National Conference & Provider Meeting 2018

Combining Efforts to Reduce Work Injury & Disability

September 14th -15th, 2018

Minneapolis, MN


  • A conference that blends the perspective of employers and providers
  • Effective work injury prevention and management methods and that meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Interactive sessions allowing participants to exchange information and ideas with all of the speakers
  • Digital copies of presentation materials


Crowne Plaza AIRE MSP Airport - Mall of America
Bloomington, MN 55425



Brandy Howard 
DSI Work Solutions 

Shannon Moman
DSI Work Solutions 


Please join us to share strategies that result in healthy and productive workers and reduce cost related to work injuries and disabilities! This course is designed for rehabilitation professionals, physicians, nurses, risk managers, human resource and safety professionals, case managers, insurance professionals and any who have a vested interest in eliminating work injuries and maintaining a healthier, productive workforce.



  • 10.75 contact hours


  • Registration fee is $599. Breakfast is included both days, lunch is included on Friday.
  • Recieve a 10% discount when registering 3 or more from the same organization. Please email your list of attendees to after registering to receive the discount. 
  • Cancellations before September 1 will receive a refund minus a $95 admin fee.
  • Cancellations after Sept 1 are not refundable. Registrant will receive all conference materials.


Crowne Plaza AiRE MSP Airport - Mall of America 
3 Appletree Square 
Bloomington, MN 55425 
952-854-9000  877-227-6963 

The hotel is newly renovated, close to the airport and the Mall of America. It is across from the Hiawatha Light Rail Station, making it easy to get to Downtown Minneapolis and Target Field. The hotel has free wireless internet access, a 24-hour free shuttle service to the MSP Airport and a 24-hr Business Center. There is also a free shuttle to Mall of America and full-service dining.

The conference rate is $105 per night. Be sure to make your reservations early!

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Video tour of Hotel


Conference Schedule 

Friday: Sept 14th 

7:00- 8:00 am: Registration, Breakfast with the vendors

 Early Morning Session:  Attracting & Serving Customers; the Ergonomics of Education

 8:00 - 8:10 am Welcome and Opening Remarks: Ginnie Halling, CEO  &  Nicholas Saller, COO, DSI Work Solutions

 8:10 - 8:40 am Beyond Marketing; EDUCATING: Attract & Serve Customers: Nicholas Saller MPT, DSI Work Solutions

 8:40 - 9:15 am Participatory Ergonomics: Brian Langenhorst OTR, CEA, Mayo Clinic Health System

 9:15 - 9:50 am Ergonomics and Job Coaching: Andrew Wood PT, MS, CBES, CWWPM, Ferguson Risk Management

  9:50 - 10:00 am  Panel Questions

 10:00 - 10:20 am: Break, network, visit the vendors

 Late Morning Session: Serving Industry: Early Intervention Strategies that Get Results 

 10:20 - 10:55 am Early Intervention: Vince Cooke, Director of Safety, PSP, SGE, National Office Furniture

 10:55 - 11:50 am Applied Education: A Stagey for Success: Derrick Fore, Training & Development Coordinator, Expera Specialty Solutions; Carina Hafner, MS OTR/L, Sharon Jones, MS OTR/L,  Matthew Moore, DPT; Ascension Health/Employer Solutions

 11:50 - 12:00 pm: Panel Questions

Lunch 12:00- 1:00 PM: Vendor Welcome in Lunch Room (JLW Instruments & Creative Specialists)

Early Afternoon SessionHealth Promotion and Early Intervention (cont.);  Serving the Healthcare Industry: Successes and Challenges in Injury Prevention & Injury Management

  1:00 - 1:15 pm: Principles of Stretching Programs – Scott Ege, PT, MS, Stretch It Out!

 1:15 – 1:30pm: The Science Behind The Medically Oriented Gym – Russ Certo, PT, MOG International

 1:30 – 1:45pm: Health Coaching Opportunities in Industry Today – Mark Blankespoor, PT

 1:45 – 2:05pm: Function Based Testing: Ginnie Halling, PT, DSI Work Solutions

 2:05 – 2:35 pm: Healthcare Strategies- Just underway: Jeanne Nelson PT, Piedmont Medical Center

 2:35 – 3:05 pm: Healthcare Strategies-6 years and Running: Sandi Sorum OTR/L, CEES, Sanford Health Sioux Falls

 3:05 - 3:15 pm: Panel Questions

3:15 - 3:35 pm- Break, network, visit the vendors

Late Afternoon Session: High Performance Teams & Breakout session

3:35 - 4:10 pm: Leading a High Performance Work Injury Management Team: Gina Scheuer OTR, Ascension Health/Employer Solutions

4:15 - 5:00 pm Breakout Session (select one)

a. Working with Industry: Opportunities, Challenges and Successes: Scott Ege, PT, MS, Stretch It Out!

b. Working with the Healthcare System: Opportunities, Challenges and Successes: Sandi Sorum, OTR/L, CEES, Sanford Health 

c. Obtaining and Managing Corporate and/or Large Employer Contracts: Jennifer Kraemer, MPT, Workforce Injury Prevention and Management LLC

5:00 - 6:30 pm Conference Reception


Saturday: Sept 15th

 7:00 - 8:00 am: Registration, Breakfast with the vendors

 Early Morning Session: The State of Work Injury Management & Prevention: Medical Perspectives

 8:00 - 8:05 am:  Welcome Back: Ginnie Halling PT &  Nicholas Saller MPT

 8:05 - 8:40 am: Keynote: A conversation with Susan Isernhagen PT, Dennis Isernhagen PT

 8:40 - 9:15 am:  The Physician's Perspective: Barb Machtan, MS, CRC, CCM, Bone & Joint Clinic

 9:15 - 9:30 am: Panel Questions

 9:30 - 9:50 am: Break, network, visit the vendors 

 Late Morning Session: The Legal Perspective

 9:50 - 10:40 am: ADA and Employment Updates: Kathy Bray, Esq, Sr. Defense Counsel, SFMIC

 10:40 - 11:40 am:  On Testifying: A Legal Primer: Kathy Bray, Esq, Sr. Defense Counsel, SFMIC

 11:40 - 11:55 am: Questions

 11:55 - 12:00pm: Wrap-up National Conference: Ginnie Halling & Nick Saller