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We hope to see you in Destin for the ASIA Summer Conference, August 6 - 8, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa.  We typically have around 650 people participate.  It is THE place to be if you are involved in Workers Comp.  Click here to view and/or print the conference brochure.

Saturday, August 5th

12:00 noon              Scottie Spates Memorial Golf Tournament Kelly Plantation Golf Club

Sunday, August 6th
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Registration & Refreshments
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.     Case Law Update: Charles Carr & Bo Kirkpatrick, Carr Allison
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.     The Real Cost of Ignoring Depression and Anxiety in the Work Force, Jana Still Lane, HealthMed
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.     Aging Spine in the Workforce, Dr. Morris Seymore, The Orthopaedic Center
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.     Refreshment Break
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Exhibitor Move In
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.     ADA and Ethical Considerations of Treating Workplace Behaviors as Medical Conditions, Doug Kauffman,
                                Balch & Bingham
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Dealing with Different Cultural /Generational Issues in Workers Comp, Kristin Scroggins, Workplace
                                Training Solutions
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Reception in Tradeshow

Monday, August 7th
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.      Breakfast in the Tradeshow
            Workers Comp Track
             8:30 – 9:15 a.m.      Ethical Decision Making for Current Approach to Injuries Around the Shoulder, Mark Rogers,
                                              Alabama Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine Associates
             9:15 – 10:00 a.m.    Ankle Replacement is An Option, Dr. Russell Goode, TOG
             10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Refreshment Break in the Tradeshow
             10:30 – 11:00 a.m.   So Who Does This Guy Work For?, Cowin Knowles, Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak and Doug Kitchens,
                                               Wiley Sanders Trucking
             11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  A Marriage of Ethics with Ergonomics/Cumulative Trauma/Job Descriptions, Dr Cesar Roca
                                              Alabama Orthopedic Clinic, Pamela Dearing and Dana Blake of D and D Case Management
             Employee Benefit Track
             8:30 – 9:15 a.m.      Now That the Worker’s Comp Act Has Been Declared Unconstitutional, Is There A Viable
                                             Alternative for Dealing with Workplace Injuries? John Smitherman, Brentwood Services; Elizabeth Bailey,
                                             Waffle House, Carin Burford, Ogletree Deakins & Jeannie Walston, Starnes Davis Florie
              9:15 – 10:00 a.m.   From ‘Hello’ to “Bye, Bye, Bye,” Jamie Brabston, Lehr, Middlebrooks
            10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Refreshment Break in the Tradeshow
            10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  The Expanding Role of Arbitration Clauses in the Workplace, J. Day Peake, III, Phelps Dunbar, Mobile
            11:00 – 12 p.m.       Employers Beware! Pay Equity is Front and Center with the EEOC, Tamula R. Yelling, Constangy Brooks
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction in Tradeshow

Tuesday, August 8th
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.       Breakfast in the Tradeshow
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.       Lawful Prescribing and the Prevention of Diversion, Adrienne Baker, RXReacts, Purdue Pharma
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.     Update from the Department of Labor, Steve Garrett & Craig White
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.   Refreshment Break/Hotel Check Out
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.   The Wacky World of What (Some) Claimants Do When They Are Out on Worker's Compensation,
                                   Rick Needham, RAN Investigative Services and Mike Caldarazzo, PhotoFax, Inc.
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.    The Burden of Obesity for Employers, Heidi Pruett, HealthMed
11:15 – 12:30 p.m.   ACA Update, Michael Patterson, BCBS of Alabama
12:30 p.m.                Annual Membership Meeting
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