Thursday, March 8, 2018
  (7120) Welcome and Opening Remarks (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Terrence Welch
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 8:14 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
CME: 0.25

  (7121) When Change Chooses You (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Dale Hull
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter shares his personal experience with tetraplegic paralysis following a spinal cord injury and his subsequent rehabilitation. He discusses the associated challenges such as the loss of independence and the difficulty in learning how to "get different" as opposed to getting better. Hull shares lessons and concepts he learned as a patient that he otherwise may have ignored as practioner. This session helps the audience realize that the physical aspect of paralysis is often the easy part.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the impact of paralysis on an individual and his or her family
  Recognize that paralysis is more than physical
  Describe the impact of the loss of independence
  Explain how validation of self-worth can contribute to healing and progress
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7122) Empowering Ability in Disability - Return to Function (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mohammed Ranavaya
Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The process of empowering ability in disability requires that each one of us be mindful that other than some very catastrophic injuries, all individuals regardless of the injury have some ability that can lead to productive and fulfilling life. This means independence in personal, social and economic aspects of life. Health-care providers and others need to be honest and frank in their discussions with injured workers regarding the need to live a productive life by return to function at their earliest.
Learning Objectives: Describe the critical terms in return to function issues
  Discuss how to analyze return to work issues with scientific evidence
  Summarize the steps involved in an honest and frank communication with the injured worker about return to function
  Explain how to negotiate return to function with the injured person and others
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7123) Moving Toward a Targeted Approach to Concussion (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Alicia Sufrinko
Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
In this session, the presenter discusses the conceptual framework for how to look at an injury and assess the different clinical profiles that health-care professionals are learning about. She’ll also talk conceptually about the assessment findings that lead to certain clinical profiles. In addition, the presenter discusses the treatments needed for the clinical profile that we see with concussion. Finally, attendees learn how they can use clinical profiles as a road map to this type of injury and understand how the heterogeneity of concussion is essential to treatment. The presenter explains how different assessment findings may lead to establishing clinical profiles, and how these profiles predicate clinical rehabilitation and treatment.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to conceptualize concussion as a heterogeneous entity
  Discuss assessment findings that help establish targeted clinical profiles for concussion
  Explain how clinical management, treatment and rehabilitative directives are dictated by these clinical profiles
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7124) Shoulder Injuries – Treatment, Referral, Surgery and Return to Work (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Matthew Levy
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter covers basic shoulder anatomy, physiology, form and function. He discusses common shoulder injuries in detail and surgical and non-surgical management.
Learning Objectives: Explain shoulder anatomy
  Identify common shoulder injuries
  Describe treatment of shoulder injuries
  Discuss the challenges of returning shoulder patients to work
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (7125) Wellness and Total Worker Health - Identifying Red Flags (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Otto Schmidt
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter discusses trends in managing the injured worker through a wellness prespective. He addresses the role of the physician of record, developing a team leader approach in treating the specifics of the injury and identifying complicating factors such as obesity, diabetes and depression to faciliate and coordinate care for the best outcome.
Learning Objectives: Explain the role of a physician of record and associated duties
  Describe how to treat the wellness component of the patient for better outcomes
  Recognize complicating factors and lifestyle modfications as wellness components
  Summarize how to improve outcomes by faciliating communication between involved parties
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (7126) Diversity: Cultural Competencies Leading to Better Outcomes (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Alejandro Diez
Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
We are rapidly becoming a heterogeneous, multicultural society. As a healthcare professional, one must develop specific competencies to treat patients of various cultural backgrounds. Cultural competency is critical to reducing health disparities and improving access to high-quality health care while providing health care that is respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse patients. The presenter provides a brief overview of how increased cultural competency may lead to better outcomes.
Learning Objectives: Describe how the demographic changes in Ohio's population form the current diversity of the patient population
  Explain the importance of increasing clinician awareness of the concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures
  Discuss cultural issues that impact patient health and well-being
  Identify resources related to culturally competent care
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7127) Medication Trends and Impacts on Workers' Compensation (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Amanda Waltemath
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

As workers’ compensation implements strategies for long-standing pharmacy challenges such as opioids, other drug trends are positioned to increase their impact. With pharmaceutical research and development focused on specialty drugs for chronic conditions such as arthritis, hepatitis C and cardiovascular conditions, what does this mean for workers’ compensation? A pharmacist discusses current and evolving drug trends, identifying potential benefits and concerns as these trends relate to the care of injured workers. Silvia Sacalis was scheduled to co-present this session, but is no longer able to attend. Amanda Waltemath will present this session in its entirety.

Learning Objectives: Identify current and emerging pharmacy trends influencing workers' compensation
  Explain how broader health-care trends will look in the context of injured worker claims
  List examples of how care management can evolve to account for these trends
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

Friday, March 9, 2018
  (7131) Neurobiology of Addiction: Science Meets Recovery (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Susan Blank
Friday, March 9, 2018 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
Thanks to neuroimaging, genetic studies and development of animal models of addiction, the field of addiction medicine has experienced significant advances in our understanding and treatment of this fascinating and oftimes, frustrating brain disease. It is important for clinicians to gain insight into the signs, symptoms, risk factors and evidenced-based interventions to assist their patients to negotiate and manage the disease of addiction. The presenter reviews the neurobiology, neurotransmitters and genetics of addiction, as well as treatment options that can be integrated into primary care and office-based pain practices.
Learning Objectives: Identify the three neural networks involved in the disease of addiction
  Explain the role of genetics, epigenetics and exposure to addictive substances in the development of the disease of addiction
  List the three Food and Drug Administration approved medications for opiate use disorder, the seven for nicotine and the three for alcohol use disorder
  Summarize the importance of screening for addiction, and describe how to use at least one validated screening tool
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7132) Safe and Effective Discontinuation of High-Risk Medications (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mark Pew
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:50 AM - 9:50 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

An inappropriate polypharmacy regimen, often the result of cascading negative side effects from an initial opioid, creates a complicated situation for discontiuation. In what sequence should you taper drugs/classifications? What are the pros and cons of medication assisted treatment (MAT) vs. non-MAT tapering? How do you properly address psychosocialspiritual issues and co-morbidities? Proper tapering is complex and individualized. This session helps define best practices.

Learning Objectives: Explain the genesis and scope of the opioid epidemic
  Define appropriate and inappropriate uses of prescription painkillers
  Describe the biopsychosocialspiritual treatment model and implications to choices
  Summarize tapering options and best practices
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7133) New Avenues of Intervention for Injured Workers at Risk of Delayed Recovery (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Michael Sullivan
Friday, March 9, 2018 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter familiarizes the audience with a range of non-medical risk factors that can impede recovery following work injury. The topic is relevant to many stakeholders, including injury insurers, rehabilitation professionals and injured worker representatives. The content proceeds from the assumption that the audience is aware of the high costs associated with delayed recovery following work injury.
Learning Objectives: Describe a range of non-medical factors that can impede recovery following work injury
  Describe instruments used to identify claimants at risk for delayed recovery
  Explain the limits of traditional medical accounts of delayed recovery following work injury
  Select intervention approaches suitable for targeting non-medical risk factors for delayed recovery
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7134) Causality-Holistic Approach: Medical and Scientific Overview (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mohammed Ranavaya
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

Inappropriate attribution of a disease or illness to occupation has been a growing problem in the U.S. in the past several decades despite the clear and convincing science otherwise. This has resulted in an enormous cost shifting of ordinary health insurance expense to workers' compensation insurance and needless anxiety and disability claims. The opioid epidemic has its roots in claims of chronic occupational low back pain and narcotics prescribed in the recent past due to misattribution.

Learning Objectives: Recognize how the causation analysis works
  Describe evidence-based approach to causation
  List the required steps for holistic causation analysis
  Explain fallacies of alternate causation analysis
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (7135) BWC Initiatives and Strategies – A Medical Focus (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Sarah Morrison
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:29 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter describes BWC's comprehensive holistic approach to patient care. She discusses the medical initiatives that support a holistic care model and how these strategies help injured workers return to a productive and fulfilling life. She reviews BWC programs that are focused on the prevention of workplace injuries and worker health and safety. She also presents BWC's focus on diversity and inclusion and the cultural competencies needed to meet each injured worker's individual needs.
Learning Objectives: Define BWC's holistic approach to total worker care
  Explain key points of BWC's medical initiatives, including rules pertaining to lumbar fusion surgery, health and behavior services, Enhanced Care Program and opiates
  Describe Better You, Better Ohio, BWC's new health and wellness program, as it relates to population health management, total worker health and prevention of workplace injuries
  Recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in health-care delivery
CCM: 0.5
CRC: 0.5
CDMS: 0.5
RN: 0.5
CLE: 0.5
CME: 0.5
PT: 0.5
OT: 0.5

  (7136) Find A Way: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Brad Hurtig
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter shares his story that involves a workplace accident. It is an injured worker's perspective of recovery while overcoming obstacles and adversity. The audience will be personally challenged but also vocationally challenged in their approach to patient care. The presenter discusses and demonstrates the use of electric prosthetic hands.
Learning Objectives: Describe several workplace safety concepts
  Explain workplace injury ramifications and how an injured worker deals with adapting to a new way of life
  Define the role of BWC aiding an injured worker in recovery
  Discuss how an injured worker sets goals to regain independence and quality of life
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1