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South Florida Case Management Network Annual Conference

July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

South Florida Case Management Network Annual Conference

July 13, 2018

Sheraton Suites, Fort Lauderdale FL

7:30 am-6:00 pm

"We Are Case Management"


Welcome to the South Florida Case Management Network Annual Conference Webpage! The conference theme this year is: We Are Case Management. The theme was borrowed from the 2018 Case Management Society of America Annual Conference. The theme is designed to highlight the critical role case manager’s play throughout the broad health care system.

The Annual Conference is designed to educate and empower case management professionals to address the challenges they face in today’s complex healthcare system. The esteemed faculty has been carefully chosen to address topics that are timely and relevant to all case managers practicing in the South Florida area.

The Board of Directors invites case managers from every setting throughout the South Florida area and beyond to attend this event. The day will be educational, fun, and energizing!

We thank our Sponsors who have made this day possible. In addition to the lineup of expert speakers, visiting the sponsors is critical to understanding the resources they bring to help you manage those you are called on to care for.

We hope you and your team will plan to attend the conference on July 13 at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale Fl. Please review the website and register today!

Members of the South Florida Case Management Network are welcomed to attend for free. Non-members are welcomed to attend. The non-member early bird rate of $51.00 is available until June 30, 2018. Starting on July 1st the rate will increase to $76.00. So, register early to save your seat at the Annual Conference at http://sfcmn.com/?page_id=874



Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking

Speaker: Holly Carotenuto, MS, Human Trafficking and Volunteer Coordinator at the Nancy J Cotterman Center, Fort Lauderdale FL

It has been estimated that at least 60% of human trafficking survivors have more than 10 concurrent physical health problems. Survivors often report multiple interactions with health care providers while they were being trafficked. This training will help case managers and other medical providers recognize and respond to human trafficking survivors.  The training will review the different forms of human trafficking, the current scope of the problem in Florida and review case examples.

Emergency Preparedness: The Important Role Case Managers Play in Preventing Disasters

Speaker: Rebekah Dickinson, Chief Program Officer, International Center for Emergency Management, Florida Atlantic University. College of Business

Living in South Florida has reinforced the need for all to be up to date on emergency preparedness in case of a natural or manmade disaster. In this session we will hear from an expert who works with at Florida Atlantic University’s International Center for Emergency Management. The audience will gain an understanding of the comprehensive approaches taking place to keep our community to ensure all are prepared for a natural disaster or mass shooting – Both of which South Florida has experienced.

Practical Ethics: Managing Conflict and Ethical Decision-making

Speaker: Douglas Houghton, DNP, ARNP, ACNPC, CCRN, FAANP, Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Case managers in healthcare face difficult choices daily and are charged with maintaining fidelity to the client while utilizing scarce resources in a responsible and just manner.  Conflict may arise during the process of making choices, and case managers may feel inner conflict (moral distress) when they feel they must choose between competing priorities.  This session will help case managers develop enhanced ethical competence, identify proactive conflict management skills, and apply an ethical decision-making process in their workplace.

Life in Balance

Speaker: Rena Marvin, M.S., CRC, CVE, OWCP,

Director of Rehabilitation and Vocational Services

Progressive Rehabilitative Services, Inc. 

Integrative Counseling/Mental Health Practitioner

Progressive Mind & Body Institute

A life in balance is something that we all strive to achieve in our personal as well as our professional life. Ms. Marvin focus on looking at the main areas of our life using the circle of life worksheet, followed by a discussion of how those areas might be out of balance and tips for rebalancing using a “whole-istic” approach. We will cover the role of physical activity, food, home environment, relationships, socializing, joy, spirituality, creativity, finances, career, and health

Beyond Belief to Cultivating Behaviors: Leveraging Accreditation to Implement Case Management Standards of Practice

Speaker: Donna Merrick, MEd, BSN, Product Enhancement Principal.

Organizations achieving accreditation move the needle from knowledge of case management standards of practice to making them part of their culture – they come alive in everyday practice. URAC released a major revision to its Case Management standards in March of 2018. These standards continue to align with the CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management, and drive implementation of processes designed to make patient-centered care a reality.

Technological Advances in Hand and Wrist Injuries: Improving outcomes

Speaker: Dr. Purnell Traverso, MD, Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Broward Hand Center

Dr. Traverso will discuss the latest advancements in Microvascular Hand and Wrist surgery pertaining to extensive nerve and tendon injuries. He will review the role of nerve allografts as well as covering the complexities of fractures and the new screws and plates that are now utilized for these injuries in surgery and are helping to improve outcomes and return patients to their highest level of function


July 13, 2018
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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