Register for workers’ compensation conference in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — Time is running out to register for the 2012 “Meeting of the Minds” Conference, sponsored by the Project Help program, where participants will learn about the dramatic changes in Washington state’s workers’ compensation law in 2011, plus important legal decisions handed down in the past year. The conference will be Thursday afternoon and Friday, May 17-18 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel.

Presented by the Washington State Labor Council and the state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), this conference features a wide variety of workshops and topics geared for all levels of understanding and interest. The conference should appeal to union representatives, rank-and-file workers, employers and others affected by the workers’ compensation system. Plus, Continuing Education Credits have been awarded for participation (5 Self-Insurance credits: 2-Claims Management, 2.5 Legal, and .5 Elective. Get details.)

In addition to reviewing the basics of how Washington’s workers’ compensation system works, conference topics will include structured settlements, the medical provider network, wage replacement, preventing fraud and abuse, the stay-at-work program, expansion of the Centers of Occupational Health & Excellence, and more. Attendees will gain insight and information from L&I, organized labor and the business community.

Register online today. The cost is $150 per person, which covers conference materials, Thursday’s 5 p.m. reception and Friday’s luncheon. Pay by credit card and your spot is instantly reserved. If you pay by check, mail your payment along with a copy of your printed registration.

Hotel information is also available in the online registration process. Rooms at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel are blocked at an $89 rate; just mention “Workers’ Comp Meeting of the Minds.”

For more information, email Kathy Petruzzelli or call 206-281-8901 x15 or 1-800-255-9752.

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