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November 11, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Workers’ Compensation Symposium 
Friday, November 11, 2016
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Reiman Gardens
1407 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
This half day symposium will enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals who work with Workers’ Compensation cases. 

Intended Audience: professionals working in the arena of workers’ compensation: nurse case managers, claims adjusters, health care providers and others interested.

The conference is free and includes continental breakfast provided during registration and a box lunch at conclusion.

Questions regarding the registration process can be directed to Karen Ostrem at or (515) 239-4496.
Registration Information
Registration is due Thursday, November 3, 2016.  The conference is free and includes continental breakfast and box lunch. 
Schedule of Presentations
Time Presentation
7:45 am - 8:15 am

Registration: Workers' Compensation Symposium
Continental breakfast available

 8:15 - 8:20  Welcome
Charles Mooney, MD, MPH
McFarland Clinic Occupational Medicine, Ames, Iowa
 8:20 - 9:20 Hearing Conservation
Lacey Wheat-Hitchings, MD, MPH
McFarland Clinic Occupational Medicine, Ames, Iowa
9:20 - 9:35 McFarland Urgent Care
Chad Harswick, MD, Department Chair
Terri Hobbs, Manager
 9:35 - 10:15 Occupational Medicine Potpourri: Hearing Impairment, MMI, Disability Prevention
Charles Mooney, MD, MPH
McFarland Clinic Occupational Medicine, Ames, Iowa
 10:15- 10:30 Break

 10:30  - 11:20  Iowa Workers' Compensation Update
Kent M. Smith
Lindsey E. Mills
Scheldrup Blades Schrock Smith P.C
 11:20 - 12:00 

Post-Offer Employement Testing (POET): Don't Hire Your Next Injury
John Kruzich, MS, OTR/L
ARC Physical Therapy+

12:00 - 12:25  Panel Discussion
12:25  - 12:30  Departing Comments
Charles Mooney, MD, MPH
McFarland Clinic Occupational Medicine, Ames, Iowa
12:30 pm Box lunch available


Nursing Continuing Education Units

This program is awarded 0.47 Nursing CEUs upon completion by Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider #95. 

Mary Greeley Medical Center reserves the right to cancel programs due to lack of sufficient enrollment. Notification of cancellation will be made five days prior to the program date. Entire registration/CEU fee will be refunded.No CEUs will be awarded for partial attendance. No refunds will be made after the program has convened.

Mary Greeley Medical Center does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin or handicap.


Upon completion of this program, conference participants should be able to:

  • Identify the essential elements and the professionals involved with creating effective hearing conservation programs.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an Audiometric Monitoring Program Professional Supervisor in hearing conservation. 
  • Distinguish regulatory compliance and best practices for Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) prevention.
  • Learn how to evaluate an impairment rating with examples.
  • Understand the factors that should be considered by a clinician in determining Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).
  • Describe the issues surrouding “disability” as it relates to the injured worker.
  • Apply Case Law from the Iowa Supreme Court and how they will impact commencement dates, interest calculations, industrial disability and causation.
  • Understand OSHA’S new drug testing rules.
  • Identify the potential benefits of a Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) program through case study.
Directions to Reiman Gardens: Travel towards Iowa State University via Highway 30. Take exit 146 for University Boulevard toward Iowa State University, turning north onto University Blvd. Turn left into the Jack Trice Stadium parking lot adjacent to South 16th Street.


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