February 5, 2015 Ritz Carlton Hotel – Dallas, TX

7:30 am to 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Introduction – Haleh Khodayari
8:15 am to 9:00 am Special Fund Relief / Requirements under 33 U.S.C. §928 for the Responsibility for a Claimant’s Attorneys’ Fees
Monica Markovich
9:00 am to 10:00 am Panel Discussion: Expert Input on Settling Defense Base Act and Longshore Claims—Accelerated Claims Closure and Claims Management
Teresa Martin; Eric Richardson, Vicki Dickerson
10:00 am to 10:15 am Break
10:15 am to 11:00 am Lung Issues- Mariners, Burn Pit Exposure – Ilan  Allan Feingold, M.D.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Legal Case Updates
Jonathan Tweedy, Rich Garelick, Jon Robinson
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm War Hazard Claims – Alan Bracket
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm Panel Discussion: Medical Management- Examining Issues in Returning Injured Workers to Work
Shaun Aulita, Andrew Blauert, Frank Sioli
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm 1) The method and process of utilizing a blended AWW rate to reduce exposure. 2) Developments in last employer/last carrier litigation 3) Status of pending DBA legislation. Keith Flicker
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Expert Views on Medicare Set Aside and Medications
Jeff Knipper
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Cocktails and Networking