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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.
27 – 28 February 2017 | Pullman, Albert Park, Melbourne

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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.

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

9:45 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

10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

KEYNOTE | Best practice for managing claims: An insurers perspective

Senior Representative, Gallagher Bassett,

11:25 am

  • Overview and update of the current NZ workers’ compensation scheme
  • Policy developments and where NZ is succeeding & leading
  • Where and how this could be integrated into the Australian system

12:00 pm

  • Reviewing the best practice approach to integrating your preventative health program with your workers’ compensation programs to optimise the health of your employees and achieve a return on investment.
  • Helen will provide a range of case studies of businesses that Corporate Bodies International (CBI) have partnered with incorporating workers’ compensation, human resources and health and safety in a non-siloed approach.

12:35 pm

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

1:35 pm

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

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

1:40 pm

Innovative approaches to improving workplace health & safety || Stream: STREAM A: INJURY PREVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Creating collaborative approaches that ensure the involvement and opinions of all involved are heard
  • Improving outcomes and reducing complaints through an increased focus on empathy and innovation
  • Increasing staff engagement through shared ownership of service excellence

2:15 pm

Topic TBC || Stream: STREAM A: INJURY PREVENTION & RISK MANAGEMENT

Senior Representative, eReports,

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

2:50 pm

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

  • Accidents and workplace injuries expenses exceed $1.25 trillion USB per year worldwide
  • There are 270 million accidents and 160 million work-related diseases reported annually, with more than 2 million lives lost from workplace accidents, according to estimates by the International Labour Oranisation
  • This presentation will outline methods for controlling high costs and improving outcomes of workers’ compensation

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

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.

3:25 pm

Afternoon Tea || Stream: STREAM B: CLAIMS MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE

3:45 pm

  • 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

4:20 pm

4:55 pm

7:00 pm

Official Conference Dinner – Pullman, Albert Park

9:00 am

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair

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

2:45 pm

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

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.

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

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

2:00 pm

  • 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

2:35 pm

  • Which treatments actually work
  • The relative efficiency and efficacy of two gold standard approaches (CBT & EMDR)
  • Application with first responders
  • The key role of exposure in returning to the workplace

3:30 pm

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,

4:05 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 Opinion,

4:40 pm

CLOSING | Remarks from the Chair

4:50 am

End of conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $3395$3195+GST
Both Workshops $1195$1095+GST
Two day conference + both workshops $4195$3995+GST
Two day conference + workshop A $3795$3595+GST
Two day conference + workshop B $3795$3595+GST
Workshop A $795$695+GST
Workshop B $795$695+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $2095$1995+GST
Both Workshops $895$795+GST
Two day conference + both workshops $2695$2595+GST
Two day conference + workshop A $2395$2295+GST
Two day conference + workshop B $2395$2295+GST
Workshop A $595$495+GST
Workshop B $595$495+GST

Event pricing

  • Early bird rate – SAVE up to $200! Expires by 31 January 2017
    Standard rate:
    Two days: $3,195 + GST
    Both workshops: $1,095 + GST
    Two days + both workshops: $3,995 + GST
    Two days + workshop A: $3,595 + GST
    Two days + workshop B: $3,595 + GST
    Workshop A: $695 + GST
    Workshop B: $695 + GST
  • Standard registration pricing
    Standard rate:
    Two days: $3,395 + GST
    Both workshops: $1,195 + GST
    Two days + both workshops: $4,195 + GST
    Two days + workshop A: $3,795 + GST
    Two days + workshop B: $3,795 + GST
    Workshop A: $795
    Workshop B: $795
  • Corporate, Govt Regulators and NFP rates available – see pricing tab above

Workshops

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Workshop A – Assessing and managing OHS in high risk environments | 9am-12pm

  • Looking at ways to improve OHS & reduce risk
  • Innovative methods to reduce the need for workers’ compensation claims across sectors
  • Case studies of successful structures

Dr Rob McCartney, Occupational Physicist, Resile

 

Workshop B: Managing Claims | 1pm-4pm

  • Achieving swift resolutions and managing claimants back to work
  • Creating new strategies that increase the opportunity to achieve positive outcomes
  • Understanding the need for proper management of injuries immediately

Workshop coordinator TBC

Workshops are subject to a change in topic

speakers

deborah-glass

Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

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Shane O’Dea

Executive Director, Insurance, WorkSafe Victoria

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Senior Representative, Gallagher Bassett

Gaye Searancke

Chief Governance & Strategy Officer, ACC

helan-barker

Helen Barker

National Operations Manager, Workplace Health Association Australia

Senior Representative, eReports

natasha-jager

Natasha Jager

National Manager Workplace Services, ADF

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Margo Field

CEO, Work Healthy Australia

Aidan Brophy

General Manager, Gallagher Bassett

Lucas Kowalski

Service & Capability Manager, Gallagher Bassett

Laura Drabik

VP Business Transformation, Guidewire Software

Sharyn Sullivan

Executive Manager Claims Solutions, Suncorp

rebecca-formosa

Rebecca Formosa

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

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Tony Middlebrook

General Manager of Insurance, Comcare

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Natalie Schultz

Injury Management Specialist, Virgin Australia

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Robert Sams

Director, Dolphyn

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Anthony Lean

CEO, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)

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Oscar Yildiz

CEO, Bully Zero Foundation

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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

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Shauna McGarry

Queensland Police Service

Larissa Meysner

Clinical Psychologist, PeopleSense

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Representative, Injury Treatment

Representative, Independent Medical Opinion

when & where

27 - 28 Feb 2017

Pullman, Albert Park, Melbourne
65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004
03 9529 4300
www.pullmanalbertpark.com.au

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contact

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

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

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