pac conference
November 18-19th, 2019 Raleigh/Durham, NC
Dementia is a State of Mind
2019 Inaugural PAC Conference
& Get 50% OFF for GEMS Show!
Continuing Education credits are provided!

For Whom?

Nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, nursing home administrators, case managers and others interested in learning about people living with dementia

About

Talks about abilities of a person living with dementia, barriers and challenges, PAC creative methods and approaches

This conference is designed to bring together in one location people providing support and care to ones with dementia; to learn from one another to develop new awareness, knowledge, and skill to better communicate, interact, and build relationships that improve life and well-being for all involved.

Where?

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Raleigh Durham Research Triangle Park in Cary, NC –

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Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Teepa Snow,

MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa is the owner and CEO of Positive Approach, LLC with over 60 employees or independent contractors across the US and Canada.

Amanda Bulgarelli,

BA, MA

Amanda is a Mentor for PAC as well as the COO. She strives to spread the message and values of Positive Approach to Care through experiences and learning cycles that work.

Mary Sue Wilkinson,

MEd

Mary Sue is the founder of Singing Heart to Heart. Her session From Entertainment to Engagement: Ensuring Success Using Music in Dementia Care will grow our skills of using rhythm throughout this journey.

What you’ll get

Learn the world’s most compassionate dementia care techniques from Teepa and her elite team of Certified Mentors

Inspire to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia

Get the skills to have the greatest impact possible

What is the PAC team looking looking forward to in the 2019 Conference?

Conference Agenda
Sunday, Nov 17th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
2 hours
A GEM'S Journey - pre-conference play
Monday, Nov 18th
8:00 - 8:50 am
50 min
Registration

Shelly Edwards, PAC Conference Chair

Diane Yelverton, Wake AHEC

8:50 – 9:00 am
10 min
Welcome and Announcements

Shelly Edwards, PAC Conference Chair

Diane Yelverton, Wake AHEC

9:00 – 10:00 am
1h
Keynote: Current State of Dementia: Where Are Our Minds, Hearts and Systems?

Teepa Snow

10:00 – 10:30 am
30 min
Networking and Vendors Visits
10:30 – 11:45 am
1h 15 min
Mid-Morning Sessions
PAC Educational
Supportive Communication
Brenda and Mark Roberts
No Credit Awarded
Personal Awareness and Support
Spirituality and Dementia
Linn Possell and Sheila Welch
Hands-on Skills Training
Getting Connected (with PAC Mentors)
Melanie Bunn
Limited to 40, Additional Fee $50
VIP Certified Community
Assisting with Personal Care Routines Throughout the Condition Using the GEMS States Model
Teepa Snow
Limited to 40, PAC Certified only, Additional Fee $50
11:45 – 1:00 pm
1h 15 min
Lunch (Provided)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
1h 15 min
Afternoon Sessions
PAC Educational
Care Partner Q&A with Panel
Mikki Firor, Melanie Bunn, Carolyn Lukert
No Credit Awarded
Personal Awareness and Support
Resident Engagement: Cornerstone of Dementia Care
Charles DeVilmorin
Hands-on Skills Training
Getting Started (with PAC Mentors)
Linn Possell
2:15 – 3:00 pm
45 min
Networking and Vendor Visits
3:00 – 4:15 pm
1h 15 min
Mid-Afternoon Sessions
PAC Educational
Energizing Music: Optimize Wellness Through Evidence-Based Recreational Music Making
Becky Watson
Personal Awareness and Support
PAC in PACE
Debbie Youngblood
Hands-on Skills Training
Getting Engaged (with PAC Mentors)
Kathryn Quinlan
VIP Certified Community
Options for Responding to Emotional Distress
Teepa Snow
5:00 – 6:00 pm
1h
Helthy Happy Hour
Tuesday, Nov 19th
8:30 – 9:00 am
30 min
Registration/Networking/Vendor Visits
9:00 – 10:15 am
1h 15 min
Morning Sessions
PAC Educational
Supporting from Afar
Sue Pagan
Personal Awareness and Support
Finding the GEMS in Crisis Care in an Inpatient Behavioral Health Setting
Kathy Beran and Beth Nolan
Hands-on Skills Training
Dementia Workshop: Getting Connected
Kathryn Quinlan
VIP Certified Community
Unaware to Aware Novice: What Does It Take from Us?
Teepa Snow
10:15 – 10:45 am
30 min
Networking and Vendors Visits
10:45 – 12:00 am
1h 15 min
Mid-Morning Sessions
PAC Educational
New Approach to Family Caring
Pam Speta
Personal Awareness and Support
How a PAC Program Lead to Respite Care Legislation in Tennessee
Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly and Beth Nolan
Hands-on Skills Training
Getting Started (with PAC Mentors)
Alejandro DeJesus
VIP Certified Community
Assisting with Personal Care Routines Throughout the Condition Using the GEMS States Model
Teepa Snow
12:15 – 1:30 pm
1h 15 min
Lunch (Provided)
1:30 – 2:45 pm
1h 15 min
Afternoon Sessions
PAC Educational
Navigating the Caregiver Journey
Krisie Barron and Amanda Bulgarelli
Personal Awareness and Support
From Entertainment to Engagement: Ensuring Success Using Music in Dementia Care
Mary Sue Wilkinson
Hands-on Skills Training
Getting Engaged (with PAC Mentors)
Alejandro DeJesus
2:45 – 3:15 pm
30 min
Networking and Vendor Visits
3:15 – 5:00 pm
1h 15 min
Closing Plenary: Our New State of Mind Regarding Dementia and the Culture of Support and Care: Dementia Friendly to Dementia Aware
5:00 – 6:00 pm
1h
Adjourn
Talks with PAC speakers

Sounds interesting?

Let’s meet them at the Conference!

Questions about the Conference? Please contact our team.
877-877-1671 info@teepasnow.com