National Caregivers Conference Slated for Next Week

The National Caregivers Conference will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey. The event, held annually, is hosted by the Family Support Center of New Jersey, an affiliate of the Family Resource Network. National Caregivers Conference

This year’s event welcomes attendees from ten different states and focuses on the impact of technology on caregiving. Three workshops will be featured at the 2010 National Caregivers Conference:

  1. Merging the Body with Electronics: An Introduction to Neurotechnology
  2. How Technology and Social Networking Transforms the Experience of Caregiving
  3. Everyday Technology: Unique Accomodations

Serving as keynote speaker is John Crowley, whose caregiving experience was chronicled in the 2009 film Extraordinary Measures. Crowley will speak of his life-changing decision to leave his career as a leading pharmaceutical executive for Bristol-Myers Squibb after his two young children who were diagnosed with Pompe disease, a fatal neuromuscular disorder. Upon leaving Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crowley took a position as CEO of Novazyme, a start-up biotech research firm that was researching a new experimental treatment for Pompe disease.

Crowley will also offer a personalized book signing to attendees for his family memoir, Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy, which he’ll also reference during his presentation.

The professional attendee rate for the day is $150; family and student rate is $100. For more information or to register for the one-day event, visit the National Caregivers Conference website.

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