Spring Conference 2021

Medical Management Redefined

Live Webcast

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Morning, Afternoon, and Lunch Breaks to Stand Up & Stretch

The last year has certainly redefined, in ways no one could have fully predicted, aspects of medical benefit management in workers' compensation. For our Spring Conference, which typically has a medical benefits focus, we are assembling a team of providers and employers voices to share insights on the latest trends and topics.

For one low price, this conference offers great content and continuing education credits for professionals in: 

Self-Insured & State Fund Claims Handling | Safety & Health | TPAs | Law, Legislative & Regulatory | Nurse Case Management | Disability Management | Vocational Rehabilitation | Human Resources

Conference Sponsorships

Got something to advertise to the self-insured community? Want to support the event and WSIA's broader work? We've got sponsorship recognition space throughout our lead-up to the conference, including opportunities during the event. Contact Kari Heinold to work out a custom package that's perfect for your company. 

Conference Program

How Employers are Supporting their Workforce
Matt Saxon, CSP, ARM, Sr. Manager, Risk &  Safety, REI
Carrie Freeland, Director of Risk Management, Sellen Construction
Lee Pyfrom, CHST, Safety Director, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Gennia Wellington-Cheatham, WWCP, Workers' Compensation Supervisor, King County

Real-world examples of how several large Washington employers have supported and accommodated their workforce over the last year, how those plans continue to evolve, and their implications for risk workers' compensation claims.

Compassion Fatigue for Health Care Professionals During the Pandemic
Dr. Trevor Davis, PsyD, Pacific Rehabilitation Centers

A psychologist's look at the issue of compassion fatigue amongst those on the front-lines; learn to recognize compassion fatigue and gather tips for supporting those in all our professions whose job is to take care of others. 

Telemedicine Updates: Current Policy Expires June, 2021

Learn about advances in the delivery and utilization of telemedicine/telehealth developed to support and care for workers during COVID-19, and how we may benefit from these advances in the future. Hear more about the Department's current emergency payment policy and whether it will be extended beyond this summer.     

Utilization Review: Best Practices in Washington
Michael Garner, Sr. Account Manager, MD Guidelines
Lezlie Martin, Program Manager, Briotix
Tricia Daniel, RN, CCM, WWCP, Principal, NurseWorks Northwest

Learn about the latest “utilization review” models and how UR can best be put to use to improve care and manage resources in Washington workers’ compensation.

Workers' Comp and the Legislature: New Proposals in 2021
Kris Tefft, Director, Washington Self-Insurers Association

Learn from WSIA's lobbying team about legislative proposals that would change how Independent Medical Examinations are utilized in Washington’s workers compensation, as well as legislation moving on lump sum settlements, pandemic occupational disease presumptions, skyrocketing supplemental pension fund assessments, and quite a bit more.

Continuing Education Credits

WSIA will award 6 continuing education credit hours for the Washington Workers' Compensation Professional (WWCP) recertification. The following additional professional development credentials will be available to attendees:

  • L&I CEU - Applied for
  • CRC/CDMS - Applied for
  • WSBA CLE - Applied for
  • SHRM  recertification credits
  • CCMC - Applied for


WSIA Members - $199

Additional members from same organization - $150 each

Non-members - $349 (Not a member? Click here to join today!)

Cancellation Information

No refunds will be given for cancellations made after March 8, 2021.