Spring Conference 2017

Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Workers' Comp

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 takes a deep dive into the application of evidence-based medicine (EBM), the development and use of treatment guidelines and coverage decisions, and the application of EBM in claims management and in litigation. Join our panel of medical and legal experts for a day of high quality continuing education and networking!


Friday, March 17 2017

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Continuing Education Credits

WSIA will award 6.5 (1.25 statutory) continuing education credits for the Washington Workers' Compensation Professional (WWCP) recertification. The following additional professional development credentials will be available to attendees:

  • L&I CEU - Applied forHCRI-SHRM 165px
  • CRC - Applied for
  • CDMS - Applied for
  • SHRM / HRCI recertification credits - Approved for 6.5 Credits¬†


WSIA Members - $225, full breakfast and lunch included

Additional members from same organization - $150 each (contact office to register multiple attendees with group discount)

Non-members - $350

Hotel Information

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

Click here for hotel information

WSIA has reserved a limited room block for overnight attendees. Rates are $169.00 per night.
Call (425) 644-2500 to reserve your room by Thursday February 23, 2017.

Cancellation Information

A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received by March 10, 2017.  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 10, 2017.