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About the Speakers and Presentations

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks and Housekeeping Matters

Steve Nichols, Manager of Workers’ Compensation Services, Insurance Council of Texas

8:25 a.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Albert Betts, Executive Director, Insurance Council of Texas

8:30 a.m.

Keynote: The State of the Texas Workers’ Compensation System

Ryan Brannan, Commissioner of Workers' Compensation

9:30 a.m.

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Jay Thompson, Partner at Thompson Coe and General Counsel for the Insurance Council of Texas

10:30 a.m.

15 Minute Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

The Success Story Continues: Workers’ Compensation by the Numbers

D.C. Campbell, Director, Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group, Texas Department of Insurance 

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Networking Opportunity

1:00 p.m.

What You Need to Know About Compounded Prescription Drugs

Mark Pew, Senior Vice President, PRIUM 

1:45 p.m.

Ethics and Workers’ Compensation

Margaret M. Knott, Partner, Knott & Doyle

2:45 p.m.

15-Minute Networking Break

3:00 p.m.

Workers’ Compensation Legal Issues Panel Discussion

Stuart Colburn, Moderator, Shareholder, Downs Stanford, P.C.

Anna Ansari, Partner, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P

Trey Gillespie, Assistant Vice President, Workers' Compensation, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Robert E. Greenlaw, Associate, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP

Alan Tysinger, Law Office of Alan Tysinger

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Final Housekeeping Matters

Steve Nichols, Manager of Workers’ Compensation Services, Insurance Council of Texas

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Texas State Capitol, room E1.016

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Texas Sunset Commission

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