Management of the Injured Worker XV Conference April 07, 2017


Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services

Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services has been sponsoring the“Management of the Injured Worker” conference for the workers’ compensation community since 2002.

The focus of the conference in 2017 is “Engaging All Resources in the Treatment and Management
of Pain.”

As recent guidelines aim to decrease inappropriate opioid prescribing, this conference will increase awareness about non-opioid treatments, which are available in the fields of pain medicine, physical therapy, integrative medicine, interventional pain medicine and surgery. Preventing acute pain from developing into chronic pain syndrome
also requires appropriate intervention for psychological issues and the engagement of employers and employees.

This conference should be of interest to our multidisciplinary audience of nurse case managers, claim adjusters, occupational health nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, physical therapists and employer
representatives who are involved in treating and managing workers’ compensation patients, and need to work together with the goal of returning injured employees to productive work.

The conference will run consecutively with the Tennessee College of
Occupational and Enviromental Medicine (TCOEM) Meeting on April
8, 2017 to create a two day conference experience, if desired. Separate
registration is required to attend the TCOEM portion. For further
information please contact Asher Turney, MD, MSPH at aturney@

Date: April 07, 2017
Location: Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Agenda 2017
Registration Brochure


A continental breakfast will be provided from 7-8 a.m. A buffet lunch will be provided which gives a variety of food for all tastes. If you have special dietary needs, please specify that at the time of your registration.

For Physicians

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives:, After participating in the CME Activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

1) How to work effectively with employer representatives in order to achieve timely return to work of injured employees.

2) The process of withdrawal from opioid pain medication, and the appropriate use of alternative medications for painful conditions.

3) How to differentiate between symptom exaggeration and malingering.

4) The appropriate use of physical therapy, intergrative medicine, and interventional pain medicine in treating injured workers with acute and chronic pain.

5) Indications and contra-indications of surgical procedures for painful back conditions.

It is the policy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity., Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations


Application to the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) has been submitted.


Send completed registration to Tammie Mathis via email at or fax to

Corporate Health at 615-936-6077 or mail to:

Tammie Mathis

Vanderbilt Corporate Health

3319 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

Early Registration for physicians and nurse practitioners requiring CMEs is $250.00 - This fee includes the CME cost to us.

Early Registration for non-physicians is $150.00.

The fee for Walk-In Registration will be increased by $25.00 the day of the conference. Food service and registration materials cannot be guaranteed for Walk-In Registrants, though we will do our best.

No registration fees will be refunded after April 07, 2017 though registrations can be transferred to another person.

Discounts are available for multiple attendees from a single company.

If you have questions regarding payment or reservations, please contact Tammie at: (615) 936-2098 or

Registration Cancellation

If registration must be cancelled, your registration fee will be refunded in full if notification is received at Corporate Health Services on or prior to March 24, 2017. Registration fees will not be refunded after April 07, 2017.

For questions regarding payment or reservations, please contact Tammie Mathis at (615) 936-2098 or

Area Information

April is a great time of year to visit the Nashville area. While you are here, extend your stay for the weekend and enjoy the area!

Some ideas:

Grand Ole Opry or General Jackson Tours -

Frist Center for Visual Arts -

Nashville Symphony -

Nashville Nightlife & Sporting Events - (click Visitors & Friends)