2019 ISMA Illinois Selected Morticians Association

When

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Where

Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren Chicago, IL 60612

What

ISMA 79th Annual State Convention & Table Top Expo

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ISMA 79th Annual State Convention & Table Top Expo

Standing in Front of an Evolving Industry

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ISMA 79th Annual State Convention & Table Top Expo

Sunday, May 19, 2019 Chicago, IL

The Speakers

08

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

01

Showmanship

Carolyn Whigham

Showmanship in Funeral Service

Key Note Speaker

Ways of unlocking innovation and professional showmanship in funeral services and cremation presentation, nonverbal communication, attire and ceremony.  

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Spencer Leak Sr., Leak & Sons Funeral Home, Rev. Marshall Hatch, Senior Pastor New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church & Bertha Purnell CEO, Mothers On A Mission

Social Justice & the Role of the Funeral Directo

Panel Group Discussion will look at current and historical roles of how funeral homes have played a role in social justice.  

02

Social Justice

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03

The State of Affairs

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Jonathon D. Groll, Attorney Counselor at Law Groll Law, Leah Jakubowski, General Counsel, Office of the Public Administrator, Brian Echols, Illinois Treasury Department

The State of Affairs - Panel Discussion

This panel discussion looks at Contract Planning vs Estate Planning; When to contact the Public Administrator, who they are, what they do and how it benefits the funeral director; and,  How the Treasury Department can help the funeral home.  

06

Nhemya Ward & Karen Scott

Helping the Next Generation of Funeral Director Succeed

Interships

How to structure a meaningful intern program for funeral directors.  Student session will discuss how to apply for internships and what to expect.  

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Dr. Acoponni, Chief Medical Examiner Cook County

Navigating Medical Examiner Changes & Policy & Procedures in 2019

The Medical Examiner's Office has made many changes for 2019 including cost of permits, fines for police and funeral directors not reporting death correctly, issues with completing dc's specifically place of death of death certificates.  This seminar will address those specific changes or procedures and their impact to funeral director

04

Medical Examiner

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05

Crime Victime Compensation

Kimberly Murray, Outreach Specialist Crime Victims Compensation 

Crime Victims Compensation

Burial Benefit cases are the highest they are ever been. This session will updates funeral directors on application process, funding and policies

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The Venue

Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60612

Malcolm X College is centrally located easily accessible by public transportation or drive and use the complimentary parking for attendees and vendors.  

 

Agenda

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019

10:00

Meet & Greet

12:00

Sessions Stage

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Networking

16:00

Q & A Session

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8

200

DAY
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
PARTICIPANTS

10:00

Meet & Greet

Agenda

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

Details Coming Soon

1

8

200

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CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
PARTICIPANTS
 

Our Sponsors

PARTNERS IN THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY

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