2022 DMEC Virtual Annual Conference

Event Overview

For those who are unable to join us for our in-person conference in Denver, we are pleased to offer an engaging, content-rich one-day virtual event. The 2022 DMEC Virtual Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 and will include four of the highest-rated sessions from our in-person annual conference. In addition to the education sessions, we will be offering virtual roundtable discussions — giving attendees the opportunity to engage with industry experts and peers.

Full session details for the virtual event will be released in August. Reserve your spot today!


Wednesday, Aug. 31

11:00-11:15 am ET – Welcome & Overview

11:15 am-12:15 pm ET – Session

12:15-12:30 pm ET – Break

12:30-1:30 pm ET – Recent ADA and FMLA Trials: Employer Wins and Losses

Hundreds of court decisions interpreting employer obligations under the ADA and the FMLA are decided each year — including frequent large jury verdicts and settlements of ADA and FMLA claims. In this session, we’ll share important lessons learned from recent lawsuits as well as dos and don’ts with regard to ADA/FMLA compliance challenges. You’ll have the chance to participate via interactive polling to predict the jury outcomes and learn what makes courts and juries sympathetic to employers and what does not. And we’ll cover tips to avoid liability and improve your policies, practices, and processes for handling FMLA requests and ADA accommodation issues.

Megan Holstein, JD, SVP Absence & Claims, FINEOS
Marjory Robertson, JD, AVP & Senior Counsel, Sun Life U.S.

1:30-2:00 pm ET – Break
2:00-2:40 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions
2:40-2:45 pm ET – Break
2:45-3:45 pm ET – Take the Intimidation Out of Innovation: Considerations for Deploying Leave of Absence Software

Advances in cloud-based technology have opened the door for employers to access leading leave administration platforms — historically only available to insurers and third-party administrators. Competition in software-as-a-solution (SaaS) continues to drive innovation and is a key differentiator among service providers in the market. Effectively evaluating the market starts with the ability to clearly understand and articulate organizational requirements to potential service providers, and success hinges on selecting the right partner and prioritizing implementation among stakeholders and business partners. In this session, we’ll explore best practices and lessons learned in selecting and implementing a SaaS-based solution.

Kim Stattner, Senior Consultant, Marsh McLennan Agency, Absence, Disability & Life
Tami Myers, SHRM-CP, Senior HR Manager – Absence Management/HR Shared Services, CVS Health
Angie Walton, System VP, HR Employee Services, CommonSpirit Health

3:45-4:00 pm ET – Break
4:00-5:00 pm ET – Session

Register Today

We are offering a single registration option that allows access to all live sessions and networking as well as on-demand access to the session recordings post-event.

Registration Fees
DMEC members $129
Nonmembers $189

DMEC members receive discounted pricing for the event. Not sure if your organization is a member? If you aren’t sure if you or your organization is a DMEC member, follow these steps to add your company affiliation and verify your DMEC membership status. Or contact us at info@dmec.org or 800.789.3632, ex. 101.