|Work Fitness and Disability Roundtable|
|Name: anonymous Date: 10/18/17|
About the Roundtable
The Work Fitness & Disability Roundtable is a free e-group -- a multi-stakeholder discussion group that communicates by e-mail and on-line using Groups.io. Any professional who has responsibilities in our area of interest is welcome to apply for membership in the WFD Roundtable.
We share a commitment to preventing and minimizing the disruptive impact of injury and illness on working peoples' daily lives, especially their current job and their future ability to earn a living. Our special focus is improving outcomes in situations in which new injuries, illnesses, changes in chronic medical conditions, or aging have temporarily or permanently changed peoples' ability to function in their "usual" way. We also share a commitment to promoting and protecting the health, productivity, and economic vitality of the American workforce.
In their professional lives, most of our 1,000+ members are called upon to respond when there is uncertainty whether an ill, injured, or impaired employee can perform his/her job. They work in a wide variety of settings and sectors of the economy: in healthcare and rehabilitative service delivery, in managed care, in healthcare, compensation and disability benefits and insurance claims operations, in workplaces (business, commerce and industry), and in universities, government agencies, law practices, the media, and so on. The Roundtable provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas, sharing of new information, posing of questions, and discussion of topics of interest and importance.
The roundtable is moderated by Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH, and sponsored by Webility Corporation.
Who are the Roundtable's members?
Two-thirds of the Roundtable's members are physicians, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, case managers, and claims adjusters. The other third is comprised of a wide variety of professionals: return-to-work coordinators, human resources and safety professionals, physical and occupational therapists, ergonomists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, lawyers, consultants, and others in related professions.
How does the Roundtable work?
The WFD Roundtable primarily communicates by sending out messages to all members at the same time via email, although some members choose to use our website for messaging - https://groups.io/g/WFDRoundtable.
When a member sends an e-mail message to the Roundtable or replies to one sent from the Roundtable, the Groups.io listserv software automatically distributes that e-mail to every Roundtable member. Members who wish to minimize e-mail volume select the daily digest option, a single e-mail that consolidates all the messages for each 24 hour period. However, since message volume is usually low (and valuable) most members prefer to receive and reply to "real time" messages individually throughout the day.
The Roundtables website (https://groups.io/g/WFDRoundtable) is available to all members, b ut they must set up an on-line Groups.io account to use it. The Roundtable's website has a storehouse of all prior messages and an "electronic library" of shared documents and other items.
How do I join? How does my email address work with the Groups.io account?
You, the human being, fill out an application which is reviewed by Dr. Christian to verify your eligibility for membership in the Roundtable. After that, it is your EMAIL ADDRESS that is a member of the Groups.io list-serv. You will not be able to send or receive Roundtable emails if Groups.io doesn't recognize your email address. Thus, you may want to list TWO email addresses if you want to use the Roundtable at home and at work, for example.
What does it cost?
There is currently no charge for membership.
Who runs the Roundtable?
The WFD Roundtable is moderated by its founder, Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH, president of Webility Corporation. The Work Fitness & Disability Roundtable is sponsored by Webility Corporation (www.webility.md), which provides management consulting services as well as live and web-based educational courses for all parties who must collaborate effectively in order to prevent needless disability.
Have another question?
The Vast Administrative Staff of the Roundtable (Dr. Christian and Anita) are happy to help applicants as well as new and existing members.
E-mail us at: Roundtable@webility.md.
Want to join us? Fill out the membership application below and click "SEND". Once your eligibility is verified, you will receive a welcoming e-mail with ground rules and instructions, and you will start receiving e-mails from the Roundtable.
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