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Webinar Date

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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8:00 PM Eastern 7:00 PM Central
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Webinar Description

Understanding the Workers' Compensation system and its impact on the care of your patients can improve your treatment outcomes. This course will focus on how to determine causation for workplace injuries and how to develop effective return-to-work approaches.


About the Presenters

J. Mark Melhorn, MD
Wichita, KS

Mark Melhorn MD FAAOS FAADEP FACOEM FACS is an occupational orthopaedic physician who specializes in the hands and upper limbs. He received his BS from McPherson College and his MD from the University of Kansas and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita. He has been elected to several national boards and educational committees while authoring and lecturing on his research of workplace injuries and illnesses; return to work options; impairment and disability; and prevention of musculoskeletal pain in the workplace, including the text "AMA Guides~ to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work" 2nd edition AMA Press (2011), Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation 2nd edition AMA Press (2013) and was the lead author for the Upper Extremity Chapter in the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides to Impairment.

Jay F. Pomerance, MD
Arlington Heights, IL

Jay Pomerance, MD has managed workers' compensation patients for over 20 years. He is a former member of the AAOS Workers' Compensation Committee and is a Co-Editor of the new ASSH publication titled "Workers' Compensation: A Primer for Hand Surgeons." He is Chairman of the ASSH Self-Assessment Committee, an ABOS Board Examiner, and an ASSH Journal of Hand Surgery contributing editor. He has also authored numerous book chapters and peer reviewed articles and symposia.

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  Webinar (recording included)    $75 USD
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