2013 UCP Annual Conference Agenda*

Wednesday, April 24

3:00-5:00pm: UCP Emerging Leaders Academy Orientation (UCP Emerging Leaders only)

Thursday, April 25

8:00am-5:00pm: Registration
8:00am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30am: Opening Session: Redefining Family
10:45am-12:00pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Policy: What Happens When the Bus Doesn’t Come Anymore?
  • Program: Applying the Principles of Patient and Family-Centered Care to Advocacy Efforts
  • Development: Mobilizing the Family in Fundraising
  • Communications: Engaging Families through Social Media
  • Special Topic: Preparing Children with Disabilities for Higher Education

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch & Exhibitors
1:30pm-3:00pm: Plenary Session: Research into Practice
3:00pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Break
3:30pm-5:00pm: Breakout Sessions:

  • Policy: Merging Data and Policy for Children’s Health
  • Program: Advances in CP Research and Applications for the UCP Network
  • Development: Launching a Major Gifts Program at UCP
  • Communications: Making Medical Advances Accessible for Families
  • Special Topic: Non-Traditional Caregivers: Grandparents, Siblings and a New Generation of Family Caregivers

6:00pm-8:00pm: Welcome Reception

Friday, April 26

8:00am-5:00pm: Registration
8:00am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30am: Plenary Session: Transforming Family Leaders into Strong Coalitions
10:45am-12:00pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Policy: Parents & Education: The Reauthorization of IDEA
  • Program: Evidence-based Assessment in Therapies/Treatments for People with Disabilities
  • Development: Data is Your Friend: Evaluation is Essential!
  • Communications: Media Training for Affiliate Executives
  • Special Topic: The 2013 World CP Challenge

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch & Exhibitors
1:30pm-3:00pm: Plenary Session: Family-Centered Care: Tools for Family/Provider Partnerships
3:00pm-6:30pm: BREAK
3:00pm-5:00pm: UCP Emerging Leaders Academy Deep Dive
3:00pm-5:00pm: UCP National Board of Trustees Meeting

Awards for Excellence Dinner & Presentation:
6:30pm-7:00pm: Champagne Reception
7:00pm-10:00pm: Dinner & Presentation

Saturday, April 27:

8:00am-10:30am: Registration
8:00am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30am: Closing Session: The 2014 Agenda
10:45am-11:30am: UCP Emerging Leaders Academy Wrap-Up
10:45am-12:00pm: UCP Annual Meeting