IARP of the Carolinas 2019 Educational Conference
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3/14/2019 to 3/15/2019
When: March 14-15, 2019
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro-Airport
204 Centreport Drive
Greensburo, North Carolina  27409
United States

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IARP of the Carolinas’ Educational Conference 2019


March 14 & 15, 2019
Embassy Suites, Greensboro, NC

PDF Registration* | Registration fees | Accommodations | Agenda | Vendor Register

Online Registration is closed. Please use PDF Registration and register onsite.*

Who should attend?

  • Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Medical Case Managers
  • Vocational Specialists
  • Life Care Planners
  • Students
  • YOU!


11 (3.0 Ethics) CEUs are pending for CRC, CCM, CDMS and CLCP (note: CEU’s will be adjusted for late arrivals/early departures)

Navigating the Furture - 2019 Educational Conference

Attendee Registration Fees

Full Registration (includes lunch/social):

  • IARP Member Attendee: $150
  • Non-member Attendee: $150 (until February 28, 2019) / $185 (beginning March 1, 2019)
  • Student Rate: $80 (CEUs will not be provided)

Single Day Rate: $115
Guest Fees: $40 Lunch / $35 Social (appetizers)

Registration is available above or by pdf.

Registration form (pdf)

Vendors Registration

Vendor Register

Vendor Contract (word)

Please note cancellation deadline of March 12, 2019, limited refund provided after this date.

Same day food preferences CANNOT be accommodated – please list special requests and dietary needs on registration form or email iarpofcarolinas@gmail.com.


A rate of $147 plus tax has been arranged for conference participants at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro-Airport 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC  27409 (Directly off I-40 at exit 210)

Reservations: 1-800 EMBASSY or 336/668-4535
Mention the event "IARP Educational Conference" get the special rate.
To qualify for this rate, you must reserve by February 20, 2019

Online Hotel Reservations

E-mail questions or concerns to Kim Deal, Sonja Ellington or Beth Ezzell at iarpofcarolinas@gmail.com


Thursday March 14, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am 


8:00am – 8:10am   


8:10am – 9:30am  

Ethical Consideration of Effective Listening Skills

  • Teresa Williams MSW, LCSW Home Care Connect

9:40am – 10:00am    

Break and visit Exhibits

10:00am – 11:15am

Opioid Task Force Update

  • Tracey Jones (Teague Campbell)
  • Victor Farah (Farah & Cammarano)
  • Scarlett Gardner (State of North Carolina)

11:15am – Noon

NC Industrial Commission Update

  • Commissioner Myra L. Griffin

Noon – 1:30pm

Lunch and visit exhibits

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Breakout Session I (choose one)

  • Vocational – Placement of Criminal Offenders
    – Life Works Program
  • Medical – Wake Spine and Pain Specialist – Return to work and the role of Interventional Pain Management
    – Dr. Reis, Dr. Reznik
    – Dr. Hertzberg

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break and visit exhibits

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Breakout Session II (choose one)

  • Vocational – Panel on Expert Testimony - Setting Your Compass Towards Success-
    – Steve Yuhas
    – Pam Foster (Plaintiff) and Defense
  • Medical – Knee Injuries: Current concepts, Controversial treatments, and Causation
    – Brian T. Szura MD Cary Orthopaedics


*Please join us for Cocktails from 5:30 – 7:00pm *Dinner will be on your own

Friday March 15, 2019

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:30a

Announcements/IARP Meeting

8:30am – 10:00am


  • Alternative Treatment for Pain – What’s in Your Wheelhouse?
  • Counseling – Sonja Ellington MS, CRC, LPC, CEAS Ellington Consulting and Counseling PLLC
  • Biofeedback – Sylvia Whitmire MA, LPC, BCB-Fellow
  • Acupuncture – Rob Balkind ABR Acupuncture LLC
  • Chiropractor – Dr. Megan Hendel Healing Hands Chiropractic

10:00am – 10:30am

Break and visit exhibits

10:30am – Noon

Attorney, Employer, Adjuster Panel – Ethical Dilemmas – Keeping your Head Above Water

  • Harold (Hal) Willson (Willson, Jones, Carter & Baxley)
  • Katrena Parker (Old Dominion Trucking)
  • Roberta King Latham (Bennett Guthrie Latham)
  • Timothy Welborn (Law Offices of Timothy D Welborn)

Noon – 12:30pm

Break and Boxed Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Keynote – Laura Hamilton – “It’s Time to Sharpen your Ax”

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