Capital Area Summit
October 23, 2019 | The MTG Space, Lansing, MI

In partnership with Great Lakes Health Connect, the Capital Area Summit will feature an Advance Care Planning (ACP) track with three breakout sessions. Network and learn from local, state, and national leaders! The Capital Area Summit is part of the GLHC 2019 Summit Series Learn the best practices of implementing Advance Care Planning (ACP) programs in various settings (healthcare and community based). Presentations will help attendees understand recent policy changes, advance directive storage/retrieval mechanisms, and how to promote shared decision making at all stages of ACP. These presentations will enhance healthcare provider’s ability to honor a person’s wishes!

Continuing education credits:
$10/credit hour, cash or check will be accepted at event.
Social worker continuing education credits approved for (5) credit hours; nursing (6) credit hours.


Keynote Speakers: 

  • Regina Holliday: Patient Rights Activist and Artist,
    Founder of the Walking Gallery
  • Carla Smith: Former Exec. VP of Healthcare
    Information and Mgmt. Systems Society
  • Sarah Esty: Senior Deputy Dir., Policy and
    Planning Administration at MDHHS

Breakout Sessions:

  • Create Engaging Programs: Unite with Community Professionals
    to get Advance Care Planning Message to Public 

    Presented by: Hilary Kerr, ACP Specialist, Bronson Healthcare Group
  • Christian Perspectives on Advance Care Planning
    Presented by: James Kraft, MTh, Director, Advance Care Planning
    and Collaborative Services,  Henry Ford Health Systems and Executive Director, The Bridge Group
  • Using Interfaith Dialogue Techniques to Frame Serious Illness Conversations
    Presented by: Kyle Kooyers, Assistant Director,
    Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Grand Valley State University
  • The Promise of MI-POST
    Presented by: Caroline Dellenbusch, JD, Dellenbusch & Associates,
    PLC & Barbara Smith LBSW, MS, NHA, Director, Post-Acute Network