to the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association's website. I would like to begin by saying that it is an honor to serve as your President. I am grateful to all of the individuals in this organization who continue to work, devote their time, and lend to the vision to make the SCWCEA the strong, successful association it is today.  The Board and staff hope your plans include participation in our many educational programs.


The nature of handling workers' compensation cases is changing for all of us. The nature of teaching and learning is evolving. Society itself is changing at an unprecedented rate.   It's hard to predict what effect these changes will have on our futures.


Now more than ever, it is time to be innovative.  We need to do it better, quicker and in a more cost-effective manner.  The SCWCEA will continue to educate workers' comp professionals for challenges we are experiencing and to prepare for those we don't know exist yet.  It is vital that as this new normal unfolds, we work together more effectively, share insights more broadly, and face our challenges more cohesively.  By doing this, we will be better able to serve our clients with relevant knowledge and treatments that improve their lives.


We hope you were able to join us throughout 2022.   Our Medical Seminar was held February 20 & 21 at Wild Dunes Resort with a focus on The Art of Handling Medically Complex Claims.  This seminar was well attended and contained a wealth of valuable information.  After careful review and consideration, it has been determined that a 2022 One Day Seminar is not feasible and the SCWCEA will relaunch this meeting during 2023. Our Annual Educational Conference on Workers' Compensation will continue to be the highlight of the year.  This in-person event, September 25 - 28, 2022, will be held at the beautiful Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.   This year's theme is Knowledge is Power.  The conference committee has put together an excellent program highlighting those topics you indicated were important to your occupation. There is a good mixture of topics to cover all workers' compensation professions.  We encourage you to continue to remain active with the SCWCEA and participate in our programs.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Donna Croom, our Executive Director, is available to address any questions or concerns about membership, costs, registration, credits and more.


I look forward to hearing from the membership and seeing you all at future programs.  Please stay safe and be well.


Best Regards,


Grady L. Beard, Esq.,

SCWCEA President

Attorney, Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC