2018 Regional Compliance Webinar: South Region Update

DMECRegional Compliance, Webinars

Wednesday, October 31

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 Southern region of the United States: Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas (4th, 5th, and 11th 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 Southern U.S.
  • Review recent circuit court decisions that impact disability and absence management under the jurisdiction of the 4th, 5th, and 11th circuit courts.
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of state worker’s compensation law changes throughout the Southern U.S.


Reema HammoundDr. Reema Hammoud, 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, utilizing best practices which include the development of weaning protocols that allow providers to discontinue medications in a safe and effective way.

Tasos Paindiris, Partner, Jackson Lewis PC

Tasos C. Paindiris is a Principal in the Orlando and Miami, Florida, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice concentrates on litigation and advising clients in many different areas of workplace law. Mr. Paindiris’s experience includes representing clients in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the state and federal Departments of Labor, state and local human rights agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Mr. Paindiris assists employers in complying with the challenging array of federal and state laws that protect injured and ill employees, the most notable being the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He works closely with employers to provide compliance advice and develop programs for disability, leave and absence management.

Desiree Tolbert-RenderDesiree R. Tolbert-Render, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation, Sedgwick

Desiree R. Tolbert-Render serves as the Assistant Vice President of National Technical Compliance – Workers’ Compensation for Sedgwick. In this important role, Desiree serves customers and consumers by researching and maintaining regulatory tracking to ensure compliance with national workers’ compensation statutes and regulations. Through ongoing communication and training, she also helps ensure Sedgwick colleagues understand their role in complying with statutory and regulatory changes. Tolbert has more than 30 years of experience as an insurance professional, with a record of success in the areas of multi-jurisdictional claims handling, management, marketing, and customer service. She holds a certification in workers’ compensation litigation from the WCCP, an Associate in Claims designation, and an Associate in Service designation.


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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