DMEC 2019 is just a few days away and it seems appropriate that disability management’s biggest event will be held in a metro area where some of the most important decisions are made that impact our industry. The Aug. 5-8 conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is just a few miles away from Washington, DC, and will feature many of the industry’s leading decision-makers.
DMEC is offering an agenda packed with can’t-miss sessions. I’m particularly excited by DMEC’s decision to dedicate a significant focus on mental health and its impact on the industry by offering an entire preconference workshop on the subject Aug. 5. I’m also looking forward to hearing keynote speaker Seth Mattison’s discussion on “The War at Work – Building a Next-Generation Enterprise for a Next-Generation Workforce.” This industry expert will focus on how we do business 24x7 via technology and relational connectivity and the unwritten idioms that drive many of the leaders of organizations today. I’m interested to see how he plans to bring this full circle to meet the needs of the disability management audience. I’m also anticipating a good turnout for the Tapestry of Absence Management session on Aug. 6, as industry professionals seek to identify key factors to exceptional programs that result in positive outcomes.
And, for those who haven’t met police officer Jeremy Romero, the closing session on Aug. 8 should be a real treat. Ofc. Romero will team up with Genex branch manager Trish Elizalde to present, “Real-Life Robocop: Meeting ‘Impossible’ RTW Goals in Catastrophic Cases.” To help you get ready for what is sure to be an educational and inspiring session, I encourage you to watch this amazing video chronicling Jeremy’s rise from incurring a devastating on-duty spinal cord injury to returning to the force.
Of course, DMEC also offers industry professionals a great opportunity to network and catch up, and I look forward to seeing many of you in the exhibit hall. Please stop by and say hello to the Genex team at Booth 213-214.