Speaker Schedule

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Room 54

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  • 9:30AM

    Intercepting Cancer

    Hosted by:
    Elizabeth Jaffee, MD, Deputy Director of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
    William Hait, MD, PhD, Global Head, Johnson & Johnson External Innovation
    Adriana Albini, PhD, Member AACR Board of Directors, Full Professor of Pathology, Bicocca University, Milan, Italy

     

    Presented by: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

     

    Join AACR for two sessions about exciting advances against cancer. As the world’s first and largest cancer research organization dedicated to preventing and curing cancer, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) presents Progress and Promise Against Cancer, a national public education event featuring some of the greatest minds in cancer research.
    “Intercepting Cancer” will showcase big ideas in cancer interception—the concept of stopping pre-cancerous cells from becoming cancer—as well as cancer screening and prevention.
    Cancer experts will be available to answer your questions during the session. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Click here to reserve your spot

    Visit aacrfoundation.org for more information on AACR.

  • 11AM

    Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatment

    Hosted by:
    Elizabeth Jaffee, MD, Deputy Director of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
    Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, AACR Member, Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health, The University of Chicago
    AJ Brown, Patient Advocate and AACR Scientist (Survivor Program), Board Member, International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN)
    Ivy Elkins, Patient Advocate and AACR Scientist (Survivor Program), LUNGevity Program
    Candace Henley, Patient Advocate, AACR Scientist (Survivor Program, The Blue Hat Foundation

     

    Presented by: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

     

    As the world’s first and largest cancer research organization dedicated to preventing and curing cancer, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) presents Progress and Promise Against Cancer, a national public education event featuring some of the greatest minds in cancer research.
    “Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatment,” will highlight big ideas in cancer precision medicine and immunotherapy, and will include a discussion with patient advocates who will share their experiences navigating the cancer journey.
    Cancer experts will be available to answer your questions during both sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Click here to reserve your spot
    Visit aacrfoundation.org for more information on AACR.

  • 1:30PM

    Navigating Medicare

    Presented by Sherri Miller and Meridiancare Health Plan

     

    Whether you are eligible for Medicare now or in the future, sifting through the complexities and options can be daunting. Learn about the ABC’s of Medicare planning; including time frames and plan types. Discover more about which plan may be best for you and your family.

  • 2:30PM

    Music Speaks: An Interactive Discussion on Music Therapy, Healthcare and Mindfulness

    Presented by Jackie Vilca, MT-BC and Music Speaks, LLC

     

    Learn how to use music in your daily life to improve health, mindfulness and a sense of well-being.

Room 55

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  • 10AM

    Impact of Tax Reform, Risk Management and Your Finances

    Presented by Gregory Salvatore, CPA Financial Consultant, and AXA Advisors

     

    Learn about the 2017 Tax Reform Act, passed in December of 2017 and how it may affect your financial present and future. AXA will also offer financial ideas for managing risk in the current investment environment.

  • 11AM

    Fulfilling Your Travel Dreams and Your Cruising Bucket List

    Presented by: Timi Hunt, CTC, Cruise Planners

     

    Discover how you can plan your next vacation or adventure on a fabulous cruise to destinations all over the world. You can even travel with purpose and include volunteerism in your dream vacation. Pack light, travel deep!

  • 12PM

    Stem Cell Therapy: New Options For Treating Pain

    Presented by Dr. Jason Hui and Regenerative Care Clinics of Illinois, with guest appearances by Chicago football greats, Tom Waddle and Otis Wilson

     

    Learn about alternatives to traditional medicine; therapies that will help you achieve and maintain optimal health; in addition Tom Waddle and Otis Wilson will discuss their personal stories about sports injuries and how stem cell therapies helped them overcome pain and enjoy an active life after football.

  • 1:30PM

    Beyond Dollars and Cents: The Unexpected Psychology of Retirement

    Presented by Susan Ackley, Certified Retirement Coach, and Compass Point LLC

     

    Explore the five key areas of retirement: mental, social, spiritual, physical and financial comfort. Learn about how you can re-orient from working to a retirement life that allows you to follow your dreams and find passion, purpose and a new retirement identity.

  • 2:30PM

    Live Your Best Life: Choosing a Life Plan Community

    Presented by: Russell Needham, Sales Training & Development Manager, and Vi Living

     

    Learn about the benefits of choosing a Life Plan Community (CCRC) that best fit your lifestyle and health, plus the many options available in the marketplace. We will discuss methods for financing entrance fees and how long-term care insurance can be used to offset costs for care.

Room 59

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  • 10AM

    Essentials of Longevity: The Components of Body & Brain Health

    Presented by Peggy Kinst, International Trainer & Educator, Ageless Grace and Aroma Techniques

     

    Learn the “Essentials” of Brain/Body Health: Along with 20 minutes of seated anti-aging physical activity…you will learn how physical activity, diet, hydration, sleep, stress, sociability, laughter, mindfulness, music and aromatherapy contribute to a healthy brain…which also means a healthy body!

  • 11AM

    Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness

    Presented by Robert Beezat: Management Consultant, Author of “Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness,” Community Leader

     

    Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness….with a grasp of this basic concept, we can make choices which enable us to live good and happy lives. We are still needed. We can still make a difference. Learn ways to grow your heart and your mind every day.

  • 12PM

    Make Your House a Home for a Lifetime

    Presented by Letty Allen, Allied ASID, NKBA, owner Mature Transitions by Design and Tom Stephani, GMB (Graduate Master Builder), CAPS Educator (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), owner Custom Construction Concepts

     

    Learn how Universal Design can camouflage the functional needs and create an attractive living environment. Today’s newest products and technologies will be introduced for improving a home’s safety, comfort, usefulness and value.

  • 1:30PM

    Decluttering and Organizing Your Life

    Presented by Amy Trager, Certified Professional Organizer

     

    Have you wondered how to begin the downsizing process or struggled to be more organized ? Learn about easy, practical steps you can take to help clear the clutter and makes sense of your space!

  • 2:30PM

    Gain Peace of Mind and Celebrate Life!

    Presented by Paula Sexton and Neptune Society

     

    Putting a pre-arranged plan in place is the very last gift you will leave for your family. Explore all the things you can do to celebrate your life and the memories and legacy you have shared with your family and friends. We’ll explore options, ideas, legal necessities, and everything in between.

Event Sponsors

AACR
NorthShore Univeristy Health System
Chicago Ridge Medical Imaging
Neptune Society
Progressive Health & Rehabilitation
Broadway In Chicago
AAA
AARP Foundation
AXA Advisors, LLC
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Hot Property – Coldwell Banker
Edward Jones Investments – Derek J. Wichman
Feel Good Inc.
Harmony Home Service
Heritage Harbor Resort Development
Infinity Guides
Inspired Health Center
Just Thrive Probiotic/DMS Natural Health
Liberty Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Mature Transitions by Design
Plymouth Place Senior Living
Renewal by Andersen
Senior Corps
ShelfGenie
The Safe Money Experts
Window Works
Zilis