240-9059 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours Application has been made for up to 21 contact hours for the conference, plus 3.0 - 3.5 for each half day pre-conference seminar. It is CRCC, CDMSC, & CCMC’s philosophical belief that all programs must be held in an accessible location so that no one with a disability is excluded from participation. Furthermore, CRCC, CDMSC, & CCMC strongly encourage all programs to comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws relating to serving people with disabilities. Applied for: CRC, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, ARN, CRRN, ABVE, APA and CVE.
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