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

                                                           

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


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
Lena Meredith, Esq.,

Nicholson, Meredith & Anderson, LLC

Greenwood, 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

 

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?

John Phillips, PE< CFEI, 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