WCRI Research Conference Offers New Strategies to Manage Key Workers’ Compensation Issues

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New research providing innovative approaches to manage critical workers’ compensation issues will be presented at the annual Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) 28th Annual Issues & Research Conference, scheduled for Nov. 16-17 in Boston. The early registration discount ends this Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

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Regardless of your position in the workers’ compensation field, this is the conference to attend.

New research providing innovative approaches to manage critical workers’ compensation issues will be presented at the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) 28th Annual Issues & Research Conference, scheduled for Nov. 16-17 in Boston. The early registration discount ends this Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

The two-day program highlights the first presentations of WCRI’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly-respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country.

According to Michael Fenlon, Senior Director for Corporate Risk Management at UPS, “Regardless of your position in the workers’ compensation field, this is the conference to attend.”

This year’s agenda focuses on highly-visible challenges and innovative approaches for key issues in workers’ compensation, such as:

  •     Rising hospital costs – where to focus cost containment efforts?
  •     The proliferation of narcotics – what can be done?
  •     What are successful public policies for managing prescription costs?
  •     Are injured workers receiving adequate and equitable benefits?
  •     What innovative approaches are being used to manage chronic pain?

Each year, the workers' compensation community — from public officials and labor representatives to disability claims analysts and risk managers — attend WCRI’s Annual Issues & Research Conference to gain new strategies and lessons that they can employ immediately.

Bob Steggert, V.P., Casualty Claims at Marriot International, agrees, “WCRI’s cutting-edge research and the opportunity to engage with workers’ compensation experts help me understand and address the challenges facing my organization.”

To register for WCRI’s 28th Annual Issues & Research Conference, visit http://www.wcrinet.org/conference.html. For more information, contact Sarah Murphy at smurphy(at)wcrinet(dot)org or 617-661-9274 x 225. To request a press pass, please contact Andrew Kenneally at akenneally(at)wcrinet(dot)org or 617-661-9274 x 257.

ABOUT WCRI

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Since 1983, WCRI has been a catalyst for significant improvements in workers' compensation systems around the world with its objective, credible and high quality research. WCRI's members include employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit: http://www.wcrinet.org.

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