By Dr. Terrence Welsh, BWC Chief Medical Officer and Deborah Kroninger, Chief of Medical Operations
We invite you to attend our fourth annual Medical & Health Symposium. Our first-ever Friday, Saturday conference on April 26 – 27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center features continuing education for health-care practitioners and legal professionals.
We are dedicating several sessions to the opioid epidemic. Pharmacist Chris Hart shares his journey of chemical dependency to recovery, including relapse. On Saturday, Hart provides an open question-and-answer session giving attendees an opportunity to Ask an Addict. Dr. Sanford Silverman, a pain clinic medical director, will discuss two epidemics: opioids and pain.
Robert Stutman, one of America’s highest profile Drug Enforcement Agency special agents and formerly “the most famous narc in America” (New York magazine), tells how our current drug epidemic differs from previous generations. He also describes actions that can be taken to better identify and prevent prescription drug misuse/abuse and diversion.
Former Judge Jodi Debbreacht-Switalski speaks about one of the most compelling cases for action to mitigate liability resulting from the worst drug epidemic our country has ever seen in her session titled, Your Name is on the Bottle.
In addition, Mark Pew and Reginald Fields discuss medical marijuana in their presentations Is Marijuana Medicine? and Everything Physicians Must Know about Medical Marijuana in Ohio.
The symposium also features speakers on traumatic brain injuries, patient collaboration and chiropractic care. Here’s the brochure that explains each session in more detail and gives speaker bios as well as conference logistics.
For staff who manage the day-to-day operations of workers’ compensation processes and workflows, we’re offering an educational track, the provider staff forum, on Friday.
Register today and plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you April 26 – 27 in Columbus!
Note: View the conference website for updated information on continuing education.