By Dr. Stephen Woods, BWC Chief Medical Officer
One of the things I like most about this position is that it gives me an opportunity to see how different organizations and regions of the state approach pain management. It has been a challenge in getting all providers on board with appropriate prescribing methods across the state.
We plan to cover the statewide Opiate Action Team guideline changes at the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium, so it will be a great place for providers to expand their knowledge base on opiates and learn that coming into compliance with all the regulatory changes and guidelines is easier than they might think.
BWC is putting on the two-day symposium to focus on current issues bubbling up for the industry. The two tracks being offered this year are pain and neuromusculoskeletal management, because these two areas have a huge impact on managing care and treating injured workers.
Free continuing education opportunities
Not only are we bringing leading world, national and state experts together to learn and network with us, we are providing continuing education opportunities for Ohio’s health-care staff members free of charge. This is an exceptional value for an outstanding learning opportunity. I encourage Ohio’s providers to take advantage of our symposium.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
TBI treatment and awareness continues to evolve over the years. Recovery from a TBI may be a slow process. We need to be careful about the continuum of care and consider possible complications that may arise in the future.
Because of the increased awareness of the impact of TBIs, this is an exciting area of medicine. After lectures on the topic, I always feel like I walk away with new insights. I’m sure that will be the case with our symposium. You don’t want to miss the experts we have coming in to speak.
Read brochure, register today
Check out the brochure and then go to the website to register. We are offering the symposium in conjunction with the 2016 Ohio Safety Congress and Expo at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. I look forward to talking with you at the symposium on March 10 – 11.