Events

WCRI Webinar: The Impact of Excessive Heat on Workplace Injuries

May 21, 2024

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Waltham, MA, May 21, 2024—The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a 30-minute webinar on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss findings from the Institute’s new study on how excessive heat affects workplace injuries.

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Webinar to Discuss Impact of Vertical Integration on Prices, Medical Utilization, and Outcomes

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Waltham, MA, April 4, 2024—The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold an hour-long webinar on the impact of vertical integration on prices, medical utilization, and outcomes, based on published WCRI reports. The date of the webinar is Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 2pm ET.

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WCRI Conference Includes Session on Psychological Risk Factors and Functional Recovery

January 18, 2024

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Cambridge, MA, Jan. 18, 2024―Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced that a session on “Psychological Risk Factors and Functional Recovery” will be held at its 2024 WCRI Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6 in Boston, MA. WCRI Policy Analyst Vennela Thumula will present the Institute’s latest research on the topic.

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Excessive Heat and Work-Related Injuries to Be a Focus at WCRI Conference

January 11, 2024

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Cambridge, MA, Jan. 11, 2024―Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced that a session on “Excessive Heat and Work-Related Injuries” will be held at its 2024 WCRI Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6 in Boston, MA. WCRI Vice President of Research Sebastian Negrusa and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Research Director David Bonauto will be presenting.

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Start Off 2024 Right by Attending WCRI’s Annual Conference

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Happy New Year! The start of a new year is the perfect time to make a resolution. Start off 2024 right: Resolve to gain new insights and a better understanding of key trends in today's workers' compensation environment by attending WCRI's 40th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6, in Boston, MA.

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Gift Yourself the Experience of Attending WCRI’s 2024 Conference

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This holiday season, gift yourself the experience of attending the 40th Annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6, 2024, in Boston, MA. Our two-day conference differs from other workers' compensation forums with our original research on timely issues impacting state workers' compensation systems...

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WCRI Holds Webinar on CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 24th Edition

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Cambridge, MA, Oct. 27, 2023 – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold a one-hour webinar on its recently release CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 24th Edition on Thurs., Nov. 16, 2023, at 2:00 pm ET. WCRI Senior Analyst and Author Carol Telles will share findings from the studies and take audience questions.

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Carol Telles Presenting at LABI’s 2023 Workers’ Comp Seminar

October 11, 2023

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WCRI Senior Analyst Carol Telles will be presenting research on how the Louisiana workers' compensation system compares to other states at LABI's 2023 Workers' Comp Seminar, Oct. 12-13 in Baton Rouge, LA. Learn more at https://buff.ly/3ZP7bOY. #workerscomp

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2024 WCRI Conference: Keynote Announced and Registration Open

October 09, 2023

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Cambridge, MA, Oct. 10, 2023―The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that registration is open and acclaimed Harvard economist David Cutler will keynote the 2024 WCRI Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6 at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA.

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WCRI Holds Webinar on Long COVID in the Workers’  Compensation System in 2020 and 2021

September 14, 2023

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Cambridge, MA, Sept. 15, 2023 – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold a 30-min. webinar on its study Long COVID in the Workers' Compensation System in 2020 and 2021 on Tues., Oct. 3, 2023, at 2:00 pm ET. Author Dr. Bogdan Savych will share findings from the study and take audience questions.

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WCRI Webinar on Medical Inflation in Workers’ Compensation

August 14, 2023

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Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for a 30-min. webinar on Wed., Sept. 6, 2023, at 2:00 pm ET as authors Olesya Fomenko and Rebecca Yang discuss findings and answer questions from Insights into Medical Inflation in Workers’ Compensation—A WCRI FlashReport.

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Save The Date - 2024 WCRI Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6 in Boston, MA

July 26, 2023

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Please save the date for the WCRI 40th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6, 2024, at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston. Our two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI's latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers' compensation experts and policymakers from across the country.

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WCRI Announces Panel on Changes in the Workplace at 2023 Conference

February 16, 2023

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Cambridge, MA, Feb. 16, 2023― Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shared information about a panel on “Changes in the Workplace” that will be held at its 2023 WCRI Issues & Research Conference, March 21-22 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ. The conference theme is "Disruption, Resilience, and Evolution."

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WCRI Webinar: Behavioral Health in Workers’ Compensation

November 22, 2022

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Cambridge, MA, Nov. 22, 2022 – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a free 30-minute webinar on its recent study A Primer on Behavioral Health Care in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday Dec. 15, 2022, at 2pm ET.

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Delaware Workers’ Compensation System the Focus of Upcoming WCRI Webinar

October 19, 2022

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Cambridge, MA, Oct. 19, 2022 ― The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a free 30-minute webinar on Nov. 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET on its study Trends in the Delaware Workers’ Compensation System, 2015–2020.

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WCRI’s 39th Annual Issues & Research Conference

October 07, 2022

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Our two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI's latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers' compensation experts and policymakers from across the country.

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Latest Drug Trends in 28 States the Focus of Upcoming Free WCRI Webinar

September 01, 2022

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Cambridge, MA, Sept. 1, 2022 ― The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a free 45-minute webinar on Sept. 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET on its FlashReport, Interstate Variation and Trends in Workers’ Compensation Drug Payments: 2018Q1 to 2021Q1. Two of the study’s authors, Dr. Vennela Thumula and Dongchun Wang, will discuss its key findings and take audience questions.

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WCRI Hosts Webinar on Patterns and Outcomes of Chiropractic Care

May 25, 2022

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Cambridge, MA, May 24, 2022 —The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss findings from a recently published WCRI study Chiropractic Care for Workers with Low Back Pain.

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Save the Date! WCRI’s 39th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 21-22, 2023

May 18, 2022

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Please save the date for the WCRI 39th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 21-22, 2023, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Arizona. Our two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI's latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers' compensation experts and policymakers from across the country.

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​WCRI Hosts Webinar on Long COVID-19 Initiative at Brown University School of Public Health

April 15, 2022

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Cambridge, MA, April 19, 2022 —The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold a free 45-minute webinar on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss Brown University School of Public Health's Long COVID Initiative. Representing the school will be Dr. Francesca L. Beaudoin, interim chair and associate professor of epidemiology.

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Preliminary Research on Drug Formularies to Be Shared at 2022 WCRI Conference

January 25, 2022

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Cambridge, MA, January 25, 2022―Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced that preliminary research on the impact of drug formularies will be shared at the Institute’s 38th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 16-17, 2022, in Boston, MA.

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In These Uncertain Times, Count On WCRI’s Annual Conference

January 11, 2022

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In these uncertain times, count on our annual conference, March 16-17, 2022, in Boston, to provide you with a better understanding of the issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities in this rapidly-changing environment. Although this new year seems more daunting than most with a nationwide surge in Omicron-related COVID-19 cases, experts predict the numbers to peak by the end of this month and then plummet just as quickly as they soared. We…

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Dr. Robert Hartwig to Keynote 2022 WCRI Conference

December 14, 2021

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We are excited to announce that Dr. Robert Hartwig ─ clinical associate professor of finance and director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business ─ will keynote WCRI's 38th Annual Workers' Compensation Issues & Research Conference, March 16–17, 2022, in Boston, MA. Dr. Hartwig's presentation will explore the myriad challenges facing the…

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38th Annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference

December 01, 2021

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WCRI's 38th Annual Issues & Research Conference is a leading workers’ compensation forum for policymakers, employers, labor advocates, insurance executives, health care organizations, claims managers, researchers, and others.

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WCRI Webinar on Prescribing of Topical Analgesics and Gabapentinoids for Work-Related Injuries

October 29, 2021

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​Cambridge, MA, Oct. 29, 2021 —The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold a 45-minute webinar on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss its latest research on the growing use of gabapentinoids and topical analgesics to treat workers with injuries.

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Free WCRI Webinar Discusses Effects of Opioid-Related Policies on Opioid Utilization after Work-Related Injuries

September 30, 2021

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Cambridge, MA, Sept. 30, 2021 — The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold a free 45-minute webinar on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss findings from a recent WCRI study Effects of Opioid-Related Policies on Opioid Utilization, Nature of Medical Care, and Duration of Disability.

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Save the Date! WCRI’s 38th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 16-17, 2022

July 28, 2021

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The WCRI conference is a leading workers’ compensation forum. The two-day program highlights the Institute’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. Conference participants will leave with new insights and a better understanding of key issues in today’s competitive environment.

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Free WCRI Webinar on Workers’ Compensation Drug Trends Across 28 States

June 03, 2021

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Cambridge, MA, June 3, 2021 ― The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a free 45-minute webinar on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET on its FlashReport, Interstate Variation and Trends in Workers’ Compensation Drug Payments: 2017Q1 to 2020Q1. Two of the study’s authors, Dr. Vennela Thumula and Dongchun Wang, will discuss its key findings and take audience questions.

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37th Annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference

January 12, 2021

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The WCRI conference is a leading workers’ compensation forum. The two-day program highlights the Institute’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. Conference participants will leave with new insights, valuable networking contacts, and a better understanding of key issues in today’s competitive…

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Webinar on Early Physical Therapy for Injured Workers with Low Back Pain

November 24, 2020

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Cambridge, MA, Nov. 24, 2020 ― The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a one-hour webinar on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET on its recent study The Timing of Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: Does It Matter in Workers’ Compensation? The authors of the study ─ Ms. Dongchun Wang, Dr. Randy Lea, and Dr. Kathryn Mueller ─ will discuss the key findings from the study and take audience questions.

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Webinar on the Performance of the New York Workers’ Compensation System

November 03, 2020

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Cambridge, MA, Nov. 3, 2020 – The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host a free one-hour webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET on its recently released study Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Compensation System, 2020 Edition. The authors of the study, William Monnin-Browder and Carol Telles, will be discussing the key findings from the study.

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Save the Date! WCRI’s 37th Annual Issues & Research Conference Is Going Virtual March 23 – 24, 2021

September 24, 2020

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We are excited to announce that the 37th Annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference is going virtual March 23 - 24, 2021. We look forward to the opportunity to share our latest research findings with our global audience. More details to come. If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below.

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​Free WCRI Webinar on the Delivery of Medical Care and Return to Work During COVID-19

September 03, 2020

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Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) President and CEO John Ruser for a free one-hour webinar on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET on the delivery of medical care and return to work in the COVID-19 era. Dr. Ruser will be joined by Dr. Randy Lea, who is a senior research fellow at WCRI, an orthopedic surgeon, and a hospital chief medical officer in Columbus, OH. One of Dr. Lea’s infectious disease…

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Two Days to Go

March 03, 2020

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More than 400 people are headed to Boston this week for WCRI's 36th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 5-6. If you haven't registered already, below are three reasons to attend this leading workers' compensation forum. We also wanted to inform those who are attending or considering attending that we issued a statement on our blog about the coronavirus that includes important safety measures.

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Save the Date: 2020 Annual WCRI Conference

July 24, 2019

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Please save the date for the WCRI 36th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 5 and 6, 2020, in Boston, MA. Our two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI's latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers' compensation experts and policymakers from across the country.

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WCRI and NIOSH Host Free Webinar on Opioids

March 22, 2019

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Cambridge, MA, March 22, 2019 ―The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will host a free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET. WCRI will provide an overview of its latest research on opioid dispensing to injured workers, and NIOSH will highlight the comprehensive steps it is taking to assist workers and employers facing the opioid misuse…

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Former Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger to Keynote WCRI’s 35th Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference

October 31, 2018

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Cambridge, MA, Oct. 31, 2018―Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced Prof. Alan Krueger―among the 50 highest-ranked economists in the world―will be the keynote speaker at its 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference, February 28 and March 1, 2019, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ.

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35th WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference

June 28, 2018

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Registration is now open for WCRI's 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference, February 28 and March 1, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to visit our conference website.

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Former Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to Open 2018 WCRI Conference

November 07, 2017

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Cambridge, MA, Nov. 7, 2017―The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that Dr. Erica L. Groshen, former Commissioner of Labor Statistics and head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, will be the opening speaker at its 34th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 22 and 23, 2018, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA.

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Recorded - Free Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Worker Outcomes Research

July 17, 2017

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The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) hosted a free 45-minute webinar on its most recent research on outcomes for injured workers on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Click here to watch the recording.

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WCRI’s 2018 Annual Issues & Research Conference

March 09, 2017

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The WCRI conference is a leading workers' compensation forum. The two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country.

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