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2014 Dementia Conference


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Ethical and Legal Issues in Dementia
Navigating Difficult Decisions


The 2014 Dementia Conference was held on October 11, 2014 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Conference Schedule

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 to 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments
Bonnie Mahon, RN, BSN, MSM
Senior Director, Medical/Surgical and Senior Services, Holy Cross Hospital
8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Dementia, Developments in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology,
and the Need for Neuroethics

James Giordano, PhD
9:45 to 10 a.m. BREAK
10 to 11 a.m. Ethics and End-of-Life Care for Patients with Dementia:
Spotlight on Disability Rights
Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN
Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch, Networking with Vendors and Book Signing
1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Confronting Legal and Ethical Challenges for Those Caring for Older Adults:
What Can We Do to Effect Change?

Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN
2:15 to 2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Panel: Advance Care Planning: Having the Conversation
Moderator: Lee Edward Schwab, MD
Chairman, Ethics Committee, Holy Cross Hospital
Panalists: Robert H. Gerard, MD
Palliative Care Services
MidAtlantic Permanente Medical Group & Holy Cross Hospital    

Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN

Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN
3:45 to 4 p.m.

 Wrap-up and Evaluations

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