2018 Regional Compliance Webinar: Midwest Region Update

DMECRegional Compliance, Webinars

Wednesday, October 17

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

The frantic pace of changing regulations around absence and disability management are enough to send even the most seasoned professional’s head spinning. This fast-paced series of webinars will catch you up on the most pressing circuit court decisions, legislative updates, and changes to state workers’ compensation in a focused, region-specific format. Learn about recently-imposed updates and upcoming changes that will impact your region!

This webinar will deliver content specific to the Midwestern region of the United States: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky, and Tennessee (6th, 7th, and 8th circuit courts).

Please note: This webinar series will be hosted on Wednesdays throughout the month of October.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore recently updated and pending legislation impacting absence and disability management in the Midwestern U.S.
  • Review recent circuit court decisions that impact disability and absence management under the jurisdiction of the 6th, 7th, and 8th circuit courts.
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of state worker’s compensation law changes throughout the Midwestern U.S.


JeffNowakJeff Nowak, JD, Partner and Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Franczek Radelet PC

Jeff Nowak is a partner and co-chair of the labor and employment practice group at Chicago-based law firm Franczek Radelet P.C. Jeff is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost FMLA and ADA experts, regularly counseling clients on compliance with FMLA and ADA regulations, conducting FMLA/ADA audits and training, and successfully litigating FMLA and ADA lawsuits. Jeff is also the author of the highly-regarded FMLA Insights blog, which helps employers administer FMLA leave, and manage the most difficult FMLA issues.

Edward Canavan, ARM, AIC, Vice President, Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance, Sedgwick

At Sedgwick, Eddy provides subject matter expertise in workers’ compensation, assists the organization with workers’ compensation best practices, jurisdictional compliance, and activism, and provides consultation to Sedgwick clients. He has more than 20 years of experience in claims management, having joined Sedgwick in October 2001 as a claims supervisor. Eddy received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University of San Bernardino. He holds ARM and AIC designations, and received his self-insurance certification from the state of California.

Dr. Reema Hammound, PharmD, BCPS, Director, Clinical Pharmacy, Complex Pharmacy Management, Sedgwick

Reema earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Ferris State University in 2006, and has over ten years of experience as a pharmacist. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and has experience working in a multitude of settings including community, hospital, and psychiatric. Reema joined Sedgwick in 2014, and has been active in formulary management, clinical services, and drug utilization management. Along with working as a clinical liaison between clients and pharmacy benefit managers, Reema provides developmental support to the complex pharmacy management team. Reema’s main goal is to work with clients and providers to ensure the best results for the injured worker by utilizing best practices which include the development of weaning protocols that allow providers to discontinue medications in a safe and effective way.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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