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18th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit

Australia’s leading platform for legislative updates and business case studies in the realm of workers’ compensation. Registrations now open.

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overview

The National Workers’ Compensation Summit returns for its 18th instalment in 2017, once again serving as Australia’s premier platform for legislative updates and business case studies in the realm of workers’ compensation.

With perspectives from Federal and State Government, the Summit will analyse key topics such as:

  • Overview and update of current regulations
  • Innovative approaches to injury prevention and risk management – creating a safer and healthier workplace
  • Adapting technology to support the RTW & claims management process
  • Addressing mental health and wellbeing challenges in the workplace
  • Developing successful RTW & Injury Management procedures
  • Creating a compliant and fit for purpose claims process
  • Discussing key factors for the development of successful workers’ compensation schemes nationwide

The Summit will unite executives and practitioners from a range of backgrounds including insurance carriers, government, health and medical services, finance, manufacturers, construction, transport, academia and business services.

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agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

Networking Game

OVERVIEW & UPDATES

9:10 am

  • Overview of what the investigation discovered
  • Best practice for implementing the recommendations
  • Further insights from the Victorian Ombudsman’s Office into the performance of Victoria’s Workers’ Compensation Scheme

9:50 am

  • An overview and insight into Work Safe Victoria’s latest strategy
  • Highlighting key areas for improvement
  • Developing the approach to Victoria’s workers’ compensation scheme

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

KEYNOTE Best practice for managing claims: An insurers perspective

Senior Representative, Gallagher Bassett,

11:40 am

  • Driving improvements in OHS
  • Realising the link between health & safety and claims rates
  • The financial benefits of implementing strong health and safety rules

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break || Stream: STREAM A: INJURY PREVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT

1:20 pm

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair || Stream: STREAM A: INJURY PREVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair || Stream: STREAM B: CLAIMS MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE

1:25 pm

  • Addressing complex safety issues and high levels of risk
  • Creating a better workplace safety culture
  • Realising areas that need improvement
  • Creating collaborative approaches that ensure the involvement and opinions of all involved are heard
  • Reaching a satisfactory resolution at the earliest opportunity to avoid the escalation of complaints
  • Effective training of staff in conflict resolution Senior Representative, Gallagher Bassett

2:05 pm

Topic TBC Senior Representative, eReports || Stream: STREAM A: INJURY PREVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Implementing modern technology into a streamlined approach
  • The value technology can add to developing claims management practices
  • Innovative approaches to managing claims

2:45 pm

Networking and refreshment break || Stream: STREAM A: INJURY PREVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT

Networking and refreshment break || Stream: STREAM B: CLAIMS MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE

3:10 pm

  • Up to 11% of workplace accidents can be attributed to alcohol and drugs. Waiting for an incident to occur or just implementing drug testing isn’t enough. Taking action before an incident occurs is far more cost effective than trying to manage a return to work plan
  • This session will talk about these risks, which industries are at most risk, costs to business/community and advising on what action companies can take to reduce this risk
  • Monitoring regulatory changes and seeking new approaches to managing claims
  • Developing the use of AI as an expert decision maker
  • How do insurers try to progress Sharyn Sullivan, Executive Manager Claims Solutions, Suncorp

3:50 pm

  • In North America and Europe the use of a biofeedback based program has been having a dramatic impact on depression, anxiety, sleep, muscular aches and pains and more. It also positively impacts on claims and health care costs.
  • In this presentation Margo Field will demonstrate the biofeedback device and some of the strategies from the program. It will be a refreshing and informative presentation.
  • Understanding when an injury has been caused by working vs aggravated by working
  • Should employers have to take any responsibility for employees’ lifestyle?
  • Providing safe working environments

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Remarks from the Chair

4:40 pm

Networking drinks – Sponsored by eReports

9:00 am

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

  • Regulatory overview and insight into current and future developments
  • How well is the current workers’ compensation scheme functioning
  • What can other states learn from the success of Comcare?

9:50 am

This presentation will discuss Virgin Australia’s transition to self-insurance, including the WHS/WC audits completed prelicense, initiatives that have been implemented as part of our transition to self-insurance, our new structure under self-insurance (i.e. focus on early intervention and injury prevention through ongoing use of our Onsite Physio and VA-Care), and the development of our Rehab Management System which is taking place in the lead-up to our first audit in Mar-17.

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

  • Challenges faced in high risk environments
  • Innovative approaches to creating safe working environments

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break || Stream: STREAM A: MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

1:20 pm

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair || Stream: STREAM A: MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair || Stream: STREAM B: INJURY MANAGEMENT & RETURN TO WORK

1:25 pm

  • Understanding the impact of bullying & harassment of wellbeing and mental health
  • Creating structures that tackle the key issues
  • Realising the benefits of a healthy minded workforce

2:05 pm

  • Developing practices that focus on the mental health and wellbeing of employees
  • Placing emphasis on employers to achieve higher standards
  • Creating employee centric frameworks that reduce the risk of depression and anxiety
  • Developing strategies to return employers back the pre-injury duties
  • Creating opportunities for employers to return to work in a minimal capacity quickly
  • Best practice for managing claims from a police viewpoint

2:45 pm

Afternoon Tea || Stream: STREAM A: MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

Afternoon Tea || Stream: STREAM B: INJURY MANAGEMENT & RETURN TO WORK

3:10 pm

  • Pharmaceutical drugs are causing more people to die every day than illegal drugs. People are misusing or over using pharmaceutical drugs to reduce pain (from an accident they may have sustained at work), to cope with stress or fatigue…issues that affect all workplaces.
  • This session talks about the prevalence of pharmaceutical misuse, the likely symptoms someone could display or how their behaviour will change which can have a negative impact on productivity and safety at work. Not to mention delay returning to work. This session will also highlight alternative measures people can consider to reduce their reliance on medication; measures that Return to Work Coordinators can promote as well.

Managing complex cases and injuries with the aim of achieving a level of work capacity Senior || Stream: STREAM B: INJURY MANAGEMENT & RETURN TO WORK

Representative, Injury Treatment,

1:50 pm

  • What practices are currently being put in place to tackle issues in the workplace
  • Developing structures to support employee mental health and wellbeing
  • Where can improvements be made?

|| Stream: STREAM B: INJURY MANAGEMENT & RETURN TO WORK

3:50 pm

The use of Independent Medical Examiners (IME’s) - Using IME’s efficiently and correctly Senior || Stream: STREAM B: INJURY MANAGEMENT & RETURN TO WORK

Representative, Independent Medical Opinio,

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Remarks from the Chair

4:40 am

End of conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $3295$2895+GST
Both Workshops $1195$995+GST
Two day conference + both workshops $4095$3695+GST
Two day conference + workshop A $3695$3295+GST
Two day conference + workshop B $3695$3295+GST
Workshop A $795$595+GST
Workshop B $795$595+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $1995$1695+GST
Both Workshops $895$695+GST
Two day conference + both workshops $2595$2295+GST
Two day conference + workshop A $2295$1995+GST
Two day conference + workshop B $2295$1995+GST
Workshop A $595$395+GST
Workshop B $595$395+GST

Early Bird Rate – Book & pay by 31 Dec 2016

speakers

deborah-glass

Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

shane-odea

Shane O’Dea

Executive Director, Insurance, WorkSafe Victoria

Senior Representative, Gallagher Bassett

Senior Representative, Workplace Health Association Australia

natasha-jager

Natasha Jager

National Manager Workplace Services, ADF

margo-photo

Margo Field

CEO, Work Healthy Australia

rebecca-formosa

Rebecca Formosa

Rebecca Formosa, Principal Advisor - Safety & Workers Compensation, Queensland Police Service

tony-middlebrook

Tony Middlebrook

General Manager of Insurance, Comcare

natalie-schultz

Natalie Schultz

Injury Management Specialist, Virgin Australia

rob-sams

Robert Sams

Director, Dolphyn

anthony-lean

Anthony Lean

CEO, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)

oscar-yildiz

Oscar Yildiz

CEO, Bully Zero Foundation

julie-rae

Julie Rae

National Program Manager Knowledge & Information, ADF

gabrielle-kelly

Gabrielle Kelly

Director Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute SAHMRI

trudy-minett

Trudy Minett

Director Strategic Projects & Initiatives, Return to Work South Australia

Shauna McGarry

Queensland Police Service

Representative, Injury Treatment

Representative, Independent Medical Opinio

when & where

27 - 28 Feb 2017

Pullman, Albert Park, Melbourne
65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 9529 4300
Website:http://www.pullmanalbertpark.com.au

For travel and accommodation needs, Lido Group will manage everything. Search here or call 02 8585 0808.

contact

Still have a question?

Jamie Birch
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4360
Jamie.birch@informa.com

Paul Towle
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4422
Paul.Towle@informa.com.au

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