On Thursday, May 2nd 162 nurse case managers, employers and other rehabilitation professionals gathered at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center to hear the latest on treatment and care of the Workers’ Compensation patient. The conference hosted annually by Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists (AOS) is provided at no-charge to members of the WC community. This year attendees sat in on fourteen presentations given by AOS physicians and physical therapists which focused on occupational injuries, their treatment, and individually tailored return-to-work therapy programs. In addition to earning 7 credit hours in various nursing and case management certification areas, participants visited exhibit booths, and mingled with case managers, risk managers, WC attorneys and AOS occupational therapists, physicians & surgeons. Summing up the overall success of the program, one case manager commented that “it is always a benefit being considered a part of the team”. Strengthening the channels of communication between professionals in the WC field and providing resourceful and timely information in a highly interactive and educational medical program continues to be this annual conference’s main goal.