AASCIF ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AUGUST 10-14, 2014











 

Event schedule


Conference sessions, speakers and guest activities

  • Sunday, August 10, 2014
  • Monday, August 11, 2014
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sunday
9:30 AM
to
1:00 PM
and
12:30 pm
to
4:00 pm

Full to capacity - Segway Tours (Full)

Delight in the historical monuments and memorials of Washington, DC, all from the wheels of the world’s coolest machine, the Segway! With a Segway, you can view the sites in a shorter time while enjoying a ride like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The Segway requires no special skills – it’s self-balancing and designed to go anywhere you go. There will be an abundance of photo opportunities of more than 25 historic buildings, monuments and memorials led by an expert guide.

Sunday
11:00 AM
-
3:00 PM
Welcome to Washington Guided Tour

Become a part of our nation’s most historic landscape and feel history come to life as you visit some of our country’s most beloved sites. The tour makes its way to Capitol Hill, while affording splendid views of the monuments and famous sites along the Potomac River. See the majestic Capitol Building, Senate and House office buildings, Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court as they stand upon the Hill. The tour continues along the Mall as your guide points out famous Smithsonian museums, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and then visits the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and Korean War Veteran's Memorial. The tour concludes with a pass by the Roosevelt Memorial and along Pennsylvania Avenue to view the White House from Lafayette Park.

Sunday
6:00 PM
-
7:00 PM
AASCIF CEOs Private Cocktail Reception
Old Hickory Steakhouse
(inside Gaylord National Hotel)
All CEOs are encouraged to attend. This is an invitation
only event for CEOs and sponsors.
Sunday
7:00 PM
-
9:00 PM
President’s Welcome Reception for All

 Tom Phelan, President of AASCIF

Monday
5:30 AM
-
6:30 AM
Morning Walk across the Potomac (Full)

Travel across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail that links Alexandria, Virginia and Maryland’s National Harbor over the Potomac River. There are many bump-outs with viewing scopes along the drawbridge, and a Plexiglas wall on a portion of the trail provides a noise barrier from the traffic – 2.7 miles with a guide.

Monday
7:00 AM
-
7:45 AM
Breakfast - Eastern Shore Room

AASCIF 2014 Conference Quiz

Monday
8:00 AM
-
8:15 AM
Welcome

Tom Phelan, AASCIF President & CEO of Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company

Monday
8:15 AM
-
8:50 AM

Leading and Building Teams to Take Courageous Leaps

 David Hart 

 (Motivational Speaker)
      
 With the right training,
 equipment and mindset, anything is possible – this will be the theme of an exhilarating presentation on how to improve communications, overcome obstacles and accomplish goals. Founding member of the  most active commercial skydiving team, David Hart has competed in the US Nationals of Sky Diving and performed at hundreds of high profile venues. His presentation is filled with inspiring anecdotes and personal "leaps" of faith.

Monday
9:00 AM
-
5:00 PM
Annapolis Day Trip (Ticket Required)

Known as America’s Sailing Capital, the city is located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is a paradise for water lovers, famous for its crab cakes, lighthouses and 500 miles of gorgeous shoreline. It’s the home of the U.S. Naval Academy, which you can tour along with the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol still in use. Annapolis’ quaint cobblestone streets are lined with boutiques and unique restaurants worthy of an afternoon visit. Waterside tour aboard a private sailboat charter would be a perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Monday
9:00 AM
-
9:45 AM
The Economy, as Viewed Though Workers' Compensation
 Meyer Shields, FCAS
 Managing Director, Keefe,
 Bruyette & Woods,  Inc.

 Meyer Shields of Stifel, Nicolas
 & Company present an update
 on the property/casualty
 insurance industry and the
 workers’ compensation market. This team has presented many times for the Chesapeake Employers’ Executive Team and Board and will keep you glued to your seat with their fast-paced presentation of key financial information. This is one presentation you will not want to miss.
Monday
10:00 AM
-
3:00 PM
Experience Georgetown (Ticket Required)

Experience Georgetown, one of Washington's most charming neighborhoods. Originally established in 1751, this eclectic combination of restaurants, shops, beautiful scenery and colorful history provides endless opportunities to explore for the day.

Monday
10:15 AM
-
11:15 AM
Wellness & Workers Comp

Improving Worker Health and Well-being: Making the Case for Total Worker Health

 Dr. L. Casey Chosewood
 Director of the Office for Total
 Health, Center for Disease Control
 and Prevention.

 Integration of Total Worker Health
 (TM) initiative means companies
 could realize overall health-related
 cost declines, including workers’ compensation costs. Speaking on this topic is Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, Director of the Office for Total Worker Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the health and well-being of workers.

Monday
11:00 AM
-
3:00 PM
Culinary Experience - Blue Duck Tavern (Full)

Enjoy a private lunch prepared by Chef Toni Chi in this inviting, contemporary neighborhood restaurant that focuses on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional - bringing the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to life at the Blue Duck Tavern.

Monday
11:30 PM
-
1:00 PM
Lunch - Delegates & Sponsors
Eastern Shore Room
Monday
1:00 PM
-
5:00 PM
Old Town Alexandria/Torpedo Factory Art Center and Lunch (Ticket Required)

Spend the day exploring just on the other side of the Potomac in Alexandria, Virginia where this quaint town is filled with unique shops, eclectic restaurants and creative artistry. Guests can tour on their own, then meet at the historic Torpedo Factory, now a working cooperative artist studio and gallery, to peruse the over 160 galleries and have lunch riverside at the Bread & Circus on the Potomac.

Monday
1:15 PM
-
2:00 PM

Workers' Compensation Subrogation:
The Great Bait and Switch

 Gary Wickert, Esq.
 Matthiesen, Wickert, Lehrer

 With 100 years of workers’
 compensation laws, memories fade
 and lawmakers and judges have
 forgotten the important role workers’
 compensation subrogation plays
 in our unique system of workers’ compensation and our American economy. The result? Increased insurance premiums and an increased cost of doing business for small businesses across America. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the war on workers’ compensation subrogation waged by trial lawyers, judges, legislators, and politicians on both sides of the aisle…and things we can do to defend it.

Monday
2:30 PM
-
4:00 PM
Effective Prescription Drug Abuse Initiatives and Programs

 








Dr. Gary M. Franklin
Medical Director
Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries










Dr. Nicholas Tsourmas

Medical Director
Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Chip Cooke, U.S. Supervisory Special Agent
Drug Enforcement Administration

Jennifer Kaburick (Moderator)
SVP, Express Scripts

Drug addiction has reached historic levels; routinely we see local and national information on drug related deaths. More and more these issues are not related to illegal drugs, but to dependency on prescription drugs. Get the inside scoop on what States are doing to curb prescription drug addiction, misuse and abuse. Please join us for a panel discussion on prescription drug abuse to include the above mentioned experts.

Monday
5:30 PM
-
6:45 PM
Red, White and Blue Happy Hour

Join AASCIF sponsors and vendors in the Cherry Blossom exhibitor's area to enjoy a beverage prior to the departure for the evening's events.

Monday
7:30 PM
-
10:00 PM

From Sea to Shining Sea
A Patriotic Night of American History


Join us for an evening of amazement as you are invited to a private reception at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. A recent renovation included a breathtaking, state-of-the-art gallery for the Star Spangled Banner, as well as updates to the famous First Ladies' Gown exhibit, Julia Child's Kitchen showcase and updates to the unmatched collection of one-of-a-kind national treasures. Guest will enjoy private docent services, access to the entire museum, as well as an unforgettable culinary adventure from "Sea to shining Sea." Keep your eyes open, when traveling back in history, you never know who you might encounter!

Tuesday
7:00 AM
-
8:00 AM
Fun Run/Walk for Kids' Chance of America

1 mile walk around National Harbor to benefit Kids’ Chance of America

Tuesday
7:30 AM
-
8:15 AM
Breakfast - Eastern Shore Room

AASCIF 2014 Conference Quiz

Tuesday
8:30 AM
-
9:30 AM
Keynote Address

Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics
 
 Bob Woodward               

 Associate Editor
 The Washington Post 

 Bob Woodward will provide us
 with a political insider’s view of
 Washington, D.C. and highlight
 issues that have impacted our
 nation. As one of the most
famous political investigative reporters in America, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he has authored or coauthored 15 books, 11 of which have been number one national bestsellers. He has covered among other topics Watergate, the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon, the Federal Reserve, 9/11, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday
9:00 AM
-
1:00 PM
Arlington National Cemetery Tour (Ticket Required)

Our tour begins with a stop at Arlington National Cemetery, where the sight of over three hundred thousand identical headstones uniformly placed on a hillside of 612 acres overlooks the Potomac River. This sacred treasure in our nation’s history is celebrating it's 150th anniversary this year.  Tour these hallowed grounds on foot and on the tram where your guide will share with you the many stories of the fallen heroes who were our American casualties of war during the past century and a half. You’ll view the powerful Eternal Flame that illuminates the inspiring and somber gravesites of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert Kennedy. The tour also visits The Tomb of the Unknowns, a moving site guarded 24 hours a day and a monument to those fallen American soldiers that remain unknown. Witness the impressive “Changing of the Guard” ceremony performed with perfect precision by members of the US Army 3rd Infantry Old Guard, which takes place hourly at the tomb.  Afterward, you will depart for the United States Marine Memorial known as the Iwo Jima Memorial. The memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775. 

Tuesday
10:00 AM
-
10:45 AM

The Maryland Trauma Network

 Thomas M. Scalea, MD            
 Chief of Shock Trauma at
 University of Maryland Medical
 Center

 More than 50,000 Americans
 have been wounded in Iraq or
 Afghanistan since 2001. Among
 the wounded are some 16,000
 severely injured who would have died on the battlefield just a generation ago. New medical procedures, protective gear and faster medical evacuation are saving more than 90 percent of those who fall in battle. Many of these newly developed medical and surgical procedures are being used in civilian trauma care. These medical advancements impact AASCIF organizations today. Dr. Scalea will share his insight about this most important topic.

Tuesday
11:00 AM
-
6:00 PM
Annual Golf Tournament
Lake Presidential Golf Course

​Located just 14 miles from Washington D.C., Lake Presidential was developed by the same company who created renowned golf courses on Kiawah Island. The course was recently named one of the top 10 new courses in the United States by Golf Magazine and it has hosted the Maryland Women’s Amateur Championship in 2011 and the U.S. Open Local Qualifier in 2011 and 2013.

The 2014 AASCIF tournament format will be a captain’s choice scramble. Prizes will be presented to the top three teams based on total score - handicaps will not be used; prizes will also be given for longest drive, closest to the pin, and a hole-in-one. A “Pre-Play BBQ Buffet” will begin one hour before the 1pm shotgun start. Hot dogs and hamburgers at the “turn”, post-play snacks, and beverages are also offered throughout the day. Golfers may rent Nike golf clubs and all registered golfers will be given a welcome packet containing balls, tees, ball markers, etc.

Tuesday
9:00 AM
-
6:00 PM
Smithsonian Shuttle Service (Ticket Required)

Looking to explore DC on your own? Want plenty of time to take in the museums of your choice? Take advantage of this private shuttle service running hourly from the Gaylord National Hotel to the National Mall. Designated meeting place will be determined. Washington DC guide maps will be distributed.

Tuesday
11:00 AM
-
6:00 PM
Mount Vernon Cruise & Tour (Full)

Cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. Travel by boat from the Gaylord National to Mount Vernon across the Potomac River. George Washington, commander in chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first president of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. George Washington and his wife Martha Washington lived at Mount Vernon, which is now the most popular historic estate in America. Enjoy lunch at the estate.

Tuesday
8:30 PM
-
11:00 PM
Monuments by Moonlight Bus Trip (Full)

Enjoy a night of moonlight merriment aboard the Old Town Trolley where you’ll experience Washington in a whole new light! This 2.5 hour tour will highlight new and exciting stops, facts and stories about our capital city. Champagne and dessert make this a great, relaxing way to end the evening!

Wednesday
8:00 AM
-
9:00 AM
Breakfast - Eastern Shore Room

AASCIF 2014 Conference Quiz

Wednesday
9:15 AM
-
10:15 AM

Impact of Climate Change on the Property/Casualty Industry

 Lindene Patton

 Risk Management Consultant

 Lindene offers unique insights
 into the creation of insurance  products that are designed to
 help manage climate change
 risks. Her presentation will
 provide information on the growing frequency and impact of extreme weather events from her recent testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

Wednesday
9:30 AM
-
1:30 PM
Great Falls National Park Hike (Ticket Required)

Tour of one of the nation’s first canals, the Potomac River and Mather Gorge’s cliff tops. With several miles of walking trails, there is much to see at Great Falls National Park including wildlife and geology. Once arriving to the visitor’s center, guests can take time to look at the different photos, multimedia, and video presentations of the history of Great Falls National Park. The park has been used for several different reasons from trading to recreation and is now utilized as a great place to hike, relax and explore. The tour will continue with a view of three overlooks within a 5-10 minute walk from the visitors’ center and then go on a tour throughout the many trails that are outlined on the Great Falls National Park map.

Wednesday
10:45 AM
-
11:30 AM

Chesapeake Employers: An Effective Investment Program to Hedge Investing Against Medical Inflation

 Eddie C. Brown

 Chairman, Chief Executive
 Officer and Founder of Brown
 Capital Management

 In today’s slowly recovering
 investment arena,  insurance  companies are looking to
 investment  managers for
 innovative solutions to keep
 ahead of medical inflation. Consider this: the average, per capita cost of providing healthcare services in the United States rose by 7.32 percent for the past 12 months, a rate of inflation significantly above the 1.1 percent overall inflation for the same period, according to a 2010 study by Standard & Poor's. The numbers are consistent with a trend that from 2000 to 2010 saw healthcare inflation rise 48 percent while overall Consumer Price Index rose 26 percent for the same period. This presentation will suggest strategies to potentially help you benefit from ongoing medical inflation.

Wednesday
11:30 AM
-
Noon
2015 AASCIF San Francisco Presentation by SCIF

Closing by Tom Phelan, AASCIF President

Noon
-
5:00 PM
Old Town Alexandria Torpedo Factory & Lunch (Ticket Required)

Spend the day exploring just on the other side of the Potomac in Alexandria, VA where this quaint town is filled with unique shops, eclectic restaurants and creative artistry. Guests can tour on their own, then meet at the historic Torpedo Factory, now a working cooperative artist studio and gallery, to peruse the over 160 galleries and have lunch riverside at the Bread & Circus on the Potomac.

Wednesday
1:00 PM
-
4:30 PM
U.S. Capitol Tour - behind the scenes (Full)

On the city’s most prominent hill lies Washington’s most spectacular structure, The U.S. Capitol. This visit will take you through this magnificent building where the laws of the land are still being created. Within the building, amaze at Bernini’s “Apotheosis of Washington” in the Rotunda, learn the secret of Statuary Hall and visit the many nooks and crannies of this impressive structure. You will be offered a rare glimpse of the Capitol as your tour continues within the chambers of the buildings.

Wednesday
1:00 PM
-
5:00 PM

Segway Tours - Monument Ride (Full)

Delight in the historical monuments and memorials of Washington, DC, all from the wheels of the world’s coolest machine, the Segway! With a Segway, you can view the sites in a shorter time while enjoying a ride like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The Segway requires no special skills – it’s self- balancing and designed to go anywhere you go. There will be an abundance of photo opportunities of more than 25 historic buildings, monuments and memorials led by an expert guide.

Wednesday
7:00 PM
-
9:30 PM
All American Sendoff

Let's close out the conference with a BANG! Join us for an exciting dinner reception along the Potomac River - casual and fun atmosphere with live music, exceptional barbeque fare and a spectacular, sparkling send off at the night's end.


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