Medical Regulations Unit
2012 Speaker Materials
Carla Huitt, MD, MPH
Mark Pew & Rita Ayers
2013 Governor's Conference
The Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Safety & Health is an annual event presented by Governor Steve Bullock and the Department of Labor and Industry.
Workshops presented are directed toward workers’ compensation and safety & health issues. Participants include employers, adjusters, insurers and attorneys.
The 2013 Governor's Conference will be held in Billings, Montana, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on September 4th, 5th and 6th. General participants can start making room reservations in May. Please do not call any sooner. Online registration will open May 21, 2013. We will send an email with a link for registration at that time. A tentative agenda is posted for your review. Keep checking back for updates.
Crown Plaza Hotel
27 N 27th St
Billings, Montana 59101
Chair members to contact for additional information are as follows:
Peter Van Nice - (406) 444-0566
Misty Wetzel - (406) 444-3726
Shanna Swigert - (406) 444-0564
Rebecca LaSalle - (406) 444-0563
|VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS
Teresa Graham - (406) 444-6535
Carissa Jones - (406) 444-9029
|CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Nikki Hartman - (406) 444-7751
Bryan Korth - (406) 444-6528
Kristie Wolter - (406) 444-0082
Process: All registrations must be completed online. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and mail-in checks for payment. If you are paying by mail-in check, the checks must be received by the last day of the registration period or the fee will increase to the next period’s price. Click the “Register Online” button at the bottom of this page to start your online registration.
Early Registration (ends Aug. 16) $175
Registration (Aug. 17 – Aug. 30) $200
Late Registration (after Aug. 30) $225
No refunds after Aug. 16, 2013
Individual Registration: Choose “Begin an Individual Registration”. If you plan to attend the entire conference, choose the attendee type, “Conference Attendee”. If you have any questions, please contact Shanna Swigert at (406) 444-0564, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca LaSalle at (406) 444-0563, email@example.com.
Group Registration: If you have more than one person attending from your company and want to have only one charge on your credit card or mail-in check, you can choose “Begin a Group Registration”. If you choose this option, you will need to enter registration information for all attendees at that time.
Sponsor Registration: If you register as a sponsor, you will receive a certain number of free conference attendee registrations, depending on your sponsorship level. You should print the last page of the registration. At the bottom of the page, there will be one or more coupon codes with which you must then use to register your attendees as “Conference Attendee”. The coupon code(s) will be entered as a payment method.
Exhibitor Registration: If you register as an exhibitor, choose the attendee type, “Exhibitor”.
Receipts: We are unable to provide receipts. If you need a receipt, print the last page of the registration.
2011 Governor’s Conference Speaker Handouts
Using Humor for a Change
Court Case Review
Previous Governor's Conference Speaker Presentations
Several Powerpoint presentations are available below.
These files are large and may take several minutes to download on a standard modem connection.
Click on the links to view:
2011 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety & Health was held on September 28th – 30th at Helena, MT.
Case Law Review
Dr. John Schumpert
Applying U & T Guidelines to Unique Diagnoses
Dr. Steve Weisner
Negotiating Return to Work
- A Paradigm Shift: Health, Productivity and Ability Management
- Why Stay-at-Work and Return-to-Work is in the Injured Worker’s Best Interest
- Disability Management Terms: Risk, Limitations and Tolerance
- Negotiating Return to Work
2010 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety & Health was held on September 15th – 17th at Big Sky, MT.
Dr. David Dietz
Strategies to Prevent and Manage Injuries in an Aging Workforce
Jerry Keck & Christopher Wolfkiel, PhD
Montana Medical Utilization & Treatment Guidelines – Keck and Wolfkiel
Utilization & Treatment Guidelines – Keck
Panel: Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger, Jerry Keck, Bob Worthington & Jason Miller
EAIC & LMAC Legislative Proposals: What's Next? – Keck
Measuring the Adequacy and Equity of Montana's Wage Loss Benefits- Neuhauser
2009 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety & Health was held on September 30th - October 2nd at Missoula, MT.
Court Case Review (pdf)
2007 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health was held on October 3-5 at Big Sky, Montana
Gregory J. Baxter
Dr. Catherine Capps
What's Hot, What's Not in Orthopedics
Dr. Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH
Fresh Thinking: A new paradigm for Workers' Compensation
Safety at Simms
Dr E. Scott Geller, Ph.D.
Marks-Miller Post & Pole OSHA
Reducing Back Injuries
An Ounce of Prevention OSHA
2006 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health was held on September 6-8 at West Yellowstone, Montana
2005 50th Annual Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health was held on June 15-17 at West Yellowstone, Montana
Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, MD, JD
Pain Ratings in the Context of the AMA Guides
Critical Incident Response as a Risk Management Tool
Dana C. Jefferies
Empowering People for Long Term Success
Brad Kimble, P.E., CSP
Behavioral Observation and Feedback - Developing an Effective Program
Jerry J. Vercella
Gas and Electrical Safety
2004 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health was held on September 8-10 at Big Sky, Montana
Save Your Back Workshop
Accident Investigation Workshop
The 2003 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health was held on October 1-3 at West Yellowstone, Montana
Michael J. Lotito, Esq.
Incorporating New Legal Standards into Employment Policies & Procedures
Cheri Decker & Matt Bartel
The Road to SHARP