Keeping Our Balance: Staying Grounded While Soaring to New HeightsUnderstanding that the patient’s emotional and social needs have a significant impact on physical wellbeing is the foundation of a strong medical social work practice. In the future, with new health care initiatives, social workers will continue to be challenged to provide new practice techniques to maintain and improve theory based strategies for patient care. Our ability to balance our core values while continuing to grow and adapt propels our profession to new heights.Conference Objectives:Understand and discuss methods for building a strong psychosocial practice foundation amidst the changing healthcare landscape.Increase knowledge of how to maintain consistent ethical practice models across changing environments.Explore the growing role of evidence informed practice, theory and research in medical social work.Conference Registration Includes:7 Social Work CEU’s (including 2 ethics)Panel Discussion from Social Work LeadersHalf-Day Social Work Student Track for Current MSW and BSW StudentsPoster ExhibitNetworking OpportunitiesParkingContinental Breakfast and Catered Lunch
Friday, April 12, 20137:15 - 8:00Check-in and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15Conference WelcomeOpening Keynote: Health Disparities
9:30 - 10:30Breakout Session 1 OptionsSuicide Risk AssessmentLegal Issues in Social WorkStudent Track: Transition of Student to Social Worker
10:14 - 11:45Breakout Session 2 OptionsAdolescent and Young Adult PatientsBurn SurvivorsStudent Track: Career Building
12:00 - 1:00Lunch Session OptionsHealth Disparities Q&AMD Anderson Social Work PanelPoster Viewing Session
1:15 - 2:15Breakout Session 3 OptionsTrauma Informed PracticeArt and Breast Cancer
2:30 - 3:30Breakout Session 4 OptionsMinors and Informed ConsentFamily Conference at the End of Life
3:45 - 5:00Closing Plenary: Access to Community Resources
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FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $40-60 to or from William P. Hobby Airport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport.Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center Hotel for $23 one-way, $42 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll free at 800-258-3826 or on-line at www.supershuttle.com.Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between William P. Hobby Airport and the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center Hotel for $18 one-way, and $32 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll free at 800-258-3826 or on-line at www.supershuttle.com.Parking is available at the Texas Medical Center Parking Garage 10, located at 6700 MD Anderson Boulevard Houston, TX 77030, near the corner of MD Anderson Boulevard and Holcombe Boulevard. Please make sure to obtain a SMART CHIP when you enter the parking garage, rather than using your credit card. The Smart Chip is needed in order to validate parking for the day.
For additional parking information, visit www.tmcmaps.info. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?Please contact the Department of Social Work at 713-792-6195 for any questions related to the conference registration, content or potential vendor opportunities. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?Yes. If you need to transfer your conference registration to someone else's name, please contact the Department of Social Work at 713-792-6195. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No. If you arrive to the conference on the morning of April 12, 2013 and do not have your registration confirmation, please provide a drivers license or some other form of photo identification. What is the refund policy?The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a verbal request is received on or before Monday, March 18, 2013. No refunds will be granted after that date. Although no refunds will be granted after March 18, 2013, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. For additional information, contact the Department of Social Work at 713-792-6195.The Department of Social Work reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, e-mail, or at the phone numbers given on the online registration form.In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of Social Work is limited to the registration fee. The Department of Social Work will refund the full registration fee. The Department of Social Work reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
Regular Registration 100.00
Student Track Attendance Required Student Registration 60.00
Early Registration 75.00