34th Annual ALCA Conference-Call for Proposals

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2018 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), dedicated to providing high quality educational programs for the Aging Life Care Professional™ / geriatric care manager community invites you to share your knowledge, expertise, and experience with your colleagues and other professionals at our 34th Annual Conference at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL

We are seeking proposals for presentations of all levels of expertise for three different tracks: Clinical/Client Centered, Business Development, and Legal, Ethics & Policy.  The average session length is 60-75 minutes and speakers are encouraged to allow a brief time for Q&A. This year in particular, we are interested in focusing on more complex, advanced level topics which may include but aren’t limited to:

Clinical/Client Centered Track

Suggested topics include but aren’t limited to…

  • Disease management in relation to Aging Life Care™
  • Dementia: pathophysiology, medications, management
  • Complementary Therapies/ Integrated Arts, cultural and alternative therapeutic interventions
  • Behavioral health
  • Issues with aging special needs clients & families/caregiver Stress
  • Professional grieving for our clients (Compassion Fatigue)
  • Opioids Use in Older Adults/Detox/Treatment
  • Managing brain injury clients: short term and long term issues

Business Development Track

Suggested topics include but aren’t limited to…

  • Future of electronic health records
  • Marketing/Social media trends
  • Growing your business
  • Latest technology trends
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Working as or with a Non-Profit

Legal, Ethics & Policy Track

Suggested topics include but aren’t limited to…

  • End of Life issues including Physician Assisted Suicide
  • Cannabis Therapeutics – State vs. Federal Issues
  • Fraud/Elder abuse issues
  • Guardianship issues
  • Observation status in hospitals: how to advocate for your clients
  • Spirituality in aging and dying
  • Becoming a legal expert
  • Medicare in 2017 Legal responsibilities on ethical conflicts
  • Mediation
  • HIPAA issues in ALC Practice

All proposals must be submitted electronically by October 6, 2017

Only electronic submissions will be considered. Proposals received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis only. 

General Information for Speakers

Materials and information presented should reflect the ethics and standards of the Aging Life Care Association™. As a non-profit organization, ALCA is unable to provide airfare, hotel costs, or an honorarium for presenters.  Presenters wishing to attend other Conference programs must pay the appropriate registration fee.  

All ALCA presenters are required to identify/resolve in writing any/all potential conflicts of interest or commercial support that he/she has a financial relationship with and/or that may bias his/her participation in this activity.  

The 2018 ALCA Programs Sub-Committee will review all proposals and make the selection of speakers and topics based on the following criteria: overall quality and originality; continuing education applicability and appropriateness to this program. All who have submitted proposals will be notified no later than November 17, 2017.

All ALCA presenters are expected to submit high-quality materials in addition to PowerPoint slides to support their presentation and for distribution to our conference attendees electronically approximately six weeks prior to the conference.  Upon selection, you will receive a confirmation packet with instructions for submitting any additional handouts or PowerPoint slides to support your presentation for distribution to our conference attendees. 

Online Speaker Submission Checklist

In an effort to ensure you have all the information prepared before you begin your online application, be sure have all of the following information available BEFORE you login to submit a complete and accurate submission no later than October 6, 2017:

Speaker information

  • Name/Contact Information
  • Brief (75-100 words) narrative bio (for conference program and marketing purposes)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (can be submitted separately via email to meetings@aginglifecare.org)
  • Professional experience or areas of expertise relative to involvement in this conference
  • References from two (2) people who have heard you present

Session information

  • Title of the session
  • Category or Track:  Clinical/Client Centered; Business Development; and/or Legal/Ethics/Policy
  • Target Audience Expertise Level: Beginning/Intermediate or Advanced
  • Presentation/Teaching Method: Lecture; Panel; Workshop; Discussion; or Case Study
  • Overall Session Goal
  • Brief description (50-75 words) of the session (for conference program and marketing purposes)
  • Three (3) learning objectives (in behavioral terms-for continuing education applications)
  • A brief outline of the presentation

Proposals submitted without all the requisite information will not be considered.  Once you have collected/organized all this information, submit your proposal online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ALCA2018 before the deadline of October 6, 2017. 

Questions?  Please contact Pam Carlson at 520.881.8008 or meetings@aginglifecare.org

When:
5/9/2018 - 5/12/2018

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