No travel required! This is now a virtual event.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held this year as a purely virtual event. Although the format is new, the same informative content will be offered, along with continuing education credits and a virtual exhibit hall with displays by service providers.The initial scheduled presentation of each session (pre-recorded) will be immediately followed by a period of live Q&A with the presenter(s). For the convenience of attendees, sessions will also be available to view on-demand after the inital presentation and continuing through October 30. However, please note that insurance adjusters qualify for continuing education credits only when participating in sessions at the scheduled time with the live Q&A component, per the requirements of the North Carolina Department of Insurance.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 include the Chair and Section Heads of the Industrial Commission, plaintiff’s anddefense attorneys, physicians, medical and vocational rehabilitation specialists and mediators. Breakout sessions will be utilized to discuss certain topics in greater detail, while other topics will be presented from a more general perspective.