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2019 Fall Aging Conference Details


October 24, 2019


7:30am - 4:30pm


Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

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This conference has been approved for 6.0 continuing education units for Nursing Home Administrators and Social Workers. Also designed to meet Board of Nursing CEU requirements.


Schedule Details

  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM

    Registration/Vendor Time
    7:50am Special performance by Alive & Kickin’

  • 8:00 - 8:15 AM

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • 8:15 - 9:45 AM

    Lisa D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab
    Disruption, Opportunities and Innovation: Aging in the 21st Century | Financial planning and preparedness, transportation and mobility, and technology adoption.

  • 9:45 - 10:15 AM

    Break/Vendor Time

  • 10:15 - 11:45 AM

    Chad Schiffman, Director of Compliance at Healthcare Compliance Pros
    You Used to Call Me on My Cell Phone | Cell Phones and Compliance in a Medical Environment

  • 11:45 - 12:45 PM

    Lunch/Vendor Time

  • 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

    Barb Kunz, MS, Licensed Genetic Counselor/Consultant
    To Test or Not to Test, is Not the Only Question | Genetics and Senior Care

  • 2:15 - 2:45 PM

    Break/Vendor Time

  • 2:45 - 4:15 PM

    Mallory Snyder, PharmD, MPH, MS, Supervisor of Clinical Services, Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
    Clearing the Smoke: Exploring the Current and Future State of Medical Cannabis

  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM

    Closing Remarks

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Conference Speakers

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Lisa D’Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab
Lisa D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab. Her research focuses on questions around decisions that impact later life, including decision-making around financial planning and preparedness, transportation and mobility, and technology adoption. Recent work includes a study of people’s visions of themselves as they age and research on caregivers’ interest in adopting new technologies. She is a contributor to and co-editor with Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin of Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy. Prior to coming to MIT, Dr. D'Ambrosio was a Research Analyst at the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Dr. D’Ambrosio earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her A.B. from Brown University.
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Mallory Snyder, PharmD, MPH, MS

Supervisor of Clinical Services, Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
Mallory currently serves as the Supervisor of Clinical Services for Fairview Specialty Pharmacy. She manages nurses and pharmacists who follow patients for variety of specialty disease states including oncology, multiple sclerosis, and autoimmune diseases. Mallory received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University and received both her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa. She then completed a PGY1&2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and received her Master of Science in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. She was involved in the implementation of medical cannabis planning for the Fairview Health System and served on the Minnesota Department of Health Rulemaking and Advisory Committee for medical cannabis when the legislation was originally implemented.
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Barb Kunz, MS

Licensed Genetic Counselor/Consultant
Barb Kunz is a genetic counselor with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of hospital and clinic settings. She has been a cancer genetic counselor for the last 20 years - as senior genetic counselor through the North Memorial Cancer Center, and now as genetic counselor supporting The US Oncology Network’s cancer centers. She is a past Chair of the Minnesota Genetic Counselors Association. She was on the Minnesota Cancer Alliance steering committee and serves on the policy committee of the MCA. Barb has a strong interest in advancing public and professional genetic education, and has a private consulting and public speaking business, called DNAtalks.
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Chad Schiffman

Director of Compliance at Healthcare Compliance Pros
Chad joined Healthcare Compliance Pros (HCP) in 2014 as the Director of Compliance. Chad’s seasoned background includes over 20 years combined experience in healthcare, information technology and compliance consulting services. Chad is primarily involved in consulting with healthcare clients about their HIPAA and HIPAA HITECH-related issues including breach determination, breach mitigation and corporate OIG and CMS compliance. Chad is involved in several on-site client audits and helps successfully implement HIPAA regulatory requirements to protect healthcare organizations from serious fines related to audits and breaches. Through his national experience in remediating regulatory issues, Chad possesses a broad knowledge of U.S. state and federal agencies and provides in-depth regulatory support and assistance for all clients. In addition to working directly with clients related to all compliance matters, Chad is also a main contributor to HCP’s weekly healthcare forum where he shares his expert knowledge related to industry topics, trending compliance news, and new regulation requirements. Chad is a published author with several advocacy groups including MGMA, AAOE, RBMA, AOA, PAHCOM, and HBMA. Chad holds undergraduate degrees in the areas of Medical Specialties and Healthcare Administration, and a master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics.

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