Spring Conference 2020

We have some critical updates related to this event.

Following the up-to-the-minute coronavirus/COVID-19 guidance of the State of Washington Department of Health and King County Public Health discouraging large gatherings, the proximity of the conference venue to the epicenter of community transmission in Kirkland, and in light of the many work-from-home or no-travel restrictions setting in among larger employers, we have made the decision to convert Friday’s conference to an online event.

We are excited that we can bring you the same full day of educational content, and continuing education credits, now to the comfort and safety of your office, home, or mobile device.

The online event will now be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a half hour break at noon. An updated agenda is below.

Given the extraordinary circumstances our region is experiencing with this outbreak, the challenges placed upon conference providers because of it, and our efforts to prioritize your health and safety and that of the greater public, we appreciate your support and participation as we try out this new alternative.

Conference Agenda

Friday, March 13 2020

9 a.m. — 10 a.m.
Hearing Loss & New Technology
  • Carrie Meyer, Au.D, Director of Clinical Programs (Amplifon Hearing Health Care)
10 a.m. — 11 a.m.
Physical Health Management Strategies for the Self-Insured
  • Scott Wick, Director of Business Development (Therepeutic Associates Inc.)
11 a.m. — noon
Improving Outcomes by Evidence-Based Guidelines & Policies
  • Gary Franklin, M.D., Medical Director (Department of Labor & Industries)
noon — 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Managing Treatment Authorizations
  • Denis Craine, RN, BS, CCM (Clinical Team Lead)
1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Behavioral Health Services for Injured Workers: Maximizing RTW - Minimizing Disability & Costs
  • Michael Harris, Ph.D, Chief Operations Officer (Pacific Rehabilitation Centers)
2:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.
WSIA Legislative Update 2020
  • Kris Tefft, Executive Director (Washington Self-Insurers Association)
3 p.m. — 4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: IME's What's Next
  • Carolyn Logue, Lobbyist (CA Logue Public Affairs)
  • Natalee Fillinger, Attorney (Fillinger Law PLLC)

Thank you to our Online Event Sponsor:


Continuing Education Credits:

WSIA will award 6.5 CEU units for the Washington Workers' Compensation Professional (WWCP) requirements. The following additional credentials will be applied for and noted when awarded:

  • L&I CEU - Applied for 6.5 Credits
  • CRC - Approved for 6.5 Credits
  • CDMS - Applied for 6.5 Credits
  • SHRM recertification credits - Approved for 6.5 Credits


WSIA Members - $225

Additional members from same organization - $150 each

Non-members - $375 (Interested in becoming a WSIA member? Click here for more info!)

Cancellation Information

A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received by March 11, 2020. 

No credit will be given for cancellations made after March 11, 2020.