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TENTATIVE AGENDA
Thursday, July 3rd


2:00-8:00 p.m. Registration/Information

4:00-5:00 p.m. Orientation

• Learn more about the 2014 JA Conference. Great for 1st time attendees!

5:30-7:00 p.m. Opening Dinner & Entertainment

• Opening Dinner
• Welcome to the JA Conference: United for a Cure! Wear your party clothes for our 30th Anniversary celebration. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

7:15 p.m. Children/Teen Drop Off

7:30-9:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

• Parent/Caregiver Networking Reception
• Young Adult Networking Session: Campfire & S’mores
• Children/Teens’ Night In: Icebreakers!

Friday, July 4th

Breakfast (On Your Own)

7:30-8:00 a.m. Wellness Activities

• Tai Chi- outside
• Exercise- inside room

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration/Information

8:45 a.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

9:00-10:30 a.m. Opening General Session 1

• Commitment to JA & 30th Anniversary

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Let’s Talk about Dating & Relationships

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-Noon General Session 2

• From Tiny Tots to Transitioning to Adulthood
• Young Adult Panel

Noon-12:15 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
A la carte option available for purchase at the Conference Center

1:45 p.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

2:00-3:15 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Education: What Are My Child’s Rights?
• Healthcare Reform: How is My Child With a Chronic Illness Affected?
• Take Action: Advocacy Isn’t so Scary
• The Eyes Have it
• Walk & Talk Therapy; Combine Endorphin Release with Discussion!

Roundtables

• Outside the “Pill Box”
• Relationship Stress and Parenting a Non-JA Sibling

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Self-Advocacy: Communication is Key

3:15-3:30 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

3:30-4:45 p.m. Young Adult Program Breakout Session [no childcare available during this session]

• #FaceArthritis

4:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner on your own—BBQ available at Keystone Resort!

Arthritis Foundation activities & entertainment all evening long

• Get ready for a night of fun and fireworks as we cheers to the red, white and blue—wear your favorite 4th of July colors and patterns! Explore all the 4th of July fun and festivities that Keystone Resort has to offer and stop by the Keystone Lake Gazebo for Arthritis Foundation activities & entertainment all evening long!

5:30 p.m. Special Young Adult Session: Scavenger Hunt

9:15 p.m. FIREWORKS!

Saturday, July 5th

Breakfast (On Your Own)

7:30-8:00 a.m. Wellness Activities

• Exercise with Resistance bands- outside
• Yoga- inside room

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration /Information

8:45 a.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

9:00-10:15 a.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Myth Buster: Arthritis Diets
• Empowering My Child to Take Control
• Research 101: CARRA
• Fundraising

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Let’s Get Moving: Exploring the Role of Nutrition and Fitness in Managing Your Arthritis

10:15-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-Noon General Session 3

• JA Awards of Excellence
• Advocacy: Talking About Arthritis is a Family Affair

Noon-12:15 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
A la carte option available for purchase at the Conference Center

1:45 p.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

2:00-3:15 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Pediatric Transition: Teen Years and Arthritis
• Newly Diagnosed: What Can I Expect?
• Q&A About Lesser Known/Rare Disease Types
• Nuts and Bolts of Systemic JA
• PR-COIN: How to Work as a Team With Your Physician

Roundtables (one room requested)

• Nuts and Bolts of Poly/Oligo JA
• Caring for the Caregiver: Relatives Raising a Child With Arthritis
Young Adult Program Breakout Session
• Making the Transition to College, Career & Beyond

3:15-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-5:00 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Advocacy: Parents in Action!
• Ultrasound
• Just for Dads

Roundtables

• Nuts and Bolts of Enthesitis-Related Arthritis
• Nuts and Bolts of Lupus (SLE)/Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
• Nuts and Bolts of Dermatomyositis
• Talk With a Doc

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Therapeutic Expression Through Music and Art

5:00-5:15 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

6:00-10:00 p.m. Hoedown! Barn Dance & BBQ!
Wear your plaid, flannel and all things country as we eat, dance, and play at our country hoedown night!

8:30-9:30 p.m. Special Young Adult Session - Starry Night Yoga

Sunday, July 6th

7:30-8:00 a.m. Wellness Activity: Walk to Cure Arthritis!

8:00-9:00 a.m. Arthritis Walk/Jingle Bell Run Walk Expo

9:30 a.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

9:45-11:00 a.m. Closing General Session & Children’s Parade

11:00 a.m. Adjourn

 

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Agenda

Where families learn and bond.


TENTATIVE AGENDA
Thursday, July 3rd


2:00-8:00 p.m. Registration/Information

4:00-5:00 p.m. Orientation

• Learn more about the 2014 JA Conference. Great for 1st time attendees!

5:30-7:00 p.m. Opening Dinner & Entertainment

• Opening Dinner
• Welcome to the JA Conference: United for a Cure! Wear your party clothes for our 30th Anniversary celebration. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

7:15 p.m. Children/Teen Drop Off

7:30-9:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

• Parent/Caregiver Networking Reception
• Young Adult Networking Session: Campfire & S’mores
• Children/Teens’ Night In: Icebreakers!

Friday, July 4th

Breakfast (On Your Own)

7:30-8:00 a.m. Wellness Activities

• Tai Chi- outside
• Exercise- inside room

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration/Information

8:45 a.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

9:00-10:30 a.m. Opening General Session 1

• Commitment to JA & 30th Anniversary

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Let’s Talk about Dating & Relationships

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-Noon General Session 2

• From Tiny Tots to Transitioning to Adulthood
• Young Adult Panel

Noon-12:15 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
A la carte option available for purchase at the Conference Center

1:45 p.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

2:00-3:15 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Education: What Are My Child’s Rights?
• Healthcare Reform: How is My Child With a Chronic Illness Affected?
• Take Action: Advocacy Isn’t so Scary
• The Eyes Have it
• Walk & Talk Therapy; Combine Endorphin Release with Discussion!

Roundtables

• Outside the “Pill Box”
• Relationship Stress and Parenting a Non-JA Sibling

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Self-Advocacy: Communication is Key

3:15-3:30 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

3:30-4:45 p.m. Young Adult Program Breakout Session [no childcare available during this session]

• #FaceArthritis

4:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner on your own—BBQ available at Keystone Resort!

Arthritis Foundation activities & entertainment all evening long

• Get ready for a night of fun and fireworks as we cheers to the red, white and blue—wear your favorite 4th of July colors and patterns! Explore all the 4th of July fun and festivities that Keystone Resort has to offer and stop by the Keystone Lake Gazebo for Arthritis Foundation activities & entertainment all evening long!

5:30 p.m. Special Young Adult Session: Scavenger Hunt

9:15 p.m. FIREWORKS!

Saturday, July 5th

Breakfast (On Your Own)

7:30-8:00 a.m. Wellness Activities

• Exercise with Resistance bands- outside
• Yoga- inside room

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration /Information

8:45 a.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

9:00-10:15 a.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Myth Buster: Arthritis Diets
• Empowering My Child to Take Control
• Research 101: CARRA
• Fundraising

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Let’s Get Moving: Exploring the Role of Nutrition and Fitness in Managing Your Arthritis

10:15-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-Noon General Session 3

• JA Awards of Excellence
• Advocacy: Talking About Arthritis is a Family Affair

Noon-12:15 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

12:15-1:45 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
A la carte option available for purchase at the Conference Center

1:45 p.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

2:00-3:15 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Pediatric Transition: Teen Years and Arthritis
• Newly Diagnosed: What Can I Expect?
• Q&A About Lesser Known/Rare Disease Types
• Nuts and Bolts of Systemic JA
• PR-COIN: How to Work as a Team With Your Physician

Roundtables (one room requested)

• Nuts and Bolts of Poly/Oligo JA
• Caring for the Caregiver: Relatives Raising a Child With Arthritis
Young Adult Program Breakout Session
• Making the Transition to College, Career & Beyond

3:15-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-5:00 p.m. Parent/Caregiver Breakout Sessions

• Advocacy: Parents in Action!
• Ultrasound
• Just for Dads

Roundtables

• Nuts and Bolts of Enthesitis-Related Arthritis
• Nuts and Bolts of Lupus (SLE)/Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
• Nuts and Bolts of Dermatomyositis
• Talk With a Doc

Young Adult Program Breakout Session

• Therapeutic Expression Through Music and Art

5:00-5:15 p.m. Children/Teen Program Pick Up

6:00-10:00 p.m. Hoedown! Barn Dance & BBQ!
Wear your plaid, flannel and all things country as we eat, dance, and play at our country hoedown night!

8:30-9:30 p.m. Special Young Adult Session - Starry Night Yoga

Sunday, July 6th

7:30-8:00 a.m. Wellness Activity: Walk to Cure Arthritis!

8:00-9:00 a.m. Arthritis Walk/Jingle Bell Run Walk Expo

9:30 a.m. Children/Teen Program Drop Off

9:45-11:00 a.m. Closing General Session & Children’s Parade

11:00 a.m. Adjourn