Current Issues in the Workers’ Compensation System- A10

The Workplace Track
Workers’ Compensation Section

Session A: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

About the Program
Learn about the last year in Workers’ Compensation law and legislation. Hear from the agency chairman about current issues facing the workers’ compensation system. Get an overview of the biopsychosocial model for treating pain which, according to recent research, can lead to decreased healthcare costs and provide physicians with additional treatment interventions that may or may not include opioids.

 You Will Learn

  • The latest workers’ compensation case law from decisions rendered by the Compensation Review Board and Connecticut courts
  • About recent legislative developments
  • About issues of interest from the perspective of the chairman
  • About the “biopsychosocial model” of care
  • How Colorado ensured a biopsychosocial approach was followed in the state worker’s compensation system, and estimated cost-savings


Francis “Bud” X. Drapeau, Leighton Katz & Drapeau, Vernon


John A. Mastropietro, Chairman, State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, Hartford

Traci Cipriano, Traci Cipriano, JD, PhD LLC; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven

John P. Clarkson, Law Offices of Cynthia M. Garraty, Hartford

Lucas D. Strunk, Strunk Dodge Aiken Zovas LLC, Rocky Hill


2.0 CLE Credits: (CT: 2.0 General; NY: 2.0 AOP)