WCIS eNews No. 70
Apr. 8, 2008

WCIS advisory meeting and California-specific EDI training

In response to requests from trading partners, EDI training specific to California is currently being organized. This training would be held in conjunction with the annual WCIS advisory meeting. The annual WCIS Advisory Meeting is set for Monday, June 9, 2008 in San Francisco.

We are sending out this e-news to get an estimate of the number of claim administrators interested in attending the WCIS meeting and/or EDI training. The EDI training will only be offered if there are enough participants to make it cost effective.

The EDI training will be sponsored by the IAIABC and the California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). Training will be provided by IAIABC trainers and supplemented by the WCIS EDI team. The proposed dates are June 9-11, 2008 in San Francisco at the Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3688.

If you plan to participate, please complete the training questionnaire and submit your response via e-mail to wcis@dir.ca.gov by April 17, 2008.

WCIS advisory meeting and EDI Training Attendance Questionnaire

Company Name:_____________________________

Name of Participant:_________________________

E-mail Address: _____________________________

Please mark "X" in either yes or no:

WCIS Advisory Meeting

Monday, June 9 9am to 1pm yes____ no____

EDI training - please specify which course(s) EDI 101, 201, 301 and/or Medical.

Monday, June 9 2pm to 5pm, EDI 101 yes____ no____
Tuesday, June 10 9am to 12pm, EDI 201 yes____ no____
  1pm to 5pm, EDI 301 yes____ no____
EDI Medical training
Wednesday, June 11 9am to 12pm, Medical yes____ no____
  1pm to 5pm, Medical yes____ no____

Registration fees will be based on the number of attendees. These fees will be used to cover the IAIABC trainers' travel and lodging costs. Fees will only apply to the EDI training. There is no charge to attend the WCIS Advisory Meeting.

Participants are responsible for lodging and travel arrangements.

The following link offers information on hotels: http://sfvisitor.travelhero.com.pagesstudy.com/.

Below are links and the locations of a few hotels within one mile of the Conference Center:

Cathedral Hill Hotel

1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 Tel: 415-776-8200 Fax 415-775-0643 www.cathedralhillhotel.com

Hotel Diva

440 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Tel: 1-800-553-1900 Tel: 415-202-8787 www.hoteldiva.com

Holiday Inn GG

1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco,CA 94109 Tel: 415-441-4000 Fax 415-776-7155 www.goldengatewayhotel.com

Parc 55

55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Tel: 415-392-8000 Fax 415-403-6602 www.parc55hotel.com

Elisema Cantu
email: ecantu@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6763
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading partner letters B, D-F, N, O, W-Y

Damon Chen
email: dcchen@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6753
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading partner letters C, G, H, M, P

Johnny Lee
phone: 510-286-6772
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading partner letters A, I-L, S-V, Z

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