The Maryland State Bar Association Negligence Insurance and Workers’ Comp. Section & Continuing Legal Education Department present: 2018 Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia, MD 7.0 CLE Credits PROGRAM AGENDA 8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Check-In/Breakfast 8:20 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. Introduction Michael D. Steinhardt, Esq. 8:30 a.m.to 9:15 a.m. Investigations: Facebook & Social Media Russ Ball, Private Investigator Aaron Schwartz, Esq. James Turner, Esq. 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. SIF- Establishing Pre-Existing Conditions: What Evidence do you Need? Ellen M. Dunn-Jones, SIF Scott Hartinger, Esq. Jeff Horowitz, Esq. 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Employer/Employee Relationships Ted Cornblatt, Esq. 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m.to 11:25 p.m. Vocational Rehab: “Thinking Outside the Box” Amy Gonzales, vocational expert Tiena Laster, claims adjuster Bobby Gordon, Esq. Ronald Travers, Esq. 11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch 12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workers’ Compensation Commission Updates Commissioner Delia Schadt 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Maryland’s WCC Medical Director- An Explanation of the Position & Responsibilities Jerome P. Reichmister, M.D. Commissioner Delia Schadt 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Diabetes: How It Affects the Injured Worker Joel Meshulam, M.D. 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Maryland Electronic Court Online Filing Wanda Caporaletti, Esq.
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Interpreting the Law: WCC Offsets Wendy Karpel, Esq. Zakwieia v. Baltimore County Board of Education Reger v. Washington County Board of Education 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Occupational Disease & Repetitive Trauma: Back, Neck & Shoulder Gretchen Rogers Esq. Matthew Tidball Esq. 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Working at Home – What Injuries are Compensable? Michelle Mtimet, Esq. Danny Seidman, Esq. 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Cases Wally Kleid, Esq. James Lanier, Esq. 4:30 p.m. Review & Closing Michael D. Steinhardt, Esq.