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Caregivers Conference

The 12th Annual North Carolina ALS Caregivers Conference

Hosted by The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, Keri’s Crusade and Southern Regional AHEC

October 7, 2019
Village Inn Event Center

6205 Ramada Drive, Clemmons, NC
Keynote Speakers: James Caress, MD and Michael Cartwright, MD, Wake Forest ALS Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

Healthcare Professionals: Track 1
7:45 am: Check In; 8:10 am: Continuing Education Sessions Begin; 4:30 pm: Conference Adjourns

People Living with ALS and their Caregivers: Track 2 (Note: Later Start Time!)
10:00 am: Check In; 10:50 am: Conference/Keynote Begins; 4:30 pm: Conference Adjourns

Healthcare Professional: Early Bird $100 (After Oct. 1: $125)
Student: $50
Person living with ALS: No fee
Caregiver of Person living with ALS: No fee (limit 1)
Each Additional Caregiver: $50

Registration for people with ALS and caregivers: Click here to register online. Contact senior care services manager Lynn Sanderson (336-757-2000) if you need assistance.

Registration for healthcare professionals: Please go to the Southern Regional AHEC web page for brochure information and to register. The Event # is 59614. Please contact Sheree Hayes, MHA, BSN, RN, for questions at 910-678-7246. (Note: This link is for healthcare professionals only.)

About the North Carolina ALS Caregivers Conference: The conference is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of interdisciplinary healthcare teams and caregivers who work with individuals diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neuromuscular disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The complex and progressive nature of the disease requires expert intervention from diagnosis and throughout the course of the disease.

Track 1 - Healthcare Professionals (Professional credits will be awarded)

Target Audience: Neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, recreational therapists, social workers and nursing assistants

Track 2 - Persons living with ALS, caregivers and others interested in learning more about ALS

This track will focus on hands-on demonstrations of durable medical equipment, safe methods to transfer, speech, swallowing issues and communication methods. No CEUs will be awarded.