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(AMA Guides 6th Ed. Training and Complex Case Studies & Other IME Skills Workshops)

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June 14, 15, 16, 2019

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Dynamic Functional Solutions Inc. and Dr. Mohammed Ranavaya of the American Board of Independent Medical Evaluators are pleased to present a comprehensive training program on the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) 6th Edition.

Dr. Mohammed Ranavaya will be presenting practical information on how to perform high quality Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and the Impairment Rating using the AMA Guides, 6th Edition.

Additionally, he will be providing case study examples of situations you may encounter in your practices, including medico-legal issues, complex cases, and managing difficult impairment evaluation claimants.


Dr. Ranava

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Dr. Mohammed Ranavaya, MD, JD, FRCP

Professor and Chief, Division of Occupational and Disability Medicine Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

Dr. Ranavaya has performed several thousand independent medical evaluations and is an internationally recognized expert in the AMA Guides and has taught globally over ten thousand physicians, skills for performing independent medical evaluations and how to be more effective in the use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Dr. Ranavaya served as a section editor for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition. Dr. Ranavaya has authored several chapters in various books on Disability Medicine and numerous articles regarding AMA Guides, disability guidelines and independent medical evaluations, etc. Dr. Ranavaya served as the chair of the editorial board of the Medical Disability Advisor, a book on workplace disability duration guidelines for various injuries and diseases. He served on the senior editorial advisory committee of the AMA Guides 5th edition and is a contributor to the AMA Guides 5th edition. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Disability Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the AMA Guides newsletter.

He is one of the founding fathers of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and has helped develop the certifying exam for physicians seeking credentials as certified independent medical examiners.


Who Should Attend

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This program is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Anyone involved in performing, reviewing or managing impairment ratings, need to attend this high quality educational program.

  • Doctors/Surgeons of all specialties
  • Attorneys
  • Judges
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • AB Claims Managers/Adjusters
  • Policy & Decision Makers

  • Program Topics

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  • Key Concepts and Methodology of the AMA Guides 6th Edition
  • AMA 6th Edition Case Studies
  • Return to Work and Strategies that Work
  • Medicolegal Report Writing and Court Testimony Skills
  • ABIME Certification Exam (Optional)

  • ABIME Brochure

    Conference Details

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    Training Course Schedule

    Friday June 14, 2019 - Day 1
    7:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
    8:00 a.m. Return to Work strategies
    12:00 a.m. Lunch
    1:30 p.m Medicolegal Skills/Report Writing
    5:30 p.m. Adjourn

    Saturday June 15, 2019 - Day 2
    7:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
    8:00 a.m. Welcome, Introduction and Review of Course Objectives
    8:05 a.m. Key Concepts in AMA Guides Chapter 1 and 2.  Review the Methodology,
                   Appropriate use and Practical Application of the AMA Guides, 6th Edition
    9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
    10:00 a.m. Spine Impairment Rating, Chapter 17, Methodology of Assessment and
                    Impairment Rating with Case Presentations
    11:15 a.m. The Upper Limb – Chapter 15 Methodology
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m. The Upper Limb & Lower Limb Impairment Rating, Chapter 15-16
    2:45 p.m. Coffee & Refreshment Break
    3:00 p.m. The Nervous System Impairment Rating Using AMA Guides Methodology
    3:45 p.m. AMA Guides, 6th Edition and the Psych Impairment Rating Methodology
    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

    Sunday June 16, 2019 – Day 3
    7:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
    8:00 a.m. AMA Guides 6th Edition Case Studies
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m. AMA Guides 6th Edition Case Studies
    4:00 p.m. Adjourn




    June 14, 15, 16, 2019



    Holiday Inn Calgary
    Macleod Trail South
    4206 Macleod Trail
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2G 2R7


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