The Seventh Annual

North Carolina Workers' Compensation
Educational Conference

Sponsored by the N.C. Industrial Commission*

October 1-3, 2002

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
Durham, NC (near Research Triangle Park)

*In association with the International Workers' Compensation Foundation, a nonprofit association dedicated to workers' compensation research and education.

Conference Brochure

The Seventh Annual North Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Conference will be held October 1-3, 2002. Click here to view the program.


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Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman

Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner

North Carolina
Industrial Commission

Conference Goal

The Industrial Commission and the International Workers' Compensation Foundation are jointly sponsoring the Seventh Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference on October 1-3, 2002. The goal of this conference 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. The presenters are Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, and Section Heads of the Industrial Commission; plaintiff's and defense attorneys; physicians; chiropractors; physical therapists; insurance adjusters; medical and vocational rehabilitation specialists; and mediators.

Breakout sessions will be utilized to discuss certain topics in specific detail for a more specialized view, whereas other topics will be presented from a more general perspective.

Who Should Attend?

All employers, insurance adjusters, self-insurers, third party administrators, safety and human resource managers, plaintiff's and defense attorneys, health care providers, mediators, and medical and vocational rehabilitation providers are encouraged to attend. In fact, anyone interested in the workers' compensation system in North Carolina will receive valuable information at the conference.

Continuing Education Credits

Participants also may be eligible for continuing education (CE) credits for conference attendance. Application has been made for credits in the following occupations: adjusters (CE hours), attorneys (12 CLE hours), carriers (CE hours), nurses (CE hours) and rehabilitation providers (CEU hours for CRC, CDMS, CCM). Every effort will be made to have forms available at the completion of the conference.

Insurance adjusters should be aware that the requirement to attend the entire three-day program to receive any credit is that of the N.C. Department of Insurance.


The Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Boulevard
Durham, NC 27703
Take Interstate 40, Exit 282 at Page Road
(near Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park)
(800) 325-3535 or (919) 941-5050
Fax (919) 941-2958

Conference Contacts

IWCF Contact: To add your name and address to the mailing list to receive a printed version of the brochure for the 2002 conference, please call the International Workers' Compensation Foundation at (904) 304-1993. (NOTE: Click here to view or print a PDF version of the conference brochure now.)

Insurance Department: For all insurance questions, see N.C. Department of Insurance.

NCIC Contact: For more information about this conference, e-mail:  Betty Podobinski at

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