Welcome to AREA’s Annual Conference – May 20-22, 2021

REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

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Course descriptions, goals and objectives, and speakers’ credentials can be found in the Conference Packet (above). Registrants will receive an email the week of the Conference containing specific Conference Details (e.g., Zoom links and etiquette, links to speaker handouts and attendee list, evaluation instructions).

Each year AREA awards PRE-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS from ABVE, CDMSC, CRCC and ICHCC (upon approval) for sessions attended and evaluated.

FRIENDS OF THE ASSOCIATION— AREA continues its tradition of seeking and promoting FRIENDS of the ASSOCIATION. This year, the $250 donation will not only feature the donors during the conference times, but also list them on the AREA website for a full year! Your generous contribution to the AREA Mission may be made at the same time as your conference registration payment (below). Please email area@gasvcs.net with any questions.

PACIFIC TIMES ARE SHOWN ON THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE BELOW.

Thursday, May 20

Dual-Track BOOT CAMP (concurrent sessions)

9AM-5PM (Two 15-minute breaks at 10:15AM and 3PM; 2-hour lunch break begins at 11:30AM)

  • Intermediate— Estimating Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Injuries: Making the Calculations and Critiquing an Opposing Expert’s Work — Dr. Allyn Needham, CEA*
  • Advanced— Assessing Damages from Both Sides: Applications Through Case Studies, Including Matters Involving Injury to Self-Employed Individuals — Ms. Kristin Kucsma and Mr. George Barrett

*If you are interested in applying for the EA or CEA certification and taking the Certified Earnings Analyst exam, please contact the AREA office.

Friday-Saturday, May 21-22

MAIN CONFERENCE

Friday Sessions

Two 15-minute breaks Friday morning (9-9:15AM, 10:45-11AM) . . . Two-hour lunch break (12-2PM) . . . Two 15-minute breaks Friday afternoon (3-3:15PM, 4:15-4:30PM) . . . Followed by the President’s Reception (5:30-7:30PM)

  1. Dr. Edward Foster– Healthy Life Expectancy: Should It Be Used to Measure Damages? (8-9AM)
  2. Dr. Subodh Mathur and Dr. Jerome Paige– Avoiding Discrimination in Estimating Damages (9:15-10:45AM)
  3. Dr. Jon Haghayeghi– The Dollar Value of a Day: Using Expectancy Data to Estimate Contributions to Household Production (11AM-12PM)
  4. Mr. J. Matthew Sims– Integrating Work Skills When Valuing Non-Labor Time (2-3PM)
  5. Dr. Victor Matheson– Affordable Care Act, Insurance and Tort Awards; What Does the Future Hold? (3:15-4:15PM)
  6. Dr. Scott Gilbert– Forecasting Medical Care Prices (4:30-5:30PM)

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION: Friday 5:30-7:30PM

Saturday Sessions

Two 15-minute breaks Saturday morning (9-9:15AM, 10:45-11AM) . . . Two-hour lunch break (12-2PM) . . . Two 15-minute breaks Saturday afternoon (3-3:15PM, 4:15-4:30PM) . . . Followed by AREA’s Annual Meeting (4:30-5:30PM)

  1. Mr. William M.G. Pearson– Proving Damages in Tort Litigation: A Composite Case Study (8-9AM)
  2. Mr. David S. Gibson– Age and Earnings Dynamics:  Advances in Measurement Afforded by the ACS (9:15-10:45AM)
  3. Ms. Cara L. Brown– The Lay of the Land in Canada: Differences Between Forensic Economists’ Plaintiff and Defense Approaches to Quantifying Pecuniary Damages (11AM-12PM)
  4. Dr. Scott F. Beveridge — Critique of the American Community Survey as a Valid Instrument for Estimating Future Earning Capacity (2-3PM)
  5. Dr. Ralph M. Crystal– Ethical Practices in Forensic Rehabilitation (ETHICS CREDIT) (3:15-4:15PM)

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING: Saturday 4:30-5:30PM

Complete and submit your conference Registration Form by email, fax and/or mail (if paying by check or money order).


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Main Conference and Boot Camp

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$250

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PAY NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION BY MAIL (CHECK, MONEY ORDER):

Early Bird Registration (CLOSED)

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Main Conference and Boot Camp

$500

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Main Conference only

$375

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Boot Camp only

$200

$225

Friend of the Association

$250

$250

PAY NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION ONLINE (CREDIT CARD):

CONFERENCE – NON-MEMBER

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