BMEGateway Announces Insurance Symposium Will Focus on Orthopedic Issues with an All-star Team of Experts Held May 18, 2010

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Topics at this year's symposium will include: Turning the page on Workers Compensation: As the economy recovers and national Health Reform is implemented, explore the possible implications for Workers Compensation, Common Spine Disorders, The Injury, Surgery, and Successful Recovery

BMEGateway, the national leader in Independent Evaluation and Review services for over 20 years, announces that the 2010 Insurance Symposium will be held Tuesday May 18, 2010 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA.

This educational symposium brings together claims professionals, attorneys, clinicians and medical experts in a forum to discuss the ever-changing medical and legal issues faced by the industry.

John C. Addonizio, BMEGateway CEO, noted that the symposium was so well received and attended last year, that we felt an obligation to challenge ourselves to do something even better to celebrate our twentieth anniversary. BMEGateway has chosen a focused topic that would be both beneficial and educational. “Our Orthopedic Surgeons are the best in the business. Most claims have an orthopedic element. Why not delve deeply into the orthopedic specialty area?    Our keynote speaker, Mr. Armentano, is a leader in the insurance claims world for the Travelers in the Workers Compensation and Auto Markets. His insights into the today’s claims environment will make for a great keynote opening. It will tie together well. This will be a special day.”

This year's speakers are:

Vincent (Vinny) Armentano, Esq.- Sr. Vice President of Business Insurance Claims at Travelers.
Juris Doctorate from Western New England College.
Graduate of the Travelers Financial Management Development Program
2005 Claim professional of the year award

Patrick J. Connolly, MD- Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Presently Chief of the Division of Spinal Surgery and Director of the Spine Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center

William Morgan, MD- Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehab, UMass Medical School
Medical Director of the Boston Red Sox from 2002-2004
Team Physician for the Boston Red Sox from 1986 to 2004
Coordinator of the New England Occupational Upper Extremity Disorders Clinic at UMass Memorial Health Care

Topics at this years’ symposium will include:
·    Turning the page on Workers Compensation: As the economy recovers and national Health Reform is implemented, explore the possible implications for Workers Compensation.
·    Common Spine Disorders
·    The Injury, Surgery, and Successful Recovery

BMEGateway also offers continuing education credits. This year’s credits will benefit New Hampshire adjusters, Massachusetts licensed RNs, New Hampshire licensed RNs, Certified Case Managers, (CCM) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, (CRC).

To register, please log on to BMEGateway’s website at http://www.bmegateway.com and follow the instructions under “Insurance Symposium”.

BMEGateway is a management services organization established in 1990 to provide legal insurance business and other entities direct access to multi-specialty examiners and reviewers with expertise in conducting independent medical examinations, peer review, medical bill review and case management and consultative services.

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