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RETAINWORKS 2023 ECHO: Understanding Employment as a Health Care Outcome

Topics will include pain management, low back pain, long COVID-19 & preventing musculoskeletal injury, and more.

Inviting all medical, nursing, and behavioral health care professionals. Workforce professionals and employers are also welcome.

This series is designed to cultivate partnerships between healthcare, workforce,
employers, and Kansas workers who desire to achieve optimal outcomes
whenever an injury or illness affects their ability to return to or stay at work.

This series will include 7 courses on the 4th Thursday of each month: January through July. All sessions meet via Zoom from 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. CST. Download the flyer (PDF) for this series.


Cost and Continuing Education Credit

  • No-cost, open to all, registration required
  • No-Cost CE credit available to RETAINWORKS Partner-physicians, advanced practice clinicians and nurses, and social workers in live attendance via Zoom. Non-partners may receive 1 hour of CE credit for Course 1.
  • Video recordings will be available without CE credit to all completing registration.

This project is supported by The Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Demonstration Project award to the Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC), U.S. Department of Labor; Agreement No.: OD-32545-18-75-4-20

"Introducing RETAINWORKS"
Speaker 1:

Angela Fehr, RN, RETAINWORKS Clinical Nurse Navigator, Care Collaborative, The University of Kansas Health System

Speaker 2:

Shellie Lee, RETAINWORKS Employer Coordinator, Workforce Partnership

"Stay At Work & Return To Work Consult notes from the Occ Doc..."

Soni Mathew, MD, MBA, Physician; Work Care, Occupational Medicine; Stormont Vail Health System Topeka, KS

"Psychologically-Informed Physical Therapy (PIPT)"
Speaker 1:

Ashton Stubbs, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist II, Rehabilitation Services

"SAW/RTW Strategies for Patients with Injury to Upper Extremities"

Brennan Lucas, MD , Physician/Surgeon Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Ascension/Advanced Orthopedic Associates, Wichita, Kansas

This course has been postponed and will be rescheduled once a date has been set.

"How Primary Providers can Help Workers with Illness or Injury Prior to Referral for Worker Compensation"

Larry Wilkinson MD, Physician, Via Christi Occupational & Environmental Medicine Wichita, Kansas

"SAW/RTW Strategies for Patients with Injury to Lower Extremities "

Andrew Porter, DO, Physician Sports Medicine Ascension Via Christi Wichita, Kansas, Project ECHO Specialty Team Members

"Helping Patients with Long Covid-19 Symptoms Thrive at Work"

Clifton Jones, MD, Infectious Disease, Stormont Vail

Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160