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Free Continuing Education Virtual Symposium

April 7-9, 2022


Featuring a Live Orthopedic Surgery, COVID-19 Sessions, an Inspirational Story
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details in the Brochure


Register today and plan to attend the 2022 Medical & Health Symposium from the comfort of your home or office. Earn free continuing education while listening to leading state and national experts on topics that will be sure to educate and inspire you. Spread the word and share our symposium with your colleagues and peers.

Thursday’s featured speakers are Dr. Mohammed Ranavaya and Dr. Kathleen Fagan presenting Empowering Ability in Disability Breaking the Web of Needless Disability and Environmental Considerations that Impact Recovery respectively.

On Friday, April 8, join physicians from Orthopedic One for a live orthopedic surgery accompanied by a didactic presentation on knee and shoulder injuries. Following the livestreamed surgery, Amberley Snyder from the Netflix original movie, "Walk. Ride. Rodeo." will tell her personal story of recovery following her rollover motor vehicle accident. She doesn’t let the challenges she faces define her; they refine her. Additional Friday sessions include Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases & the Aging Eye and Optimizing Return to Work using Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support.

During these challenging times, this year’s event is sure to be an unforgettable one with speakers addressing one of our most pressing medical and health issues, COVID-19. On Friday, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Ohio Department of Health Director, will present Where are We Now? - The Current State of COVID-19, and Saturday afternoon, Drs. Indeck and Englund will present Exploring COVID-19 Long-Term Effects and Case Management.

Back by popular demand, Dr. Jon Sprague kicks off Saturday with an informative session titled Can Pharmacogenetics Enhance Our Understanding of Opioid Use Disorder? Followed by Dr. Lauren Tiemeier from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center presenting Alternatives to Pain Management.

Thursday morning, several BWC staff members will be leading sessions titled Maneuvering Recovery and Return to Work Roadblocks, and Navigating Treatment Approvals and Reimbursement. Then on Saturday, Pete Mihaly, J.D., MHA will be offering a session titled What Does That Mean?  - Legal Terms in a Medical World.

Motivational humorist Kay Frances will end the symposium with a session on Managing the Stress of Change.

The symposium offers free continuing education for many health care and legal professions. Continuing education approvals have been received for the professions below. Please see the continuing education page for more details.

  • Athletic Trainer (AT)
  • Attorney, judge, and legal professional (CLE)
  • Case manager (CCM)
  • Certified disability management specialist (CDMS)
  • Certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC)
  • Chemical dependency counselor (CDC)
  • Chiropractor (DC)
  • Dentist (DDS and DMD) and Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Licensed professional counselor (LPC, LPCC)
  • Licensed social worker (LSW, LISW)
  • Medical assistant (CMA-AAMA)
  • Nurses (APRN, LPN, and RN)
  • Occupational therapist (OT) and occupational therapist assistant (OTA)
  • Paramedic, AEMT, EMT, EMR
  • Pharmacist (ACPE)
  • Physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA)
  • Physician (D.O., DPM, M.D., and PA – CME)
  • Professional coder (CPC)
  • Psychology (OPA-MCE)


We’ve got you covered with many educational sessions to help you care for your patients and injured workers.


Join us virtually April 7 – 9 for another record-breaking symposium!

Exhibit space now available This innovative event has virtual exhibitor booths for health care and legal-related companies, as well as supporting businesses and organizations. Exhibitor features include the opportunity to interact with attendees via live chats and Zoom calls, or schedule one-on-one appointments. New for exhibitors this year is an opportunity to offer a prize giveaway. For information on becoming an exhibitor, click here.



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From 2021 Attendees:



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