GEORGIA COMPONENT OF ACOEM FALL MEETING 2013

We are pleased to announce that Judge David Imahara at the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation has agreed to meet with the Georgia occ med physicians and affiliates for our September meeting.  Please reserve September 25 Wednesday for this event.  We will meet at Steel Restaurant, located at 955 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 255, Atlanta, GA.  This is close to 10th street and there is free parking.  

We need to know how many people will be coming.  Please RSVP to acoemga@gmail.com.  Plan to come!!

DAVID IMAHARA is a Chief Trial Judge in Atlanta, Georgia in the Hearing Division at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  David oversees 15,000 to 20,000 hearing requests and over 1,000 trials per year.  David has been involved in the Georgia’s workers’ compensation system for over 15 years, and employed in a number of other positions at the Board, including Director of ADR and Division Director of the Appellate Division.  David is a frequent speaker on hearings, mediations, the Board’s paperless/online processes, and workers’ compensation.  David obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia, and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, California, and the District of Columbia. 

If you have not been to Steel, you are in for a treat.  Dinner will be served family style. To check it out, go to   http://steelatlanta.com/    Come at 6:30 to see old friends.  Judge Imahara will begin speaking around 7pm.   The program will be interactive (no PowerPoint) and will provide with an opportunity to understand more about how the GA Board works.  Bring your questions and concerns for discussion.

HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Georgia can have 2 delegates now at the HOD.  If you are interested in representing GA at the upcoming meeting, please contact Marvin Taylor, MD MPH atmetoccmeddoc@gmail.com.   The next meeting is in Chicago on 11/8/13 (Friday).  The component will contribute $500 to the expenses involved in attending. Associated with the meeting is a social event on Thursday night and some CME's on Friday afternoon.  Please also let GA Component president Dr. Jane St. Clair know if you are interested in attending, at acoemga@gmail.com.

The executive committee is now accepting nominations for Secretary Treasurer.  Please let me know of your interest in this position.