Thursday, May 16, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


Vendor Display Area Open

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.

Welcome Address and Announcements

Greg Broos, MN WC Symposium Moderator, Brown & Carlson, P.A.

8:40 - 9:40 a.m.

Tales From the Dark Side
Current MN WC Trends – What Has Changed

Doug Brown, Brown & Carlson, P.A.
Randy Lane, Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane & Feenstra, P.A.
Mike Schultz, Sommerer & Schultz, PLLC
Lorrie Bescheinen Fishman, Carp, Bescheinen, & Van Berkom, Ltd.

9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

Vendor Display Area Open

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS A — Select One of Three Choices

Breakout 1A)

Anatomy of Hand, Wrist and Elbow Injuries - Emphasis on Lateral Epicondylitis with a Tenex Discussion

Steven Meletiou, M.D., St. Croix Orthopaedics, P.A.

Breakout 2A)

Tips of the Trade - Understanding and Avoiding Common Mistakes When Bringing, Defending and Litigating Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claims

William Marshall, Workers’ Compensation Judge
Tom Atchison, Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane & Feenstra, P.A.
Gerry Bosch, Bosch Law Firm, Ltd.

Breakout 3A)

When Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation Law Intersect

Maggie Hobbs, Patterson Companies, Inc.
Kevin Mosher, Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP.

11:10 - 12:10 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS B — Select One of Three Choices

Breakout 1B)

Chronic Neck and Back Pain – How to Manage in a Non-Surgical Manner

Todd Ginkel, D.C., PDR Clinics

Breakout 2B)

Anatomy of a Shoulder Injury – How It Relates to Mechanism of injury

Michael J. D'amato, M.D., Woodbury Bone & Joint Specialists

Breakout 3B)

So What is an FCE and What Role Does It Play in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Jeff Pricco, Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson, & Hager, P.A.
Amy Dockter, NovaCare Rehabilitation

12:10 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch followed by Keynote Speaker
Bert Blyleven

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

“Life is Like a Curve Ball”

Bert Blyleven is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1970 to 1992, and was best known for his curveball. Blyleven was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. He is currently the color commentator for the Minnesota Twins on Fox Sports North. Blyleven's commentary is occasionally risqué for a baseball broadcast, but provides interesting and friendly conversation between him and play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer. One of his trademarks is circling fans with the telestrator on screen. Fans, both at home and at road games, carry signs to the games saying "Circle me Bert."

1:45 - 2:05 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Vendor Display Area Open

2:05 - 3:05 p.m.

Case Law Update – Notable Cases Recently Decided by the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals and Supreme Court

Tom Atkinson, Atkinson Law Office, P.A.
Darren Glur, Brown & Carlson, P.A.

3:05 - 4:05 p.m.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims Are Thriving, but is this Condition as Prevalent as Claimed?

Leesa Scott-Morrow Ph.D., J.D., L.P., Fresh Life Connection
How to identify PTSD when present, and more importantly, how to know when PTSD is not present, even though it may have been previously diagnosed by a medical provider. Also, how to use the medical record to identify when an independent evaluation is needed.