Expo 2011: Evolution

Foothold Expo 2011: Evolution

Expo Session Presentations Available!

The following Expo 2011 session presentations are available for download in PDF format. If you have trouble viewing or downloading any of the files, email us at

Executives to Executives
I’ve Got My Data, Now What?
Prepare to be Promoted
Transforming Your Database with AWARDS: Preferences
What Does Meaningful Use Mean for Me?
Project Evolution: The Future of AWARDS

As agencies’ objectives change, AWARDS evolves to keep you ahead of the curve. Hundreds of AWARDS users gathered on June 23, 2011 at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York City to see the newest releases in AWARDS functionality and learned how maximize their AWARDS usage as users and administrators at their agencies. At the 2011 Expo, we introduced three new workshop tracks: 1) Front Line Users, 2) AWARDS Implementation and Integration, and 3) Agency Supervision and Oversight. These tracks were designed to help attendees select the workshops best tailored to their work responsibilities and needs. Attendees were still welcome to attend any session of their choice.

To see pictures from the Expo, click on the thumbnails below.

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This year, artist Mathias Vestergaard (m@mathiasvestergaard.com) created a graphic recording of some of the day’s events and sessions. Graphic Recording visually captures, synthesizes and transcribes information into an easy-to-follow record of topics discussed. To see Mathias’s work up close, click on the thumbnails.

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Keynote Speaker

Stephen G. Post

Author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping

Stephen G. Post is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Head of the Division of Medicine in Society, and Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. He was previously (1988-2008) Professor of Bioethics, Religion and Philosophy, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and Senior Research Scholar at the Becket Institute of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Post is a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.

Since the late 1980s Post has focused on issues surrounding the care of persons with developmental cognitive disabilities and dementia. He is an elected member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and was recognized for “distinguished service” by the Association’s National Board for educational efforts for Association Chapters and families throughout the United States (1998). In 2003 Post was elected a Member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia for “distinguished contributions to medicine.” His book entitled The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, 2nd edition) was designated a “medical classic of the century” by the British Medical Journal in 2009.

A public intellectual committed to conveying important ideas in the wider culture, Post has appeared on a diverse range of radio and television programs including Nightline, 20/20, and National Public Radio. Post is sought after as a public speaker by community and professional groups, and is the recipient of the “Top Notch Public Speaker Award” from the Ohio Endowment for the Humanities.

All attendees received a free copy of The Hidden Gifts of Helping. Visit Stephen’s website.

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