The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association’s Annual Educational Conference begins Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort. The group hotel rate is $143.00 per night, but the cut-off date is September 24, 2018. The conference registration fee for an SCWCEA member is $399.00 if paid by September 14, 2018. After that date, the registration fee increases to $499.00.
This year’s program begins with the Kids Chance Silent Auction Reception from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, October 14th. The Monday presentations include A Story of Inspiration and Determination from Aimee Copeland, a young lady who suffered an accident in 2012 at the age of 24 resulting in amputation of both of her hands, her right foot, and her entire left leg. There will also be a presentation by Dr. Brian Loeffler on Advancements in Prosthetics, a presentation on workplace security by Laura Joyner, Assistant Chief at the National Center for Judicial Security/US Marshals Service in Washington, DC, and a presentation on the Best Practices for Successfully Managing a Traumatic Brian Injury Claim.
The Tuesday presentations include Social Media as Evidence in Workers’ Comp, a review of the 5th and 6th Editions of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, and New Options to Consider in MSAs. Optional activities for Tuesday afternoon include the annual golf tournament, the annual fishing excursion, and a wine and bourbon tasting. Of course, the always popular and entertaining reception and dance takes place Tuesday night.
Wednesday morning’s agenda includes a discussion among the Commissioners and a presentation on The Future of Pain Management. Following those two presentations is a presentation by Elizabeth Smart, the victim of a child abduction at the age of 14 years on June 5, 2002. Amazingly, the police safely returned Elizabeth to her family on March 12, 2003 after she was held prisoner for 9 months. That presentation alone is worth the trip.
This year’s Educational Conference certainly appears to be one well worth attending. All of the attorneys here at Young Clement Rivers hope to see many of you in Hilton Head this October.