National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference

presented by Risk & Insurance

CompTalks

Presented by National Comp

We've expanded our program with a new offering — CompTalks, a platform to showcase thought leaders from across the industry, and the topics they're passionate about. A bit like TED Talks, but focused on our industry, these brief in-depth discussions will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team to spark further discussion.
December 4, 2020
Risky Business: The Story of Fentanyl and Its Journey from Licit to Illicit Drug

From its synthesis by Dr. Paul Janssen in 1960 to its illegal synthesis by George Marquardt, a high school dropout and self-taught chemist, fentanyl plays a significant role in today’s drug abuse epidemic. Clinical pharmacist Phil Walls explains why fentanyl has gained momentum as an alternative to heroin, and what we can do to mitigate […]

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October 17, 2020
Telerehab in Times of Crises

During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, MedRisk expanded its nearly 3-year-old telerehab service. Previous expansions to help workers’ comp patients impacted by natural disasters did not produce a significant uptick in telerehab cases.  Patients and adjusters saw hurricanes and wildfires as local and temporary and felt treatment could be delayed for a week […]

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October 13, 2020
COVID-19: The Race for a Cure

COVID-19 is changing many aspects of modern life, and many of those changes will have long-lasting effects. Drug development is one of those aspects. In this edition of CompTalks, Phil Walls will take us on a Race for the Cure as he examines how both the pandemic as well as politics have influenced drug and […]

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