From the President’s Desk

Lorraine Climer

US Workers’ Compensation Leave of Absence Supervisor

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Welcome to the DMEC Michigan chapter. Our chapter was established in 2001 based on an identified need for professionals in Michigan handling integrated absence management to come together to learn and grow in this challenging field. Our meetings take place four times a year, and we invite you to join us for one of our upcoming events. Come to learn and network with a wonderful group of peers.

We are actively seeking meeting partners to support our chapter at a grassroots level. If your company is interested in becoming a meeting partner, please contact us at to discuss further.

Join Our Mailing List

If you’d like to receive email invitations for upcoming chapter meetings, please contact us at and request to be added to the chapter mailing list.

If you don’t see an upcoming event listed, please check back. Meetings are added throughout the year.


Throughout the year, we hold three half-day meetings as well as brown bag luncheon roundtable events. A mix of mid-size to large employers attend meetings. Departments represented include leave of absence, integrated absence management, human resources, case and risk management, safety, and legal. Industry suppliers and insurance representatives also attend.


All DMEC chapter meetings qualify for CPDM CEUs. Pick up a CPDM CEU reporting form at the close of each meeting. Any other CEUs provided for the meeting will be listed on the event details page.

Meeting Partners

We are seeking individual meeting partnerships to support chapter activities throughout the year. Local vendors are recognized at the event. If you would like to learn more about partnering with us for chapter events, please contact us at

Meeting Location

Locations vary as we are focused on serving professionals on both the east and west side. Check the event details page for location information.


Half-day meetings include breakfast, and registration fees are typically:

  • DMEC members*: $40
  • Nonmembers: $50

Registration fees for brown bag luncheon roundtable events are typically $15 per person.

*All employees of a DMEC member organization enjoy a variety of benefits, including reduced chapter fees.

Please register online for each event. You can pay by credit card or select the “Pay by Check Onsite” option. If paying by check, please bring a check (or cash) to the meeting for the full registration fee. Checks can be made payable to DMEC.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions are accepted; however, these must be made by the RSVP date indicated on the event details page. To make a substitution, contact or 800.789.3632, ext. 101.

Cancellation for a refund is required by the RSVP date indicated on the event details page. To request a refund, contact or 800.789.3632, ext. 101.


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Upon request, a receipt is provided at the meeting. Members can download a receipt by logging into their DMEC Account. Select “My Account”, then “Orders”. Select the specific order and print.