IARP of the Carolinas’ Educational Conference 2020


March 12 & 13, 2020
Embassy Suites, Greensboro, NC

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ELEVATING YOUR GAME - 2020 Educational Conference

Who should attend?

Rehabilitation Professionals
Medical Case Managers
Vocational Specialists
Life Care Planners


11.0 (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: $160
  • Non-member Attendee: $160 (until February 28, 2020) / $195 (beginning March 2, 2020)
  • Student Rate: $80 (CEUs will not be provided)

Single Day Rate: $120
Guest Fees: $40 Lunch / $35 Social (appetizers)

Registration Online Here

Registration form

Vendor Registration

Register Online Here

Vendor Contract (docx)

Please note cancellation deadline of March 10, 2020, 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 $169.00 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).

Call for Reservations: 1-800 EMBASSY or 336/668-4535

Mention the event-IARP Educational Conference to get the special rate
To qualify for this rate, you must reserve by February 18, 2020.
*The rooms will fill up fast due to the ACC Basketball Tournament in Greensboro!!

Online Hotel Reservations

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


Thursday March 12, 2020

7:30am – 8:00am 


8:00am – 8:10am   


8:10am – 9:40am  

The Ethics of Helping a Patient Start from Square One

  • Dani Gehle, Actress/Motivational Speaker

9:40am – 10:00am    

Break and visit Exhibits

10:00am – 10:20am    

NC Industrial Commission Annual Update

  • Myra L. Griffin, Vice-Chair, North Carolina Industrial Commission

10:20am – Noon

How to Ethically Avoid Fouls and Turnovers – Review of Case Law

  • Katie L. Grove, McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, LLC

  • Brian C. Groesser, Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C.

  • Kathleen Q. DuBois, Crumley Roberts, LLP

  • Melanie Willis, Pepsi Bottling Ventures

  • Adjuster - TBD

Noon – 1:30pm

Lunch and Visit Exhibits

1:30pm – 3:00pm

The ABC’s of Coping and Recovery from Injury and Chronic Pain

  • Jeffrey B. Feldman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Breakout Session I

  • Vocational - 50+: The Forgotten Workforce
    • Murray Miller, Operations Manager, NCWorks Greensboro/High Point Career Center
  • Medical – Post Trauma Vision Syndrome and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome
    • Dr. Steven L. Haleo, Neuro-Optometrist, Vision Therapy Center of Charlotte

*Please join us for Cocktails and FREE THROW CONTEST!! 5:30-7:00 pm (Dinner will be on your own)

Friday March 13, 2020

7:30am – 8:00am 


8:00am – 8:15am

Announcements/IARP Meeting

8:15am – 9:15am

Planning a Successful FCE Slam Dunk – Panel Discussion

  • Laura Patton, PT, Benchmark - Arcon
  • Debra Lord, PT, Job Ready Services - XRTS FCE
  • David Hoyle, National Director FCEs for Select Physical Therapy - Work Strategy FCE

9:15am – 10:30am

Take it to the Net! Perspectives on Using FCE Results

  • W. Mark Peck, Robinson & Lawing, LLP
  • Amy Berry, Amy Berry Law, P.A.
  • Christy Severt, Workers’ Compensation Adjuster, Novant Health

10:30am – 11:00am

Break and Visit Exhibits

11:00am – Noon

Alternative Treatments for Getting Your Game On! – Panel Discussion

  • CBD/Medical Marijuana - Christopher Torres, PT, DPT, OCS, CEAS, Select Medical Physical Therapy
  • Cupping & Acupuncture -Dr. Alise Beccaria, DAc, LAc, Triad Integrative Wellness Center

Noon – 12:30pm

Break and Visit Exhibits

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Keynote: “I Didn’t Sign On For This! Dealing With Constant Change In the Workplace and Life”

  • Mike Collins, The Perfect Workday Company


Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro-Airport
204 Centreport Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409

Event Date(s)

Starts:  Mar 12, 2020 12:36 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 13, 2020 12:36 AM (ET)
Associated with  Carolinas Chapter