March 14 & 15, 2019
Embassy Suites, Greensboro, NC

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Navigating the Furture - 2019 Educational Conference

Who should attend?

Rehabilitation Professionals
Medical Case Managers
Vocational Specialists
Life Care Planners


11 (3.0 Ethics) CEUs are pending for CRC, CCM, CDMS and CLCP (note: CEU’s will be adjusted for late arrivals/early departures)

Registration Fees

Full Registration (includes lunch/social):

  • IARP Member Attendee: $150
  • Non-member Attendee: $150 (until February 28, 2019) / $185 (beginning March 1, 2019)
  • Student Rate: $80 (CEUs will not be provided)

Single Day Rate: $115
Guest Fees: $40 Lunch / $35 Social (appetizers)

Registration Online Here

Registration form (pdf)

Vendor Registration

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Vendor Contract (docx)

Please note cancellation deadline of March 12, 2019, limited refund provided after this date

Same day food preferences CANNOT be accommodated – please list special requests and dietary needs on registration form or email iarpofcarolinas@gmail.com.


A rate of $147 plus tax has been arranged for conference participants at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro-Airport 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC  27409 (Directly off I-40 at exit 210)

Reservations: 1-800 EMBASSY or 336/668-4535
Mention the event "IARP Educational Conference" get the special rate.
To qualify for this rate, you must reserve by February 20, 2019

Online Hotel Reservations

E-mail questions or concerns to Kim Deal, Sonja Ellington or Beth Ezzell at iarpofcarolinas@gmail.com


Thursday March 14, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am 


8:00am – 8:10am   


8:10am – 9:30am  

Ethical Consideration of Effective Listening Skills

  • Teresa Williams MSW, LCSW Home Care Connect

9:40am – 10:00am    

Break and visit Exhibits

10:00am – 11:15am

Opioid Task Force Update

  • Tracey Jones (Teague Campbell)
  • Victor Farah (Farah & Cammarano)
  • Scarlett Gardner (State of North Carolina)

11:15am – Noon

NC Industrial Commission Update

  • Commissioner Myra L. Griffin

Noon – 1:30pm

Lunch and visit exhibits

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Breakout Session I (choose one)

  • Vocational – Placement of Criminal Offenders
    – Life Works Program
  • Medical – Wake Spine and Pain Specialist - Return to work and the role of Interventional Pain Management
    – Dr. Reis, Dr. Reznik
    – Dr. Hertzberg

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break and visit exhibits

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Breakout Session II (choose one)

  • Vocational – Panel on Expert Testimony - Setting Your Compass Towards Success-
    – Steve Yuhas 
    – Pam Foster (Plaintiff) and Defense
  • Medical – Knee Injuries: Current concepts, Controversial treatments, and Causation
    – Brian T. Szura MD Cary Orthopaedics

*Please join us for Cocktails from 5:30 – 7:00pm *Dinner will be on your own

Friday March 15, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:30am

Announcements/IARP Meeting

8:30am – 10:00am

Panel: Alternative Treatment for Pain – What’s in Your Wheelhouse?

  • Counseling – Sonja Ellington MS, CRC, LPC, CEAS, Ellington Consulting and Counseling PLLC
  • Biofeedback – Sylvia Whitmire MA, LPC, BCB-Fellow
  • Acupuncture – Rob Balkind, ABR Acupuncture LLC
  • Chiropractor – Dr. Megan Hendel, Healing Hands Chiropractic

10:00am – 10:30am

Break and visit exhibits

10:30am – Noon

Attorney, Employer, Adjuster Panel: Ethical Dilemmas – Keeping your Head Above Water

  • Harold (Hal) Willson (Willson, Jones, Carter & Baxley)
  • Katrena Parker (Old Dominion Trucking)
  • Roberta King Latham (Bennett Guthrie Latham)
  • Timothy Welborn (Law Offices of Timothy D Welborn)

Noon – 12:30pm

Break and Boxed Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Keynote: Laura Hamilton – “It’s Time to Sharpen your Ax”


Embassy Suites
204 Centreport Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

Event Date(s)

Starts:  Mar 14, 2019 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 15, 2019 2:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Carolinas Chapter