Schedule

2021 IHCA Convention Speakers and Topics Schedule

CEU Discipline Key:

  • ALL – Approved for all disciplines: Administrators, Nurses, Social Services, Activity Professionals, Dietary, Department Heads & Assisted Living Management
  • AP – Activity Professionals
  • SS – Social Services
  • D – Dietary (Certified Dietary Managers, Food Service Supervisors, Licensed & Registered Dieticians)
  • ES – Environmental Services, Housekeeping, Laundry & Maintenance Department Heads
  • N – Nurses
  • DH – Department Heads
  • ADM – Administrators/Owners
  • ALMC – Assisted Living Management Certificate (sponsored by ICAL, the Iowa Center for Assisted Living)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Sunday, September 26

3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Early Convention Registration Open

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pre-Con Education: Is it Normal Aging, or Is It Dementia? | Speaker: Lori Dierolf

  • ALL Disciplines
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Monday, September 27

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Registration/Information Booth Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Education Breakout Session #1

  • Available Sessions:
    • Are You Burned Out or Just Bummed Out? | Speaker: Kit Welchlin
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • The Gift of Music in Dementia Care | Speaker: Lori Dierolf
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Optimizing & Sustaining Occupancy Post Pandemic | Speaker: Linda Saunders
      • CEUs: N, DH, ADM, ALMC
    • Unique Challenges of the Health Care Workforce | Speaker: Louann Lawson
      • CEUs: AP, SS, N, DH, ADM
    • Real Food First: Addressing Weight Loss | Speaker: Julie Halfpop
      • CEUS: D, N, ADM, ALMC

10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Trade Show Opens

10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. – Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – Education Breakout Session #2

  • Available Sessions:
    • Men are from Fleet Farm; Women are from Nordstrom’s | Speaker: Kit Welchlin
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Managing Challenging Dementia Behaviors | Speaker: Lori Dierolf
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Fearless Leadership in the Face of Crisis, Chaos & Uncertainty | Speaker: Linda Saunders
      • CEUs: N, DH, ADM, ALMC
    • Use Quality Measure Data to Improve Clinical Outcomes | Speaker: Louann Lawson
      • CEUs: AP, SS, N, DH, ADM
    • Preparation for the State Survey in the Dietary Dept. | Speakers: Rebecca Shinn & Abgail Hallmark
      • CEUs: D, ADM, ALMC

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

  • On your own

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Trade Show Grand Opening

  • Lunch on your own

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Board of Directors Meeting

1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Opening General Session | Keynote Speaker: Judy Carter

  • CEUs: ALL Disciplines | Topic: A New Attitude for the New Health Care Frontier

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Refreshment Break

3:45 – 5:15 p.m. – Education Breakout Session #3

  • Available Sessions:
    • Women Warriors – Discover Your Own Superpower | Speaker: Judy Carter
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Is There a Post COVID-19 Employee World? | Speaker: Jo Ellen Whitney
      • CEUs: N, DH, ADM, ALMC
    • You Are on a Team – You May as Well Be Good at It. | Speaker: Kit Welchlin
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Can We Prevent Falls – Using QAPI to Do Just That | Speaker: Louann Lawson
      • CEUs: SS, N, ADM, ALMC
    • Food and Nutrition Showcase | Speakers: Rebecca Shinn & Abgail Hallmark
      • CEUs: D, ADM, ALMC

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Trade Show Cocktail Reception

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Monday Night Party – Howl at the Moon – Dueling Pianos Show

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Tuesday, September 28

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Registration/Information Desk Open

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – T1: Tuesday General Session | Keynote Speaker: Devin Henderson

  • Topic: Something Greater is Always Possible | CEUs: ALL Disciplines

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Education Breakout Session #4

  • Available Sessions:
    • It is a New Frontier – Reinvent Your Care | Speaker: Jim Mathis
      • CEUS: ALL Disciplines
    • Audit Proof Your Skilled Nursing Documentation | Speaker: Melanie Tribe-Scott
      • CEUS: N, ADM
    • Behavioral Health in a Post Pandemic World | Speaker: Barbara Speedling
      • CEUS: ALL Disciplines
    • Medication Management in Assisted Living | Speaker: Julie Johnson
      • CEUS: N, ADM, ALMC
    • Creative Compliance – Living Outside of Groups | Speaker: Carmen Bowman
      • CEUS: AP, ADM, ALMC
    • Home Health National Update | Speaker: Bill Dombi
      • CEUS: SS, N, ADM
    • Infection Control for Environmental Services | Speaker: Lisa Lysell
      • CEUS: ES, ADM, ALMC

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

  • On Your Own

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – ICAP Annual Business Meeting – (ALL ACTIVITY PROF. INVITED)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – ICNL Annual Business Meeting – (ALL NURSES INVITED)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – IHCA/ICAL/ICHC Annual Business Meeting & Conference Elections

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Education Breakout Session #5

  • Available Sessions:
    • Working With People from Other Planets | Speaker: Jim Mathis
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Quality Measure Strategies for 5 Star Results | Speaker: Melanie Tribe-Scott
      • CEUs: SS, N, DH, ADM
    • Rebuilding Consumer Confidence – Post Pandemic | Speaker: Barbara Speedling
      • CEUs: SS, N, DH, ADM, ALMC
    • Therapeutic Diets in Assisted Living | Speaker: Julie Halfpop
      • CEUs: D, N, ADM, ALMC
    • Come on Long-Term Care! Be the Best, Be Ready for Baby Boomers | Speaker: Carmen Bowman
      • CEUs: SS, N, DH, ADM
    • Quality Interventions to Increase Resident Engagement in Activities | Speakers: Cathy Allen & Laurie Reiss
      • CEUs: AP, SS, ADM, ALMC
    • Home Health Survey Update | Speaker: Maribeth Freland
      • CEUs: SS, N, ADM

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Education Breakout Session #6

  • Available Sessions:
    • “Make” the Force Be with You – Leadership in a Galactic Crisis | Speaker: Jim Mathis
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • Psychotropic Reduction – The Struggle is Real | Speaker: Melanie Tribe-Scott
      • CEUs: SS, N, ADM
    • Programming for Younger Adults & Short-Term Stay | Speakers: Cathy Allen & Laurie Reiss
      • CEUs: AP, ADM, ALMC
    • Abuse Prevention Strategies for Achieving Compliance & Quality | Speaker: Barbara Speedling
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • What’s Going On – Home Health Regulatory and Quality Update | Speaker: Annette Lee
    • Trauma-Informed Care | Speaker: Carmen Bowman
      • CEUs: SS, N, ADM
    • Using LTC Trend Tracker in Assisted Living | Speaker: Brenda Irlbeck
      • CEUs: SS, N, ADM, ALMC

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Tuesday Night Entertainment: Music Bingo

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Wednesday, September 29

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Come & Go Hot Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Registration/Information Booth Open

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Education Breakout Session #7

  • Available Sessions:
    • Active Threat – Active Shooter Prevention, Response & Recovery | Speaker: August Geisinger
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • All Hands, All Hearts, All In | Speaker: Christopher Ridenhour
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines
    • POAs, Guardianships, Conservationships plus Granny Cams | Speaker: Ken Watkins
      • CEUs: SS, N, DH, ADM, ALMC
    • Preventing Pressure Ulcers | Speaker: Lisa Roederer
      • CEUs: N, ADM, ALMC
    • Dementia Update 2021 | Speaker: Yogi Shah
      • CEUs: ALL Disciplines

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Closing General Session: Excelling in the New Healthcare Frontier

  • Featuring: Christopher Ridenhour