Return to Work Doesn’t Happen By Accident: Choosing the Right Interventions to Optimize Results

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Grand Ballrooms 13 & 14
Convention Level

When a work-related injury or illness occurs, the desired outcome is to return the employee to their prior level of function. However, in a system that has many stakeholders, regulatory hurdles are prevalent, and the interests of all parties don’t always align. With the amount of work rehabilitation programs available, how do you choose the best fit for each injured worker? Our panel will share data insights demonstrating the efficacy of work rehabilitation programs to prevent or reduce risk, improve stay at work and return to work outcomes, and drive the best recovery journey possible for injured workers.

Michelle Despres, PT, CEASII, REAS, CETS
Vice President, Physical Therapy, National Clinical Leader
One Call
Jacksonville, FL

Drew Cashatt
Sr. Claims Analyst Workers’ Compensation
American Airlines
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Bryan Conner
Manager Workers’ Compensation
American Airlines
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

David A. Hoyle, DPT, MA, OCS, MTC, CEAS
National Director of WorkStrategies
Select Medical
Storrs, CT

Paul Kauffman, RN, BSN, MBA
Director of Medical Management
AF Group
Milford, MI

Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
Kenosha, WI


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