Friday, April 12th; Registration 7:30 - 8:00 am; Program 8:00 - 4:00 pm


BWI Westin Hotel 
1110 Old Elkridge Landing Rd.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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Chesapeake Employers Insurance Co 

4/12/19 Medical Conference 

Please join us for this free conference 'Delivering Quality Healthcare to Patients with Worker's Compensation Insurance'. This event is free but registration is required. Presented by Chesapeake Employers Insurance in partnership with MedChi.  A continental breakfast, lunch and mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided.    

Who should attend?

  • Healthcare providers who treat injured workers
  • Healthcare providers who perform IME's or who would be interested in doing IME's


  • History of Workers' Compensation Medicine and Goals of the Meeting - William I. Smulyan, M.D.
  • Causation - MarkMelhorn, M.D.
  • How to Evaluate a Patient Injured in the Workplace - Gary Pushkin, M.D.
  • Returning the Patient to Work and Staying at Work - Mark Melhorn, M.D.
  • Radiology: What is Pre-existing and What is Acute - Loralie Ma, M.D.
  • Panel Case Discussion and Q&A - Gary Pushkin, M.D.; Mark Melhorn, M.D.; and William I. Smulyan, M.D.
  • Problems with Overtreatment:  Soft Tissue Injuries, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Injections and Concussions - Jason Brokaw, M.D.
  • Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Opioid Management - Robert Schreter, M.D., Psyciatrist
  • Pain Management - What is Reasonable and Necessary?  - David Maine, M.D., Pain Management
  • The IME Process - Carmine D'Alessandro, Esq.
  • Panel Discussion - Maryland Workers' Compensation Commissioner, Defense and Plaintiff's Attorneys

CME Designation Statement:  MedChi designates this education activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi and Chesapeake Employers Insurance.  MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Conference Mission Statement:  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss problems in delivering care to the injured worker that affect the quality of outcomes as measured by the standard of being able to return to work.  These problems include causation, overtreatment and inaccurate diagnoses.  We will review these problems and offer potential therapeutic options to allow the injured worker to return to the job.

We are grateful to our conference sponsors for their financial support which has made this program available at no charge to our attendees.  Please visit the exhibit tables of our conference sponsors to say 'thank you' for their support.