Ruth Estrich, chief strategy officer at MedRisk Inc, is scheduled to speak during the 2016 Risk Management Summit, to be held October 2-6 in Las Vegas.

She will participate during the “Creative Return to Work Techniques” session on October 4, during which she will discuss return-to-work and biopsychosocial barriers to recovery and present strategies for mitigating them.

The session panel, which will be moderated by Energi’s director of vendor management Elizabeth Ward, will also include transitional work solutions partner Dina Snyder as well as Marty Watts, the director of marketing for the Windham Group.

“Sometimes injured employees do not return to work, and it’s not because their injuries are catastrophic or they’re experiencing a lot of pain,” says Estrich, in a media release from King of Prussia, Pa-based MedRisk.

“Pain can be an obstacle to recovery, but it is not as significant a deterrent as once thought. Increasingly, research is pointing to psychosocial issues such as catastrophic thinking and perceived injustice as more significant barriers to recovery,” she adds.

The 2016 Risk Management Summit, produced by eServices Companies, will take place at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

[Source(s): MedRisk Inc, Business Wire]