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Caregivers Conference

Friday, January 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Centura College
Virginia Beach Campus
2697 Dean Dr # 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
United States


The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter’s inaugural Caregivers Conference is designed to meet the educational needs of interdisciplinary healthcare teams and caregivers who work with individuals diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neuromuscular disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The ALS Caregivers Conference is FREE to people living with ALS and their primary caregiver. If you are living with ALS and would like to attend the conference, please reach out to Tiffany Brett, Event Coordinator, at 240-650-8722 or by email

Speakers for the event include: 

  • Dr. Vickie Armstrong, DNP, GNP-BC
    • Riverside ALS Clinic
    • End of Life Decisions/ Advanced Directives
  • Letha McDowell, CELA (Certified Elder Care Lawyer)
    • Hook Law Center
    • Elder Care Law
  • Jodi Olson, RD, CDE (Registerd Dietician)
    • Dietician, Riverside ALS Clinic
    • Nutrition for ALS Patients and Caregivers
  • Judy McDonald, MSW
    • Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater
    • Care for the Caregiver.
  • Phyllis Edwards ATP, CRTS
    • General Manager, National Seating and Mobility
    • What to know when you switch from your personal insurance to Medicare.
  • Speaker TBD
    • NuMotion Representative 
    • NuMotion-Equipment Needs
  • Jane Ornot, RN
    • Clinic Coordinator, Sentara ALS Clinic

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