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21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit

Australia’s leading platform for legislative updates and workers’ compensation case studies

17-18 February 2020 | Swissotel Sydney

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Early bird rate (save up to $200) expires 31 January 2020 // see pricing for more details

overview

The National Workers’ Compensation Summit will return for its 21st year in 2020.

As we enter a new decade, the future of workers’ compensation will be driven by human relationships as much as technology.

Serving as Australia’s premier platform for legislative updates and business case studies, the two-day event features insightful and practical information across a range of workers compensation, injury management and return to work issues.

This forward-looking program will explore key topics including:

  • Legislative updates and future approaches
  • Scheme changes across NSW, VIC, the Commonwealth and other key jurisdictions
  • Psychological injury and mental health
  • Case studies of technology and data in WHS
  • Change management
  • Managing increasing numbers of claims
  • The future of work
  • Low-cost injury management and prevention programs
  • Significant case law implications
  • Self-insurance
  • Negotiation skills
  • Prevention and injury management for ageing workforces

Who should attend:

Insurers, employers, self-insurers, rehabilitation providers, lawyers, medical practictioners.

  • Workers compensation manager
  • Case manager
  • RTW manager
  • Injury manager
  • OHS/WHS manager
  • Wellbeing manager
  • Mental health manager

sponsors

Platinum Sponsor Coffee Cart Sponsor

exhibitors

agenda

8:00 am

Registration and morning tea

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

INTO THE NEXT DECADE

9:00 am

  • Our working environment is changing, and the effects of these changes, be they on work-life balance, or on health and wellbeing at work, are still very much unknown
  • The Centre for WHS is leveraging cutting edge research and data to prevent harm in our workplaces of the future
  • Understand how the Centre is bringing about behaviour change in work health and safety in NSW, including on crystalline silica and mental health in remote and rural communities

9:30 am

  • Data and science underpin QBE’s approach to helping people get their lives back together after an injury in workers compensation schemes
  • Learn from QBE’s investment in innovations and focus on people, and how this has transformed our approach to claims management

10:00 am

At a time where the boundaries around our work life are blurred, schemes including Comcare need to consider how to successfully support the genuine recovery, and timely, safe and durable return to work, of workers. With many disruptors coming for our regulatory and compensation systems, Sue will share some of the initiatives that Comcare is trailing in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based practice and what works.

10:30 am

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 am

KEYNOTE | Key findings from WorkSafe 2: Follow-up investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims

Deborah Glass, Victorian Ombudsman

11:45 am

  • Learn how leading companies have successfully built up resilience in their workforce to overcome and manage change and adversity
  • Implementable solutions and tools to assess, understand and improve resilience behaviour in teams
  • Create genuine behaviour transformation

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

As part of registration please select preferred stream for each day. Delegates are able to switch between streams throughout the day.

1:20 pm

Welcome back from Stream A Chair || Stream: STREAM A: Change management and claims management

Welcome back from Stream B Chair || Stream: STREAM B: Psychological injury

1:30 pm

  • The steps to achieving cultural change over 2 years
  • How a significant improvement in LTIFR has been enabled by a shift in focus to Recovering at Work whilst simultaneously empowering workers to report incidents and injuries
  • The difference the support of management can make

2:00 pm

  • Exploring DP World’s journey to integration
  • How to integrate workers compensation, injury management and prevention into the safety sphere within an organisation

2:30 pm

  • Identifying key challenges with implementation
  • Overcoming the challenges of presumptive cancer implementation
  • Demonstrating support for firefighters and their families through different partnerships
  • Adopting a multidisciplinary approach towards care and recovery
  • Holistic approach to supporting an organisation’s wellbeing
  • How to best Recognise, Respond, Refer and Review a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • How a framework can form the basis for an organisation’s policy and procedure for mental health and wellbeing
  • Positive impact it has had within organisations

3:00 pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30 pm

  • Tools to assist in identifying which new MSD’s are more likely to have a poor return to work outcome
  • Targeted solutions to get these injured workers back on track
  • Best practice for communication between healthcare professionals, employers and insurers, and their role in giving injured workers safe messages about keeping moving and recovering at work

4:00 pm

Preparing for and acquiring a self-insurance license || Stream: STREAM A: Change management and claims management

Michael Halloran, President, Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Licensees Association and General Manager Injury Management, Australia Post

4:30 pm

  • Achieving return to work outcomes for workers with long-term injuries an workers’ compensation
  • Finding alternative employment or treatment
  • Cost savings and benefits for worker and employer

CASE STUDY | CSIRO’s wellbeing journey || Stream: STREAM B: Psychological injury

Kylie Grady, Executive Manager Wellbeing and Safety and Occupational Physiotherapist, CSIRO

5:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

END OF SUMMIT | Networking Drinks

6:00 pm

Relax with peers at the Adria Bar and Grill, located on the sparkling Darling Harbour foreshore.

*Dinner is included in all Conference Tickets. Additional Dinner Tickets may be purchased through our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4025.

THE FUTURE OF RISK

8:50 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

  • NSW Workers Compensation System update
  • The Regulatory Approach
  • Future plans with a focus on what this means in practice for workers, business owners, insurers and providers

9:30 am

Workers compensation and the law: Significant FCA and HC decisions in the last 3 years

Rhett Slocombe, Partner, Hall & Wilcox

10:00 am

Innovations and creative problem solving in dispute resolution

Phil Jedlin, Director of Operations and Acting Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer, Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO)

10:30 am

Networking and Refreshment Break

SELF INSURANCE & LEADERSHIP

11:00 am

  • Insights from BlueScope’s experience of 90 years of self-insurance
  • Comparing Self Insurance in regulated schemes across states
  • Insights, expected and unexpected effects/benefits for workers and the company

11:30 am

  • Why and how businesses can hold workplace mental health providers to account
  • Examples of metrics, evidence and other considerations of employers before engaging a provider
  • What the shift to a more systemic and holistic approach to mental health actually looks like

12:00 pm

How to influence workers comp from a leadership level

Lana Hogno, General Manager, Health Safety & Wellbeing, UnitingCare Queensland

12:30 pm

Lunch

As part of registration please select preferred stream for each day. Delegates are able to switch between streams throughout the day.

1:20 pm

Welcome back from Stream A Chair || Stream: STREAM A: RTW, injury management and early intervention

Welcome back from Stream B Chair || Stream: STREAM B: Injury prevention and WHS

1:30 pm

This project will deliver a case management tool that helps case managers match the right services to the right person at the right time. This way, we can ensure injured workers recover faster. We can also ensure workers’ compensation groups run more efficiently with increased financial sustainability.

Using behavioural insights to manage psychological injury || Stream: STREAM B: Injury prevention and WHS

Daniel Palmer, Manager, Health and Welbeing, Department of Education and Communities

  • Implementation of technology (building the case, stakeholder engagement/buy in to safety change at every level of the organisation
  • What the data shows – key performance improvements, multisite engagement, sustaining the change

2:30 pm

Research project on role of work and workplace trauma in precipitating mental illness in NSW emergency workers over 5 years

Preventing psychosocial risks || Stream: STREAM B: Injury prevention and WHS

Linda Sheahan, Workplace Engagement Manager, beyondblue

3:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

END OF SUMMIT

pricing

Packages Price
Two day conference + both workshops$4395$4195+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop A$3995$3795+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop B$3995$3795+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Package(Two Days)$3495$3295+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop A$795$695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop B$795$695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Both Workshops$1195$1095+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Day 1 STREAM A: Change management and claims management Included in package
Day 1 STREAM B: Psychological injury Included in package
Day 2 STREAM A: RTW, injury management and early intervention Included in package
Day 2 STREAM B: Injury prevention and WHS Included in package
Packages Price
Two day conference + both workshops$3195$2995+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop A$2895$2695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop B$2895$2695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Package(Two Days)$2495$2295+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop A$595$495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop B$595$495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Both Workshops$895$795+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Day 1 STREAM A: Change management and claims management Included in package
Day 1 STREAM B: Psychological injury Included in package
Day 2 STREAM A: RTW, injury management and early intervention Included in package
Day 2 STREAM B: Injury prevention and WHS Included in package

As part of registration please select preferred stream for each day. Delegates are able to switch between streams throughout.

Insurance & Service Providers industry rate is applicable under Standard Rate

 

Event Pricing

Early bird rate expires 31 January 2020

Standard (for Insurance and Service Providers)

  • Conference + both workshops
    Early bird rate: $4,195
    Standard rate: $4,395
  • Conference + 1 workshop ( A or B)
    Early bird rate: $3,795
    Standard rate: $3,995
  • Conference Package
    Early bird rate: $3,295
    Standard rate: $3,495
  • 1 workshop (A or B)
    Early bird rate: $695
    Standard rate: $795
  • Both workshops
    Early bird rate: $1,095
    Standard rate: $1,195

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Corporate/Government/Regulators/NFP Rate

  • Conference + both workshops
    Early bird rate: $2,995
    Standard rate: $3,195
  • Conference + 1 workshop ( A or B)
    Early bird rate: $2,695
    Standard rate: $2,895
  • Conference Package
    Early bird rate: $2,295
    Standard rate: $2,495
  • 1 workshop (A or B)
    Early bird rate: $495
    Standard rate: $595
  • Both workshops
    Early bird rate: $795
    Standard rate: $895

speakers

Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

Sue Weston

CEO, Comcare

Darren Parker

Executive Director, Workers & Home Building Compensation Regulation, State Insurance Regulatory Authority

James Hay

Head of People Risk Claims Strategy and Performance, QBE Insurance

Emma Howard

National Mental Health Manager, Clayton Utz

Dr Ross Iles

Senior Research Fellow Health Services, Monash University

Kiran Mudaliar

Manager, Injury Management Advisory Service, Department of Police, Fire & Emergency

Rachel Clements

Director of Psychological Services, Centre for Corporate Health

Daniel Palmer

Manager, Health and Welbeing, Department of Education and Communities

Lyal Hammond

National Workers Compensation Manager, BlueScope Steel

Julio Bara

National Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Clayton Utz

Karli Edgerton

National Safety & Workers Compensation Manager, DP World Australia

James Monteverdi

Recovery at Work Coordinator, Health and Safety Branch, Fire and Rescue NSW

Rhett Slocombe

Partner, Hall & Wilcox

Kylie Grady

Executive Manager Wellbeing and Safety and Occupational Physiotherapist, CSIRO

Natasha Dimitrijevic

Recovery at Work Coordinator, Fire and Rescue NSW

Noni Byron

Managing Director, Prestige Health Services Australia

Christey Nelson

Manager, Workers Compensation and Injury Management, Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health

Geraldine King

Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Citi

Jane Stevens

Executive, Services Industries, WorkCover Queensland

David Brentnall

Specialist Physiotherapist, AXIS Rehabilitation at Work

Lana Hogno

General Manager, Health Safety & Wellbeing, UnitingCare Queensland

Phil Jedlin

Director of Operations and Acting Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer, Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO)

Tina Thew

Acting Deputy Director Community Health, Physiotherapist, Hawkesbury District Health Service

Anna Bishop

Acting Senior Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, Hawkesbury District Health Service

Matt Hughes

Managing Director and Resilience Coach, Ripen Psychology

Michael Halloran

President, Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Licensees Association and General Manager Injury Management, Australia Post

Erin Judd

Health Services Manager, Safety, Human Resources & Environment Division, Endeavour Energy

Lynna Marr

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner, Aurecon

Dr Michelle Veljanovska

Manager Science Outreach, Centre for Work Health and Safety

Workshops

9:00 – 12:30
Workshop A | Complex workers compensation claims management

The landscape of work is changing, and so too are the ways in which
we manage work-related, and non-work related injuries. Learn the
skills, updated requirements, best practice tools, language, and tips for
effective communication in managing issues including:

– Psychological injuries
– Bullying and harassment
– Drugs, alcohol and fatigue
– Manual handling

 

1:30 – 5:00
Workshop B | Workplace wellbeing and organisational culture

– Proactively mitigating and managing health and safety risks
– Developing a systematic risk management framework
– Implementing an holistic approach to workplace wellbeing

Dinner

Relax with peers at the Adria Bar and Grill, located a stone’s throw away on the sparkling Darling Harbour foreshore.

* Dinner is included in any ticket package including attendance to at least one day of the Summit.

Address:
T.107 Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

when & where

17 - 18 Feb 2020

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9238 8888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.

contact

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Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4037
Margaret.Young@informa.com.au

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4008
Andrew.Sinkovich@informa.com.au

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