2018 Schedule

Guardianship Association of Iowa Network Annual Conference

Blurred Lines: Navigating Conflict in Substitute Decision Making 

October 12th, 2018 

Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) Headquarters 

                   625 E. Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 

 Keynote presentation will focus on the difference between medical and legal incapacity.

8:30- 9:00  Introduction by GAIN President  – Erin Droll

9:00-10:30 Medical vs Legal Perspective on Decision Making Capacity

 Honorable Judge Craig Block and Dr. Robert Bender Geriatrician 

10:30 Break – Muffins by Peppercorn Pantry (Sponsored by First Security Bank)

10:45-11:45 Office of the Public Guardian Update – Jennifer Donovan, JD and Erin Droll

1145-12:30 Lunch by Something Italian


Sexuality in the Aging Population – G. Joseph Sample, Iowa State University 

1:30 – 3:30

Disagreements, Investigations and Solutions – Panel Discussion

DHS Adult Protective and Service Supervisors Jone Staley and Darci Patterson, 

Easter Seals Team Leader of Vocational Services, Megan Harrison, 

Probate attorney Nathan Miller, JD; and Sherri McLerran Nationally Certified Guardian​

2:30 Break – Cookies by Peppercorn Pantry (Sponsored by First Security Bank)

3:30-4:00 Wrap up and closing – Erin Droll

Space is limited so register today by visiting our website www.iowaguardianship.org   Please include a list of all attendees from your organization.  See you there!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at iowaguardians@gmail.com

Multi-registration rate-any agency with 5 or more attendees – $55.00 per attendee

Registration $75.00 per attendee

Registration includes certificate of attendance, snacks, drinks and lunch.

5.5 CEU’s and 5 CLE’s 

GAIN is a non-profit, member organization dedicated to enhancing the professional education and networking opportunities of Iowa’s substitute decision-makers.

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