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WoCo Seminar Schedule & Agenda

WoCo 2020: April 9th Seminars

Welcome to WoCo Summit 2020! At this free event, you'll learn the latest Iowa workers' compensation trends and have the opportunity to collaborate with industry experts. Join us for a packed day of speakers and presenters, including the sessions listed below. CLE (for attorneys), CEUs and nursing credits will be available.

Are you new to the workers' compensation industry? Come a day early for our Workers' Compensation Boot Camp on April 8th.


April 9th Seminar Schedule & Session Information

7:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - Opening Remarks and Welcome

8:30 am - Agency Update


9:00 am - Idiopathic Falls

An update on the law in Iowa regarding idiopathic falls and an overview of applicable caselaw determining compensability of a workers’ fall at the workplace. Presented by Smith, Mills & Schrock Law Attorneys


9:30 am - 60 in 60

An exciting panel covering 60 tips in 60 minutes. You don’t want to miss this presentation covering everything from how to prevent litigation to creative ways to negotiate resolution.


10:30 am - Break


11:00 am - Carpal Tunnel

An overview of the law and anatomy regarding causation and permanency of carpal tunnel syndrome in conjunction with a review of Agency decision involving carpal tunnel. Tips for how to defend a claim involving carpal tunnel and how to preserve apportionment of prior injury. Presented by Smith, Mills & Schrock Law Attorneys and Dr. Ian Crabb, Merit Medical

12:00 pm - Complimentary Lunch


1:15 pm - Caselaw Update

An overview of recent decisions from the Agency, District and Appellate Courts and insight into how the 2017 changes to the law have affected claim values. Presented by Smith, Mills & Schrock Law Attorneys


2:15 pm - Coming and Going Law in Iowa Workers' Compensation

What qualifies as an exception to the coming and going rule and how to determine compensability of an injury that occurs while the employee is coming or going from work. An overview of recent, key Agency decisions addressing this issue. Presented by Smith, Mills & Schrock Law Attorneys

2:45 pm - Break

3:00 pm - Vendor Bingo Winner Drawing and Presentations


3:30 pm - Claims Resolution Simplified with Effective Communication

Panel presentation from Industry Experts

4:30 pm - Cocktail Reception

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