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Two-Day Training Course

(with optional certification for physicians and non-physicians)

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April 02 & 03, 2016

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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 detailed course dealing with the number of changes being put forth by FSCO related to the determination of Catastrophic Impairment. To review these changes in detail, please refer to the attached link:


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, 4th edition. There will be review of the Psychiatric Impairment Rating using Mental & Behavioral Disorders Chapter 14 of 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

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

  • Neuropsychologist

  • Occupational Therapists

  • AB Claims Managers/Adjusters

  • Policy & Decision Makers

  • Program Topics

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  • Key Concepts and Methodology of the AMA Guides 4th Edition

  • Review of Upper Extremity Impairment, Lower Extremity Impairment, Spine Impairment & Central Nervous System Impairment Ratings as focused in the AMA Guides 4th Edition.

  • Review of AMA Guides 4th Edition, Chapters 5 to 12.

  • Examine the Psychiatric Impairment Rating in the AMA Guides 4th and 6th Editions.

  • Look at and discuss case studies pertaining to all situations.

  • ABIME Brochure

    Conference Details

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    Training Course Schedule

    Saturday, April 2, 2016 - Day 1
    7:30 a.m. Registration and Tea
    8:00 a.m. Welcome, Introduction and review of course objectives
    8:10 a.m. Key Concepts and Methodology of the AMA Guides 4th Ed. Chapters 1&2
    9:30 a.m. Questions and Answers
    9:45 a.m. Morning Break
    10:00 a.m. Upper Extremity Impairment Rating with Case Presentation
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00 p.m. Spine Impairment Rating with Case Presentation
    2:15 p.m. Lower Extremities Impairment Rating with Case Presentation
    3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
    3:15 p.m. Central Nervous System Impairment Rating with Case Presentation
    4:15 p.m. Questions and Answers
    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

    Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Day 2
    8:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
    8:05 a.m. Beyond Musculoskeletal Systems-AMA 4, Chapters 5-12
    9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
    10:00 a.m. Psychiatric Impairment Rating with case studies - AMA 6, Chapter 14
    11:00 a.m. Practical Use of AMA Guides 4th Ed.—Advance Case Studies
    12:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn with faculty
    1:00 p.m. Adjourn



    April 02 & 03, 2016



    Hilton Garden Inn
    100 Traders Boulevard
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L4Z 2H7


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