Online Registration Open for Annual AWCC Educational Conference

July 14, 2005

The Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission established online registration for its 18th annual Educational Conference, scheduled for Oct. 12-14, the first under the direction of Chief Executive Officer Alan McClain.

The conference, at the Doubletree Hotel, Markham and Broadway in Little Rock, will expand on what has worked well in the past, according to McClain.

McClain is planning with his staff to build upon that foundation and offer presentations to help business and labor, the insurance industry, the legal community and medical providers. All sessions are designed to help these groups understand their rights and responsibilities in workers’ compensation matters.

Registration and exhibitor packets are now available. Alternately, persons may log onto the AWCC Web site and click the Conferences button for online registration or to obtain more information about the event. Alice Jones, Special Projects Coordinator, may be e-mailed at for assistance.

An underlying theme of the conference will be wellness, both as a preventative of job-related injuries and illnesses and also as a means of a faster return-to-work for disabled employees.

As in the past, there will be a forms management seminar for insurance adjustors, abbreviated this year; discussions of legal and medical issues; and performance awards to insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators.

In addition, there will be talks on the Medical Privacy Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, 2005 workers’ compensation legislation, case law, ethics and the possibility of AWCC rule changes.

The DoubleTree can be contacted at (800) 937-2789 for conference room rates.

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