IARP-LA 2019 Annual Conference: Rehabilitation Rendezvous


To provide advanced educational content for rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, insurance claims professionals, and allied health care professionals/therapists on current issues and considerations encountered in daily professional practice.


Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Case Managers, Forensic Experts, Insurance Claims Professionals, Attorneys, Allied Health Care Professionals/Therapists, Claims Examiners, Adjusters & their Supervisors, and Students.


LSUHSC Human Development Center
411 S. Prieur St., 3rd Floor,
New Orleans, LA 70112


Roman Street Parking Garage, 425 S. Roman St., New Orleans, LA 70112


FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - $275 (Member) $375 (Non-Member)
ONE-DAY REGISTRATION - $200 (Members) $275 (Non-Members)
Students, Claims Examiners, Adjusters & Their Supervisors: No fee, however, please submit a registration form.


Please return registration form with full payment to the address indicated. Pre-registration is requested, as limited space is available. For more information, please contact Sherylann Bennett at ssbenne1@aol.com or (504) 390-3884.

Register Online

Download Registration Form (pdf)


We have applied for 14.5 continuing education hours for CRC, CCM, and adjusters. The LRC Board accepts CRC credits for documentation of continuing education


Thursday, February 21

8:00 – 8:30 am
Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits Open

8:30 – 9:00 am
Legislative Update, David Tatman, IARP-LA Legislative Liaison & Larry S. Stokes, IARP-LA Legislative Chair

9:00 – 10:00 am
Laws That Affect Individuals with Disabilities & Barriers They Encounter; KEYNOTE SPEAKER – LA Rep. Scott Simon

10:00 – 10:15 am
Break/Visit Exhibits

10:15 – 12:15 pm
Ethical Decision Making Models in Rehabilitation Counseling, Dr. Kellie Camelford, PhD

12:15 - 12:30 pm
Break/Visit Exhibits

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Throw me Something Mister! Lunch & Roundtable Discussion with Exhibitors

1:30 – 2:30 pm
The Interface between Rehabilitation Services & Economics, Holly Sharp, CPA & Ralph Litolff, CPA

2:30 – 3:30 pm
The Benefits of Structured Settlements and the Role of Rehabilitation, Keith M. Christie, Ringler Associates

3:30 – 3:45 pm
Break / Visit Exhibits

3:45 – 4:45 pm
Immigration 101, Anne Hackett, Community Relations Officer, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

Friday, February 22

8:00 – 8:30 am
Annual Membership Meeting

8:30 – 9:30 am
Ten Most Common Hand Injuries: Recovery & Return to Work, Dr. Barton L. Wax, MD

9:30 – 10:30 am
Ask the Judge, The Honorable Janis van Meervald, Magistrate Judge & Margot Want, Career Law Clerk of the US Eastern District of LA

10:30 – 10:45 am
Break / Visit Exhibits

10:45 – 11:45 am
Ethical Dilemmas & How to Work as A Team, Michelle Sorrells, Esq., Quincy Crochet, Esq., & Coco Bendernagel, CRC, CCM, LRC

11:45 – 12:00 pm
Break / Visit Exhibits

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Throw me Something Mister! Roundtable Discussion with Exhibitors

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Why Medical Charges Have No Relationship to Medical Payments, John Kocke, RN, BS, MSN, CCM, CLCP, CMSP, Corecare Management

2:00 – 2:15 pm
Break / Visit Exhibits

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Spinal Injuries & the Diagnostic Testing Beneficial for a Proper Diagnosis & Recovery, Dr. Fred R. Defrancesh, MD

3:15 – 4:15 pm
Current Case Law in the Longshore Arena, The Honorable Tracy A. Daly, Administrative Law Judge, US Dept. of Labor


Limited seating is available – please register early. If space is available, on-site registration will be permitted. On-site parking is available at the conference center for a fee.


100% will be available for requests made on or before February 7, 2019. After that date, credit toward another conference will be given.


For membership information, visit rehabpro.org or contact Tiffany Cologne at tiffany@gisclair.com.


We will be having our annual silent auction at the conference again this year. Please be sure to check out all the donations and bid on some great items. If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please contact Michael Scullin at (504) 524-3378 or michael@sflrehab.com.


LSUHSC Human Development Center, 3rd Floor
411 S. Prieur St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Event Date(s)

Starts:  Feb 21, 2019 8:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Feb 22, 2019 4:15 PM (CT)
Associated with  Louisiana Chapter

Event Contact

Sherylann Bennett
(504) 390-3884