Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2016 Statewide Hearing Officer Training to be held in William Green Building

COLUMBUS, OH — The Ohio Industrial Commission announced today that the Fall Statewide Hearing Officer Training meeting will now be held in the BWC Auditorium in the William Green Building, 30 W. Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 on Monday, September 26, 2016.

The previous location was the Columbus Convention Center.

Below is the agenda for the event:

Ohio Industrial Commission
Fall 2017 Statewide Hearing Officer Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2016 – William Green Building - BWC Auditorium


7:45 – 8:30

Registration (Morning snacks and refreshments)

8:30 – 9:00

Update from the Industrial Commission. Tim Bainbridge, Esq., Chairman, Jodie Taylor, Esq., Commissioner, Karen Gillmor, Ph.D., Commissioner

9:00 - 10:15

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Current Pathophysiology and Treatment. Michael Stanton-Hicks, M.D., Cleveland Clinic

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 12:00

Professional Conduct. Scott Mote, Esq., Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program and Scott Drexel, Esq., Office of Disciplinary Counsel

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30

The Value and Curse of Opioid Analgesics: Strategies for Optimal Pain Therapy With Low Addiction Potential. Wolfgang Sadée, Dr.rer.nat., The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

2:30 – 3:15

BWC Update. Sarah Morrison, Esq., Administrator, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

3:15 – 3:30


3:30 – 4:15

Case Law Update. Rachael Rentas-Black, Chief Legal Counsel

4:15 - 4:45

Industrial Commission Policy, Rule, and Training Update. Genevieve Hoffman, Hearing Officer Trainer, Tom Connor, Hearing Services Director, Rachael Rentas-Black, Chief Legal Counsel


Please Note: The program is pending approval with the Ohio Supreme Court for a total of 6.25 CLE hours on Continuing Education including 1.5 Hours of Professional Conduct and 4.75 General Hours. Additionally, the 4.75 general hours are approved to count towards the Advanced Workers Compensation Specialization.