Annual Regional Alzheimer’s Conference

Don’t Draw a Blank When It Comes to Dementia


Date:   Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sign-In and Networking begins 7:45 a.m.

Location:  Bremer Conference Center, Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main Street, Danville, Illinois


This one day conference will provide participants with up-to-date information on salient topics on Alzheimer’s disease. Join us for an engaging agenda to gain the most current information on quality of life considerations, communication techniques, mental health interventions, legal considerations, behavioral interventions and self-care approaches. Caregivers in the community are especially encouraged to attend this unique program

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the salient legal considerations when working with persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
  • Identify communication techniques that enhance daily activities and quality of life with persons with Alzheimer’s disease in any settings.
  • Discuss the mental health issues experienced by persons with Alzheimer’s disease and effective approaches to treatment.
  • Select the appropriate evidence-based interventions to address related behaviors and cognitive deficits of persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Conference Agenda



Sandra Burgener, PhD, GNP-C, is Associate Professor, Emerita, at the University of Illinois College of Nursing and Clinical Adjunct Professor at SIU College of Medicine Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Dr. Burgener is a noted authority in the field with extensive training and experience who has provided clinical services and expertise, completed extensive research and demonstration projects, and has presented extensively and received awards and honors at all levels – local, regional, national, and international.

Greg A. Kyrouac, MS is the Director of Education and Outreach Programs, at the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois. He has contributed to over 20 scholarly articles and has made presentations at both national and international conferences, in addition to presenting and serving at over 100 Illinois communities.

Kyle J. Emkes, JD is in private practice and concentrates his legal practice to estate planning including wills and trusts, estate administration and probate with a strong emphasis for older adults and their significant others. Currently he also teaches at the University of Illinois Law School.

Elizabeth Hagemann, MS is Manager of Education and Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association, working out of the Bloomington, Illinois office. She currently serves the western 14 counties of Central Illinois, including Vermilion County. Her hope is to spread community awareness of Alzheimer’s disease while also fostering relationships with community partners in order to make the community as dementia friendly as possible.

Stephanie Van Ulft, MD is Medical Director at the Senior Behavioral Health Services at Decatur Memorial Hospital, and maintains an appointment in Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine. Dr. Van Ulft is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology – Geriatric Psychiatry, one of the few nationally. She has received numerous honors in recognition of her clinical and community services.



Conflict of Interest Policy Statement:   Faculty participating in this program are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) or unlabeled use related to the content of their presentations.



Space is limited so early registration is recommended. The registration fee is $119 if received by April 26, 2017. After April 26, 2017, the registration fee is $139. The registration fee includes break refreshments, printed materials and continuing education credits/units.

Discounted rate for groups of 3 or more is $99.  Community caregivers $29, students and veterans $59.  Please call 773-930-3200 for more information.

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Register by phone:   Call (217) 443-8777, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Register by mail:   Complete the registration form and send with payment to:

Continuing Education Institute of Illinois
8770 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL, 60631

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Cancellation policyFull refund will be provided if cancelled by April 26, 2017. No refund after April 26, 2017.  You may send a substitute with prior notification.


Continuing Education Credit: 

A Certificate in Professional Continuing Education for seven (7.0) contact/clock hours will be provided upon completion of registration, full participation and evaluation of the program activities, for the following disciplines:

  • Counselors (Clinical/Professional)
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses (RNs/LPNs)
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists and COTAs
  • Physical Therapists and PTAs
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory Care Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Others (please inquire)
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