Dr. Brian Wilson, SE Regional Director, Provider Engagement
Among being involved in many initiatives here at BWC, I am honored to be assisting as a committee member on our 2016 Ohio Workers Compensation Medical and Health Symposium, March 10 -11. This year’s slate of speakers offers a wide array of topics from various experts in the field of pain management and neuromusculoskeletal care.
Free continuing education
As a fellow health-care professional, I am excited BWC is offering these sessions to my colleagues which will help inform them about the latest trends/treatments relative to practice and patient care, not to mention the fact that these sessions qualify for free continuing education credit for physicians, chiropractors, nurses and vocational rehabilitation providers. For your review, here is the symposium brochure.
Some of the topics I have a particular interest in are Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome, Knee Injuries, Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Pain Management, and Non-Opioid Treatment Options – just to name a few. In today’s health-care paradigm, providers are collaborating more and more and utilizing a team approach toward patient care. This proves most important when dealing with concussions and the myriad of approaches to manage those who suffer with this type of injury.
Also, the session dealing with knee injuries particularly resonates well here in Ohio since BWC unveiled its new pilot study, the Enhanced Care Program, in northeastern Ohio. This program is designed to provide better coordinated care among our provider community for the injured worker. Finally, our intent is to give our attendees options in treatment of certain cases where they can utilize less opiate usage and more alternative methods with potentially the same outcome, just less invasive.
We hope this symposium will help assist providers in addressing their patients’ needs by understanding various approaches from least invasive to most invasive measures while striving to provide the utmost evidence-based healthcare on a case-by-case basis.
I hope you will consider joining us this year, so we can continue to build and expand this symposium in the future.