Conference Schedule

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Schedule is Subject to Change. More Information Regarding Speakers/Speaker Topics to Come.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Vendor Booth Set Up

11:30 am Conference Check-In Open 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Exhibit Booths Open

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Welcome
Jerome Hooper, MSIA Chair 

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Run, Hide, Fight: My Personal Experience in an Active Shooting
Stephen Rios, President ION PT Network

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break/Visit with Exhibit Booths

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Working and Living with Passion
Molly Williams, COO Matick Automotive

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Conference Reception and Exhibit Booths Open
Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails

Thursday, June 1, 2023

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast and Exhibit Booths Open

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome
Jerome Hooper, MSIA Chair 

9:15 am – 9:30 am Kids’ Chance of Michigan
Brooke Blower, MI Chapter President

9:30 am – 10:00 am Legal Issues Affecting Employers: Workers Compensation Administration Rule Changes
Dawn Drobnich, MSIA Executive Secretary

10:00 am – 10:50 am The Workers Disability Compensation Agency Update
Workers Disability Compensation Agency 

10:50 am – 11:10 am Break/Visit with Exhibit Booths

11:10 am – 12:10 pm Cyber Security: How to Protect your Organization from Changing and Growing Threats
Daniel Bourdeau, Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm Lunch and Exhibits Booth Open

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm Physician Partnerships. Utilizing Physician Consultants to Improve Outcomes in Disability Case Management
Panel of Speakers:

Heather Banules, MSN, RN, FNP, Work Connections Manager, University of Michigan 

Dr. Hussein Saad & Dr. Mohamed Saad, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons, Michigan Orthopedic Specialists

Dr. Lauren Eichenbaum, Physiatrist, Michigan Spine Institute & Pain Management

2:10 pm – 2:25 pm Break/Visit with Exhibit Booths

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm Crisis Management and the Impact on MSU
Darnell Blackburn of WDIV Local 4

3:25 pm – 3:40 pm Conference Wrap-Up
Jerome Hooper, MSIA Chair

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Join Us on the Patio for an Evening of Fun
Hors D’oeuvres, Cocktails, and Music

Friday, June 2, 2023

8:30 am Golf, The Monument at Boyne (Optional – Must be Registered)


Save the Date: The MSIA 2023 Fall Conference will be on October 26, 2023, at Laurel Manor in Livonia