Summit Agenda

Wednesday, May 22
7:05 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 23
8 a.m.
Continental breakfast in Meeting Room Marquis B
(Note: All sessions will be held in Meeting Room Marquis A.)
9 a.m.
Keynote address by Jennie Wheeler and Andy Yohe
Untangling Excess Cost, Absence, and Injury: How Employers Find Causes (and Solutions) with Unique Integrated Data
Most companies link absence and workers’ compensation data with only a few other sources, perhaps health claims and demographics. In this dynamic presentation, WorkPartners researchers will share critical insights on how absence and injury relate to other business metrics. Attendees will see various examples of underlying drivers of workplace absence and injury—from seniority, time of day to time-off policies—and how these can be used to improve human capital outcomes.
10:15 a.m.
Roundtable discussion and debriefing
  • How do attendees use data and integrated data sets?
  • What types of programming are in play at various transit companies?
  • What are roadblocks attendees have experienced as they have tried to integrate data?
  • 10:45 a.m.
    11 a.m.
    Chris Gabriel, JD, Labor Employment Attorney at Cafardi Ferguson Wyrick Weis + Stotler
    Using Big Data to Help Address Labor Strategy and its Efficacy
    Lunch and networking break
    1 p.m.
    Jeff Nowak, JD, Management Attorney at Littler
    Employer Rights and FMLA
    2 p.m.
    Roundtable discussion and debriefing
    What are attendees doing to overcome legal barriers?
    2:30 p.m.
    Client perspectives on leveraging data to support operations
    Clients will present examples of innovation and programming.
    3:30 p.m.
    Break or guided walk through Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
    3:45 p.m.
    Sessions wrap-up; networking reception
    6 p.m.
    Group dinner (optional)
    Friday, May 24
    8 a.m.
    Continental breakfast in Meeting Room Marquis B
    9 a.m.
    Michael Rowe, DO, Senior Medical Director, Disability Services, WorkPartners
    Challenges of Managing Safety-Sensitive Positions and Disability Management
    10 a.m.
    10:15 a.m.
    Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM, Senior Medical Director, Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners
    Building a Healthy Culture in Transit with Consideration to Shift Work
    11:15 a.m.
    Discussion and wrap-up
    Summit adjourns

    Sessions are subject to change.