PITTSBURGH, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the world's largest insurance subrogation association, sustained a reputation as the leader in subrogation education by holding their 5th Annual Subrogation Litigation: Skills and Management Conference on April 15-16, 2010. Over 200 attendees, consisting of subrogation attorneys, in-house counsel, service providers, and insurance professionals involved in the litigation process participated in this interactive conference, organized by conference co-chairs, Susan Benson of Susan M. Benson & Associates and Patrick Timoney of Nelson, Levine, de Luca and Horst.
This year's Conference focused on five different tracks, giving the attendees the opportunity to learn more about specific skills and issues in the litigation of subrogation, as well as to interact with those who have similar interests in subrogation. NASP provided a Property track, lead by Eric Miller of Miller McMenamy, LLP and Robert Stern of Clausen Miller, PC; a Health track, lead by Adam Russo of The Phia Group, LLC and Laura Schmidt of Downs & Stanford, P.C.; an Auto track, lead by Jeff Ricke of Hiday & Ricke, P.A. and Will Sylianteng of Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg; and a Workers' Compensation track, lead by Christopher Capalbo of Siegel, Moreno & Stettler and Robert Caplan of Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman, P.C. Of special note this year was the addition of our first ever expert track, lead by Dr. Robert Schroeder, which attracted some of the premier experts in the industry and was a highly successful addition to this conference.
On April 14, 2010, NASP also sponsored an Executive Forum, chaired by Jon Thornton of Westfield Insurance. This invitation-only Forum gave executive attendees the opportunity to discuss current issues impacting the subrogation industry. Some topics discussed by the executives were: The impact of anti-subrogation legislation; The impact of centralized claim structures on subrogation operations; Extra-Contractual Issues Impacting Subrogation Operations; An Aggregate Strategy for Managing Claims; and The Impact of the Economy on Subrogation.
"The NASP Executive Forum allows me, as a claims executive responsible for subrogation among other areas, to focus specific time on key subrogation topics; hear the latest on legal and current event challenges in this arena; and network with peers, and our counsel in one short period. I, like many peers, have cut back on travel due to expense pressures. With subrogation's impact to our bottom line, this is one Forum I plan to attend given its value relative to my available time."
Robert Bowers, Claims Operations Leader
In addition to the Litigation Skills and Management Conference, NASP offers many other educational opportunities.
This year's chapter meetings are being held in 9 regions, giving people great educational opportunities about subrogation issues in the state, region or country where they work. These Chapter Meetings give subrogation professionals the opportunity to attend an educational session and network with others in their geographic region. In addition, webinars are being held in order to bring together subrogation professionals from across the country to provide education on common topics and issues.
Annual Educational Conference
This year's Annual Conference will be held November 7 to 10, 2010 at The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas and will offer over 75 educational sessions and more than 120 speakers in the Auto, Property, Workers' Compensation, Management, Health and General tracks. More than 1,200 subrogation professionals are expected to attend this solid educational offering and obtain a thorough educational and networking experience during The Subro Grapevine!
Subro College™ and the Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP)® designation exam prep are NASP's new options for education and they are available for in-house seminars and local Chapter meetings. Additionally, NASP's website has been enriched with resources such as the Recovery Specialist Guidebook and Subro Law Corner, providing compelling and novel coverage of the important issues encountered every day in subrogation.
NASP is confident that those who are in the subrogation field will take advantage of the many education opportunities that NASP has to offer. This is a great time to get involved! Let NASP provide you with education and networking to help you positively impact your company's bottom line.
About NASP (http://www.subrogation.org)
The NASP mission is to enhance the stature and effectiveness of subrogation and recovery professionals through education, training and the exchange of information.
Leslie Wiernik, Executive Director
SOURCE National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)