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Virtual Conference

Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Workers and Their Families

Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, September 18, 2020
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI


Day 1 - Tuesday, September 15

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET: Mental Health: The Next Pandemic

Noon-1:00 p.m. ET: Addressing Unique Cultural Influences When Seeking Mental Health Treatment

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Roundtable Discussion 1: Essential Workers, Frontline Crews

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Roundtable Discussion 2: Isolation at the Home Office

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 16

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET: Accessing Mental Health Care

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Utilizing Telemedicine for Mental Health Treatment

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Understanding America's State of Mind—Sponsored by Express Scripts

Day 3 - Thursday, September 17

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET: Helping Supervisors Address Mental Health Issues at Work (Part 1)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET: Helping Supervisors Address Mental Health Issues at Work (Part 2)

Day 4 - Friday, September 18

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET (Concurrent): Supporting Employees Who Are Caregivers

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET (Concurrent): Supporting Workers Coping with Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Sponsored by People Corporation

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET: The Future of Mental Health

Session Details

Virtual Conference Features

  • Purposefully sequenced sessions—Be the first to see exclusive, integrated sessions on Tuesday, September 15 starting at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch sessions as they post throughout the day to ignite your learning experience. 

  • Session recordings—Can't watch the presentations right away? Want to watch a game-changing presentation again? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to one year.
  • Ask the experts—Speakers will be available to answer audience questions. Attendees that submit questions while watching sessions will receive an emailed response usually within a week. All questions and answers will also be posted in the virtual environment for all attendees to review.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.
  • Always open—The virtual environment is open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is well-suited for benefits professionals serving plans and participants in the U.S. and Canada, as well as anyone who champions mental health in the workplace:

  • Human resource generalists who work directly with employees
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Wellness professionals
  • Third-party administrators and staff
  • Insurance and benefit brokers
  • Attorneys and consultants
  • Trustees and administrators of multiemployer and public sector plans
  • Fund office staff.


  • Paula Allen Global Leader, Research and Total Well-being TELUS Health
  • David W. Ballard, Psy.D., M.B.A. Founder and Principal GhostNote Consulting
  • John L. Barlament Shareholder Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Kelcey Blair, PharmD Vice President, Clinical Solutions Express Scripts
  • Timothy D. Conroy, MLSLT, CPS Certified Peer Specialist Trainer Missouri State Mental Health Court
  • Tramaine EL-Amin, M.A. Client Experience Officer Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Christina M. Fuda, M.A. Mental Health First Aid Coordinator Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Zac Goodman, M.D. Director, Clinical Innovation Express Scripts
  • Rochelle Henderson, P.h.D. Vice President of Health Services Research Express Scripts
  • Paula A. Krupa, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS Fellow Global Benefits Leader Vialto Partners
  • Sandra M. Kuhn Partner Mercer
  • Christopher Lampe Director of Human Resources Deer Valley Resort Company, LLC
  • Avinash D. Maniram, M.Sc. Partner PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.
  • Ruben Navarro Benefit Consultant International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
  • Alissa Pencer, R.Psych. Senior Instructor Dalhousie University
  • Judy N. Plotkin, M.S.W., ICD.D Vice President, Health Solutions People Corporation
  • Joseph P. Ricciuti Co-Founder, Mental Health International President and Chief Executive Officer, SEB Benefits and HR Consulting
  • Nancy Spangler, Ph.D., OTR/L President Spangler Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Ryan Todd, M.D., FRCPC Chief Executive Officer headversity

Continuing Education

​Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch.

You may self-report attendance for PHR/SPHR/GPHR designations and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP designations.

No insurance continuing education credit is available for this conference.
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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

US $295.00 US $445.00

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