IR # 97-42
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

David Kizer
1-800-794-6900 ext. 2003

IMC to Sponsor Physician Conference on Workers' Compensation

SAN FRANCISCO-- The Industrial Medical Council of California (IMC) has announced that it will sponsor a one day educational conference about the workers' compensation system for treating physicians from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 1997.

The conference entitled, "Optimizing Performance as a Treating Physician in Workers' Compensation" will take place at the South San Francisco Conference Center located at 255 South Airport Blvd. in South San Francisco.

The purpose of the conference is to give treating physicians a working knowledge of the practice demands in the California workers' compensation system. Since 1993, treating physicians have been given a pivotal role in writing disability reports used to resolve disputes about the injured worker's benefits. Topics covered at the conference include: basic workers' compensation laws affecting the treating physician, how to write disability reports, treatment guidelines, practice management software, confidentiality liability, causation issues and apportionment.

Registration materials can be requested at (800) 794-6900.