Raleigh Convention Center to Host North Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Conference

August 11, 2009, by Michael A. DeMayo

Per a news bulletin on the NC Industrial Commission’s website, the fourteenth annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held this year from October 7th through 9th at the Raleigh Convention Center on South Salisbury Street. According to the conference brochure, the purpose of the symposium is to “educate those who participate in the North Carolina workers’ compensation system regarding current rules, procedures, policies, and forms, and to provide an opportunity for dialogue among these participants.”

Various commissioners, attorneys, insurance representatives, and medical professionals will present, and individuals can attend specialized break out sessions during the conference. Registration fees range from $275.00 per person for registrants who pay before 08/15/09 to $350.00 per person after 09/15/09. The proceeds from the conference will be given to the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation, a non-for-profit group that assists with education and research. Certain individuals, such as attorneys, providers, and carriers may be able to collect continuing education credits for attending the conference. (Insurance adjusters may want to discuss any credit issues with the Department of Insurance, which can be reached at (919) 807 6800.)

The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Education Conference generally boasts a diverse guest list, and discounted rates for groups are available. Attendees often include administrators, employers, HR professionals, attorneys, healthcare analysts and providers, and vocational therapists. This conference is a joint venture put together by the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation and the NC Industrial Commission.

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NC Industrial Commission

International Workers’ Compensation Foundation

Raleigh Convention Center