IARP Expands Outreach with New Combined Conference
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IARP announces its first joint conference, combining the annual International Symposium for Life Care Planning (ISLCP) and the IARP Annual Conference. The new collaboration will be held October 20-22, 2016, at the Wyndham Hotel in Pittsburgh, Penn.
ISLCP has been co-sponsored by IARP for over 20 years. The co-chairs
of the combined event are Debbe Marcinko, chair of the IARP Life Care
Planning IALCP Section, and Steve Shedlin, IARP past president.
In commenting on the program the chairs said, “We are viewing this
combined program as simply being Together Again for the First Time”.
stresses, “Those individuals who have been regular attendees of the
Symposium will absolutely recognize the format, with pre-con and
conference sessions featuring the same level of medical, legal and
technical topics that have traditionally been offered at past
Symposiums. We will hold round table discussions similar to the past
and relevant exhibitors will be present.”
echoes a similar sense. He says, “Those individuals who have been
regular attendees of the IARP Annual Conferences and IARP Forensic
Conferences will also recognize pre-con and conference sessions dealing
with cutting edge research, Social Security Disability issues,
courtroom testimony and medical and vocational case management and
disability management issues. We will also feature presentations for
those interested in the new opportunities in vocational rehabilitation
The co-chairs describe the difference from past years, “In 2016 we
will all be together in the same venue at the same time. If those who
want to stay with the format they know, it will be offered at the
conference. Those who want to cross train for a session or two (or
more) will have that option as well.”
Debbe sees opportunities for new attendees to meet, network and make
new contacts. She is confident that the conference planners will
deliver a program that meets the need for more opportunities for
continuing education, and credits. And Steve adds, “This is a must
attend for the total rehabilitation community.”
Watch as the 2016 Combined Conference comes to life!