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33rd WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference

March 2-3, 2017   ~ The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA


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Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities:
Using 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 health care (ACA, Medicare, etc.), labor and the workforce, and workers’ compensation?

  • 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 competitive environment.

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 valuable information. Click here to register now.

       WCRI Research Webinars


WCRI offers webinars on important workers' compensation topics, presenting WCRI research findings that are both interesting and actionable. These webinars, which allow attendees to participate from the comfort of their desk, are collaborative, interactive and easy to use. Most webinars are recorded for those who are unable to attend the live meeting and will be available for purchase after the event. There are currently no webinars scheduled, but check back for updates.


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