ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
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Sunday, September 25, 2022

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm                                              Registration Open

2:00 pm                                                                 Exhibitor Move In

5:00 pm                                                                 Exhibit Hall Open

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                                              Kids’ Chance Silent Auction Reception

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Monday, September 26, 2022

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am                                                Breakfast

7:30 am – 4:30 pm                                                Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm                                                Registration Open

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am                                                 Opening Remarks and Welcome

Grady L. Beard, Esq., President, SCWCEA

Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, Columbia, SC

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am                                               One Will Die:  The John Martin Story

John Martin was seriously injured in an industrial accident and received chemical burns to over 70% of his body and chemical burns to both eyes.  Through medical technology and sheer determination, John has overcome his life changing injury.

10:00 am – 10:30 am                                             Networking Break

                                                                                                                                               

10:30 am – 11:30 am                                             Advanced Concepts in Total Knee Replacement & Care

James A. O'Leary, MD, Midlands Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery, PA, Columbia, SC 

                                                                               

10:30 am – 4:45 pm                                               Workers’ Comp Academy

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm                                             Acquired Brain Injury Causes, Symptoms, and Coordination of Care

                                                                                   Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA 

                                                                                                                                                              

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm                                                Lunch 

                                                                               

1:45 pm – 5:15 pm                                                   Professional Tracks       

 

PROFESSIONAL TRACKS

 

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Agenda
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1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ADJUSTERS

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls

When Adjusting Workers' Comp

Claims
Ben Renfrow, Esq.,
Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, PA,
Greenville, SC

Ethics Hour

Networking Break

Q&A With the Commissioners

from the SC Workers' Compensation

Commission
 

Case Law Update
Peter Leventis, Esq.,

Chappell Smith & Arden, PA,

Columbia, SC

 

Michelle Yarbrough, Esq., 

Gallivan White Boyd, PA,

Greenville, SC

ATTORNEYS

Stupid has Consequences -

So Does Hope
Jim Blackburn,

Jim Blackburn Seminars, LLC,

Raleigh, NC

Ethics Hour
 

 

Networking Break

An Illness Hidden with A Smile
Jim Blackburn,

Jim Blackburn Seminars, LLC,

Raleigh, NC
Substance Abuse/Mental Health Hour

Q&A With the Commissioners

from the SC Workers' Compensation

Commission

Attorneys practicing less than 

12 years will meet from 4:15 pm -

4:45 pm

 

Attorneys practicing more than 12

years will meet from 4:45 pm -

5:15 pm
 

 


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NURSE CASE MANAGERS

Q&A with the Commissioners

from the SC Workers' Compensation

Commission

Combined session with Employers/Safety/HR Professionals
 

Networking Break

 

Working Together
Barrett Burley, Esq.,

Holder Padgett Littlejohn + Prickett, LLC

Columbia, SC

Matt Jackson, Esq.

Joye Law Firm, North Charleston, SC

Shanda Mackey,

Wright Rehabilitation, Woodstock, GA

Jennifer Taylor,

Strategic Comp, Huntersville, NC

Case Law Update
Peter Leventis, Esq.,

Chappell Smith & Arden, PA,

Columbia, SC

 

Michelle Yarbrough, Esq., 

Gallivan White Boyd, PA,

Greenville, SC

Combined Session with Adjusters

EMPLOYERS/SAFETY/

HR PROFESSIONALS

Q&A with the Commissioners

from the SC Workers' Compensation

Commission

Combined session Nurse Case Managers
 

Networking Break

 

Top 10 OSHA Offenses
Anthony Wilks, Compliance Manager,

OSHA, Columbia, SC

Employee Safety - Is Your Workplace Ready?
Alicia Clawson, Esq.,

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, 

Columbia, SC

Kim Jarrett, CWCP, 

Pruitt Health,

Camden, SC

Brandon McClellan

3V Sigma USA, Inc.,

Georgetown, SC

Combined Session with Adjusters

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am                                                Breakfast

7:30 am – 11:30 am                                              Exhibit Hall Open

                                                                                                                               

8:30 am – 9:15 am                                                 2022 Inspiration Award Presentation

Chairman Scott Beck, Esq., SC Workers’ Compensation Commission, Columbia, SC                  

9:15 am – 10:15 am                                               How to Handle a Workers' Comp Accident Investigation

Jill Callais, SC School Boards Association, Columbia, SC

Woody Doosche, CPSI, Charleston County School District, Charleston, SC

10:15 am – 10:45 am                                             Networking Break - Passport Door Prize Drawings 

                                                                                   Sponsored by:

      

 

10:45 am – 11:45 pm                                             How Subrogation Works in Workers' Compensation

Tara Leaphart, Esq., Tara A Leaphart, Attorney at Law, LLC, Columbia, SC

Colleen Motley, SC Association of Counties, Columbia, SC

                                                                               

Afternoon                                                               Optional Activities – additional fee required

                                                                                                -  Ronald J. Jebaily Fishing Rodeo

                                                                                                -  Bourbon Tasting

                                                                                                                                                

9:00 pm – 12:00 am                                               Reception & Dance  - Joey Warren, DJ       

                                                                 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am                                                 Breakfast

7:30 am – 11:00 am                                               Exhibit Hall Open

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am                                                 Case Makers and Case Breakers

Commissioners from the SC Workers' Compensation Commission

 

9:30 am – 10:30 am                                               Mediation - How to Successfully Settle a Workers' Comp Claim

Moderator:  Ric Davis, Esq., Davis Law Firm, Greenville, SC

Cliff Bourke, Jr., Esq., Southeastern Freight Lines, Lexington, SC

Allison Carter, Esq., Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, PA, Charleston, SC

Mills Gallivan, Esq., Gallivan White Boyd, PA, Greenville, SC

Derrick Williams, Esq., Mickle & Bass, LLC, Columbia, SC

                                                                               

10:30 am – 11:30 am                                             Who Else Owns This Loss?

Bob Hickman PE, CMSE, The Warren Group, Columbia, SC 

                  

11:30 am                                                                  Closing Remarks

Grady L. Beard, Esq., President, SCWCEA

Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, Columbia, SC

 

11:30 am – 11:45 am                                             Annual Business Meeting

                                                                                   Election of 2023 Board of Directors

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