Central States Association Spring Seminar 2019
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Event Date: 6/20/2019 - 6/21/2019

Event Overview

About the Central States Association Spring Seminar

The Central States Association (CSA) Spring Seminar brings together regulators and industry stakeholders from the central region of the U.S. for a day and a half to dialogue on issues effecting the region in a small, intimate setting. Join your peers for this can't-miss educational and networking opportunity. 


Who Attends?

The CSA Spring Seminar is attended by regulators, administrators, medical directors, claims administrators, medical providers, services providers, government affairs, administrative law judges, insurers, and industry stakeholders. Attendees are primarily from the central states region, however anyone is welcome to participate.

Additional Programming

The IAIABC will also be hosting the Foundations of Workers' Compensation Administration Program's Principles of Workers' Compensation Course on June 19 in advance of the Spring Seminar. There is a separate registration required.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

WorkComp Strategies



Central States Association Spring Seminar Schedule of Events

Click here for a printable schedule. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast and Registration 

8:30 am - 9:45 am

The National Lens: WC2019

Jennifer Wolf, Executive Director, IAIABC

Learn about the trends and emerging issues shaping workers' compensation systems across the country.

9:45 am - 10:00 am 


11:00 am -12:00 pm 

Medical Cannabis: Lessons Learned from Minnesota

Dr. Tom Arneson, Medical Director, Minnesota Office of Cannabis

11:00 am -12:00 pm 

How to Gain Efficiencies through System Modernization

Hear case studies from Illinois, Kansas, and Minnesota of how to achieve efficiency during modernization. These three states will discuss the scope of the challenge, how the process was redesigned, and what worked to gain staff acceptance.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Ron Rascia, Illinois Industrial Commission

Participate in discussion with Central State colleagues on current issues and initiatives.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

New and Noteworthy from NCCI

Susan Schulte, NCCI

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What do Workers Really Think?

Laure Lamy, WCRI

The Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) conducted interviews with injured workers over the past four years to help understand how they navigate the systems in the states where they work. The studies provide insight into their ability to access medical care and some of the reasons they don't return to work in addition to other findings. The research indicates "trust in the workplace" can have an impact on the outcome of a claim.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

Networking Reception

Eno Vino Downtown

Generously Sponsored by NCCI and CapTech

Friday, June 21, 2019

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast and General Business Meeting

9:00 am -  10:00 am

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Laura Zajac, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

10:00 am -  10:45 am

Understanding Workers' Compensation Disputes Across Jurisdictions

Matt Bryant, WorkComp Strategies

Receive an update about the six states in the IAIABC Dispute Resolution, including two CSA member states (Kansas and Wisconsin), on the similarities and differences on how they handle workers' compensation disputes.

11:00 am -  11:45 am

Case Law Update

Hear important cases influencing the interpretation and application of workers' compensation systems in the Central States region. Are there trends or commonalities in recent years?



Event Venue

The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
United States of America

Hotel Accommodations

The Madison Concourse Hotel
Nightly Rate: $127 USD
Rate Valid Until: Friday, May 24 (block may sell out sooner)
Reservations: (800) 356-8293 and mention the "IAIABC/CSA Spring Seminar." 

Regional Transportation Services

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
American, Delta, Frontier, and United all provide service to Madison. The airport is located just 5 miles to the northeast of hotel.

Taxi service is available to and from the hotel/MSN airport.

Complimentary Airport Shuttle
A complimentary airport shuttle is available to and from Dane County Regional Airport to all hotel guests. Please use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area (located between Carousels 1 and 2, near Door 5) to let us know that you have your luggage and are ready to be picked up. The shuttle pick-up area is located outside baggage claim, Door 5. Please make a reservation at the Front Desk for your return trip to the airport.

The hotel offers an indoor parking garage. The current rate is $15 per night for self-parking or $20 for valet parking. Additional parking is available across the street at the State Street Capitol ramp (214 N. Carroll Street).