2018 IARP-Louisiana Annual Conference
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3/8/2018 to 3/9/2018
When: March 8 - 9, 2018
Where: East Jefferson General Hospital Conference Center
4200 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, Louisiana  70006
United States

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IARP-LA 2018 Annual Conference

"March Madness: Slam Dunk Your Rehabilitation Practice"

Online Registration is now closed. 

Please register onsite at: East Jefferson General Hospital Conference Center, 4200 Houma Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006.

Registration Fee CEUs Agenda Wine Tasting Exhibitor Registration

Program Details

Register online above or download the Attendee PDF Registration.

Limited seating is available – please register early. If space is available, on-site registration will be permitted. On-site parking is available at the conference center at no cost.

Program Goals and Topics

To provide advanced educational content for rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, insurance claims professionals, and allied health care professionals/therapists on current issues and considerations encountered in daily professional practice.

Who Should Attend

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Case Managers, Forensic Experts, Insurance Claims Professionals, Attorneys and Allied Health Care Professionals/Therapists.

Silent Auction

We will be having our annual silent auction at the conference again this year. Please be sure to check out all the donations and bid on some great items. If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please contact Sy Arceneaux (337) 291-1755 or Michael Scullin (504) 524-3378. 

Registration Fee

Full Conference Registration: $275 (Member) $375 (Non-Member)   
One-Day Registration: $200 (Members) $275 (Non-Members)
Student Registration: No fee, however, please submit a registration form 


We have applied for 16 continuing education hours for CRC and CCM. The LRC Board accepts CRC credits for documentation of continuing education.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, March 8

7:30 – 8:00am
Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits Open
8:00 - 8:15am
Introduction – Carla Seyler
Brief Overview of Current Issues – David Tatman and Larry Stokes

8:15 - 10:00am
Double Bonus: The History of Private Sector Rehabilitation
Keynote Speaker: Timothy F. Field, PhD

10:00 - 10:15am
Break / Visit Exhibits

10:15 - 11:00am
Beyond the X’s and O’s: Pulling the Pieces and People together for Better Rehab Outcomes
Rick Baudry

11:00am - Noon
In The Paint: Vocational Rehabilitation Under the Longshore Act
The Honorable Patrick Rosenow, Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge

Noon - 1:15pm
Full Court Press: Lunch and Round Table Discussions with Exhibitors

1:15 - 2:15pm
Jump Ball: Mediations
Marty Simone, Jr., Mediation Arbitration Professional System (MAPS)

2:15 - 3:15pm
How to Rebound: Vocational Transitions and the LAW
Garrett DeReus, Esq.

3:15 - 3:30pm
Break / Visit Exhibits

3:30 - 4:30pm
Bank Shot: Testimony in State Versus Federal Counrt
The Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo, U.S. District Court

4:30 - 5:30pm
Nothin’ But Net: Ensuring No Patients Get Lost After A Workplace Injury
Jamie Gaudet, FNP, Gulf Coast Orthopedics

Friday, March 9

7:45 – 8:15am
Annual Membership Meeting / Registration / Breakfast

8:15 - 10:15am
Practice Plan: Ethics Presentation
Joseph Bonke, Esq.

10:15 - 10:30am
Break / Visit Exhibits

11:30am - 12:15pm
Warm Up: Biomechanics for the Health Professional
Paul Fontana, OTR

12:15 - 1:15pm
Full Court Press: Lunch and Round Table Discussions with Exhibitors

1:15 - 2:45pm
Rehab Scramble: An Audience Participation Learning Game

2:45 - 3:00pm
Break / Visit Exhibits

3:00 - 4:00pm
Fast Break: Innovations in Neurosurgery
Everett Robert, MD

Adjournment / Conference Evaluations / CEUs

Wine Tasting

Come Join Us…

When: Thursday. March 8, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00pm
Where: 2010 Palmer Avenue, New Orleans, LA  70118
What: Come join us following the conclusion of our first day of the conference for wine tastings, good food, good fun and a great cause.

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, March 2, 2018 to cindy.harris.a27@gmail.com or buy a ticket with your conference registration.

COST: $50.00 per person; $75.00 per couple

If you RSVP separate from online registration, payment can be made via the IARP Website on the IARP-LA page or you can make checks payable to IARP-LA and mail to P.O. Box 7651, Metairie, LA  70002

****We encourage all attendees to use Uber, Lyft, a taxi or a designated driver to this event.****

Cancellation/Refund Policy

100% will be available for requests made on or before February 23, 2018.  After that date, credit toward another conference will be given.


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