DMEC Announces 2006 Disability and Absence Management Education Calendar

Apr 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from DMEC

    SAN DIEGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disability Management Employer
 Coalition (DMEC), the leading developer of integrated disability management
 strategies in all disability and absence related employer programs, today
 announced its 2006 education programs.  Thousands of Human Resource,
 Disability, Absence, Benefits, Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health
 and Risk Professionals have earned Continuing Education Units and acquired the
 most current information available from DMEC's education series.
     In 2006, professionals can participate in the following opportunities:
     Management Series
     The Management Series are half day seminars that provide employers with
 practical problem-solving tools.
     "Leadership Insights in Health and Productivity," sponsored by the Reed
     * How a Successful Disability and Absence Management Program Impacts your
       Employees and Effects your Business Results
     * The Latest Employer Trends in Integrated Disability, Absence and Health
     * The Metrics of Leave Management and How they Guide Health and
       Productivity Strategy Development
     Meeting dates and locations:
     April 11
     The Warwick New York Hotel
     New York, NY
     April 13
     Tryers Dutch Heritage
     Belleville (Columbus), OH
     April 18
     Mendakota Country Club
     Mendota Heights, MN
     May 9
     The Grand Long Beach Event Center
     Long Beach, CA
     May 10
     Holiday Inn Express
     San Francisco, CA
     "Health and Productivity Management with an Aging Workforce," sponsored by
     * Define current health, productivity and economic patterns related to an
       aging work force
     * Illustrate the labor market dynamics that impact hiring, retention and
       retirement over the next decade
     * Present the building blocks of a productive aging program as part of
       corporate based disability management, benefit design and human resource
       management strategies.
     Meeting dates and locations:
     May 18
     The Hilton Garden Inn
     Atlanta, GA
     May 25
     Holiday Inn
     Newton, MA
     September 7
     The Biltmore Hotel
     Santa Clara, CA
     September 14
     The Grand Hyatt
     Tampa, FL
     September 21
     Marriott Houston West Loop
     Houston, TX
     "The Impact of the AMA Guidelines on California Workers' Compensation",
 sponsored by Crawford and Company.  Dates to be announced in late spring.
     All sessions are from 8:00 AM to Noon.
     Cost is $69 for DMEC members, $89 for non members, with discounts for
 three or more members from the same company.
     Leadership Series
     The Leadership Series, sponsored by Liberty Mutual, is an "invitation
 only" opportunity in which employer panelists meet with an audience of their
 peers to exchange ideas and experiences. This year's topic is "FMLA
 Administration Guidelines."
     May 9
     Ritz Carlton
     Philadelphia, PA
     May 23
     Four Seasons
     Dallas, TX
     June 6
     Four Seasons
     San Francisco, CA
     June 7
     Heathman Hotel
     Portland, OR
     All sessions are from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and are free of charge.
     Virtual Education Forum
     The Virtual Education Forum (VEF), sponsored by UnumProvident, is a series
 of web-based sessions in which employers and service providers share knowledge
 and experiences about successful disability and absence management programs.
     April 11
     "Managing the Impact of Cancer on the Health and Productivity of a Work
     September 12
     "Managing Chronic Pain and Arthritis in the Work Place"
     October 10
     "Managing Lost Time in a Call Center Operation"
     November 14
     "The Changing Role of Employer Based Occupational Health Functions"
     All sessions are free of charge.
     To register for any DMEC educational series, visit or call 800-789-3632.
     About DMEC
     The Disability Management Employer Coalition, Inc., DMEC, is a nonprofit,
 employer-focused professional association founded in 1992 to advance the
 development of integrated disability management processes in all disability-
 related employer programs. The coalition encourages employers, health and
 disability providers, and the government at all levels to support the concept
 of disability management and benefits integration. Visit DMEC on the Web: