2016 AFTD Education Conference

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The Day’s Program

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome Address by Jary Larsen, Ph.D., AFTD Board Chair

9:35 a.m. Welcome by Susan Suchan, living with PPA

9:45–10:15 a.m. Summer Room: Optional Morning Session for Persons with FTD: Building Bridges, Teresa Webb Matt Sharp, M.S.S., AFTD Program Manager

9:45–10:15 a.m. Overview of FTD Disorders  –Bradley F. Boeve, M.D., Chair, Behavioral Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

10:15-10:45 a.m. Research Advances, ARTFL/LEFFTDS –David Knopman, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

10:45-11:15 a.m. FTD Disorders Registry –Dianna Wheaton, M.S., Ph.D., CHES, Director, FTD Disorders Registry

11:15–11:45 a.m. Q&A with Morning Speakers

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch

1:00–1:25 p.m. AFTD Annual Report –Susan Dickinson, M.S., CGC, AFTD Executive Director

1:25–1:45 p.m. A Care Paradigm for People with FTD –Alvin Holm, M.D., FACP, Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders Program, Bethesda Hospital

2:00–3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Applying Concepts of Wellness, Environment and Support

Behavior Changes for People Concerned with Behavior Changes at home and in the Community – Geri Hall, Ph.D., ARNP, CNS, FAAN and Angela Lunde, M.A., CWC

3:30-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-4:05 p.m. Impact on the Family –Darby Morhardt, Ph.D., LCSW Associate Professor, Director of Education, CNADC, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

4:05-4:45 p.m. Young Families Panel Discussion–Darby Morhardt, Gail Andersen, Matt Dineen, Sharon Denny

Video: FTD Through Our Eyes 

4:45-5:05 p.m. Practical Tools to Manage Your Stress  –Charlene Martin-Lille, M.A., Resiliency Specialist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

5:05-5:30 p.m. Keynote Address: Dealing with FTD: A Creative Journey–Nancy Carlson, Author, Illustrator, Caregiver

5:30 p.m. Closing/Thank you–Susan Suchan and Jary Larsen, Ph.D.

5:45–8:00 p.m. Social Reception–Hosted by AFTD’s Board of Directors

AFTD extends special thanks to our 2016 conference sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsor

The Larsen Family