2019 Arizona LeadingAge Annual Conference & Expo

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

11:00 AM - Noon     AzLA Forums (1 CEU) 

Noon - 1:00 PM       Registration

1:00 - 1:30 PM       Welcome - Conference Overview | AzLA CEO, Pam Koester, Leadership | AzLA President, Michelle Just (0.5 CEUs)  Go here for more detail

1:30 - 3:00 PM       Opening Keynote, Session 1 - What if – We’re All In? | Gian Paul Gonzalez  (1.5 CEUs) View Session Description & Speaker Bio

3:15 - 4:45 PM       “Experience Room” | 30-minute Interactive Exhibit (0.5 CEUs)  Go here for more detail

3:15 - 4:45 PM       Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs) View Session Descriptions & Bios

            • Session 2 – Granny Cams, Videos & Social Media | Todd Selby
            • Session 3 – When the Administrator Becomes the Resident | Philip DuBois
            • Session 4 – Behind the Curtain: What Prospects REALLY Want | Cynthia Thurlow Cruver, Jill Beagles, Ralph Novak, Nancy Weinbeck
            • Session 5 – Loneliness Kills: Leveraging Affordable Technology | Aisha Azher, J. Benjamin Unkle, Jr.
            • Session 6 – Realities of Senior Affordable Housing with a Glimmer of Hope | Stephen L. Hastings

5:00 - 7:30 PM       Exhibit Hall Opens; Cocktails; Chef Tasting Party

7:30 PM                 Poker Tournament to Benefit the Foundation | Amateurs Welcome

7:30 PM                 Dinner on Your Own


THURSDAY, MAY 23

7:30 - 8:30 AM      Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 AM      Welcome - What if? Conference Overview | AzLA CEO, Pam Koester

8:45 - 10:15 AM     Opening Keynote, Session 7 – Inspired Integrity | Corey Ciocchetti (1.5 CEUs) View Session Description & Speaker Bio

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM  “Experience Room” | 30-minute Interactive Exhibit, open during breakout sessions  

10:30 AM - Noon      Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs)  View Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios

            • Session 8 – Preparing for Trauma Informed Care in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Settings | Paige Hector
            • Session 9 – How to Integrate Technology Solutions | Daren Bell, Scott Collins
            • Session 10 – Digital Recruitment Strategies | Kendra Nicastro
            • Session 11 – Under the Influence…of Stress | Corey Ciocchetti
            • Session 12 – Foundation Fundraising: Tips & Ideas | Lesley Midkiff

Noon -1:00 PM      Exhibit Hall Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 PM       Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs)  View Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios

            • Session 13 – Unleash the Power of Performance Improvement | Paige Hector, LMSW
            • Session 14 – Technology 360: IT Strategy, Compliance & Operations | Daniel J. Cavolo
            • Session 15 – The Effect of Subsidization Reliance | Larry Litman
            • Session 16 – Tips for Avoiding the Chair:  A Mock Deposition | David Cohen, Elizabeth Gilbert
            • Session 17 – Supporting Happiness in Aging | Gunnar Langhus, Mark Miller

2:30 - 3:00 PM       Exhibit Hall Drawings; Exhibits close

3:15 - 4:15 PM        Breakout Sessions (1 CEU)  View Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios

            • Session 18 – Living Well; Ending Well | Sandy Severson
            • Session 19 – ADHS: Skilled Nursing Facility Update | Diane Eckles
            • Session 20 – Serious Business: Embracing Employees Invisible Disabilities | Dr. Larry Edmonds
            • Session 21 – Out with the “old folks” in with the “Boomers” | Christopher Ratay
            • Session 22 – New Qualified Opportunity Zone Incentive:  How It Can Benefit Your Community | Brett D. Siglin

4:15 - 4:30 PM       Break

4:30 - 5:30 PM       Breakout Sessions (1 CEU)  View Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios

            • Session 23 – An Evidence-Based Lifestyle Program| Jon Schilling, Alexia Tatem, Michael J. Smallwood
            • Session 24 – ADHS: Assisted Living Facility Update | Harmony Duport
            • Session 25 – Food Trends: Addressing Changes in Dining | Victoria Albert
            • Session 26 – Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Essential for the care of our Seniors | Vicki Buchda
            • Session 27 – Employer of Choice: The Strategic Way to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in Your Community | Gene Dolloff

5:30 PM                Dinner on Your Own


FRIDAY, MAY 24

7:30 - 8:30 AM      Annual Member Meeting, Program & Breakfast, Session 28 – Leading by Example: 2019 LeadingAge Priorities | President and CEO of LeadingAge National, Katie Smith Sloan; Election & Installation of Board of Directors (1 CEU)  

8:30 - 9:30 AM      Opening Keynote, Session 29 - Tomorrow’s Senior Living Opportunity: How to be Netflix in a Blockbuster World | Matt Thornhill (1 CEU) View Session Description & Speaker Bio

9:45 - 11:45 AM     Breakout Sessions (2 CEUs)  View Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios

            • Session 30 – Making Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program More Effective | Peter P. Patterson
            • Session 31 – Leading in Conflict: Emergency Preparedness | William Tait
            • Session 32 – HealthCurrent – Arizona’s H. I. E. (Health Information Exchange) Panel Discussion | Rebecca Townsend, Jayme Pina, Michael Mote
            • Session 33 – A New Sales Approach in Senior Living | Michael Marlow
            • Session 34 – Improving the Resident Experience by Design | Beth Arokoyo, Bruce Hentges
            • Session 35 – Take Control & Reduce Avoidable Re-admissions from Your SNF | Keith Chartier, Jenna Burke
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM   Awards Luncheon (1 CEU)

1:30 PM    Conference Wrap-Up, Prize drawings; Adjournment (TOTAL CEUs 16.5)


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