2017 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

FIRMA Event
June 6, 2017 – Chicago, Illinois
“What is Possible Through Electronic Imagery and How it can Help Defend Claims" presented by Michael R. Manley, MBA, Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association (FIRMA) is the first trade association to provide risk management support exclusively for Risk, Claims, and Safety Professionals in the Restaurant, Food Production, Retail, and Hospitality industries. FIRMA provides a forum for the informational exchange of ideas and the networking and interfacing with fellow Risk Professionals in this highly specialized and complex are of Risk Management. Click here for more information.

CWCB 4th Annual Expo

June 14, 2017 – New York, New York 

“Environmental Concerns" presented by Carla J. Kinslow, PhD, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCB Expo) hosts its 4th annual and largest event for the cannabis industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, share insights and discuss the legal challenges facing business owners, growers, processors, investors and other in the cannabis sector. Click here for more information.

DRI Marijuana Law
June 22, 2017 –  Seattle, Washington
“The Use and Effect of Science and Toxicology in Marijuana Cases" presented by Annette B. Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
The Defense Research Institute (DRI) Marijuana Law hosts one of their largest conferences where clients will be guided through legal considerations faced by businesses, insurers, and employers dealing with the reality of legalized growing, sale and use of marijuana. Click here for more information.

Regional Events

Rimkus Consulting Group's Chicago CE/CLE Spring Symposium
June 1, 2017 – Oak Brook, Illinois

"Bicycle Accident Reconstruction" presented by Garrick F. Mitchell, MS, PE, Wester Region Forensic Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Fundamentals of Placing Reinforced Concrete" presented by Stephen M. Kleps, PhD, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Fire Spread in Commercial Structures" presented by Karl W. Aittaniemi, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Premises Liability" presented by Tom M. Kosanda, PE, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Evaluating Warnings" presented by Farheen S. Khan, PhD, Director, Human Factors, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Rimkus' Chicago CE/CLE Spring Symposium is a one-day seminar that will feature topics on bicycle accident reconstruction, warnings, premises liability, and more. A total of 6 hours of Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas CE credits as well as Illinois and Indiana CLE credits were submitted for approval.  This seminar is provided free of charge and lunch is included. Click here for more information.

NJDA 51st Annual Convention 

June 22, 2017 – Hershey, Pennsylvania

"Black Box Downloads" presented by Edward M. Weber, MA, ASE, ACTAR, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The New Jersey Defense Association (NJDA) establishes a communication link among New Jersey defense attorneys, insurance claim professionals, self-insurers and other corporations who devote a substantial portion of their time to the defense of damage suits or to claims administration. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group's 14th Annual Tampa CE Seminar
June 23, 2017 – Tampa, Florida 

Room 1 – Property, Human Factors, MEP, Courses

"Property Case Law Update" presented by David Salmon, Esq. and Jonathan Hall, Esq., Groelle & Salmon, PA

"Duration of Water Loss" presented by Khush M. Daruwalla, PE, MBA, LEED AP, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. and Johnn M. Kreuser, PE, Construction Division Manager of Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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

"MEP Failures" presented by Jeffrey D. Bradshaw, PE, CFEI, MEP Division Manager, Eastern Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Subrogation and How to Prepare for It" presented by Matt Peaire, Esq. of Butler, Weihmuller, Katz, Craig LLP and Thomas W. Young, IAAI, CFI, CFEI, CFII, National Fire Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Room 2 - Five Hour Law & Ethics Update

"5 Hour Law & Ethics Update - Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, A PLC" presented by Nicole Fluet, Esq., Autumn George, Esq., Lee Harang, Esq., Maggie Potter, Esq., Kellie Caggiano, Esq., Sarah Baggett, Esq., and Kenneth Hall, Esq., Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, A PLC.
Rimkus' Tampa 14th Annual CE Seminar is a one-day seminar offering courses covering Property, Human Factors, and Ethics. Up to 6 hours of Florida CE credit of a 5 hour Ethics credit will be available. We are also offering a few Florida CLE approved courses. The seminar is offered free of charge to Insurance clients. Click here for more information.

Webinars

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE and CLE Webinar
June 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT - Rimkus Webinar Center, Houston, Texas
"Construction Liability and Worksite Accidents" presented by Jonathan E. Higgins, PE, LEED AP, Vice President, Western Region, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus' Construction Liability and Worksite Accidents Webinar features a one hour course on Construction Liability and Worksite Accidents. CE credit is offered for Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. CLE credit is offered for Colorado (758594), Florida (1703362N) and Texas (928003082). Click here for more information.

Recent Presentations

NASP Engineering for Subro Professionals Webinar Series
May 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
"Toxicology and Epidemiology: Evaluating Chemical & Biological Exposure and Health Risks" presented by Allison L. Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The National Engineering for Subro Professionals (NASP) Webinar Series hosted their Engineering for Subro Professionals Webinar Series which provided an overview of the process and information used to investigate environmental and occupational exposures and their possible relationship to adverse health effects and discusses issues that are important to consider when interpreting the available exposure data, health data, and results from toxicological and epidemiological studies. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. 7th Annual New Orleans CE Seminar
May 5, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM CDT - Metairie, Louisiana

"Animation, Technology & VAR" presented by Chris Cuellar, AAS, Technician, Computer  Animator/Graphic Artist, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Forensic Toxicology for Drug and Alcohol" presented by Allison Stock, PhD, MPH, Principal Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Ethics" presented by Patricia LeBlanc, MAPs Mediation Arbitration Professional Services, Inc.

"Can Someone Please Explain These Numbers?" presented by Jennifer Engle, Matson Driscoll & Damico LLP Forensic Accountants.

"Electrical Appliance Failures" presented by Clifton F. Royston, PE, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

"Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Failures" presented by Eric P. Fontenot, PE, CFEI, Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus' New Orleans office hosted their 7th Annual one-day seminar for Louisiana continuing education accredited courses. Up to 6 hours of credit units could be earned with 6 courses presented throughout the day, including 1 ethics course. This Seminar was free of charge. Click here for more information.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. CE and CLE Webinar
May 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT - Rimkus Webinar Center, Houston, Texas

"Biomechanics of Injury Causation" presented by Richard V. Baratta, PhD, PE, ACTAR, Senior Vice President, Biomechanical Division, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Rimkus' Biomechanics of Injury Causation Webinar featured a one hour course on Biomechanics of Injury Causation. CE credit was offered for Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Texas. CLE credit was offered for Colorado (758304) and Florida (1601199N). Click here for more information. 

The Women's Fund Spring Membership Luncheon
May 19, 2017 – 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Houston, Texas

"Is it Safe - Myth of Fact? Evaluating the Safety of Chemicals Used in Consumer Products" presented by Annette B. Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, Director, Toxicology and Food Safety, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

The Women's Fund provides the needed and continuous access to information, skills, and learning opportunities for health, and enhances individual and community resiliency. They provide one-time health seminars, curriculum-based health classes, and publications to the Houston community. Their services are free of charge. Click here for more information.