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PBA Workers' Compensation Fall Section Meeting 2021

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Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
West Chocolate Ave & University Drive, P.O. Box 446, Hershey PA, 17033
STARTThu., Sep. 30, 2021
1:40 PM
ENDFri., Oct. 01, 2021
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.


The PBA requires that everyone, including speakers and attendees, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend live CLE events. In addition, all participants and attendees, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, must wear masks except when presenting, eating or drinking.

Special Pricing Available

PBA Workers' Compensation Section Member - $299. The discount code will be made available through the section.
**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.

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

Thursday, Sept. 30

1:40 - 2:00          Welcome and Presentation of the Irvin Stander Award

2:00 - 2:35          State of the Union

2:35 - 3:00          Recent Developments

3:00 - 3:45          Scope of Employment

4:00 - 4:45          Occupational Disease

4:45 - 5:15          Recent Developments (cont.)

5:15 - 6:15          Back Surgery with Sam Hodge

8:30 - 10:00         Reception

Friday, Oct. 1

7:30 - 8:25          Continental Breakfast

8:25 - 8:30          Welcome

8:30 - 9:00          Recent Developments

9:00 - 10:00        Telemedicine and the Legal Issues

10:15 - 10:45      The "Invisible" Injury

10:45 - 11:15     Recent Developments (cont.)

11:15 - 11:45      Ethical Considerations with WCAIS



You may begin to reserve room reservations by calling the Hershey Lodge Reservation office at 855-729-3108, and asking for the room block for the PBA 2021 WORKERS' COMPENSATION SECTION, September 30, 2021.

The Hershey Lodge Reservation Office is open daily, Monday - Sunday, 8:00am - 8:00pm.

Group Room rate is:        $252.00 per room per night plus 11% taxes.  

Credit cards are charged a one night's advance deposit including tax at time of booking a room reservation.     ($252.00 Room rate per room per night plus 11% taxes = $279.72). 

Deadline to reserve is Monday, August 30,  2021.  After this date, room prices may increase and/or rooms may not be available. 


Practice Areas


Katherine E. Bavoso Esq. Cipriani & Werner (Lemoyne)
Hon. Audrey Beach PA Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workers Comp (Phila)
Eric P. Betzner Esq. Yablonski Costello & Leckie PC
Daniel K. Bricmont Esq.
Rhett P. Cherkin Esq. Caroselli Beachler Coleman
Hon. Sandra R. Craig PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Phila)
Nariman P. Dastur Esq. DeAngelis Dastur & Associates PC
Hon. Joseph J. DeRita PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Hbg)
George M. Evan Esq. Cipriani & Werner (Pgh)
Hon. Alfonso Frioni Jr. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Pitt)
David G. Greene Esq. Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP (Phila)
Jeffrey S. Gross Esq. Gross & Kenny, LLP
Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Esq. Temple University
Barbara E. Holmes Esq. Blaufeld Schiller & Holmes LLP
Marla A. Joseph Esq. The Law Offices of Marla A. Joseph, LLC
Kristopher Kachline Esq. Law Office of Nathaniel M. Holmes, LLC
Hon. Leah M. Lewis PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Hbg)
Valerie H. Lieberman Esq. Naulty Scaricamazza & McDevitt LLC (Media)
Hon. Carmen F. Lugo Esq. PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Erie)
George E. Martin Esq. Martin Law LLC
Mark L. Mazzanti Esq. Del Collo & Mazzanti LLP
Hon. Jeffrey A. Mills PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Reading)
Hon. Cathleen A. Sabatino PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Allentown)
Marianne H. Saylor Esq. PA Department of Labor & Industry Bureau of Workers' Compensation (Hbg)
Amit J. Shah Esq. Martin Law LLC
Catherine T. Surbeck Esq. Freedman & Lorry PC (Phila)
Geoffrey W. Temple D.O. Geoffrey W. Temple Family Medical Assoc.
Maria Terpolilli Esq. Terpolilli Sawyer PC
Matthew L. Wilson Esq. Martin Law LLC
Hon. Jean S. Wright PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Erie)
Kimberly A. Zabroski Esq. The Chartwell Law Offices LLP (Sewickley)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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