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Thursday, April 5th| 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Knowledge Enhancement Seminar 
Estelle Hutchinson MS, MBA, ABVE/D

Participants will be guided through a review of the ABVE Code of Ethics and core forensic competencies which are covered in the certification examination. Federal regulations and standard methodologies will be discussed, as well as how to prepare for deposition and trial testimony. Also a great refresher course for anyone in the field! The ethical standards for CRC, CDMS, NBCC, and ABVE will be discussed. 
Available CEUs: 4.5 ABVE, 3 Other
 & Available CE hours: 3 NBCC hours

Friday, April 6th| 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Challenges Ahead – Daubert Challenges and Clinical Judgement: A Case Study
Michelle McBroom Weiss, MA, CRC, CCM, NCC, MSCC, ABVE/D, IPEC

This program’s goal is to provide a review of Rule 702 of the federal rules of evidence and the Daubert standard. A case will be reviewed which used clinical judgement, the motion in limine that ensued and my response to assist the retaining attorney to respond to the motion. Should each case be “cookie cutter” or should our clinical judgment prevail? 
Available CEUs: 4.5 ABVE, 3 Other

Friday, April 6th| 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced Concepts in Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), Job Analysis, Workers’ Compensation, and the ADAAA.
Dr. Steve Allison, P.T., OPT, OCS, ABDA
Chrisann Schiro-Geist

Vide Sis! This pre-conference session will examine critical topics routinely encountered in workers’ compensation claims. Topics include the use of invalid testing methods in FCEs for determining “sincerity of effort”, the misuse and abuse of Waddell’s signs, the legal basis for a valid functional job description for return to work, and the intrinsic relationship between a workers’ compensation claim and the ADAAA. 
Available CEUs: 4.5 ABVE, 3 Other

 

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