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SC Free Clinic Association Annual Conference

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Hilton Columbia Center Hotel

924 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201

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Our Annual Conference promotes and enhances the essential work of free clinics by providing a forum for sharing information about policy, advocacy, clinic and administrative issues, non-profit management and other pertinent topics. We hope that you will join us to share your organization's mission and services with this audience of dedicated health care professionals.

Agenda (Subject to Change):


5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Welcome Reception


7:30 am to 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am to 8:55 am Welcome

Selena Wilson, SCFCA Board Chair & Virginia Ann Mullikin, SCFCA

9:00 am to 9:55 am Facebook for Free Clinics

Carrie Moores, Barrier Islands Free Clinic

9:55 am to 10:15 am Networking Opportunities

10:20 am to 10:55 am Midlands Gives – Using the “Day of Giving” to Fundraise in Free Clinics

Caryn Little, Development Director at The Free Medical Clinic (Columbia)

Cherise Arrendale, Strategic Initiatives and Communications Manager, Central Carolina

Community Foundation

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Panel Discussion – “What if the Free Clinics Were Not There?”

With representatives from hospitals, clinics, community and business leaders

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Awards Luncheon

1:20 pm to 2:15 pm National Survey of Free Clinics

Julie Darnell, PhD, MHSA Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences,

Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Self Sufficiency Standard

Anita Garrett, United Way of South Carolina

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm The Challenge of Eligibility Guidelines in Free Clinics - Group Discussion

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Legislative Reception


7:30 am to 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am to 9:00 am SCFCA Annual Meeting (*clinics only)

9:00 am to 9:30 am BlueCross BlueShield of SC Foundation Grants

Erika Kirby, Executive Director of BCBSSCF

9:30 am to 10:00 am Legal Regulatory and Compliance

Volunteer CME Credit – Sharron Kelly, Director of Education & Accreditation at SCMA

Advisory Panels – Geoff Chambers, Principal & Founder of CPERL Group, SCFCA Board Member

10:00 am to 10:15 am Networking Opportunities

10:15 am to 10:30 am Hepatitis C

Suzie Foley, Executive Director of Greenville Free Medical Clinic

10:30 am to 11:00 am Medical Legal Partnership and Grant with SC Legal Services

Rusty Infinger, General Counsel

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Electronic Medical Records

Who Attends

  • Free Clinic Directors

  • Clinic Personnel & Board Members

  • Volunteers

  • Providers

  • Health Care Professionals

  • Public Opinion Leads

  • Health Regulators

  • Health Care Access Advocates

  • Health Technology Providers

  • Pharmaceutical Providers

Hotel Information

Columbia Hilton Center Hotel

924 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201


**Free parking will be provided in the parking garage for SCFCA Conference attendees.

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Group Name: SC Free Clinic Association

Group Code: C-SCFCA

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