Spring Conference 2020

Treatment 2020: Trends & Updates

Embassy Suites Bellevue

3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration and Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.)

Spring Conference traditionally focuses on medical management and disability prevention in workers' compensation, and this year's program includes a multidisciplinary look at cutting-edge treatment issues, from hearing loss technology to legal issues around treatment authorization to evidence-based guidelines and more. Join our panel of medical experts and public policy leaders for a day of high quality continuing education and networking!

Conference Agenda

Friday, March 13 2020

7:30 a.m. — 8 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
8 a.m. — 9 a.m.
Hearing Loss & New Technology
  • Carrie Meyer, Au.D, Director of Clinical Programs (Amplifon Hearing Health Care)
9 a.m. — 10 a.m.
Physical Health Management Strategies for the Self-Insured
  • Scott Wick, Director of Business Development (Therepeutic Associates Inc.)
10 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Improving Outcomes by Evidence-Based Guidelines & Policies
  • Gary Franklin, M.D., Medical Director (Department of Labor & Industries)
11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Managing Treatment Authorizations
  • Denis Craine, RN, BS, CCM (Clinical Team Lead)
12:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Behavioral Health Services for Injured Workers: Maximizing RTW - Minimizing Disability & Costs
  • Michael Harris, Ph.D, Chief Operations Officer (Pacific Rehabiliation Centers)
2:15 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
WSIA Legislative Update 2020
  • Kris Tefft, Executive Director (Washington Self-Insurers Association)
2:45 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Networking Break
3 p.m. — 4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: IME's What's Next
  • TBA

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites Bellevue
3225 158th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008


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 - Applied for 6.5 Credits
  • CDMS - Applied for 6.5 Credits
  • SHRM recertification credits - Approved for 6.5 Credits


WSIA Members - $225, full breakfast and lunch included

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 5, 2020.  This is to offset the cost of room rental, reserved meals, and conference material production.

No credit will be given for cancellations made after March 5, 2020.