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Heartland Symposium

November 14 @ 7:30 am - November 15 @ 11:30 am

Managing Occupational Health and Promoting Worker Wellbeing.

Keynote Speaker:

Casey Chosewood, MD MPH

Director, Office for Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“A National Framework for Mental Health and Wellbeing for Workers”





Event Postponed until November 14th and 15th

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is being postponed. We are hoping to keep the content the same and will update this page and content accordingly. 

Please contact Tammi Goerdt at tammi-goerdt@uiowa.edu if you have any questions.

Thursday, November 14thTentative Agenda (Breakout Sessions)

7:15– Registration and Exhibitors Open

7:50- Welcome Announcements

8:00- Keynote presentation by Dr. Casey Chosewood – “A National Framework for Mental Health and Wellbeing for Workers”

9:00– Exhibits and Break

9:30- Recordkeeping – Do’s Don’ts and Make Dang Sure You Did! – Peggy Petersen, IA OSHA

Surveillance in Workers’ Compensation Claims – Pros and Cons and Tips on When and How to Utilize Surveillance on Claims –            Attorney Jason Wiltfang, Corridor Law Group

10:35- Caring for the Refugee Employee – Krista Ford and Andrea Achenbach, UI College of Nursing

Getting Back To Work: Psychosocial Considerations and Professional Supports – John Wadsworth and Noel Estrada-                                Hernandez – UI College of Education

11:35– Lunch and Exhibits

12:30 – MTBI and Return to work – Presenter pending confirmation

Return to work considerations for those with Chronic Health Conditions, Daniel Frieburger, VA Medical Center

1:35- Occupational Health Nursing Panel Discussion – Rhonda Straight, RN, OHN – Waldinger Corporation and TBD

–          TBD

2:30- Exhibits and Breaks

3:00- Tune into Safety: Exploring Occupational Hearing Protection and Importance – Kellsie Busho, UI Communication Sciences

3:00- Traumatic Spine Injuries – Dr. Catherine Olinger, University of Iowa WIRC

4:00- Adjourn

Friday- November 15th (ALL GENERAL SESSION)

7:30 Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 Implicit Bias- Angeline Vanle – UI Inclusive Education and Strategic Initiatives

9:00- FMLA and ADA – Part 2 – Nathan Stuckey- City of Cedar Rapids

10:00 Break and Exhibits

10:15- Ask the Doc Panel Discussion – Dr. Patrick Hartley and Dr. Jeff Westpheling

11:30- Adjourn








November 14 @ 7:30 am
November 15 @ 11:30 am


Tammi Goerdt


Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Coralville – Iowa City
1220 1st Ave
Coralville, 52241 United States
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