At a Glance: Friday, November 10


At a Glance: Friday, November 10

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Conference Location: Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins, Chicago, IL

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Conference Workshops (See below details)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Respite Program

11:30 to 5 p.m.: Exhibits open (Breaks planned for lunch at Noon and at 3 p.m.)

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: VIP Reception

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Entertainment

(Will you join us virtually? Check out our agenda for our virtual broadcast.)


Special Summits
Chicago Ballroom E

Caregiving and the Workplace Summit

8:30 a.m. Caregiving and Employment: The Experience and Best Practices of Caregivers Who Work with Matt Beecher

9:30 a.m. Coping While Caregiving, the Family Caregiver Perspective
Panelists will share their perspectives on juggling responsibilities, coping with difficult emotions at work and keeping their career moving forward.

10:30 a.m. Making it Work: How Family Caregivers and Employers Can Be the Solution Panel Discussion
What can we do as family caregivers to make our experience easier? How can employers make our experience better? Panelists will discuss ideas and possibilities of what could be if we work together.

Caregiving and our Houses of Worship

2 p.m. How Family Caregivers Bring Caregiving Solutions to their Houses of Worship

3 p.m. How Houses of Worship Respond to Caregiving Needs

Respite Training
(Update: REST Essentials™ has canceled this training.)

8 a.m to Noon: Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Essentials™
REST Essentials™ training prepares individuals to care for people across the lifespan who have chronic healthcare needs or disabilities. The four-hour Essentials course is appropriate for both paid and unpaid respite workers who provide respite in supervised group settings, such as adult daycare, drop-off ministries or camp programs. The program is interactive and includes the 10 core competencies of the National Respite guidelines.

Health Care System Tract
Each session in this tract will take place in Grand Ballroom 5, Each Session is 50 Minutes

9 a.m. A Caregivers Voice with Gael Chiarella Alba

10 a.m. The Caregiver’s Guide to Surviving Hospital Stays with Terry Prince

11 a.m. Making Empowering Care Choices with Long Term Care with Lee Moriarty and Priya Soni

1 p.m. Improving Care with Patient Family Advisory Councils with Heather Slutzky

2 p.m. Navigating around the “Business” of Aging in America with Karyn Rizzo

3 p.m. Clinical Trials Panel with Elizabeth Mascherino, Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company (moderator), Leigh Anne Naas, Community Manager, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company, Erin Moore, Consultant, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company, Steve Satek, President / Co-Founder, Great Lakes Clinical Trials and Nick Cozzi, Clinical Study Liaison, Investigator Support Services

Register to join us in person or virtually.

Practical Tract
All sessions in this tract will happen in the Grand Ballroom. Each Session is 50 Minutes.

9 a.m. Technology Panel with Claudia Cook, Carl Hirschman, Andrew Koch and Jackie Schwabe

10 a.m. Judgment-Based Decision Making for Caregivers with Tyler Ludlow and Liz Mascherino

11 a.m. Caregiving 101: Boldly Surviving with Carolyn Grant, Andrew Koch, Lisa Riggi

1 p.m. Health & Wellness for a Vibrant Life in a Tiny Home with Carol Papini

2 p.m. Hands On Caregiving with Pastor Bruce Hanson and Penny Patnaude

3 p.m. Challenges, Changes, and Choices: Caregiving for People with Movement Disorders, a panel discussion of family caregivers with Diane Breslow

4 p.m. Getting Real: The Low Down on Depression and What You can Do with Deb Kelsey-Davis, Warren Hebert and April Koontz

Coping Tract
Each session in this tract will take place in Chicago Ballroom G. Each Session is 50 Minutes.

9 a.m. Be Bold in Your Career Advancement with Lauren Milligan

10 a.m. You Are Here: Facing the Future by Defining the Present with Beth Scibienski

11 a.m. Masterminds: The Power of Peer Support with Lorna Scott

1 p.m. Finding Your Own Path through Grief and Loss: Strategies to Boldly Cope throughout your Caregiving Journey with Carolyn Grant

2 p.m. Keep YOU in the Circle of Care with Gael Chiarella Alba

3 p.m. Feel your Fear and Do It Anyway! Shirley Riga

4 p.m. Restore Joy in the midst of grief and loss with Joy Lucinda

Dementia Care Tract
Each session is this tract will take place in Chicago Ballroom F. Each Session is 50 Minutes

9 a.m. World Changer Memory Engagement Interactions with Marti Hannon

10 a.m. Innovative Approaches to Activating and Engaging Family Caregivers in Dementia Care Management Panel Discussion

11 a.m. Handling the Challenges of Frontotemporal Degeneration, A Panel Discussion with Sharon Hall

Family Tract
Each session in this tract will take place in Chicago Ballroom F, Each Session is 50 Minutes

1 p.m. How Family Caregiving Affects a Marriage: Tips for Bold Couples with Frank and Lisa Riggi

2 p.m. Legal Issues that Can Affect Even Uncompensated Family Caregivers with Barry Kozak

3 p.m. Preparation for a Death Vigil with Leslie Cottrell Simonds

4 p.m. Let’s Kill Caregiving Stress with Denise M. Brown

Register to join us in person or virtually.

Family Tract 2
Each session in this tract will take place in Grand Ballroom 6. Each session is 50 Minutes.

9 a.m. Planning for Caregiving: Having Those Difficult Conversations with Jodi Hempel and Debbie Howard

10 a.m. Men who Care Panel Discussion with Christopher-Charles Chaney

11 a.m. Be Bold With Your Time with Elizabeth Miller

1 p.m. Millennial Caregiving Adventures with Grandma with Rachel Hiles

2 p.m. Finding Humor and Grace in the Caregiver Sandwich with Breeda Miller

3 p.m. It's More Than "Just" Parenting - It's Caregiving with Lisa Riggi, Michele Rosner and Jackie Schwabe

4 p.m. Book it! How to Self-Publish your Caregiving Story! with Christopher-Charles Chaney

Coping Tract 2
Each session is this tract will take place in Grand Ballroom 7. Session length is 50 minutes unless otherwise indicated

1 p.m. Think About It. Change Everything with Grit, Grace and Gratitude with Deb Kelsey-Davis and Colleen Kavanaugh

2 p.m. Can You Be Bold At Work While Caregiving? with Liz O’Donnell

3 p.m. Understanding Communication in Dementia Care

4 p.m. Your Business: Boldly and Beautifully Branded Colleen Kavanaugh
Session Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Register to join us in person or virtually.

Evening Entertainment
Location: Grand Ballroom
7 p.m.

Caregiving Quiz Show
Caregiving, A Six-Act, 24-Minute Performance

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