09 - 10 October, 2014  — Texas and Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Forum
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09 - 10 October, 2014

Discover Critical Legislative and Case Law Updates
and Proven Cost-Containment Solutions from
Leading Workers’ Compensation Experts

Join workers’ compensation professionals from across the states of Texas and Oklahoma as we gather at the Hilton Anatole – Dallas for the Texas and Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Forum.

Please note – Over the past 10 years, our annual conference has focused on Texas workers’ compensation.  Beginning this year, our conference will cover both Texas and Oklahoma workers’ compensation and will include concurrent sessions focusing on the vital state specific issues in Texas and Oklahoma.

At the 2014 conference, leading industry experts from Texas and Oklahoma will bring you critical legislative and case law updates and practical cost-containment solutions to your workers’ compensation challenges.

The Red River Rivalry:
University of Texas Longhorns vs. University of OK Sooners Football Game

The dates of the conference are on the Thursday and Friday preceding the Red River Rivalry, the Texas Longhorns-Oklahoma Sooners football game.  Join us for a networking cocktail reception that will celebrate this upcoming and longstanding NCAA football rivalry.

Conference Highlights:

  • The Future of Workers’ Compensation in Texas and Oklahoma: Why the Nation is Looking at These Two Innovative States
  • Top Ten Scoring Plays in Workers’ Compensation Performance Improvement and Cost Containment to Ensure You Keep Your Competitive Edge 
  • Proactive Strategies for Keeping Workplace Back Injuries from Escalating into Million Dollar Claims 
  • Winning Return to Work Program that Will Mitigate Employer Exposure and Dramatically Improve Employee Outcomes
  • Managing the Nightmare Workers’ Compensation Case: Critical Claims Management Strategies for Early Intervention and Troubleshooting
  • Reaping the Benefits of a Successful Safety Program: Taking a Winning Approach to Injury Prevention and Implementation of Federal and State Mandates
  • Get the Inside Scoop from Claimants’ Attorneys on the Biggest Employer Mistakes that Send Injured Employees to Attorneys
  • Outstanding Networking Opportunities: Meet industry practitioners and leading experts

The 2014 Texas and Oklahoma Workers' Comp Forum is certified for 12 Credit Hours for insurance licensee continuing education and 12.5 CLE credits (applies to Texas Residents Only/ Pending Approval for Oklahoma)

Concurrent Sessions with State Specific Updates


  • Update from the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation and What’s on the Horizon for 2015
  • Update on New Legislation and Rules Impacting Texas Workers’ Compensation and How Employers and Other Stakeholders Can Influence the Legislative and Rule-Making Process
  • The Latest Workers’ Compensation Court Decisions and How they Impact Employers


  • Implementation of the New Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Reforms
  • Update from the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission and What’s on the Horizon for 2015
  • What You Need to Know About the New Oklahoma Administrative Dispute Resolution System and how the latest Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court Decisions and How They Will Impact Employers

Keynote Speakers:

Mark Walls
Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis
Safety National

Rod Bordelon
Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation
Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation

Troy Wilson, Sr.
Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation CommissionConference Chairs

Stuart D. Colburn, Esq.

Downs Stanford, P.C.Todd Estes, Esq.
Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP Sponsorship Information

This program has been approved for 10 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

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