Annual conference of the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County. Keynote Speaker: veterinarian and epidemiologist Gary J. Patronek, VMD, PhD, founder of the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium. Sponsored by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County with support from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Registration at 8am. Program starts at 8:30am.
Application has been made for 6.25 continuing education credits for social workers, sanitarians, animal welfare administrators, and 3.0 CLEs for attorneys.
ALLOHA - or the All-Ohio Hoarding Association - is a group of representatives from hoarding task forces across the state who meet periodically to discuss best practices and challenges to dealing with hoarding issues in their communities. We will hold an ALLOHA Preconference Roundtable on Thursday, April 27 from 2-5pm. To attend ALLOHA roundtable, complete box above payment on the registration form.
8:40am “Table setting” on issue of animal hoarding – presenter Bert Rahl, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
9am Keynote speaker Gary J. Patronek, VMD, PhD
10:45am Keynote resumes
1pm How do individual local communities address issue of animal hoarding – presenter Jeff Honchar, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
1:30pm Panel discussion with representatives from APL, animal control, mental health treatment, and prosecutor's office
Moderator: Gary Patronek, VMD, PhD
Panelists: Juliet Kocik, AnimalControl Officer, City of Euclid; SharonHarvey, President & CEO, ClevelandAnimal Protective League; DanaMariePannella, JD, Associate Attorney,Holland & Muirden; and Bert Rahl,LISW-S, Director of Mental Health,Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
3:00pm Q&A for panel discussion
4:15pm Evaluation and wrap-up
Speaker bios available at hoardingconnectioncc.org