ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
As a community, we recognize that health and well-being are both a gift and a responsibility. This becomes evident when either is threatened by a serious illness or loss. It is then we realize that end-of-life decisions and living with loss can be overwhelming and a very difficult time for families. As well, we understand that cultural differences, traditions and family history can impact an individual and the family’s ability to embrace end-of-life care, goals-of-care decision making, grief support and legacy planning. We see evidence every day that making decisions during a health crisis adds significantly to the confusion and burden experienced by patients and their families.
We believe that education for our community prior to a health crisis can empower and change the way families experience advanced illness and end of life, as well as recover from the loss of a loved one whether that loss be from illness or trauma.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
AS A PROFESSIONAL
We have gathered the experts in the fields and are poised and ready to answer your questions. All healthcare professionals need to be prepared for the important role they play in supporting families during what is often a very stressful time. This full-day educational symposium will provide critical education for professionals in the healthcare field to assist them in supporting the needs of our community. CEUs will be provided for some sessions.
AS A CAREGIVER
We believe that education prior to a health crisis can empower and change the way families experience advanced illness and end of life, as well as recover from the loss of a loved one whether that loss be from illness or trauma. Preparing yourself is essential to this universal experience.
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
Deborah C. McBroom has worked with the Prince George’s County,
Kathleen A. Bixby, MSN, RN, CHPN a former Army nurse, returned t
Stephanie Trifoglio received her B.S. from Yale University and h
Reverend Renee Norwood began her career as a Hospice Chaplain in
Joy McCrady, LGPC, NCC Bereavement Counselor, Chesapeake Life Ce
Alvin Reaves, III, MD, FACP, FAAHPM is currently the Director of
Genevieve Lightfoot-Taylor, MSN, CFNP, CHPN is board certified i
Amy R. Stapleton, LCPC is the Manager for Bereavement Services a
Roberta Rook, LCPC has 20 years’ experience in the field of co
Sarah Montgomery, LCSW-C is the Coordinator of Children and Fami
JoAn Monplaisir is a licensed clinical social worker with the ho
Polly Hurlburt Mizani is a Certified Child Life Specialist who h
Deborah McGlauflin is a Hospice of the Chesapeake's Foundation t
Shahid Aziz, MD, who is board certified in pediatrics, medical m
Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA is the Chief Medical Officer at Hospice
Richard Payne, MD is a neurologist and palliative medicine physi
Rosemary Allender, LCSW-C founded Family Eldercare Management in
Susan Coale, LCSW-C is the Director of the Chesapeake Life Cente
Aimee Griffin is the principal for The Griffin Firm with offices