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 will be held February 20 & 21 with a focus on The Art of Handling Medically Complex Claims.  This seminar will be held in-person at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, SC.   The One Day Seminar committee  will meet this Spring to determine a program  for May or June. 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.  Details on this meeting will be available during the summer.   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