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If you are interested in presenting at this year's conference, please take a look at the 2013 Call for Proposals. After reviewing the Call for Proposals document, please review and consider the below list of specific topics we are seeking for this year's conference. If you would like to apply to present at this year's conference, please complete and submit the 2013 Speaker Packet. The instructions for completing and submitting the packet are found directly on the form. If you have questions, contact

In keeping with this year's theme, "Under Construction: Ready, Set, Build," we are looking for skill building workshops in the following areas:

  • IT/Tech help
  • Geriatric care, age-related dementia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Organizational Change
  • Self-care
  • Diversity
  • Having difficult conversations, communicating with families
  • Managing expectations and boundaries
  • Decision making at critical times - legal aspects
  • Empowering clients to make decisions
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Organizing your in-home office - separating work from home environment
  • Nursing-focused sessions on integrative care, metabolic factors and care, transitions (hospital to home)
  • Children with special needs (autism, rare disorders, auto-immune diseases)
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Diabetes and co-morbidity
  • Health care reform
  • Medicaid expansion


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