Washington, DC – March 3, 2010 – National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), the Chesapeake Association of Rehab Professionals in the Private Sector (CARPPS), and the Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (VARP) present their second annual worker's compensation symposium. The event, titled "Team Vampire: Cutting, Blood and Dealing with the Guts" offers a look into the surgical and conservative treatments as well as the ethical dilemmas involved with workers' compensation cases. It focuses on how it takes a team of practitioners to get workers' compensation clients back to work after an accident.
The event features presentations by Washington Hospital Center's Drs. Wiemi Douoguih and Geoff Kaung who will lead cutting edge surgical discussions on rotator cuff disease in the worker's compensation population and advances in motion preservation, an alternative to spinal fusion.
A panel discussion follows the presentations, featuring four commissioners from the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. This gut wrenching discussion will confront some of the ethical issues involved with workers' compensation cases. Commissioners Lauren Sfekas, Cynthia S. Miraglia, Jeffrey Herwig and John R. Webster Jr. comprise the panel and will offer their professional opinions on the matter.
The workers' compensation symposium will take place on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt at 7400 Greenway Center Drive. A $20 fee is required at the door for those seeking continuing education credits.
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is a private, not-for-profit facility located in Northwest Washington, D.C. NRH’s services are designed specifically for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and disease, arthritis, amputations, post-polio syndrome, chronic pain, back and neck pain, occupational injuries, cancer and cardiac disease that require medical rehabilitation, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. NRH admits approximately 2,200 inpatients annually, has appeared on the “Best Hospitals” list in U.S. News & World Report for 15 consecutive years and is currently ranked among the top hospitals in medical rehabilitation in America. NRH has the only CARF accredited specialty program for both Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke in the region. In addition, NRH’s Spinal Cord Injury Program has been designated one of only 14 Model SCI Systems of care in the country by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a part of the Department of Education. NRH is a proud member of MedStar Health.