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Miami Fearless Caregiver Conference Announces Speakers. Family Caregiver Tickets Still Available.

Alliance for Aging is offering tickets to April 12th Miami Fearless Caregiver Conference. Attendees will receive face-to-face time with aging and disability experts, medication and insurance advisors, Social Security specialists and more.

PRLog - April 1, 2011 - MIAMI -- Today’s Caregiver magazine, the nation’s leading magazine for family and professional caregivers since 1995, announced today that aging and disability experts, caregiver advocates, insurance advisors, Social Security specialists, elder law professionals, home and facility coordinators and support organizations will meet with family caregivers at the Fearless Caregiver Conference on April 12th at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel. Tickets are sponsored by the Alliance for Aging and FearlessCaregiver.com. Tickets are available at FearlessCaregiver.com or by calling 877-829-2734.

Fearless Caregiver Tour History: More than 38,000 caregivers have attended a Fearless Caregiver Conference since Today’s Caregiver magazine started this tour. “We are excited about returning to Miami; this will mark the 105th event held since 1998,” says Gary Barg, Host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences and Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine.  

Registration Includes Lunch:  A Limited amount of free registrations are available for family caregivers. Go to FearlessCaregiver.com or call 877-829-2734. Hilton Miami Airport Hotel is located at 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami.

Speakers at the upcoming Miami Fearless Caregiver Conference to include:

Agustin Rodriguez, BA – is the Family Caregiver Support Specialist at the Alliance For Aging, Inc. for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. He is involved with providing clients and caregivers information. He helps families find services throughout the community, ensuring that whatever their needs are, they are being met or addressed. He works side-by-side with the Elder Help Line. When the Information and Referral Specialists have caregivers in crisis, he handles situations with his expertise. In addition, he is now the Emergency Coordinating Officer for disasters. Working with the Alliance for Aging’s 45 providers, he must make sure that they all have disaster plans in place for their staff and the clients they serve.

Noemi Cruz, MPH, RD, BS – is East Regional Director for Humana Cares, the Complex Care Management Division of Humana, Inc. Humana Cares is a member-centric model which includes care management that occurs in the home of the Humana member. Ms. Cruz oversees the program direction, staff competency and overall management of the field program for 13 states along the East coast.  Previous to her current role, Ms. Cruz functioned as the Coach for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) at Green Ribbon Health, LLC. Before moving to Florida, Ms. Cruz was Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Education Program Friends In Health, at the Adult Primary Care Clinic at Hartford Hospital, one of the largest hospital complexes in the New England region.

The Rev. Dianne Hudder – is Bereavement Services Manager for VITAS Hospice. The Rev. Hudder is in a 4-Way Covenant with Christ Congregational Church as her home church, the Florida Conference United Church of Christ, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Inc. where she engages in her ministry, serving as Manager of Bereavement Services.

Marina Bravo, LCSW, CMC, with over 20 years of experience is the Geriatric Care Manager and Senior Social Work Clinician at United Homecare. Ms. Bravo provides direct services, clinical supervision to counseling staff and interns and provides clinical oversight of several evidenced-based programs and facilities, community outreach, education and ADRD training.

Dr Gilbert R. Weiner, DO – is the Principal Investigator for Advanced Pharma, and a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy and a medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in family practice and a Certified Physician Investigator under the Association of Pharmaceutical Physician Investigators. Dr. Weiner has been a Principal investigator in over 500 clinical trials over the past 11 years.

Captain Gene Saunders – is the CEO and Founder of Project Lifesaver International. He served as Captain of the Chesapeake, Virginia Police Department where he founded the Chesapeake PD SWAT Team. He established training, certification and operational procedures, commanding for 23 years in 800 operations. He retired in 2001 after 33 years of services. He is married to Jeanne Saunders; they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Reinhart Wiegand –President/CEO and Owner of Molift, Inc. US Division – is a strong advocate for safe patient handling and has a vested interest through his own personal experiences in helping both caregivers ande their patients.

Gary Barg – The event host and moderator. A noted speaker, writer and publisher on caregiving issues since 1995, Gary Barg is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the first national magazine for caregivers, Today’s Caregiver, as well the original online caregiver community, caregiver.com. This will mark the 105th Fearless Caregiver Conference that Mr. Barg has hosted.

Gary Barg is the author of the book, The Fearless Caregiver: how to get the best care for your loved one and still have a life of your own.

“The latest stop in Nashville, Tennessee was a tremendous success, hundreds of family and professional caregivers participated in a full day event where they received answers to their caregiving questions from doctors, religious leaders, healthcare leaders and Alzheimer’s, MS, cancer and diabetes and other experts during the day.” Barg says.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For sponsorship information call 800-829-2734 or email Conference@caregiver.com.

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Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through Today’s Caregiver magazine, Caregiver.com, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, the award winning book - The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own, as well as Caregiver Media Group's award winning content and custom publications.

Today’s Caregiver magazine contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Clay Walker, Kathy Greenlee, Debbie Reynolds, Dixie Carter, Fran Dresher, Debbie Reynolds, Della Reese, Robert Urich and Clay Aiken. The digital version of the magazine is available free of charges at Caregiver.com.

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