The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators welcomes you to its website and invites you to visit often for the latest announcements & information regarding future programs as well as those events that shape our industry.
With the announcements in 2014 and 2015 that Colorado and Maine have both joined SAWCA it is a clear demonstration that “Southern” is truly a “State of Mind” and increases the total number of jurisdictional members to 21…19 States plus the District of Columbia and the US. Virgin Islands. Who knows, maybe Lobster & Cheese Grits will become a staple at future conference luncheons.
In November 2015 over 100 workers’ compensation professionals from across the nation convened at The Greenbrier Resort amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia for SAWCA’s All Committee Conference. General Sessions focused on administrative and operational challenges faced by newly appointed regulators as they assume their new duties as well as sessions that shared lessons learned by administrators who have already completed…those in the process…and those just beginning the planning phase to update their state’s technological systems. Keynote presentations from Dr. Albert Osbahr, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and Mitch Barnhart, Athletic Director for the University of Kentucky were indicative of the scope and variety of programs enjoyed by the attendees.
And in July 2016 SAWCA continued to grow with the 68th Annual Convention held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort enjoying record numbers. “Innovation” was the theme for the convention with a special focus on innovation in medicine. From the Leadership Forums on Tuesday morning to the Friday morning session with Bob Wilson and things that make him go “hmm”…general sessions, committee meetings, special programs and unique networking opportunities shone like fireworks in the sky over a beautiful beach.
As you consider your plans for this coming year be sure to reserve the dates for the 69th Annual Convention at historic Pinehurst, North Carolina from July 10-14, 2017. Make your plans now to join us and take advantage of great programs in wonderful locations.