From Head to Toe: An Insider's Guide to Impairment Rating in Washington
A 5-part webinar series
Parts I-IV feature Edward Dagher, M.D.
Part V features attorney Shawna Fruin
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Interested in viewing in person?Webinars I-IV will be broadcast from the WSIA office in Olympia
Registered participants are welcome to attend with Dr. Dagher live in our training room
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Webinar I: Intro to the AMA Guide
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
In part one, experienced independent medical examiner and physiatrist Dr. Edward Dagher of the Center for Musculoskeletal Evaluations will introduce us to the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Edition (“AMA Guides”), used to rate permanent impairment in Washington. His introduction will include information regarding the use and the development of the AMA Guides for rating impairment.
Webinar II: Using the AMA Guide to Rate Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Wrist, Hand and Conditions of the Upper Extremities
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In part two of WSIA's series on rating exam, Dr. Edward Dagher will explore the issue of upper extremity impairment including shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands.
Webinar III: Using the AMA Guide to Rate Hip, Leg, Knee, Ankle and Foot Impairments
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In part three of the WSIA's series on rating exams, Dr. Edward Dagher will speak on rating impairment of the hip, leg, knee, ankle and foot.
Webinar IV: Rating Impairments for the Back and Other Unspecified Conditions
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
In part four of our series on impairment rating under the AMA Guides, Dr. Edward Dagher will explore rating using the Washington Category Rating System including neck (cervical) and back (thoraco-lumbar) impairment.
Webinar V: Psychiatric IMEs: New DSM-5 Rules and Potential Assessment Tools Regarding Mental Health Examinations
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
In this fifth webinar in our impairment ratings series, attorney Shawna Fruin of Reinisch Wilson Weier PC will explore specific issues arising in psychiatric and mental health IMEs including the assessment tools found in the DSM-5. Shawna will discuss how Washington's Administrative Code fits in with the adoption of the DSM-5 by the Department of Labor & Industries.