2015 Share Union Agenda

ShareUnion 2015: Community
October 16-18th 2015

Friday, October 16th
7:00 pm Registration Opens
Welcome and Cocktail Hour

Saturday, October 17th
8:00 - 9:00 Registration/Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome to ShareUnion
Ashley Summers, State Director, March of Dimes Illinois Chapter
9:15-10:30 Understanding Preterm Birth in the 21st Century
Dr. Carole Ober, Chair, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago
10:30-11:20 Mission in Motion (Concurrent Session)
Madiha Qureshi-State Programs Director, March of Dimes Illinois Chapter
Shelly Musser-State Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs

10:30-11:20 NICU Family Support (Concurrent Session)
Mary Beth Camp, NICU Family Support Specialist, Kentucky Chapter
Aimee Perry, volunteer, Kentucky Chapter

11:30-12:20 Healing Through Writing
Deanna Fei, author of Girl In Glass

12:30-1:30 Lunch – From Polio to Prematurity
David Rose, Archivist, March of Dimes National Office

1:30-2:30 March of Dimes Signature Programs and the Power of Volunteers
Dr. Scott Berns, President & CEO, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

2:30-3:30 ShareYourStory for Beginners (Concurrent Session)
Cara McLaughlin, Digital Products Manager, March of Dimes National Office
Stacy Schultz, volunteer, Kansas Chapter

2:30-3:30 ShareYourStory for Veterans (Concurrent Session)
James SooHoo, Share Your Story Community Host, March of Dimes
Lauren Wilson, volunteer, Hawaii Chapter

3:30-4:00 “The zero stress zone" – a meditation session
Charles Staples

4:30-5:30 Personal Topic Breakouts: Three Different Options
Living a New Normal: An informal chance to talk story with other parents that have experienced pregnancy and/or child loss, Melissa Gehl
Practically Perfect in Every Way: An informal chance to talk story with other parents of children with birth defects and/or ongoing medical conditions, Lori Gunther
Day to Day Coping: An informal chance to talk story with other parents of NICU graduates, MaryBeth Camp

7:30 Dinner and Remembrance Ceremony
Laura Miller, Managing Consultant - NICU Initiatives, March of Dimes National Office

Sunday, October 18th
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 March for Babies-Transform your story into a legacy
Elise Jackson, 2015 March of Dimes National Ambassador Family

10:00-11:00 Crafting Your Story - learn how to engage others with a powerful & succinct message
Erin Buelt, Strategic Communications Consultant, Erin Buelt LLC
11:00-12:00 Community
Kevin Bracy, Motivational Speaker, LifeChangers International

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