Fall Symposium 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Baptist Princeton, Comprehensive Bariatric Center, POB II, Suite 120, 817 Princeton Avenue SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211
7:15am – 7:50am Registration and Lite Breakfast
7:50am – 8am Welcome, Housekeeping, Introduction
Carlette C. Smith, RN, NHA,MA, BSN,BA, Human Resource Options, Owner, Facilitator, Coordinator, Speaker (HRO)
8am – 9am Who Are You, and How Do I Work With You?
Cynthia Watts, BA, DISC Personality Profile Certification, Certified Life and Work Coach, Watts Management Solutions.
9am - 10am Long Term Care Planning and Public Benefits
Melanie Bradford Holliman, JD, Bradford and Holliman, LLC
10am - 11:15am brainH.E.A.L.T.H.: Simple Steps to Prevent, Stabilize and Restore Cognitive Decline Kristing Lokken, PhD., Neuropsychologist, The Brain Health Institute
11:15 - 11:30am Break
11:30 – 12:30pm Consider the Conversation
S. Craig Greer, Masters of Divinity, Director of Special Programs, Comfort Care Hospice
12:30 – 1:00pm Lunch,
Provided by Family Private Care, MitziKnox, Director of Special Programs
1pm– 2pm Becoming a Part of the Dementia Friendly Movement
Robyn James, BSBM, Development & Marketing Director, M4A (Assisting All Ages at All Stages)
2pm – 3:30pm Lifestyle Changes for Memory Enhancement Gabrielle Metz, BA, MSW, Birmingham VA Medical Center
3:30pm – 3:45pm Break.
Provided by Carlette Smith, HRO
3:45pm -5pm Alabama and STIs in the 21st Century: Emerging (& Emerged) Issues
Richard Meriwether, Field Coordinator/Health Educator, AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), and initiative of Medical and Advocacy Outreach (MAO) of Alabama.
5:00 pm Evaluations (MUST be signed to receive a certificate of attendance). Awarding of Certificates for hours attended).
Contact Hours: 9.6 hours Nurses, ABNP 1246, expires 1-21-19; 8 hours Social Workers ABSW #0100, expires 8-31-19; 8 hours Occupation Therapist/ Assistants; 8 hours Physical Therapist/Assistants; 8 hours Nursing Home Administrators; 7.5 hours with 4.5 hours applied toward Category II requirements for cognitive impairment/dementia education, Assisted Living Administrators.
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Fee:$75 (refunded if cancels before September 20. If paid, and cancelled in the required time frame), you may use your credit for the next scheduled class only.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Cynthia Watts, BA, (Samford University, DISC Personality Profile Certification, Certified Life Coach, Watts Management Solutions. Cynthia Watts, BA, DISC Personality Cynthia is Children’s Director at The First Baptist Church of Birmingham on Lakeshore Drive (1917-present). Previous employment: Director of Quality and Compliance, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy (2014-2016); Watts Management Solutions (1999-present, where is a consultant, speaker, team facilitator and corporate trainer for businesses with accreditation preparation, Quality Improvement, Patient Experience, Leadership Development, Employee Coaching, and Customer Relations.
Who are You and How Do I Work with You?
Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Four basic personalities **Ten personalities that we encounter at work **Ways of dealing with different personalities.
Melanie Bradford, JD, Bradford &Holliman LLC is a graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. She and her husband, John Holliman are partners of Bradford & Holliman Law. They have offices in Pelham and Scottsboro practicing elder law, estate planning, and special needs law.
Long Term Care Planning and Public Benefits
At the conclusion of this presentation, participant will have knowledge of: **Benefits of a will or living trust **Qualifications for Medicaid**Health and Financial Powers of Attorney**Advanced Directives**VA Benefits for the veteran and family**Long Term Care Planning: What you need to know before its time to make a decision.
Kristine Lokken, PhD, Neuropsychologist, co-founder of the Brain Health Institute, in Birmingham, AL, Director of the Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Service at Birmingham VA Medical Center and serves as a Clinical Assistant and UAB. She has maintained a private practice for over 15 years.
brainH.E.A.L.T.H: Simple Steps to Prevent, Stabilize, and Restore Cognitive Decline:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Effective strategies for preventing and treating cognitive decline **Introduction to the brainH.E.A.L.T.H. model of intervention **Strategies of practical tips, tools, and information to transfer fear and resignation into hope and Determination. S. Craig Greer, Masters of Divinity, Director of Special Programs and Pastoral Care, Comfort Care Hospice, Craig is a graduate of UAB with a BA in Communications (Journalism) and earned a Masters in Divinity from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. His expertise is pastoral care, working with youth groups, disabled and elderly clients, hospice, bereavement and grief counseling. Consider the Conversation Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Death and dying ** Advanced directives **Video of “The Conversation” with explanations, outcomes, discussion, examples, participation and answer session of why it is important to have all of your wishes written and the importance of “the conversation” with family members, while in sound mind, your wishes as health declines particularly with critical illnesses and dementia and Alzheimer’s. A handbook is given to each participant.
Robin James, BSBM, Development & Marketing Director, M4A (Assisting All Ages at All Stages). Ms. James served as State Liaison for the statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Council where she developed new state education initiatives, laws, and public policies to protect seniors from elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
Becoming a Part of the Dementia Friendly Movement Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Dementia Friendly Movement America movement and Alabama initiatives that fit into this national initiative, and how to create a Dementia Friendly Community. **Training requirements on how to become dementia knowledgeable and dementia sensitive **Invaluable programs, services, and resources for all individuals of all ages, including those with dementia, those at risk of dementia, individuals with disabilities, and help for caregivers.
Gabrielle Metz, BA, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist – Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Lifestyle Changes for Memory Enhancement for Healthcare Providers. Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Issues experienced with regard to memory disturbances **Why memory-related problems occur ** Reversible causes of memory loss/memory disturbance **Techniques used to strengthen the brain. Richard Meriwether, Field Coordinator/Health Educator, AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), an initiative of Medical and Advocacy Outreach (MAO) of Alabama. Previously, Program Manager/Health Educator/Trainer, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, UAB. Alabama and STIs in the 21st Century: Emerging (& Emerged) Issues Objectives: At the completion of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of: **Define/identify the acronyms/terms: ADPH, STI, AIDS, EPT. **Current local/state STI epidemiologic trends regarding gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV. **Understand the role of the Alabama Department of Public Health in responding to STI infections **Understanding Alabama laws addressing sexual health issues. These policies should be discussed in orientation/workshops because this applies to the public, facility employees, residents and visitors in your facilities.**Discussion of employers responsibilities in dealing with staff that have been identified to be in any of these categories.