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Lori Ashmore Peters was admitted to practice in Texas in 1996. She has been certified to serve as Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts in Texas. Mrs. Peters also dedicates a portion of her practice to working with mentally ill individuals. 

  7:45 a.m.    Registration Opens
  8:00 a.m.    Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors
  8:30 a.m.    First Program Begins

  9:00 a.m.    REGISTRATION CLOSES  (Arrive by 9am or no CEUs given)

  4:30 p.m.     Conference Ends

Connecting with Hospitalists: 

Dr. Weisberg will explain how the hospitalist has impacted today’s doctor-patient relationship.  
Step into a typical doctor’s day to understand the current obstacles which get in the way of practicing the art of medicine. Learn about changes that have steered doctors towards seeing more patients in a day. Leave with a better understanding of how you can address hospital post-discharge and communicate to families the importance of having an advocate in a hospital.  

Dr. Michael Weisberg, MD and Author of The Hospitalist
Dr. Michael Weisberg has been a practicing gastroenterologist for over 26 years in Plano, Texas.

Connecting with Geriatric Doctors: 
Knowing how, when, and why to refer a patient to a physician specializing in Geriatric Medicine can help your patients receive optimal healthcare.  Dr. Studley will discuss the training, knowledge and skills of a Geriatrician, and how these traits can benefit your patients.  She will describe the collaboration between Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and other specialties by citing case studies from her own practice.  You will leave this presentation with a better understanding the role of the Geriatric Medicine physician in a patient’s overall care team.

Dr. Jill Studley, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Studley has been a strong advocate for Older Adults during her 18 year medical career.  Dr. Studley currently practices at Dallas Diagnostic Associates in Plano, Texas and is affiliated with Hospitals in the Baylor Scott & White System.

(In order to receive CEUs, you must be present for the entire program)

Connecting with Community Resources: 
Case Studies moderated by Sydney Farrier LMSW
This presentation will explore and discuss the challenges of connecting clients with appropriate community resources.

James (Jim) Miller, LCSW
Works for Health Texas Provider Network affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health where he serves as a Care Coordinator/Social Worker for Dallas Diagnostic Association.

Cortney Nicolato, President and CEO The Senior Source
President & CEO of The Senior Source, the go-to nonprofit in Dallas for aging services that assist and connect older adults to resources, to opportunities, to independence. The Senior Source, which has supported older adults in Dallas since 1961, touts over 60 staff and an operating budget of more than $6.5M.

Deepa Pattani, PharmD, RPh
Founder and owner of PrevInteract Health. Her company is the first and foremost in providing medication reconciliation consultation services directly to patients and other businesses.

Brittney Tree, Manager My Ride Dallas
Manager of MYRIDE Dallas since December of 2013.  MYRIDE is a program to help older adults and people with disabilities with personalized transportation planning, helping them to live fully independent lives.  Transportation is a key issue in aging that is often overlooked.

Lynn Jenkinson, City of Dallas Senior Services Program
Caseworker II with the City of Dallas. Lynn has previous experience with the Community Council of Greater Dallas as a Care Manager/Caregiver Support Specialist advocating for the elderly, providing educational, informational, and material support to caregivers and older adults.

Connecting with Affordable Housing: 

“Senior Affordable Housing: What there is and why nobody will likely build what you want”

John Greenan, Executive Director Dallas Community Development Corporation
DCDC’s mission is to develop high quality work force and permanent supportive housing.

“Connecting with City of Dallas Housing Resources”

Karen Rayzer, Assistant Director Dallas Housing/Community Services Department

Currently serves as Assistant Director in the Housing/Community Services Department for the City of Dallas. She possesses a Master of Public Administration degree, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and served as an officer in the United States Air Force, prior to her career at the City of Dallas.

Connecting with Mental Health: 
Knowing how, when, where, and the legal steps for accessing mental health services can be overwhelming. This presentation will provide you with the information needed to make informed decisions. Both presenters, an attorney and a psychiatric social worker, have worked with the psychiatric population for many years, and know first-hand the frustrations providers experience and limitations of mental health services in the Dallas Metroplex.

Rob Novick, LCSW Owner Full Circle Advisors
Rob Novick, LCSW, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and received his Masters of Science in Social Work.

Lori Ashmore Peters, Managing Attorney at The Ashmore Law Firm

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Forum Agenda

Questions please contact:    Peggy Papert

Fellowship Bible Church  

9330 N. Central Expressway

Dallas, TX  75231  

Thursday, October 20, 2016    
8 am to 4:30 pm

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2016 27th Annual Fall Forum