PIEF Launches Conference and Awards

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Tuesday 29 April 2008

The Personal Injury Education Foundation Ltd was established in early 2006 by a consortium of Australian and New Zealand accident compensation regulators, insurers and claims management organisations who shared the vision of creating leading educational programs focused on the needs of those working in the accident compensation industry.

The programs developed by the Foundation have been designed to enrich and enhance the range and depth of personal injury management skills, leading to better outcomes for all accident compensation schemes and the communities they are designed to serve.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with members from across Australia and New Zealand. Members of the Foundation currently include:

- workers' compensation regulators and insurers
- motor accident compensation regulators and insurers
- private insurance companies
- claims management organisations.

Personal Injury Management Conference
The inaugural Personal Injury Management Conference will be held over three days in Sydney, Australia from 19th to 21st October 2008. International experts from accident compensation schemes from across Australia, New Zealand and North America will present on a range of interesting and challenging topics.

Excellence in Personal Injury Management Awards
As part of the Conference, the Foundation will be holding its inaugural Excellence in Personal Injury Management Awards which will celebrate and showcase the achievements being made in the personal injury industry across Australia and New Zealand and acknowledge its importance in our broader communities. Awards categories include:

• Excellence in Personal Injury Management
• Student Excellence
• Innovation in Personal Injury Management
• Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.