The IAIABC Convention is an important stop on the workers’ compensation conference circuit. After 104 years, the Convention has continued to provide information, strategies, and solutions addressing industry issues of today and tomorrow. The Convention also serves as a bridge between the regulatory community and the private industry, and with even participation from both groups, the conference promotes balanced discussion and dialogue.
Held this year October 1 – 4, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia, the IAIABC will once again provide timely, quality programming; topics on the Convention agenda include:
• Predictive analytics
• Legacy claims with opioids
• Global solutions to occupational injury challenges
• Compensation solutions for the gig economy
• Measuring dispute outcomes
• The unheard voice of the injured worker
• Life after settlement
• Sneak peek of the Oregon Rate Ranking Study
• Using data to inform policy
• Return to work
John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), will keynote the Convention and share his thoughts on non-standard employment relationships in the 21st century. Kimberly George, Sedgwick, and Mark Walls, Safety National, of the successful “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark!,” will share the stage to discuss inspiration and innovation in workers’ compensation.
IAIABC Convention attendees are encouraged to attend and participate in committee meetings and roundtable discussion forums. With 14 different committees meeting at the Convention and 3 discussion forums, there are a number of learning and information-sharing opportunities. Convention attendees can also enjoy 3 social events to network and build relationships.
In conjunction with the Convention, the IAIABC and National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ) have partnered to present the Mediators’ College, where attendees can earn up to 18.5 hours of general mediation training discussing conflict, ethics, negotiation theory, and the mediation process. There is a separate registration required for the College, but a discount is offered if registering for both the College and Convention. Participants will also earn a “Mediators’ College” digital credential.