18 April 2018

Speaking Engagement Update


Rimkus Consulting Group is pleased to announce that our professional consulting staff is presenting a number of continuing education seminars across the country. These definitive lectures embrace a variety of topics focusing on forensic investigations to help meet the continuing education needs of risk managers, attorneys, and claims professionals.

National Events

DRI Construction Law Seminar
April 26, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee

"Before You Use It: A Practical Guide to New Products in Construction, Session A" 
presented by Duncan E. Doss, PE, Vice President, Quality Assurance and Training, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Before You Use It: A Practical Guide to New Products in Construction, Session B" presented by Kenneth L. Homfeld, PE, Senior Vice President, Construction Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) Construction Law Seminar will focus on the trials of advancement within the industry in face of an increasing labor shortage. Presentations include specialists who will share their expertise in the diagnosis and exclusion of the drafting of contractual liability limitations, coverage triggers and the right to independent counsel. Click here for more information.

EECMA Annual Conference
April 26, 2018 - Orlando, Florida

"What the Hex is Cr6? From the air we breathe, the places we work and the food we eat, Chromium 6 is the New Regulatory Conundrum" presented by Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

The Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) Annual Conference will offer a variety of topics presented by panels of speakers and networking opportunities with those in the insurance industry, the environmental consulting industry, and the legal profession. Click here for more information. 

DRI Trucking Litigation Seminar
April 26, 2018 - Chicago, Illinois

 "The Distraction Dilemma" presented by Jason D. Jupe, PE, ACTAR, Forensics Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., and Bryson F. Datt, Jr., Burns White.

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) Trucking Litigation Seminar will focus on helping trucking practitioners, practically and methodically, to defend and mitigate trucking loss risk. Click here for more information. 

ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar
May 2, 2018 - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 

"The Post Accident Response - How to Win (or Lose) your Case in the First 12 Hours" presented by Dirk E. Smith, PhD, PE, ACTAR, Senior Vice President, Forensics Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Fred Shoemaker, Moderator, Greener Burke Shoemaker Oberrecht, PA, Gwen Malone, Litigation Coordinator, Covenant Transportation Group, Steven Orlowski, Lester Schwab Katz and Dwyer, LLP and David Soldo, Morris James, LLP.

The ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar will cover topics that will help to predict risk and avoid last minute changes to settlement evaluations. This seminar will start with a mock mediation focusing on how unresolved admissibility issues breakdown a potential settlement. Several factors effecting evaluations, including technology and venue will be discussed. Click here for more information. 

NTHECC Spring Meeting
May 4, 2018 - Grapevine, Texas

"Origin and Cause Inspections and Mechanical Failure Diagnosis" presented by Donald G. Moser, IAAI-CFI, NAFI CFEI, VEFI, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Christian R. Sax, PE, PTOE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The National Truck and Heavy Equipment Claims Council (NTHECC) Spring Meeting will offer educational seminars and several apprentice class trainings to industry professionals. Click here for more information.

Regional Events

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Milwaukee Spring CE/CLE Seminar
April 19, 2018 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Pipe Freeze Investigations" presented by Thomas M. Kosanda, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

“Metallurgy and Material Sciences in Weird Cases" presented by Nicolas Cunningham, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“The Science of Human Factors" presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors Division,  Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Construction Defects" presented by Stephen M. Kleps, PhD, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Milwaukee Spring CE/CLE Seminar is a one-day continuing education seminar that will feature topics on construction defects, human factors, metallurgy, and more. A total of 4 hours of Florida, Texas, and Wyoming CE credits as well as Illinois and Wisconsin CLE credits will be offered. This seminar is provided free of charge and lunch is included. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Oklahoma Crash and Learn CE/CLE Seminar
April 27, 2018 – Edmond, Oklahoma

"Live Crash Demo and Human Biomechanics in Low Speed Collisions" presented by Richard V. Baratta, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, Biomechanical Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"ECMs and Airbag Modules" presented by Kevin M. Haney, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

"Holden your own - What you need to know about Recent Legislative Updates and How it could affect your claims" presented by Grace Dawkins, Esq., Holden and Montejano. 

"Human Factors in Transportation Safety" presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"HIPAA Ethics in the  Age of the Internet" presented by J. Andrew Robertson, Esq., Parker and Straus, LLP. 

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Oklahoma Crash and Learn CE/CLE Seminar is  a one-day continuing education seminar that will begin with "live" staged auto accidents facilitated by Rimkus experts. External and internal cameras will record the crash and a live data review will be conducted by Rimkus mechanical and biomechanical experts at the end of the seminar. Up to 7 continuing education credits will be offered and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Philadelphia Live Burn Seminar
May 3, 2018 – Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

"Fire Origin and Cause with Live Burn Demo" presented by Jonathan K. Sivils, IAAI-CFI, FIT, CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Philadelphia Live Burn Seminar is a half-day live burn event that will educate the participant on basic fire science. There will be discussions on the methodologies used to determine the origin and the cause of the fire and the elements required to sustain a proper opinion as to where the fire started and what the cause or mode of failure was that led to the fire. A total of 2 Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas CE credits as well as Pennsylvania CLE credits will be offered. An application for New Jersey CLE credit has been submitted and is currently pending. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 8th Annual Metairie CE/CLE Seminar
May 4, 2018 – Metairie, Louisiana

“Understanding Pain in Workers’ Compensation” presented by Jessica Thorne, PT, Select Physical Therapy.

“Ethics” presented by Robert Jenks and Elizabeth Ryan, MAPS, Inc.

“Wind vs. Storm Surge: Hurricane Damage Assessment” presented by Warren L. Dietz, PE, Senior Consultant, Tod E. Lewis, PE, Consultant and Frank W. Andrade, PE, Consultant with Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“The Science of Human Factors” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Analyzing Vehicle Damage and EDR Data" presented by Christopher A. Cope, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Product Liability and Subrogation” presented by Eric P. Fontenot, PE, CFEI, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 8th Annual Metairie CE/CLE Seminar is a one-day seminar for Louisiana CE/CLE accredited courses. Up to 6 hours of credit unit can be earned with six courses presented throughout the day including 1 Ethics Course. This seminar will be offered free of charge. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 9th Annual Denver CE/CLE Seminar
May 11, 2018 – Parker, Colorado

"Wind Damage” presented by Steven H. Boyd, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Biomechanics Analysis in Serious Injury Cases” presented by Anastasios D. Tsoumanis, PhD, ACTAR, Eastern Region Biomechanics Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“The Ever Changing Landscape of Property Appraisals” presented by Terence Ridley, Esq., Wheeler, Trigg and O'Donnell.

"Modern Tools in Collision Reconstruction” presented by Garrick F. Mitchell, MS, PE, Western Region Forensics Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

“Settlement Demands and Ethical Obligations” presented by Lucian Greco, Esq., Bremer, White, Brown and O'Meara, LLP.

“How the Misapplication of NFPA 921 Can Affect your Case” presented by Joseph R. Filas, BS, IAAI-CFI, CFEI, Fire Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 9th Annual Denver CE/CLE Seminar is a one-day event that will feature presentations on Wind Damage, Biomechanics, Property Appraisals, Ethics, and more. A total of 6 Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming CE and Colorado CLE credit applications have been submitted. This seminar will be offered free of charge. Click here for more information.

Webinars

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
April 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

“Marijuana Use and How it can alter Judgment, Perception, and Behavior" presented by Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. "Marijuana Use and How it can alter Judgment, Perception and Behavior" CE/CLE Webinar will provide participants with an understanding on the effects of marijuana use, how those effects can relate to driving impairment, and how toxicology can be used to help understand test results relative to drug use and impairment. Participants will also gain a better understanding of the controversy surrounding the current legal thresholds and the science supporting them so that liability may be more clearly identified. CE credit be offered for Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. CLE credit will be offered for Colorado, (762505), Florida (1801666N), TX (1740079907) and WA (1061669). CLE credit is currently pending for Oregon. Click here for more information.

Recent Presentations

NRRDA Annual Conference
February 28, 2018 – New Orleans, Louisiana

“Winning your Litigation by Taking a Much Closer Look” presented by Michael R. Manley, MBA, Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference provided educational opportunities on a variety of subjects that range from workplace investigations, public relations, chronic pain, employment law updates, accessibility, return to work strategies, and cyber threats on the dark web. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE/CLE Webinar
March 21, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

“Evaluating Warnings: When Do They Work?” presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.   

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. “Evaluating Warnings: When Do They Work?” CE/CLE Webinar provided insight into the purpose, types and design of warnings, compliance and testing related to warnings, warnings research and offered a discussion of arguments presented in common warnings matters. Human Factors issues such as user motivation, expectation, risk perception, and decision making were also examined. The instructor employed case studies to demonstrate the utility of a human factors evaluation in such incidents. CE credit was offered for multiple states for the live presentation. On demand viewing is now offered and participants can earn CLE Home Study credit for Colorado (759806), Florida (1704681N), Illinois, and Washington (1059584). Click here for more information.




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