33rd WCRI Annual
Issues & Research Conference
The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities:
Research to Accelerate the Dialogue
2016 brought many changes and challenges
to the workers' compensation system. One of the more
notable was the U.S. Department of Labor’s report, which
questioned whether the workers' compensation system is
fulfilling its obligations to injured workers. Recent
elections at the federal and state level as well as key
court decisions also spell
changes for the system.
While change is not
always an easy process, it can offer new opportunities.
No doubt, the workers’ compensation system, which has
historically evolved and adapted to persistent
challenges, will have an opportunity to find new, more
efficient means and technologies to treat injured
workers and ensure they have the best outcomes.
Of course, only through research and careful monitoring
can we have a fruitful dialogue about these challenges
and opportunities. Like so many before, our 33rd annual
conference will tackle these issues head on. Our two-day
program highlights WCRI's latest research findings while
drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly
respected workers' compensation experts and policymakers
from across the country.
The following are among
the questions the conference seeks to address:
What impact will the
2016 election have on healthcare (ACA, Medicare,
etc.), labor and the workforce, and workers’
Is the workers’
compensation system still fulfilling its mission or
does it need revisiting?
With opioid use
decreasing, what alternatives exist to treat pain?
The WCRI conference is a leading workers' compensation forum for
policymakers, employers, labor advocates, insurance
executives, health care organizations, claims managers,
researchers, and others. Conference participants will
leave with new insights, valuable networking contacts,
and a better understanding of key issues in today's
Whether you are
managing workers' compensation claims, concerned about
adequate care and return to work for injured workers,
focused on medical costs and utilization, or just
looking for a better understanding of workers'
compensation—this conference provides unique and
Click here to register now.