Wings Mini-Summit

REGISTER by clicking here by Monday, October 19, 2020

6th Annual WINGS MN (mini)SUMMIT:
Best Practices in Supported Medical Decision Making Virtual Event
October 21, 2020
2:45 – 3:00 gathering/logging in
3:00 – 4:30 Program

When a person’s ability to make decisions is impaired, or is thought to be impaired, who will be involved in making medical decisions? How will those decisions to be made? What resources, laws, and ethical standards apply? 

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this wide-ranging interactive discussion, featuring panelists from a broad range of roles and perspectives. Attendees will be able to submit questions to the panelists.

  • Dr. Victor Sandler (M Health Fairview): a physician with over 40 years of practice in geriatrics, palliative care, and hospice;
  • Melissa Johnson (VOA MN Care Management & Consultation Services): a medical social worker and care manager with over 20 years of experience;
  • Lucas Spaeth (VOA MN Estate and Elder Law Services): an elder law attorney representing clients in advance directives for health care, supported decision-making agreements, and guardianship/ conservatorship issues;
  • Jamie Majerus, (Minnesota Judicial Branch): Audit Manager and a person with direct experience as a family supporter and health care agent in medical decision-making;
  • Jennifer Wright, Moderator, an elder law attorney and family supporter.

1.5 Continuing Legal Education (Applied for)
1.5 Board of Social Work CEU

If you have questions regarding registration or need additional information please contact Jamie Majerus

REGISTER by Monday October 19, 2020
This virtual event is FREE but registration is required
We are unable to accommodate registrations after 10.19.20.
You will receive link to the virtual platform the week of the event.



Special thanks to the Elder Law Section of the MN State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC) for their generosity in supporting WINGS MN.





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WINGS Minnesota is a collaborative which is dedicated to supporting elders, persons with disabilities, family members and helpers, service providers, guardians and conservators through education; building a system that prioritizes supportive decision making and less restrictive alternatives to guardianship, and that maximizes autonomy for persons under guardianship; and sustaining a cooperative conversation where all guardianship stakeholders work to improve outcomes and increase self-determination for people who may need assistance making legal or medical choices.