Annual Person-Centered Research Forum

Perceptions & Perspectives

Join us for a day of transparent conversations about care practice, technology and intervention research studies. This year’s forum highlights the importance of acknowledging diversity and illuminating disparities in neurocognitive living and research.

Date & Time:

Fall 2019

Who Should Attend:

Aging services professionals, researchers, students, faculty, family caregivers

Featured Speakers:

JACKIE HARRIS, President and CEO of Integrace KEVIN HEFFNER, President of LifeSpan Network
DAWN SEEK, Executive Director of Maryland National Capital Homecare Association JASON RESENDEZ, Executive Director of LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s
STEPHANIE MONROE, Executive Director of AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s DR. TABASSUM MAJID, Executive Director of Integrace Institute

Event Details:

$85 cost includes breakfast, lunch and CEU certificates for social workers

$45 students and family caregivers

Click here to view event flyer and agenda.

Forum Agenda

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and registration

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and introductions | Dr. Tabassum Majid

8:45 a.m.

A Future Outlook on Diversity in Aging Services | Jason Resendez & Stephanie Monroe, JD

10:00 a.m.

Perspectives on Access Disparities: Panel Discussion | Featuring industry leaders: Jason Resendez, Stephanie Monroe, JD, Dawn Seek, LPN, Jackie Harris, Kevin Heffner, MAgS, Tabassum Majid, PhD & Wendy Camelo Castillo, MS, MSc, PhD

11:00 a.m.

Table discussions of recent initiatives, findings and their applications


Pathway to Diagnosis – University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy
Social Interaction & Mental Health – Shippensburg University
Fall Management Algorithms in LTC – University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Nursing


Supporting Caregivers and Care Recipients with Home Based Technology – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, The Erickson School of Aging
Telehealth Technology for Distance Counseling – New York University, School of Medicine


COGNITE Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial – AZTherapies
Augmenting Aphasia Recovery After Stroke – Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Meaningful Music Study – Integrace Copper Ridge & Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine

12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Bridging the divide: Challenges and opportunities in community-based research | Featuring the perspectives of researchers, senior living providers and clinicians

2:30 p.m.

National trends on diversity: Where do we go from here?

3:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m.


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