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  • IARP WA Chapter Spring Conference v. COVID-19

    IARP WA Chapter Annual Spring Conference planned for May 28-29 is still a "go." The Board of Directors is continuing to monitor information concerning the COVID-19 virus and will communicate any changes to this year's conference as warranted. 
    Thank you for your interest and participation in IARP. 
    Angie Westling
    IARP WA President
  • 2020 WA IARP Conference Agenda

    THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020

    7.5 CEUs


    7:00 am-8:00 am - Registration, Hot Breakfast and Networking with Colleagues


    8:00 am-8:15 am - Welcome & Opening Remarks –Angie Westling, CDMS, Immediate Past President and Katrina Marquardt-Taylor IARP WA Chapter President


    8:15 am-10:15 am – Jason Parker Keynote – Changing the story of Work Disability  


    10:15 am-10:30 am - Break, Networking with Colleagues and Vendors


    10:30 am-11:30 am – Laura Kaufmann, MD Meeting with the Doctor, the second visit. Ideas on starting and continuing a productive working relationship with Attending Providers


    11:30 am -12:30 pm - Catered Hot Lunch, Networking with Colleagues and Vendors


    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – From Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Ryan Guppy, Chief of Return-to-Work Partnerships, Vickie Kennedy, Assistant Director Insurance Services Vocational Recovery: Changes, Updates and Future Opportunities


    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Eli Brackenbury LNP COHC of Lamb Weston – The Path Less Traveled – See how partnerships help change outcomes


    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tod Doran of Law Offices of Thomas L Doran, PLLC – Vocational Recovery Project: How to bring the claimant’s attorney to the table


    3:30 pm – 3:45 pm - Break, Networking with Colleagues and Vendors


    3:45 pm – 4:45 pm – Jeff Cockrum, JD, MA, CRC, CDMS – (Ethics 1 hour) How does one develop one’s ethical principles? A discussion on legal and rehabilitation training and experience.


    4:45 pm – 4:50 pm - Closing Remarks

    Thursday Evening Event

     Gardiant, the makers of VocWorks, will be hosting our Thursday Evening Event. 

    More details to follow!


    FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020

    7 CEUs



    7:00 am-8:00 am - Registration, Hot Breakfast, and Networking with Exhibitors


    8:00 am-8:15 am - Welcome & Opening Remarks – Katrina Marquardt-Taylor, IARP WA Chapter President


    8:15 am-9:45 am – Bob Wilson – How the VR Project is Improving Worker’s Comp


    9:45 am-10:45 am – Kristin Biggs, Rainier Case Management – Job Development 101 – Gain confidence to help your injured worker return to work.


    10:45-11:00 a.m. – Break, Networking with Exhibitors


    11:00 am - Noon – Greg Kabacy, Aspire Consulting – Working with the Employer for a Successful Outcome


    12:00 pm -1:00 pm – Hot Lunch, Networking with Exhibitors


    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Tom Polsin and Todd Gendreau – Social Security / Legal: The Occupational Requirements Survey: What is it and how can I use it in my practice?


    2:00 pm –3:00 pm – Betsey McGavic Carrillo - Portland Community College Resources – OST – Customized, creative and individualized training – a worker centric training option


    3:00 pm – 3:15 pm - Break with Exhibitors, Exhibitor Basket Drawings


    3:15 pm – 4:15 pm -   Jeff Cockrum, JD, MA, CRC, CDMS – (Ethics 1 hour) Round-table on ethics development in the rehabilitation and legal fields.   


    4:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Closing Remarks


    To register on-line go to the IARP WA Chapter webpage: link: https://connect.rehabpro.org/washington/home then click on the "Chapter Events" tab to get to the on-line registration links.  For registration via check payment, please download, complete and return your registration payment via US mail to the address listed on the IARP WA Conference Registration form.


    For questions or additional information:

    Angie Westling, Katrina Marquardt-Taylor, or Sandra Holman

    2020 Spring Conference Chairs

    angie@career-opps.com / kmarquardt@eastsidevocational.com  / sandra@career-opps.com


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IARP WA Board of Directors

Angela Westling, President
Katrina Marquardt, President Elect
Sandra Holman, Past President
Matt Nystul, Secretary-Treasurer

Members at Large
Irina Razvina
Michelle Jensen
Leslie Weaver
Laurel Burditt Creek
Leigh Haley


Pictured left to right back row:

Angela Westling (President), Laurel Burditt-Creek (Member at Large); Bradley Ehrlich (2018-19 Member at Large); Leigh Haley (Member at Large); Jennifer Bowes (2018-19 Member at Large); Leslie Weaver (Member at Large); Sandra Holman (Past President); Michelle Jensen (Member at Large)

Front Row left to right: Katrina Marquardt (President Elect); Irina Razvina (Member at Large)

Not pictured: Matt Nystul (Treasurer)

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