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Annual Dementia Conference
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The Alzheimer's Association 2017 Annual Dementia Conference is for caregivers, people living with early-stage, acute and long- term care nurses, social workers, assisted living and nursing home administrators, geriatric care managers and allied health professionals working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Professionals, including acute and long-term care nurses, social workers, assisted living and nursing home administrators, geriatric care managers, and allied health professionals working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers, are invited to attend and can receive continuing education credits.

April 21, 2017 - Register Now!

The 2017 Annual Dementia Conference Registration is now open!  Click here to Register.  What do we have planned this year?  Lots of great speakers and breakout sessions.  See the information below:


8:00a - 9:00a

 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00a - 9:15a

 Welcome by Cass Naugle, Executive Director, Greater Maryland Chapter, Alzheimer's Association

9:15a - 10:15a

 Morning Keynote: State of Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research: Moving Toward 2025 by Heather Snyder, PhD, Senior Director, Medical & Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association

10:15a - 10:45a


10:45a - 12:15p

 Morning Breakout Sessions - Your choice of one of four


 A: Legal & Financial Planning with Jason A. Frank Esq, President, Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC


 B: Identifying & Supporting Caregivers in the LGBT Community with Alex Kent, MPA, SAGECAP Program Replication Coordinator, SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)


 C: Managing Difficult Behaviors with Christopher Morano, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine


 D. Advocating for Your Loved One Across Settings with Lynn McCammie, MSW, Ombudsman Program Manager, Baltimore Co Dept of Aging and Margie Heald, Deputy Director of Federal Programs, Dept of Mental Health & Hygiene, Office of Healthcare Quality

12:15p -  1:15p


1:15p - 2:30p

 Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Your choice of one of four


 A: End of Life with Fabio Lomelino, Bereavement Support & Outreach Coordinator, Gilchrest Grief Services


 B: Sleep Disorders & Dementia with Angel V. Shannon, MS., AGPCNP-BC, Founder and Principal, Seva HealthLLC


 C: Maryland-Based Research with Surya Korn, Director of Operations at Pharmasite Research, Inc, Tobassum Majid, PhD, Director of Research, Integrace Institute and Quincy Miles Samus, PhD, MS, Director, Translational Aging Services Core, Johns Hopkins Medicine.


 D: Hearing Loss & Dementia with Frank Lin, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging.

2:30p - 3:30p

 Afternoon Keynote: The Journey of an Alzheimer's Caregiver: Living, Loving and Laughing by Herb Magley


 Closing Remarks

Registration Fee: (Fee includes breakfast, lunch & conference materials)

$35 - Non-professionals, caregivers, students or general interest
$95 - Professional registration includes social work CEUs.

Are you ready to sign up?  Please register before April 7, 2017.  Click here to register.

To learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for the 2017 Annual Dementia Conference, contact Junnell Daniels at jdaniels@alz.org or 800.272.3900.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.