• Live In-Person

Workers' Compensation Fall Section Meeting 2019

Choose option(s) from grid below and click "Register".

Registration Options

Make your selection and click the Register button above.
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
West Chocolate Ave & University Drive, P.O. Box 446, Hershey PA, 17033
STARTThu., Sep. 26, 2019
1:40 PM
ENDFri., Sep. 27, 2019
11:45 AM
CLE 6 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $329.00
New Attorney: $165.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


Special Pricing Available

PBA Workers' Compensation Section Member - $299, use discount code WCPBA
**This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other PBI discount**

The Annual Event

The Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meeting is so much more than your typical conference. It’s a cornerstone in PA Workers’ Compensation—the annual gathering of like-minded professionals uniting to exchange ideas, share best practices and learn new ways of doing business.

Fresh Content

The Fall Section Meeting is the easiest way to stay current on new developments, significant case, medical perspectives, today's practice issues, judicial insights and more.  You will take back to the office current, practical information plus the substantive knowledge you need to stay at the top of your game.

Valuable Networking Opportunities

The Fall Section Meeting is considered the meeting place for Workers' Comp practitioners. Mix and mingle at the Reception on Thursday evening. Catch up with friends and colleagues from across the Commonwealth during the event. Make new contacts and expand your network.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

The PBA Workers' Compensation Section Group Rate is $233.00 per room/per night plus 11% taxes. Please make your reservation prior to September 2, 2019. After that date, rooms and/or group rate may no longer be available.

For reservations, please call the Hershey Lodge Reservation Office at (855) 729-3108 or reserve directly on-line using this link: https://book.passkey.com/go/PBA2019

Course Materials – DIGITAL BOOK

All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. A link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the meeting. The materials are not available for separate purchase.

Program Schedule

Thurs., Sept.26, 2019

1:40 - 2:00 Welcome from Section Chair, Welcome from PBA President

2:00 - 2:15  State of the Union

2:15 - 3:00  Recent Developments

3:00 - 3:45  Handling a Concussion Case

3:45 - 4:00  Break

4:00 - 4:45 Average Weekly Wage Calculations

4:45 - 5:15  Recent Developments

6:15 - 8:30  Break - On Your Own

8:30 - 10:00  Reception (included in your tuition)

Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

8:25 - 8:45  Welcome, Presentation of Irvin Stander Award

8:45 - 9:15  Recent Developments

9:15 - 10:00  Chiropractic Neurology

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 10:45  Utilization Reviews

10:45 - 11:15  WCJ Questions & Answers

11:15 - 11:45  MSA Updates


Supporting the Silent Auction supports Kids’ Chance – join us for some bidding fun!

We look forward to seeing you at the Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meeting September 26 – 27 in Hershey.  If you’ve not yet registered, there’s still time to do so. Click here for details: https://contentsharing.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?ep=4bZrpy_T4wf6wi492jw_6V_KtkJX8h6Cy_dHgPfAcUniivsJgEPuDbft89x28_xgrslfAmUzUxQTGXBjY-8BRKEY57JpzYCliVRs_DYAEaY-Piovk2ix3rL5U8OrgeG4

You will once again have the opportunity to bid on a number of terrific Silent Auction items with all proceeds benefitting Kids’ Chance of PA.  Here’s a quick peek of donated auction items received:

Philly Special Photo Collage 
Jason Kelce Signed Super Bowl Speech with Frame 
Steelers Men of Steel 
Terry Bradshaw Signed Jersey 
Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent Signed Stanley Cup Photo 
Penguins Back to Back Stanley Cup Photo Not Signed 
Sheetz Gift Card 
One Night Weekend Getaway Package Altland House (www.altlandhouse.com)
Liberty Forge Golf Course Four-some  (www.libertyforge.net) 
Kate Spade Earrings
2 Penguins Tickets with Parking
2 Club Box Eagles Tickets with parking: Sunday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m.; vs. New York Jets
2 Pitt Basketball Tickets
2 Super Box Flyers Tickets with Parking
4 Sixers Tickets, Sunday 11/10/19  Sixers vs Charlotte 6pm game + parking   
4 Flyers Tickets for the 10/21 game against Vegas (Naulty Scaricamazza & McDevitt, LLC)
2 60 x 80 Fleece Blankets by Artist David Joseph   (Grateful Dead and Big Labowski Themes)
Wawa Gift Cards
And much more…

Highest bidder takes home the item(s); cash, checks and credit cards accepted.



Practice Areas


Katherine E. Bavoso Esq. Cipriani & Werner (Lemoyne)
Justin D. Beck Esq. Thomas Thomas & Hafer LLP (Pgh)
Eric P. Betzner Esq. Yablonski Costello & Leckie PC
Richard E. Bordonaro Esq. Marnen Mioduszewski Bordonaro Wagner & Sinnott LLC
Nariman P. Dastur Esq. DeAngelis Dastur & Associates PC
Hon. Joseph J. DeRita Dept. of Labor and Industry
Comm'r Alfonso Frioni Jr., Esq. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Pitt)
David G. Greene Esq. Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP (Phila)
Jeffrey S. Gross Esq. Gross & Kenny, LLP
Susan M. Henry Esq. Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo
Barbara E. Holmes Esq. Blaufeld Schiller & Holmes LLP
Anne N. John Esq. John & John, Attorneys at Law
Marla A. Joseph Esq. The Law Offices of Marla A. Joseph
Hon. Terry W. Knox PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication
Rachel M. Maldonado Esq. Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani (Pgh)
George E. Martin Esq. Martin Law LLC
Hon. Steven L. Minnich PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication
Hon. Scott M. Olin Esq. PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication
Michael V. Quatrini Esq. Quatrini Rafferty
Hon. Tina Maria Rago PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication
Michael P. Routch Esq. Quatrini Rafferty
Zachary M. Rubinich Esq. Rawle & Henderson LLP (Phila)
Hon. Jeffrey J. Russell PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication
Hon. Cathleen A. Sabatino PA Department of Labor & Industry
Mark Saracino DC, DACAN Dr. Mark Saracino Chiropractic Neurologist
Marianne H. Saylor Esq. PA Department of Labor & Industry Bureau of Workers' Compensation (Hbg)
Joshua L. Schwartz Esq. Barley Snyder (Lanc)
Eric J. Stark Esq. Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano (Center City Phila)
Stephen M. Thomas MD, MBA
Barbara J. Welton Esq. Welton Law
Kimberly A. Zabroski Esq. The Chartwell Law Offices LLP (Sewickly)
Heather J. Zambelli Esq. Cipriani & Werner (Pgh)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.