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Upper Peninsula Conference
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20th Annual Upper Peninsula Conference

Bringing together healthcare professionals and family caregivers

Wednesday, July 18 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette

Earn 3 CEs in Social Work or Nursing!


Keynote: Bruno Giordani, Ph.D. -- Alzheimer’s in 2018: Latest Advances in Diagnosis, Care, and Prevention

Associated with the University of Michigan, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center for over 25 years, Dr. Giordani has a longstanding history of connecting with the community to promote a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. He is the Chief of Psychology and a tenured Professor in the Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology Departments as well as the School of Nursing and is a University Faculty Ombuds at the University of Michigan. His research initiatives focus on a cross-cultural perspective on the early assessment of cognitive and behavioral changes associated with medical illness and the interaction of cognition and mobility across the life-span. Dr. Giordani completed his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia and received his postdoctoral training in Clinical and Research Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan.


  • 8–8:40 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Visit Vendors
  • 8:40–8:45 a.m. Conference Welcome & Opening
  • 8:45–10:45 a.m. Keynote: Alzheimer’s in 2018: Latest Advances in Diagnosis, Care, and Prevention
    Bruno Giordani, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • 10:45–11 a.m. Break & Visit Vendors
  • 11 a.m. – Noon Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Related Behaviors
    Karen Schelberg, LMSW, Alzheimer’s Association- Greater Michigan Chapter.
  • Noon - 12:15 p.m. Closing & Evaluations


  • $35 Professional Registration
  • $10 Family Caregiver and Student Registration

Be sure to check out our 2018 Marquette Research Night featuring Dr. Giordani on Tuesday, July 17! More information >

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Questions or interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Jake Bilodeau at or 906.228.3910.



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