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The 2023 Medical & Health Symposium
 Broke Records!

Virtual Medical Symposium
Free Registration and Continuing Education
Open to the Public

Ryan Day
The Ohio State University Head Football Coach Friday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m.
Speaking Up and Speaking Out on Mental Health

Also, Friday features a live shoulder surgery!
Enjoy daily sessions on some of today's most pressing topics.

Register today for the 2023 Medical & Health Symposium and earn free continuing education while listening to a team of national and state interdisciplinary experts. This year you’ll have the opportunity to watch a live shoulder surgery, attend a panel discussion on mental health and wellness, learn about recovery after an injury, a session on rising to your best self, and much more.

The symposium is designed for healthcare practitioners, legal professionals, and anyone that seeks a better understanding of some of the most pressing health and medical related topics impacting patient care. This year we are seeking approval for over 20 continuing education types.

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Thursday, May 4

The symposium kicks off Thursday, May 4, led by BWC staff
members and Dr. Brent Cale, Medical Director for OhioHealth
Employer Solutions and Lead Medical Review Officer for
OhioHealth Substance Testing. Their session is titled,
“Applying Occupational Health Principles to Injured Worker
Recovery.” BWC’s Chief of Medical Services & Compliance,
Freddie Johnson
, J.D., MPA, and Yvette Christopher, MHA, CMPE,
will then review “Navigating Occupational Health Concepts
during Reimbursement.”
Disability advocate Amy Remer will share her story, “Spreading
Hope and Joy for Patients Living with a Disability.” In the
afternoon, industry expert Valorie Burton will present “Choosing
Cultural Humility, Racial Empathy, and Resilience,” and the day
concludes with Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH, “Changing the
Odds for Health Equity – Does Your Zip Code Matter?”

Friday, May 5

Begin your day Friday, May 5, with a unique opportunity to
watch Kenneth Westerheide, M.D. perform a live, rotator
cuff shoulder surgery, walking you though the procedure and
answering attendee questions. Following the livestreamed
surgery, Greg Bellisari, M.D. will share practical tools you can
use to effectively diagnose and manage the treatment of patients
with shoulder injuries. Next, Charan Gowda, M.D., will present
“Exploring Arthritis & Occupational Hand Injuries.” Later Friday,
BWC’s own Ben Crider, J.D., and Pete Mihaly, J.D., will review
“Identifying Legal Concepts in Occupational Medicine.”
In a time when mental health challenges are at an all-time high,
join us Friday afternoon and all-day Saturday, May 6, as we devote
the remainder of the symposium to mental health. Former U.S.
Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, FASA, starts the
afternoon with an informative session titled, “Examining the Mental
Health Crisis.” Following this session, Dr. Adams will be joined
by fellow mental health advocates, Ryan Day, The Ohio State
University Head Football Coach, and Tony Coder, Executive
Director of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, for a session
titled, “Speaking Up and Speaking Out on Mental Health”.

Saturday, May 6

Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, starts Saturday with “Rethinking
Suicide,” where he will discuss questions such as Why do suicide
rates continue to rise despite our best efforts? Why aren’t we better
at this? What are we doing wrong?
The next speakers are Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D., LISW-S,
LICDC, who will present “Coping with the Mental Health Impacts
of Trauma;” Amy Morin, LCSW, discussing “Facing Your Fears
and Building Mental Strength;” and Nutritional Psychiatrist Drew
, M.D., with his presentation “Feeding Your Mental Health.”
Following these sessions, Tony Coder will moderate a panel
discussion with Amy Morin, LCSW,Drew Ramsey, M.D.,
and Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D, who are mental health experts in a session titled, “Connecting the Pieces Together and Creating Hope.”
We wrap up the symposium with an inspiring personal experience
from former professional athlete, Charles Clark, on “Rising to Your
Best Self – Lead, Take Control, and Win.”

Share this free symposium with your colleagues and peers.

Exhibit Space Available

Expand your reach to healthcare and legal professionals by exhibiting at the Symposium. Last year registration exceeded 5,800 from 47 states and 21 countries. Don’t miss this cost-effective chance to showcase your company’s products and services, strengthen existing business relationships, increase customer awareness, and generate new business leads. A premium booth is only $500, and a standard booth is just $100

Virtual exhibitor booth features include the opportunity to interact live with attendees, schedule one-on-one appointments, promote your company with a short video commercial, and more. Plan to join us with a personalized booth to attract and capture leads.

Click here to learn more about becoming an exhibitor.

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From 2022 Attendees:

Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio, serving 257,000 public and private employers. With nearly 1,600 employees and assets of approximately $21 billion, BWC is one of the largest state-run insurance systems in the United States. For more, visit

To request an accommodation due to a disability for this event, contact BWC ADA Coordinator at 614-644-7811 or email, at least one week prior to the meeting date.


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