THE IOWA ASSOCIATION OF WORKERS’
COMPENSATION LAWYERS
Forty-First Annual Seminar
PROGRAM

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:45 - 8:25 Registration

8:25 – 8:30 Welcome
Jerry L. Schnurr, Attorney, IAWC President, Fort Dodge

8:30 – 8:45 Agency Update
Joseph Cortese, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, Des Moines

8:45 – 9:45 Respiratory Diseases in the Workplace: Is it Work-Related or Not?
Patrick G. Hartley, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

9:45 – 10:15 Effective Medical Case Management
Jonnie Shannon, Medical Case Manager, Paradigm

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Idiopathic Injuries: Is this Really Work Related?
Valerie A. Landis, Hopkins & Huebner, P.C., Des Moines

11:00 – 12:00 Implicit Bias and the Judicial System
Chief Justice Mark Cady, Supreme Court of Iowa.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Marijuana & Work Injuries: A Practitioner's Guide to Navigating Iowa Code 85.16
Douglas Martin, M.D., Medical Director for UnityPoint Clinic – Occupational Medicine, Sioux City; Nathaniel Boulton, Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., Des Moines; Paul Powers, Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC, Davenport

2:00 – 2:30 Shoulder Injuries and Career Vocational Training Resources
Deputy Commissioner Ben Humphrey, Iowa Workforce Development; Paige Eastin, Workforce Program Coordinator

2:30 – 3:00 Agency Case Law Update
John Lawyer, Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, West Des Moines

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:15 The Ethics of Advertising: Can I say that? Should I say that?
Anthony Bribriesco, Bribriesco Law Firm, Bettendorf

4:15 - 5:00 Innovations in Interventional Pain Management of the Spine
Brett Rosenthal, MD, Iowa Orthopaedics, Des Moines

5:00 – 5:15 Membership Meeting

5:15 – 7:30 Reception

 

Friday October 18, 2019
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 Appellate Case Law Update
Joni L. Ploeger, Davis Brown Law Firm, Des Moines

8:30 – 9:00 Iowa Workers’ Compensation Electronic Filing System: A Guide to WCES
Deputy Commissioner Erica Fitch, Iowa Workforce Development

9:00 – 9:30 The Intersection of Social Security Disability & Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Ben Roth, Fulton, Martin & Andres, PC, Waterloo

9:30 – 10:00 Termination of an Injured Worker: Avoiding Unintended Consequences
Brent Hinders, Hopkins & Huebner, P.C., Des Moines; Cory Abbas, Patterson Law Firm, Des Moines

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:00– 11:00 New Settlement Techniques: Choosing the Best Settlement Option for your Case Under the New Law
Deputy Commissioner William Grell, Iowa Workforce Development; Randall P. Schueller, Loney & Schueller, LLC, West Des Moines; Peter J. Thill, Betty Neuman & McMahon, PLC, Davenport

11:00 – 11:30 Intersection of Unemployment Law & Workers Compensation
Marlon Mormann, Mormann Law, Des Moines

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019