OLYMPIA (July 26, 2016) — Every two years, union members and others interested in Washington’s workers’ compensation system gather to hear from expert speakers and presenters about the changes and policy issues affecting the safety net for injured workers. This year’s conference isn’t until October, but registration is now open and seats are already being filled.
The 2016 “Meeting of the Minds” Conference, sponsored by the Project Help program, will be Oct. 6-7 at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Click here to register online, or download, fill out and return this registration form. The $150 registration fee covers materials, refreshments and lunch for both days.
Presented by the Washington State Labor Council and the state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), this conference features a wide variety of topics geared for all levels of understanding and interest. Participants will hear from representatives of Project Help, L&I, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and others about new legislation, laws, rules and regulations, along with evidence-based medical and more. This year’s lineup includes leading professional practitioner speakers. (See the tentative agenda.)
The conference should appeal to union representatives, rank-and-file workers, employers and others affected by the workers’ compensation system.
Also, you can earn vocational and continuing-education credits through Legal, Vocational & Self-Insurance by attending. New this year: earn legal credits through the Washington State Bar Association and Vocational credits through CDMS and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. (Total credits will be announced at a later date.)
Don’t wait! Submit your registration — or call Kathy Petruzzelli of Project Help at 1-800- 255-9752 to reserve your spot with a credit card. Check out the Project Help website for more details on the conference agenda and how to earn CLE credits for attending.