IFDM 2010 Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is IFDM 2010?
IFDM 2010 will be held on September 20-22, 2010. Pre-registration and a Welcoming Reception will be held on September 19, 2010.
Q. Where will IFDM 2010 be held?
All meetings and exhibits will be held at the Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA
Accomodations for IFDM 2010
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, USA 90017
Two offsite events will be held in conjunction with IFDM 2010.
IFDM Welcoming Reception (September 19, 2010)
The California Club
538 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, California, USA 90071
IFDM/IAIABC President's Reception (September 21, 2010)
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California, USA 90071
Q. Who is hosting IFDM 2010?
IFDM 2010 will be hosted by the California Department of Industrial Relations and the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in association with the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commission. Click here to learn more about these organizations.
Q. Who should attend?
The forum will bring together a diverse international audience, including: employers, unions, policymakers, government representatives, worker representatives, disability management professionals, health care providers, advocates for employment of workers with disabilities, risk managers, insurance representatives, and the public.
Q. What language(s) will IFDM 2010 be presented in?
IFDM 2010 will be presented in English. At this time, no translation will be provided.
Q. How accessible are the conference venue and meeting rooms?
All meeting rooms are located on one floor of the Wilshire Grand. Elevators are available for your convenience to access the Ballroom level.
Q. I am a vendor. How can I get information about exhibiting or sponsoring at IFDM 2010?
Click here to learn about the IFDM 2010 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Program. For additional details, please contact Jennifer Wolf Horejsh, IAIABC Manager of Events and Educational Programs, at +1 608-663-6355.
Q. How do I find out more about the IFDM 2010 program?
Click here to download the IFDM 2010 Schedule of Events.
Q. Is it too late to propose a session for IFDM 2010?
Yes. The IFDM 2010 Call for Papers ended on December 31, 2009. Although the IFDM 2010 program has been finalized, you may want to consider applying for inclusion on the IFDM 2012 program to be held in London, United Kingdom.
Q. What types of sessions will be offered?
The IFDM 2010 program includes over 30 sessions and features over 100 speakers from more than 20 countries. Most of the sessions will feature multiple presenters who will present papers organized around a unifying theme. Sessions are generally organized around the following learning areas:
- Public Policy and Government Initiatives
- Employer Disability Management Programs
- Medical Issues
- Issues, Techniques and Tools for Disability Management Practitioners
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions will host its Annual Convention on September 20-23, 2010 in conjunction with IFDM 2010. Programming at the Annual Convention 2010 will include presentations, committee meetings and roundtable discussions to provide in-depth analysis of workers' compensation regulation and administration from an international perspective. Click here to learn more about the IAIABC Annual Convention 2010.
Q. How do I register for IFDM 2010?
Registration is available online. Click here to register for IFDM 2010. (To complete the registration process, you will be re-directed to the secure server at www.iaiabc.org.)
Q. What are the registration fees for IFDM 2010?
IFDM 2010 Early Registration: $625 USD Registrations by July 1, 2010
IFDM 2010 Regular Registration: $750 USD
IFDM 2010 Late Registration: $800 USD Registrations after September 7, 2010
All registrations are payable in US Dollars to the IAIABC. Payment of all registration fees must be received by Tuesday, September 7, 2010. After this date, a $50 late payment fee will be added. Immediate payment, via credit card, is required for all registrations received after September 7, 2010.
The following additional events are available for purchase for IFDM 2010 attendees:
IAIABC Annual Convention 2010 (September 22-23): $300 USD
IFDM Welcoming Reception Guest Ticket (September 19): $75 USD
IFDM/IAIABC President's Reception Guest Ticket (September 21): $100 USD
IAIABC Annual Banquet and Dance Guest Ticket (September 23): $125 USD
Q. How do I make payment for IFDM 2010?
Registration fees are payable by:
Check: All checks/bank drafts should be payable to the IAIABC and submitted to:
5610 Medical Circle, Suite 24
Madison, Wisconsin, USA 53719
Credit Card: Credit cards are accepted during the online registration process. If you would like to make payment using a credit card, please contact Christina Klein, IAIABC Events and Education Coordinator, at +1 608-663-6355.
Wire Transfer: If you would like to make payment via wire transfer, please contact Christina Klein, IAIABC Events and Education Coordinator, at +1 608-663-6355.
Meals and Social Events
Q. What meals are included in registration?
The following meals are included in your IFDM 2010 registration:
Continental Breakfast (September 20-22)
Buffet Lunch (September 20-22)
AM and PM Refreshment Breaks (September 20-22)
Appetizer Reception (September 19)
Appetizer Reception (September 20)
Q. I am a vegetarian. How can I order vegetarian meal options?
Vegetarian options will be available at all IFDM 2010 meal functions. You do not need to order a vegetarian meal in advance.
Q. I have a specific food allergy. How do I ensure there are appropriate meal options available?
Upon registration for IFDM 2010, please send an email to Christina Klein, IAIABC Events and Education Coordinator. Please include further details and your specific restrictions. Please also mention specific meal requests when you register onsite at the event.
Q. What social events are held during IFDM 2010?
The following social events will held during IFDM 2010:
IFDM 2010 Welcoming Reception: Meet disability management peers from around the world while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the historic California Club.
Date: Monday, September 19, 2010 from 1800-1930
Additional Tickets: Guest tickets for the IFDM 2010 Welcoming Reception are $75 USD and should be purchased in advance.
IFDM/IAIABC President's Reception: IAIABC President, Frances Huntley-Cooper, hosts this special reception for IFDM and Annual Convention attendees. Appreciate the modern architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall while enjoying lively discussion with new and old friends.
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 1800-1930
Additional Tickets: Guest tickets for the IFDM/IAIABC President's Reception are $100 USD and should be purchased in advance.
Q. Are there other social events during the week?
Individuals who register for the Annual Convention 2010 may also attend:
IAIABC Annual Banquet and Dance: Conclude an enriching week of education, networking, and information sharing with dinner, awards, and dancing at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 1830-2300
Guest Tickets: Guest tickets for the IAIABC Annual Banquet and Dance are $125 USD and should be purchased in advance.
Q. What is the IFDM 2010 conference hotel?
IFDM 2010 will be held at the Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90017 USA
Q. What is the IFDM 2010 discounted hotel rate?
The discounted guest room rate for conference attendees at the Wilshire Grand is $179 USD per night (plus tax) for a standard room, single or double occupancy. Reservations will be accepted at this rate until August 17, 2010.
Q. How do I make reservations at the Wilshire Grand?
1. Dial +1 888-773-2888 and use the code IAIABC2010CALL to make reservations via telephone.
2. Click here to make reservations via the internet. Enter the code IAIABC2010CALL in “Group Code” to receive the IFDM 2010 discounted rate.
Q. I am an IFDM 2010 speaker, should I make my own hotel reservation?
All IFDM 2010 speakers should make their own reservations at the Wilshire Grand.
Q. What do I do if the Wilshire is full?
Please contact Christina Klein, IAIABC Events and Education Coordinator, at +1 608-663-6355, if the Wilshire has no rooms available. Overflow properties are available.
Still have questions?
Christina Klein, IAIABC Events and Education Coordinator