2014 Creating a Healthier Community Conference
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Hear nationally-renowned and regional experts share best practices for improving the health of Western New York. Learn new techniques for discussing end of life care, shared decision-making, bringing together public health and public planning, and more. Network with individuals from across the community.
All in one exciting, informative, and inspiring day.
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS:
Location: This year’s conference will be held at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo at 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14225.
From the North: When taking the Rainbow or Lewiston-Queenston Bridges, follow Interstate 190 South to Interstate 290 East to I-90 West to Exit 52 East (Walden Avenue East). The hotel is on the left hand side.
From the East: Take I-90 West (New York State Thruway) to Exit 52 East (Walden Avenue East). The hotel is on the left hand side.
From the West: Take I-190 South to I-90 East (New York State Thruway) to Exit 52 East (Walden Avenue East). The hotel is on the left hand side.
Parking: Free and available on-site.
● Ellen Goodman: Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, is Co-
Founder and Director of The Conversation Project, an organization with the goal to
make it easier to initiate conversations about dying, and to encourage people to
talk now and as often as necessary so that their wishes are known when the time
comes. You can more about Ellen here.
● Thomas Workman, PhD: Researcher and Evaluator for the Health and Social Development Program at the American Institutes for Research, will present on Shared Decision Making between patients and health care providers.
Mindy Thompson Fullilove and Lourdes Rodriguez, PhD: Presenting on their book Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities.
● The Conversation Project Team at ECMC: Valerie Czajka, RN,MSN, Rev Garney Davis Jr. , Kathleen Grimm, MD, Sandra Lauer, BSN, Ron Pokorski, and Elder Manuel L. Wiggins will make up a panel discussion on ECMC's current involvement with The Conversation Project.
● OPEN Buffalo: Discussing alternative methods to engaging the public with a Community Building Panel
What does my registration include?
Breakfast, snacks and lunch as well as a full day of speakers and breakout sessions.
What if I have dietary considerations?
Vegetarian options will be available for all meals. Lunch is buffet-style with gluten-free choices.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations submitted by Thursday, September 18th, 2014 will be refunded the full conference registration fee. No refunds of the conference registration fees will be made for cancellations submitted after September 18th, 2014.
When & Where
P² Collaborative of Western New York
The mission of the P2 Collaborative of Western New York is to improve the health of Western New York residents. It is through this commitment that the P2 Collaborative drives innovations in health and health care in WNY as a convener of individual consumers, community-based organizations, primary care practices, hospitals and health plans.