Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Breakout on Medical Issues

9:00 – 12:00 pm    
Crystal Ballroom C                    
Convention Level                    
(Entrance to G2)
Program Moderator:
Nat Levine
Independent Medical Practice Consultant
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
9:00 – 10:00 am    
Chemical Myths and Misunderstandings 

Raymond D. Harbison, PhD, MS
Professor and Director
University of South Florida
Colleges of Public Health and Medicine
Tampa, FL 

We are exposed to hundreds of chemicals every day without injury. Why do we automatically assume that chemical exposure in the workplace is different? This presentation will help you bust the myths and manage the understanding. The chemicals that you thought were dangerous may have no effect. Old fears may not be supported by new facts. This breakout will open your eyes to the real culprits in chemical exposure.
10:00 – 11:00 am     
Addressing Scars For All Cultures

Thomas J. Zaydon, Jr., MD
Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami
Miami, FL

Eighty percent of the world’s population consists of individuals with pigmented skin. The population of the United States is approximately 29% non-Caucasian. By 2050, the projections show the number will increase to 48%. Skin is the largest organ of the body. Understanding pigmentation differences in skin function is essential for the evaluation and treatment of industrial injuries involving scars. 
11:00 – 12:00 pm     
Preventing Prolonged Disability by Addressing Psychosocial Barriers

Marcos A. Iglesias, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FACOE
Vice President and National Medical Director
The Hartford
Hartford, CT

How can employers, case managers, and medical providers quickly identify individuals who are at higher risk for delayed recovery? And, more importantly, what can we do to help the injured worker recover speedily? This session will focus on practical tools and techniques to help minimize employee disability and delayed recovery. We will also address available interventions that help mitigate the factors that lead to disability, helping employees get their life back. Don’t miss this one!