Friday, September 24th, 2021

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

Doug Brown, Brown & Carlson, P.A.
Randy Lane, Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane & Feenstra, P.A.
David Kempston, Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law
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)

Navigating the Form Maze of CAMPUS

Kelly Falsani, Fitch, Johnson, Larson & Held P.A.
Aaron Frederickson, MNDOLI
Jon Brothen, MNDOLI
Brian Mak, MNDOLI

Breakout 2A)

Psychology of Work Comp Fraudster

J. Michael Skiba, MBA, Ph.D., (Dr. Fraud®), Vice President, International Counter Fraud Strategies - INFORM
Dr. Michael Skiba, also known as Dr. Fraud®, is an international consultant/expert on financial crime. He worked in the insurance fraud industry for twenty-two years in various claims, special investigations, and leadership roles for Allstate and Interboro Insurance. He is now an international consultant, trainer, and speaker on fraud and is currently consulting with INFORM, as Vice President of International Counter Fraud Strategies where he oversees global counter fraud projects.

Breakout 3A)

Post-Concussion Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury – A Medical Perspective

Dr. Joseph Burgarino, M.D.,

11:10 - 12:10 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS B — Select One of Three Choices

Breakout 1B)

Occupational Diseases – New Trends in Occupational Disease Cases – An Employee and Employer Perspective

Dean Salita, Schmidt & Salita
Jennifer Fitzgerald, Cousineau Waldhauser & Kieselbach P.A.

Breakout 2B)

Medical Marijuana – A Legal and Medical Perspective

Reema Hammoud, Pharm.D., BCPS,
Cheri Sisk, Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law

Breakout 3B)

Creative Post-Injury Return to Work Options

Matthew Schmidt, Risk Management DCM at UPS
NancyJo Ferguson, Medical/Vocational Case Manager/Rehabilitation Consultant Stubbe & Associates
Jeff Carlson, Select Medical

12:10 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch followed by Keynote Speaker

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

“Baghdad to Beijing and Beyond”

Melissa Stockwell, Two-Time Paralympian and American War Hero, inspires us to embrace change and find motivation in adversity, as she shares her astonishing journey of leadership, perseverance, gratitude and competitive success. Melissa leaves audiences forever changed to see ability, not disability, to maximize what they do have and not what they don’t, and with the inspiration to thrive through change.

12:35 - 12:45 p.m.

Adjuster Excellence Award

Presented by MN WC Symposium Board

1:45 - 2:05 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Vendor Display Area Open

2:05 - 3:05 p.m.

Case Law Update

Jeff Pricco, Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A.
Tom Atkinson, Atkinson Law Office, P.A.

3:05 - 4:05 p.m.

COVID Panel: Causation, Vaccines and Mandates, Home as the Workplace and Other Related Issues

Kathy Endres, Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A.
Heather Kaiser, Compliance Attorney, USI Insurance
Michael Schultz, Michael Schultz Law Firm