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               THURSDAY, ​MARCH 23, 2017  BAPTIST PRINCETON POBII, BARIATRIC UNIT, FIRST FLOOR                                                                                                     BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35211


7:30am - 8am           Registration                                                                                       Breakfast provided by Leanne Messer                                                                                                                                                                                             Brookdale University Park Senior Living Solutions


8am - 9am                 Everything You Should Know About Diabetes                          Dr. LeShelle Barmore                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Brookwood Baptist Health Systems


9am - 10am                Community Based Services: Medicare, Long-Term              Robyn L. James, BS

                                       Care,  Advocacy, and Dementia                                                  Director of Development and Outreach for the Middle of                                                                                                                                                              Alabama Area Agency on Aging

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10am - 10:15am        Break


10:15am -11:15am    Update on Myofacial Release and Treatment                          Juan P (JP) Church, MSP, ATT                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beyond Physical Therapy


11:15am - 12:15pm    Your Life,Your Legacy                                                                     Marvin (Mac) Chandler, MS,BS                                                                                                                                                                                                           Family Service Counselor, Ridouts Valley Chapel


12:15pm - 12:45pm     Lunch                                                                                                 Provided by Mitzi Knox,  Family Private Practice and                                                                                                                                                                    Jeanette McConnell, The Oaks on Parkwood


​12:45pm - 1:45pm        Health Literacy                                                                                John Butler, BA, MS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Family Private Practice


1:45pm - 2:45pm          Alabama Protective Services: Abuse, Neglect, and              Diane Dunning, JD                                                                                                                     Exploitation                                                                                            Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama


2:45pm- 3:00pm           Break                                                                                                   Snacks provided by Human Resource Options LLC


3:00pm - 5:00pm          Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice                                         Carlette C. Smith,RN,NHA,MA, BSN,BA, CC, CL

                                                                                                                                                          Human Resource Options LLC


5pm                                 Evaluations (must be signed) and Certificates(contact hours awarded for hours attended)


Contact Hours:  Nurses 9.6 ABNP1246 expires 1-21-19; Social Workers 8.0 ABSW#0100 expires 8-31-17; 8.0 Physical and Occupation Therapists/Assistants; 8.0 Nursing Home Administrators;  8.0, 0.25 hours applied toward the Category II requirements for cognitive impairment/dementia education,  Assisted Living Administrators

 There is a $10.00 fee to replace certificates.                                                                                                                                                           ​​.


​SPEAKERS AND BIOS FOR SPRING SYMPOSIUM 2017

Dr.  LaShelle Barmore,  Brookwood Baptist Health earned her Medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her internship and residency at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham, Alabama. She earned Bachelor’s of Science at Miles College. Dr. Barmore is currently a Primary Care Physician at Brookwood Medical Center. She is a Board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her professional memberships are: member Alabama Medical Education Consortium, Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Medical Association of Alabama. She is a member of the Health and Wellness of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. Barmore has presented many Diabetes seminars for healthcare providers, medical residents and the public at large.
Everything You Should Know About Diabetes
Objectives: Participants will have knowledge of:                                                                                                                                                                        

***What is diabetes and the types of diabetes? *** When are medications needed? ***. Lab results *** Medications (orally and subcutaneously) used to treat diabetes  *** Cost of medications and options *** Other conditions that occur as a result of untreated or uncontrolled diabetes *** When dialysis is needed and what are the side effects                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Robyn L. James, BS, Director of Development and Outreach for the Middle of Alabama Area Agency on Aging in Alabaster (MA4) where  she does marketing and outreach strategies, plans and organizes campaigns, develops community partnerships, and informs and educates the public on aging, disability, and advocacy issues. Robyn’s previous experiences were: State Liaison for the Elder Abuse Prevention Council at Alabama for Services, State Director for State Health Insurance Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol, and Founder and Director for California’s Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF).                                                                             Constance Paulk, BA serves as a certified Ombudsman for Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A). Her responsibilities involve  advocating for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsman assure that the rights of the elderly are protected. Mrs. Paulk served the Jefferson County area as Ombudsman prior to coming to work for M4A. She  also serves as the Nutrition Program Assistant working with ages 60+ high risk population. There are 25 senior centers in Middle Alabama providing congregate and home bound meals. Mrs. Paulk assists by making home visits to eligible individuals, performing senior center assessments and entering data into the state reporting system. Mrs. Paulk has over 20 years of experience advocating for the elderly, homeless women and children and the disabled population. Mrs. Paulk has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Montevallo. She is licensed by the State of Alabama.                                                          Home and Community Based Services, Medicare, Long Term Care Advocacy and Dementia                                                                                                                                Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of:                                                                                                  ***Person-centered programs and services available to patients on issues affecting older adults and people of all ages with a disability. *** Home and Community Based Services that are available  *** How Medicare work  *** What is Long-Term Care Advocacy *** How to get prescription  assistance *** Care giving  *** Dementia client services available  *** What is the job of the Ombudsman.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Juan (J.P.) Church, MSPT/ATC,, Partner, Beyond Physical Therapy, Vestavia, Alabama. J.P. completed his Masters of Physical Science and Athletic Trainer at UAB in 1998 and Bachelors of Science in Exercise Sciences at Auburn University in 1996, From 1998 to 2002, he worked at Rehab Partners in Gadsden, Alabama. JP has given lectures conferences and schools on Myofacial Release Therapy.
Myofacial Release: General Treatment
Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of:
***Definition and uses for connective tissue release ***Administration and techniques of usage *** Education and Rehabilitation of Myofacial Release.

 Marvin (Mac) A. Chandler, MS, BS, Family Service Counselor, Ridouts Valley Chapel in Homewood, Alabama. Mac, a Birmingham Native, graduated from Mountain Brook High School in 1970.  Mac graduated from Auburn University in 1974 with a   Bachelors   of Science degree in Geography and a Minor in History and a Regular Army Commission as 2nd   Lieutenant in the Infantry... At Auburn, he was very active in Army ROTC, attending both the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools while a cadet.  While Mac was at Auburn, he met and married his wife of 38 years, the   former   Joan   Rasco, of Columbiana, Alabama.  During the next 23 years, Mac and his wife traveled the World while serving in the Army. Among his duty stations were Fort Hood, Texas;  Baumholder, Germany;   Fort Bragg, North Carolina;   Fort Benning, Georgia;   Pennsylvania State University Army ROTC, Manila, Republic of the Philippines;  and Leavenworth, Kansas;  In his spare time , he earned a Masters of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern California.  Mac retired from the Army in 1997 as a Lieutenant Colonel.  Since his retirement,   Mac   had   Sales Positions Liberty National and Alfa Life Insurance Companies.   Mac was Instructor at The Pennsylvania State University, where he taught Army ROTC for three years; United States Army School of the America’s, where he taught Joint and Combined Operation in Spanish, for three years; and the United States Army Command and General Staff College, where he taught Joint and Combined Operations for four years.  For the last five years, he has served with Dignity Memorial, North America’s most trusted brand for Funerals, Cremation, and Cemetery Services.  He is currently the Family Service   Counselor   for Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood, Alabama.              Your Life, Your Legacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will:                                                                                                                                                            ***Knowledge of Specifics  of Final Disposition ***Knowledge of  Emotional and Logical  reasons for why Pre-Arrangement Funeral Services are needed***Knowledge of benefits of  Pre-Arranging a Funeral or Cremation***Knowledge Benefits of Qualified Veterans

 John Butler, BA, MS ,Family Private Care, was a business solutions provider for 27 years and a church consultant for 12 years prior to joining Family Private Care in 2009. John’s mother-in-law lived with his family for the last 20+ years of her life, including benefiting from home care, home health, and hospice in their home. She was Family Private Care’s first client in the Atlanta area. John also helped care for his mother who lived in the Atlanta area until her recent passing at just over 100 years old. She was also a client of Family Private Care. He is an active “life member” and serves on the board of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, and as chairman of the board of the Atlanta Senior Care Network Niche. He also serves as an active member of the Atlanta chapter of the National Aging in Place Council, and on the steering team of “Venezuela Now” (a non-profit organization providing a seminary, clinic, and other ministries). John teaches Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for professional health care providers in both Georgia and Alabama. Through this “give back” initiative, Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Discharge Planners who serve in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and other care facilities are receiving the CEU credits they need while learning valuable information to help them care more effectively for their patients. John loves meeting with families of all types and in all situations, and has personally helped hundreds of them get the care they were hoping for. John continues to serve the needs of many families through his current role as Vice-President of Client Services. has completed Advanced Trustee Studies at Harvard Law School.
Health Literacy 
Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of
***How to identify normal communication methods and styles-  with their potential effects and limitations within the current medical model of care. ***How to explore and identify personal biases held due to experiences, exposures, beliefs, etc and their effects on  personal interactions and conversations with patients. ***How to identify ways to actively support patients and their support systems through the application of techniques and skills in order to increase effectiveness of verbal, non-verbal, and written communications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Diane  Dunning , Assistant Attorney General, State of, Alabama, earned her Juris Doctorate at Birmingham School of Law and Bachelors in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama at Birmingham.  In addition to her current job, Attorney Dunning has also practiced at a Private Law Firm  in Civil and Criminal Law.  She serves as an Adjunct Professor at Samford University, Jefferson State College, Birmingham School of Law, and Virginia College. She also lectures on "The Importance of Community Partnership in Exposing, Prosecuting, and Preventing Elder Law. 

 Protective Services: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation                                                                                                                                                        

 Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of:                                                                                                                                ***Recent adult protective services initiatives  ***Overview of civil and criminal remedies  ***Overview of elderly abuse, neglect,  and exploitation.                                              
 Carlette C. Smith, RN, NHA, MA, BSN, BA, CC, CL, Human Resource Options LLC
, Retired Registered Nurse and Retired Nursing Home Administrator with 46 years + healthcare experience. Carlette completed a Masters in Education (Rehabilitation Counseling), Bachelors of Nursing, and   Bachelors of Arts (Sociology/ Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her previous healthcare career consisted of: Nursing Home Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Education Coordinator at Jefferson Rehabilitation and Health Center, Birmingham, Alabama. Nurse  Manager, Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse at University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama. She is owner, facilitator, coordinator and speaker of Human Resource Options (HRO) LLC that began in 2003. HRO presents seminars for healthcare professionals to earn continuing education hours for maintaining their license renewal. She completed certifications in Competent Communicator and Competent Leadership in Toastmaster's International as a charter member at Summit Speakers. 
Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice                                                                                                                                                                                               Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of :                                                                                                                ***Understanding values, morals, and ethics  *** Understanding of ethical, legal, and social considerations of Genomics  ***Understanding of the difference and comparison of morals and ethics  ***. Understanding basic ethical concepts: autonomy, beneficence, and non-malfeasance, justice veracity, and fidelity.