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Illinois Firefighter Peer Support 2019 Symposium Registration

Registration for the 2019 ILFFPS Symposium is NOW OPEN

 

March 21 – 22, 2019 at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL.

 

ONLY $120 for both days and $60 for a single day.

Our goal is to not only provide industry-leading resources, but to make this as affordable as possible for you, your family, and your team.

Join us as we learn from an international line-up of industry professionals speaking about the latest information in the many issues facing Fire and EMS first responders. Come expecting to take home practical solutions for dealing with addiction, depression, PTSD, and how to help those around you. In the words of our Executive Director, “Our central goal is to provide practical solutions. We want participants to leave each presentation with new knowledge they can return home and practically put into place. It’s important to me they leave with what they need to make a difference in first responder mental health whether its their own, their family’s, or someone on their team.”


 

Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 21:

7:30 am, Check-in and Coffee
8:00am, Breakfast
9:00 am, Keynote
10:00 am, Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Jeff Dill on Suicide
  • Annette Zapp on Nutrition
  • Wendy Lund on Resiliency
  • Dr. Kristi McKiness on Depression and Anxiety
  • Brian Cristofano on PTSD

Noon, Lunch

1:00 pm, Full session panel discussion
2:30 pm, Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Andy Perry on Building a Peer Team
  • Jacqueline Toomey on Sleep
  • Jon Sanders on Faith
  • Jerry Marzullo on Legal issues
  • Chris Marella on Fitness
  • Bill Pretzer

6:00 – 8:00pm, Screening | The Other Side of the Hero
*All are welcome to attend the screening

Friday, March 22:

8:00am, Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 am
, Keynote
10:00 am, Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Jeff Dill on Suicide
  • Annette Zapp on Nutrition
  • Wendy Lund on Resiliency
  • Dr. Kristi McKiness on Depression and Anxiety
  • Brian Cristofano on PTSD

Noon, Lunch

1:00 pm, Full session panel discussion
2:30 pm, Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Andy Perry on Building a Peer Team
  • Jacqueline Toomey on Sleep
  • Jon Sanders on Faith
  • Colleen Murphy on First Responders and Family Life
  • Clare Round Table
  • Bill Pretzer

4:00 pm, closing comments

 

ILFFPS Special Rate of $112/night – Click here for Hotel Information

 

 

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*Now through Valentine’s Day, register both you and your significant other for a 14% discount!

 

 

 

Meet the Speakers for the ILFFPS Spring 2019 Symposium

 

Our Vision

"Illinois Firefighter Peer Support seeks to contribute and provide ongoing emotional wellness resources that are readily needed in the fire service and for emergency responders." Learn More...