Calendar

Jun
21
Fri
Hawaii Veterans Summit @ Hawaii Convention Center
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

NOTE: If you have not pre-registered, please check with your Veterans Service OrganIzation.

The first 200 pre-registered participants to check-in on Friday will receive a “Limited Edition” Hawaii Veterans Summit pin suitable for use as a lapel pin or a hat pin.

The exhibit and vendor areas in Ballrooms A and C will be available to the public. Please come by and see what resources interest you. Ballroom B and the breakout sessions will be limited to pre-registered participants.

The exhibitor/vendor booths are open during the following times:

     Friday, June 21: 0900 – 1630

     Saturday, June 22: 0900 – 1200

We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22.

The Ballroom is available for set-up on Thursday, June 20 from 0900 to 1600 and Friday, June 21 from 0700 to 0800.

Wifi information for exhibitors and vendors is available here.

    

To see our lineup of performers and entertainers, Click Here.

The exhibitor/vendor booths are open during the following times:

     Friday, June 21: 0900 – 1630

     Saturday, June 22: 0900 – 1200

**This is a draft schedule subject to confirmation and changes**

We regret to inform you that Continuing Education (e.g., CEs, CEUs, or CMEs) will not be generated at the 2019 Summit.

For a list of guest speakers click here.

Friday, June 21

0700-0800 Arrival/Registration/Continental Breakfast

0800-0900 Plenary Session 1/Opening Ceremony, Ballroom B

     Opening Musical Performance

     Hawaiian Blessing: Leilani Kahoano 

     Mr. Tony Dias, Aligned Mortgage

     Josh Green, Lieutenant Governor, Hawaii (Invited)

     American Tribute Musical Performance

The exhibitor/vendor booths are open Friday from 0900 to 1630

0915-1000 Breakout Session 1

     Rm 301A Sleep, It Does a Body Good

                     COL Ingrid Lim, MAJ Rajesh Daniels, Dr. Tanecia Blue, MAJ Chaska Gomez

     Rm 301B The VA Home Loan Guaranty Explained

                      Mr. Tony Dias, Aligned Mortgage 

     Rm 303A How to Start, Grow, and Sustain a Small Business in the Market Place

                      Dr. Raymond Jardine (Hon.)

     Rm 303B Generational Issues Impacting Leading, Mentoring, and Counseling

                      Mr. Kevin Thompson

1000-1010 Vocal Performance by Julius Mina

1015-1100 Breakout Session 2

     Rm 301A Whole Health in the VA

                      Ms. Marcy B. Newman, Chaplain Mike McGruder

     Rm 301B Next Stop: Honolulu! Growing the Cohen Veterans Network

                     Dr. Anthony Hassan 

     Rm 303A Operation Protect Veterans: Inoculating Veterans and Families Against Fraud

                     Mr. Gerry Silva, AARP

     Rm 303B Veterans Empowered Through STEM (VETS)

                     Ms. Chantal Newell

1100-1110 Performance by Spatial Sculptors

1115-1200 Breakout Session 3

     Rm 301A Performance Nutrition & Supplements

                     CPT Jessica Moura

     Rm 301B Fostering Resilience

                     Mr. Brent Oto, Ms. Tiara Peterkin, VAPIHCS 

     Rm 303A Working with the Government as a Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

                     Mr. John Greene

     Rm 303B Humanities as a Lens into War

                     Maj (Ret.) John G. Donovan

1200-1210 Vocal performance by Marlene Zion

1215-1300 Plenary Session 2 – VA Leadership Panel, Ballroom B

          Jennifer Gutowski, Director, VA Pacific Islands Healthcare System

          James Horton, Director, National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)

          Andrea Lapinski, acting Director, Honolulu VA Regional Benefits Office 

1300-1345 Lunch, Ballroom B

1345-1430 Breakout Session 4

     Rm 301A Intensive Outpatient Programs as an Effective Treatment for PTSD

                     Ms. Renae Mendez

     Rm 301B Community Service and Volunteerism

                     Mr. Rolly Alvarado, Team RWB, Team Rubicon

                     Mr. Erik Castaldo, The Mission Continues

                     Mr. Ron Wuestefeld, Wounded Warrior Project

     Rm 303A Moving Beyond Financial Literacy: A Two-Pronged Approach

                     Dr. Abel Soares, Dr. Sade’ Soares

     Rm 303B How to File Claims for Disabilities Related to Asbestos Exposure

                     Mr. Aaron Munz

1430-1440 Vocal performance by Willow Chang

1445-1530 Breakout Session 5

     Rm 301A Living Beyond Pain: Veterans and Service Members with Chronic Pain

                     CPT Tracey Beegen, MAJ Cara Cox Coleman

     Rm 301B Addressing the Unique Needs of Justice-Involved Veterans

                     Mr. Scott Tirocchi, Justice for Vets 

     Rm 303A Starting a New Business

                     Dr. Michele Masterfano

     Rm 303B The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

                     CSM Abuoh Neufville, Command Sergeant Major, Tripler Army Medical Center

The exhibitor/vendor booths are open Friday from 0900 to 1630

1530-1550 Guitar/Vocal Performance by Kiana Luna

1630-1830 Reception/Pau Hana, Ballroom A

Saturday, June 22

0700-0800 Arrival/Registration/Continental Breakfast

0800-0845 Plenary Session 3, Ballroom B

          Mr. Anthony Hassan, Cohen Veterans Network

          Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum (Confirmed) 

          Mr. Jared Lyon, President & CEO, Student Veterans of America

The exhibitor/vendor booths are open Saturday, June 22: 0900 – 1200

0900-1000 Breakout Session 6

     Rm 301A Enhancing Performance and Focus Through Natural Pain Management

                     Dr. Caroline Sakai

     Rm 301B Hawaii Homeless Veterans Task Force

                     Mr. Andrew Dahlburg, VAPIHCS

     Rm 303A Generating Health and Wellness with Moving Meditation

                     Dr. Rosemarie Woodruff, University of Hawai`i

     Rm 303B Understanding the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

                     Mr. Andrew Hervieux, VA Honolulu Regional Benefits Office

1000-1010 Performance by Spatial Sculptors

1015-1115 Breakout Session 7

     Rm 308A Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans Services

     Rm 301A Diabetic Lifestyle and the Whole Health Model

                     Dr. Randall Humiston

     Rm 301B Building Homes Through Habitat for Humanity

                     Mrs. T.J. Joseph, Mr. Jim Murphy, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity 

     Rm 303A How to Start a Veterans-Owned Food Truck Business

                     Mr. Tony McBride, Dia De Los Tacos

     Rm 303B Attending Trade Schools and Universities

                     Mr. Roman Galiki, Mr. David Lee

1115-1140 Vocal Performance by Samuel Hesch & Ramon Sumibcay    

The exhibitor/vendor booths are open Saturday, June 22: 0900 – 1200

1200-1400 State Luncheon/Closing Ceremony, Ballroom B

          Cultural performance by Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center

          Major General Arthur Logan, Adjutant General of Hawaii (Invited)

          David Ige, Governor of Hawaii (Invited)

          Salute to Service musical performance

          Closing performance by 24/7 Danceforce

2nd Annual Hali`a Memory Care Conference @ Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Registration

Join us for our second annual conference featuring nationally renowned experts on alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD
Alzheimer’s Disease: Research-to-Care Update

Elizabeth Edgerly, PHD
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body:
Tips from the Latest Research

David Troxel, MSW
Tool Kits for Caregivers:
Enhancing Quality of Life Through Communication,
Activities & Engagement

Jun
28
Fri
The IDG Meeting: It Takes a Special Skill Set
Jun 28 @ 9:05 pm – 10:05 pm

More information

Most of us do not come to the hospice setting with the ability “to be” interdisciplinary.  Functioning in an interdisciplinary manner is not the normal state of being in healthcare.  Likewise, pointing to a room and saying “now go have an interdisciplinary group (IDG) meeting” is often beyond our skillset.  This webinar will address the vital importance of achieving a true interdisciplinary way of providing care.  It will focus on team meetings that produce improved problem solving, coordination of care, and, as research demonstrates, higher levels of patient/family satisfaction.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Common challenges that interfere with providing true interdisciplinary care
  • How the regulations encourage interdisciplinary team functioning, but also create obstacles
  • Interdisciplinary team meeting styles, techniques, and strategies
  • Three ways to ensure “better meetings” is not equivalent to “longer meetings”
  • A three-phase plan to develop high-functioning interdisciplinary group meetings
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Assessment exercise
  • Optimal team functioning guide
  • Team leadership techniques list
  • Guide for keeping meetings on track
  • Training materials for current and future team members
  • Planning exercise
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • List of references and additional learning opportunities

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This enlightening webinar is designed for all team members, especially those in charge of team functioning and IDG meetings.  Senior leadership will also benefit as this information can help raise the bar for creating an organization that is truly interdisciplinary on all levels.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Gary Gardia, Inc.

Kathy Brandt
the kb group LLC

Jul
5
Fri
2019 Workshop Series for Caregivers of Persons Living with Memory Loss: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging – Understanding the Difference @ Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi, Community Hall
Jul 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dorothy Colby is a Certified Positive Approach to Care™ Trainer and
national Mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal
experience caring for people with dementia. She is Director of Community
Engagement for Hale Kuʻike Memory Care Home at Nuʻuanu, Bayside &
Pali locations.

Positive Approach to Care™ seminars, developed by dementia
advocate and Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential
information for families and professional care partners on how to have a
positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s
disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Parking Instructions will be given to registrants prior to
workshop.  Light refreshments provided.

This is a FREE series, but space is limited.  Registration is required at link below:
EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/pachawaii2019

Jul
8
Mon
Understanding Hawaii’s Long Term Care Options @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Conference Room
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

St. Francis Healthcare System offers new family caregivers for the summer.
All classes are held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building.
Classes are $10 each, unless otherwise indicated. Register today! Space is limited.
Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or mwong@stfrancishawaii.org.

Learn about the various long term care options available for Hawaii’s families.
Speaker: John McDermott, LSW, ACSW, M.Div., State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Kilohana UM Church, Room 6
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

Jul
9
Tue
Partnership Series 1 of 3: Building Strong & Compliant Skilled-Nursing Partnerships
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

More information

Estimates for long-term-care expenditures continue to rise.  According to the US Census Bureau, just over 5% of the 65+ population occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes; 4.2% are in nursing homes.  Patients who reside in skilled-nursing facilities tend to be more acute and fragile, so hospice can provide many benefits for those residents.

However, the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) environment is changing in meaningful ways in 2019.  Reimbursement requirements are easing the documentation requirements.  PDPM (Patient Driven Payment Model) will be implemented, which will be a new classification system.  In addition, the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program’s 30-day all-cause readmissions started for fiscal year 2019 in October 2018.  This program will address SNF reimbursements, regulations, and staff.  What are their needs and struggles?  How can we provide solutions and drive value to the nursing facilities?  This session will benefit staff newly involved with SNFs and others who want more information.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Statistics, definitions, and types of SNF care
  • Organization structure and staff roles
  • Reimbursement environment and why outcomes matter
  • Elements of contracting
  • Hospice value proposition and strategies for a successful partnership
  • Suggested marketing tools
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Sample tool for staff roles and potential needs
  • Sample checklist of marketing tools
  • Useful websites

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is directed to new hospice sales professionals, staff members involved in the SNF environment, sales managers, administrators, and team members wanting insight into SNFs and how hospice can help patients in those facilities.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors @ Alzheimer's Association
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm

To help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond, the Alzheimer’s Association offers the Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program.  By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors.
  • List strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

All programs are offered at no cost.  Registration required: (808) 591-2771 or email Tshammondtullis@alz.org.

Jul
11
Thu
The IDG Meeting: It Takes a Special Skill Set
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

More information

Most of us do not come to the hospice setting with the ability “to be” interdisciplinary.  Functioning in an interdisciplinary manner is not the normal state of being in healthcare.  Likewise, pointing to a room and saying “now go have an interdisciplinary group (IDG) meeting” is often beyond our skillset.  This webinar will address the vital importance of achieving a true interdisciplinary way of providing care.  It will focus on team meetings that produce improved problem solving, coordination of care, and, as research demonstrates, higher levels of patient/family satisfaction.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Common challenges that interfere with providing true interdisciplinary care
  • How the regulations encourage interdisciplinary team functioning, but also create obstacles
  • Interdisciplinary team meeting styles, techniques, and strategies
  • Three ways to ensure “better meetings” is not equivalent to “longer meetings”
  • A three-phase plan to develop high-functioning interdisciplinary group meetings
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Assessment exercise
  • Optimal team functioning guide
  • Team leadership techniques list
  • Guide for keeping meetings on track
  • Training materials for current and future team members
  • Planning exercise
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • List of references and additional learning opportunities

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This enlightening webinar is designed for all team members, especially those in charge of team functioning and IDG meetings.  Senior leadership will also benefit as this information can help raise the bar for creating an organization that is truly interdisciplinary on all levels.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Gary Gardia, Inc.

Joan Harrold
Medical Services of Hospice & Community Care

Jul
13
Sat
Understanding Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Medical Decision Making @ St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building, 5th Floor Conference Room
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

St. Francis Healthcare System offers new family caregivers for the summer.
All classes are held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village in Liliha, Weinberg Building.
Classes are $10 each, unless otherwise indicated. Register today! Space is limited.
Contact Maylynn Wong at (808) 547-8138 or mwong@stfrancishawaii.org.

Explore important subjects that we often put off — powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, wills and trusts. Speaker: Kristin Lambert-Bryant, Honolulu estate planning attorney and lecturer on elder law at the University of Hawaii Elder Law program.