DVWCT Conference Agenda and Activities

Thank you for joining us at the Graduate Hotel Annapolis in Annapolis, MD for the 2024 Delaware Valley Workers’ Compensation Trust Educational Conference.  Here you will find helpful information to aid you in navigating the conference.

Conference Presentations by Session

Slides/conference materials will be posted after each session.
Session 1: WC Rate Setting, Labor and Industry and Experience Modifications – How DVWCT is Different (and Better!)
Session 2: Demystifying a Mental Illness Diagnosis and Its Impact on the Work Environment
Session 3: DVWCT Trivia!
Session 4: How Comorbidities Impact a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Session 5: Beyond Opioids: Novel Techniques for Better Pain Management
Session 6: Keynote Address: The True Cost of Overlooking Safety
*Slide deck for session 6 cannot be shared due to copyright
Session 7: Missed Opportunities to Create a Safer Workplace
Session 8: Workers’ Compensation, Booze Cruises, Hotel Rooms, Disabilities, and Pensions – Oh My!
Session 9: EAP Overview/Management Referral Program

Additional Resources:

Please visit the DVWCT Conference Registration Table in the lobby of The Graduate on Wednesday, June 19 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to pick up your name badge and conference materials.


As a reminder, The Trust will not cover charges to the Spa, Gift Shop, or Room Service.

Check-out time is 11:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Please wear your name badges at all conference sponsored events.  

Conference Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 19:

    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Registration (Hotel Lobby)

    11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Pre-Conference Boat Tour (Optional, prior registration required)
    Meet in Hotel Lobby for transfer at 11:30 a.m., Boat departs Annapolis City Dock at 12:00 p.m.

    6:00 p.m. – Opening Reception (Atrium)

    7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Ballroom)

  • Thursday, June 20:

    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast (Atrium)

    8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Conference Sessions (Ballroom)
    See Agenda for additional information

    12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch (Atrium)

    5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the Severn Inn.
    Meet in Hotel Lobby, Bus departs for the Severn Inn at 5:45 p.m.

  • Friday, June 21:

    7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast (Ballroom)

    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Conference Sessions (Ballroom)
    See Agenda for additional information

    9:30 a.m. –  Adjournment



Graduate Annapolis | 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions)

Phone Number +1 (410) 263-7777


Conference Contacts

Nicole Pizzo, Member Services and Event Specialist |  npizzo@dvtrusts.com (215) 869-3038

Richard L. Mellor, Jr., Executive Director  | rmellor@dvtrusts.com (215) 852-1350


If you need additional assistance, Delaware Valley Trust Staff, DVWCT Board Members, Professional Partners and Speakers can be identified by their orange conference nametags.

In case of emergency, please dial 911.

The nearest hospital is the Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center

2001 Medical Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions)

The nearest Urgent Care facility is West Street Medical

79 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions)