AREA Annual Conference Information – May 18-22, 2023


PRE-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS— AREA applied for CEUs from ABVE, CRCC and ICHCC to be awarded by conference registrants upon their completion & evaluation of each session attended. CEA and EA credits are conferred for each hour of conference attendance.

**FRIENDS OF THE ASSOCIATION** — AREA continues its tradition of seeking and promoting FRIENDS of the ASSOCIATION. This year a donation of $250 will again feature all donors during the 2023 Conference as well as on AREA’s website for a full year! Your generous contribution to the AREA Mission may be made at any time during the year or at the same time as your conference registration payment (below). Please email with any questions.


Last update: May 15 2023

Course descriptions, goals and objectives, and speakers’ credentials, bios and contact info are being gathered for the 2023 Conference packet.

Registrants should expect to receive an email the week of the Conference containing online access to the final Conference materials.

Thursday, May 18 – Concurrent BOOT CAMPS*

8:45-9:00 am — ANNOUNCEMENTS & INTRODUCTIONS (please be prompt)
9:00-10:15 am — BOOT CAMP
10:15-10:30 am — BREAK
10:30-11:30 am — BOOT CAMP
11:30 am-1:30 pm — LUNCH
1:30-3:00 pm — BOOT CAMP
3:00-3:15 pm — BREAK
3:15-5:00 pm — BOOT CAMP
  • Intermediate Boot Camp*— Fundamentals of Earnings Loss Calculations: α to Ω — George Barrett, MBA, MSRC, CRC, CVE and Shannon Shipp, PhD, CEA ’00, MAFF
  • Advanced Boot Camp*— Estimating the Economic Damages of the Self-Employed: Lost Profits or Lost Earning Capacity — Allyn B. Needham, PhD, CEA ’00

*If interested in taking the exam to become a Certified Earnings Analyst, click here for more information about membership and the EA/CEA certification process or contact AREA. The CEA exam will be administered on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Friday, May 19 – MAIN CONFERENCE – Day 1

7:45-8:00 am — ANNOUNCEMENTS & INTRODUCTIONS (please be prompt)

  • 8:00-9:30 am: Denis Boudreaux, PhDA Review of Medical Care Inflation, What an Economist and a Vocational Expert Should Know (3/31/23 update)

9:30-9:45 am — BREAK

  • 9:45-10:45 am: Roger A. Thrush, PhD, CRE ’93Job Analysis for the Vocational Evaluator (3/2/23 update)

10:45-11:00 am — BREAK

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Travis Andrews, PhD and Anthony Andrews, PhDEthical Practice in Forensic Testimony: Considerations for the Expert Witness
  • 12:00-1:00 pm: Kevin Blair, BA, ASABusiness Ownership & Risk in Economic Damages to an Individual

1:00-3:00 pm — LUNCH

  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Philip Cross, PhDForensic Economics and Class Actions: Private Provision of Probation Services

4:00-4:15 pm — BREAK

  • 4:15-5:15 pm: Dubravka Tosic, PhDCalculation of Economic Damages in Matters Involving Allegations of Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment – Special Considerations

5:15-5:30 pm — BREAK

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Dwight Steward, PhDAnalyzing Employment Termination Damages in Special Cases: A View from Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives

Friday, May 19 – 6:45-8:15 pm

Saturday, May 20 – MAIN CONFERENCE – Day 2

7:45-8:00 am — ANNOUNCEMENTS & INTRODUCTIONS (please be prompt)

  • 8:00-9:30 am: Jerome Paige, PhD and Tom Dawson, Esq.Medical Coverage, Reasonable Value, and Economic Valuation In Life Care Plans: A Case Study

9:30-9:45 am — BREAK

  • 9:45-10:45 am: Kevin Cahill, PhDThe Ever-Evolving U.S. Workforce

10:45-11:00 am — BREAK

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Jeffrey Truthan, MSRC, CVEDOT vs. ORS – Critical Differences in Data Collection | Reporting | Usage (3/29/23 update)
  • 12:00-1:00 pm: David Pitts, FSA, MAAALost Income / Fringe Benefit Valuation Services

1:00-3:00 pm — LUNCH

  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Edward Garcia, MS, MAFFA Practitioner’s Lesson on Life Care Plan Valuation: The Basics of the Inputs, Formulas, and Presentation


Saturday, May 20 – 4:15-5:15 pm – ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING


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