2014 Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference

The Illinois Department on Aging is pleased to host the 2014 Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference (formerly known as the Elder Rights' Conference) scheduled for August 20-22, 2014 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois. Please join us as leaders and experts in the field of aging share knowledge and expertise with colleagues and members of the Illinois aging network.

When: August 20-22, 2014

Where: Oak Brook Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, Illinois

Hotel Reservations: The special sleeping room rate for this conference is $139 plus tax (for single or double occupancy). Rooms at this block rate is available until Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Make reservations by phone: 1-855-458-5701. Identify yourself as an attendee of the Illinois Department on Aging conference to receive the conference rate.

Make reservations online: Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort.

FEIN#: The conference FEIN# is 37-6000511. The name associated with the FEIN is: University of Illinois Springfield. If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will show the vendor as:  UNIV OF IL SPFLD-CSPL.

Just added: August 19, 2014 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Oak Brook Hills Resort

Pre-conference intensive: "Illinois Care Coordination Initiatives: MMAI, Managed Care, Medicaid Waiver Programs, ICP"

This day-long intensive is geared toward Ombudsmen, advocates, SHIP, managed care organizations, and direct service provider agencies. The presenters are representatives from HFS, SHIP, Administration on Community Living, IDoA, and Office of State Long Term Care Ombudsman.

Conference registration

If you pre-registered (online), be sure to check-in with the registration desk. Registration materials and proof of registration/attendance (i.e. your name badge) is handed out when you check-in. You only need to check-in once.

Online registration will close Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 11:59 CDT. If you miss the deadline for online registration, please register at the on-site registration table.

On-site registration and registration check-in will be available at these times:

  • August 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • August 20, 2014 - 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • August 21, 2014 - 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • August 22, 2014 - 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration fees:

Full Conference                           $300.00

Full Conference-Student rate      $250.00

Daily rate-Wednesday                 $125.00

Daily rate-Thursday                     $125.00

Daily rate-Friday                          $125.00

Additional luncheon tickets            $50.00

FEIN#: The conference FEIN# is 37-6000511. The name associated with the FEIN is: University of Illinois Springfield.

If paying by credit card: Your credit card statement will show the vendor as:  UNIV OF IL SPFLD-CSPL.

If paying by check: Please make checks payable to: UIS - 2014 IDoA APA Conference

Please mail checks to:

University of Illinois Springfield

UIS - 2014 IDoA APA Conference

One University Plaza, MS PAC 451

Springfield, IL 62703

If paying by checks for a group, please identify order number(s) being paid by check. (Order number(s) are emailed to person(s) making registration.)

For questions about the conference or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:                     

Gidget Freeberg                                                     

IDoA Training and Special Projects Coordinator         

(217) 557-8312           


For registration questions, please contact:        

           Elizabeth Thai                                                     

           UIS Office Support Specialist          

           (217) 206-7990  


Individual sessions are NOT required to provide handouts. Materials will be added to the website in the section below. Please check back, as we upload handouts periodically. (Note: If a specific session does not have a hyperlink, no materials have been submitted. For the latest updates to the links below, try refreshing your webpage.)

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    • Illinois' Care Coordination Initiative: MMAI, Managed Care, Medicaid Waivers, and ICP
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    • 3rd Annual Summit on the Prevention of Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Case Study 1

    Case Study 2

    Case Study 3

    Case Study 4

    Ethical Framework

    • T7 Managing the Silver Tsunami: How Advance Planning Can Help-Christine Gorka
    • T8 Dementia Care Without Restraints-Anthony Chicotel
    • T9 Guardianship Ligitation Issues-Kerry Peck and Diana Law
    • T10 Understanding Sexual Violence: Responding to Survivors with Disabilities, Part 1-Megan Blomquist and Linda Sandman
    • T11 Reaching Within: The Professional Journey into the World of Ethics and Values, Part 2-Nyla McCarthy (see T6 for additional handouts)
    • T12 Elder Abuse Fatality Review: Improving the Identification, Diagnosis, Systems Response and Prevention of Fatal Abuse in Elders-Theresa M. Covington
    • T13 What We Know About Adults with Disabilities: Public Health Resources for Planning-Bruce Steiner
    • T14 Guardianship vs. Agency (POA)-Susan Dawson-Tibbits
    • T15 Understanding Sexual Violence, Part 2-Megan Blomquist and Linda Sandman
  • Friday, August 22, 2014
    • F1 Assessing Decision Making Capacity in Adult Protective Services Clients-Jason E. Schillerstrom
    • F2 Normal is a Setting on the Dryer: Reframing How We View People with Disabilities-Shirley Paceley
    • F3 Dealing with Agression-Charlotte Kaufman
    • F4 Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity-Kristi Vetri
    • F5 Health Literacry & Dementia-Valerie Gruss
    • F6 Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Related Disorders-Jason E. Schillerstrom
    • F7 ... but I CAN Do Something!-Nyla McCarthy
    • F8 Safety and Well Being: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Older Caregivers and the Children They Care For from the Child Welfare System in Illinois-Barbara J. Sittler and Michelle Grove
    • F9 Guardianship of the Person:Recent Developments and Advanced Issues- Sharon Rudy
    • F10 Helping the Consumer to Understand How to Find Dignity and Choice in a Nursing Home-Lee Moriarty
    • F11 Medical, APS and Legal Approaches in Dealing with Elder Abuse-XinQi Dong, Patricia Banks and Louise Starmann
    • Closing Session Keeping Hope and Heart Alive in Difficult Times: Challenges for Service Providers-Marty Richards