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THE CAT CAME BACK
A DEFINITIVE WORKSHOP ON CATASTROPHIC IMPAIRMENT EVALUATION


2017 CAT Clinical Skills Training

DAY ONE:  surveys the eight criteria listed in the SABS for motor vehicle accidents post June 1, 2016. It is designed for a wide range of professionals including lawyers, insurers, quality assurance personnel and assessors who conduct catastrophic determination examinations. This program will systematically review changes in all catastrophic criteria for post June 2016 motor vehicle accidents.

TOPICS:

Overview of 2016 CAT SABS changes: Drs. Avi Orner and Arthur Ameis

Criteria 1: Spinal Cord Injuries: ASIA Methodology and SCIM Scores: Dr. David Lipson

Criteria 2: Limb Amputation: Dr. Michel Lacerte

Criteria 3: Vision Impairment: Dr. Michel Lacerte

Criteria 4: Adult TBI’s: GOSE Methodology, Radiological Considerations and Qualification Pathways:
Dr. Konstantine K. Zakzanis

Criteria 5: Pediatric TBI’s: KOSCHI Methodology, Radiological Considerations and Qualification Pathways: Dr. Peter Rumney

Criteria 6: WPI Analysis - AMA Guides 4th Edition Methodology Review: Drs. Arthur Ameis; Harold Becker; Michel Lacerte

Criteria 7: WPI Analysis – Mental Health (AMA Guides 6th Edition) Update and Methodology Overview:
Dr. Jeremy Frank

Criteria 8: Mental/Behavioural Qualification: 2016 Updates to the Use of AMA4 Chapter 14 and Applicable Case Law: Dr. Sherese Ali

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

Impairment Rating Working Group: In-depth Case Studies Emphasizing Best Practices in the use of the AMA4/6, Current Combining methodologies and updated case law: Facilitators: Drs. Arthur Ameis; Harold Becker; Michel Lacerte & David Bertschi

TBI Working Group: Application of TBI Definitions and Radiological Findings in the Clinical Context, Interpretation of GOSE/KOSCHI Data Scores and Multidisciplinary Case Studies. Facilitators:
Drs. Sherese Ali; Ranya Ghattas;  Konstantine K. Zakzanis & David Bertschi 

Interdisciplinary Case Law Study Presentation: “Top 10 over 10 years”: David Bertschi, Lawyers

The Crystal Ball: Navigating the Road Ahead

CONCLUSION/WRAP UP


PHYSICAL TRACK:  AMA GUIDES 4th EDITION TRAINING                            


PHYSICAL TRACK:
  A second session on April 1, 2017 aims to provide a full training in the proficient use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th Edition including modules covering the evaluation of the upper extremity, spine, lower extremity, central nervous system impairment and all other specialized elements. This course is designed for physical assessors who wish to gain expert skills in this area of CAT evaluations.

TOPICS:

Key Concepts and Methodology of the AMA Guides 4th Ed. Chapters 1& 2

Upper Extremity Impairment Rating methodology and case presentation

Spine Impairment Rating with Case Presentations

Lower Extremities Impairment Rating with Case Presentations

Central Nervous System Impairment Rating with Case Presentations

Beyond Musculoskeletal Systems-AMA 4, Chapters 5-12  

Advance Case Studies and Expert Ratings Training

CONCLUSION/WRAP UP 

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