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2019 Annual Medical Conference

Examining the Challenges: Advancing Medical Management

May 16 - 17, 2019
Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena Colonial - Helena, MT

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A confirmation email will be sent to the contact person indicated on the registration form.

  • Full Conference Registration-$190
  • Conference Day Registration-$225

Conference Lodging

Delta Hotel by Marriott Helena Colonial
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-2100
Marriott.com/HLNDE

When making room reservations please refer to Montana State Fund Annual Medical Conference.

  • Group rates: $99.00 plus tax
  • Double Queen- $99.00 plus tax
  • Double Occupancy Queen- $115.00 plus tax
  • King- $99.00 plus taxes

You must reserve a room by April 15, 2019 to receive the group rates. The contracted group rate will be honored for two (2) days prior and two (2) days after the meeting dates for guests who wish to book pre and post stays.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and other continuing education credits requested from:

  • Montana Department of Labor and Industries/ Employment Relations Division (ERD): (Certified Claims Examiners)
  • Montana State Auditor’s Office (SAO): (MT Licensed Adjusters, MT Casualty Licenses)
  • St. Vincent’s Healthcare, Continuing Medical Education Program (CME): (Physicians, PA-C)
  • Montana Nurses Association (MNA): (Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioner)
  • Certified Case Managers Association Commission (CCMC): (Certified Case Managers)
  • Montana State Secretary (under rule 24.177.2105) PT/PTA: 6 CEU (Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant)
  • State Bar Of Montana (CLE): Under Review (Lawyers/ Attorneys, Paralegals)
  • Commission on Rehab Counselor Certification (CRC/CCRC): (Vocational Counselors)
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board PTCB does not pre-approve or endorse continuing education programs from providers.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Registration Open
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Welcome Address and Opening Statements by Laurence A. Hubbard, President, Montana State Fund and Paul Gorsuch, M.D., Medical Director, Montana State Fund
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Living Abled and Healthy by Christopher R. Brigham, M.D., Brigham and Associates, INC.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Break
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Low Back Pain and Iatrogenic Disability by Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, M.D., J.D., Wellcare IME
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch and Exhibitor Stroll
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Responsible Opioid Prescribing Does Not Negate Compassionate Pain Management by Laura B. Gardner, M.D., MPH, Ph.D., FACPM, Persimmon AI
  • 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - To be Determined by Febrice Czarnecki, M.D., MA, MPH, FACOEM, Transportation Security Administration
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks by Paul Gorsuch, M.D., Medical Director, Montana State Fund
  • 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Empowering Evidence-Based Claims Decisions by Denise Zoe Algire, MBA, RN, Albertson's Companies
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Opioids and Chronic Pain: Where Do We Go From Here by Craig Sweeney, D.O., Great Falls Clinic
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Break
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Ethical Obligations in Workers' Compensation by Honorable David M. Sandler, Montana Workers' Compensation Court Judge
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing

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