Illinois' Most Informative Workers' Compensation Event Approved for a Wide Range of Continuing Education Credits

February 25, 2010 — Illinois employers and other stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system are continuing to struggle with skyrocketing medical costs and are searching for solutions to improve the business climate in Illinois. Once again, we have brought together top industry experts to provide you with the critical developments and cost-containment solutions you are seeking. The 2010 Illinois Workers’ Comp Forum will provide you with enlightening keynote speakers, comprehensive sessions, lively and informative panel discussions, and much more.

Sam Norton, Conference Director, noted, “When workers’ comp stakeholders from across the state of Illinois gather in Chicago, they will hear over 35 leading experts deliver information-packed sessions focusing on solutions to continuing workers’ compensation challenges in Illinois. We will kick off our program with critical updates from Amy Masters, Acting Chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission followed by an enlightening stakeholder panel of esteemed industry experts. The panel will address the most pressing issues facing those on the front lines including what can be done to prevent workers’ comp costs from driving businesses out of Illinois, frustrations with failure to get convictions for fraud, the potential impact of health care reforms on workers’ comp in Illinois, and how to improve the quality of benefits for injured workers.”

The Illinois Workers’ Comp Forum will feature the following sessions:

-Update from the Illinois Workers’ Comp Commission: Key Issues to be Addressed in 2010 and New Goals for 2011

-Finding Answers to Skyrocketing Costs and New Concerns Confronting the Illinois Workers’ Comp System

-The Top Ten Claims-Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

-Closing Problematic, Lingering Workers’ Comp Claims: Discover Why Getting Closure Has Never Been Harder and What You Can Do About it

-Cracking Down on Fraudulent Claims: Discover the Latest Weapons Being Used to Fight Fraud in Illinois

-Wage-Loss Claim Conundrums: Critical Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate These Costly Claims

-Repetitive-Motion Injuries: Managing the Most Costly Workplace Injuries: How to Keep These Claims from Spiraling Out of Control by Implementing Proven Return-to-Work Strategies

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About Council on Education in Management:
For over 35 years, Council ( has provided high-quality workers’ compensation, employment law, and HR training to human resource and other business professionals across the U.S. Over one million delegates have attended our programs to date! Our events provide innovative solutions to the workplace challenges you face every day.

Media Contact:
Mike Fitton
Phone: 704-561-0255

Program Director:
Sam Norton, JD
Phone: 704-258-8912


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