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Conversations for Caregivers | APRIL 16, 2014 | 9:30AM-3:00PM
Charles H. Wright Museum | 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI.


9:30-10:00 | Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00-10:10 | Welcome and Opening Remarks


Susan E. Cancelosi
, J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor, Wayne State University Law School

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute 

Toni Flowers Jefferson, Associate Vice President of Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, St. Joseph Mercy, Oakland Hospital

Cheryl Grey-Gilliard, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Karmanos Cancer Center

Kathryn M. Smolinski, J.D., MSW, Director of the Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wayne State University Law School

11:30AM-12:30PM  and 1:30PM-2:30PM | Breakout Sessions

Avoiding Legal & Financial Pitfalls as Caregivers | Attorney Katy Graham, Neighborhood Legal Services, Michigan, Elder Law  & Advocacy Center; Attorney Maria Messina, Great Lakes Legal, Inc., Elder Law Division

The Conversation Project: Helping People Assess and Talk About Health Care Choices | James J. Schalm, Henry Ford Health System, Hospice and Palliative Care

Patient-Physician Clinic Visits: What Caregivers Contribute | Susan Eggly, Ph.D., Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute | Slides posted below

Psychosocial Aspects of Patient-Focused Care | Christine Woloczyk, Hospice of Michigan Institute

Successful Aging: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Crisis-Driven Aging Decisions | Patricia A. Rencher, MA, MPA, Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology (IOG), & Commissioner, Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging (CSA)

12:30-1:30 | Lunch and Networking

1:30-2:30 | See Breakout Sessions

2:30-2:40 | Cookie Break sponsored by Whole Foods Market

2:40-3:00 | Wrap-up and Adjournment

3:00-4:00 | Self-guided Museum Tour


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Our Mission...

Shiffman Medical Library's mission as an Outreach Library is to: Inform and engage the Greater Detroit community by providing access to reliable health information and advocating for better health.


Shiffman Outreach Advisory Council 2013-2016

Jena Baker-Calloway
Michigan State University
Detroit Center

LaVentra E. Danquah
Wayne State University

Yolanda Jack
 Charles H. Wright Museum of
African American History

Mary Kordyban
Detroit Public Library

Bonita Leavell, Ph.D.
Oakland University &
Wayne County Community College

Sandra Martin
Wayne State University

Michelle McKinney
Charles H. Wright Museum of
African American History

Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D.
Wayne State University

Wendi Winston
Michigan State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Corey S. Zolondek, Ph.D.
  Wayne State University

Shiffman Medical Library Outreach Advisory Council meets monthly to plan community programs and events. For more information about the council or programs contact LaVentra E. Danquah, Librarian & Coordinator for Outreach Services, 313-577-9083 or


What Are Outreach Libraries?

Sixteen resource libraries are designated as Outreach Libraries in the region for the 2011-2016 contract. These libraries assist the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Medical Libraries (GMR NN/LM) with teaching classes on National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, providing document delivery to unaffiliated health professionals, partnering with affiliate members of the network to conduct outreach projects, and exhibiting and/or presenting at community events or meetings of health professionals in their states to promote NLM resources and services, such as MedlinePlus and PubMed.


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