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PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY CONFERENCE
AND FAMILY REUNION
JULY 5 - 8, 2017
HILTON ORLANDO • ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Surround yourself with people who get it, learn from experts, and form lifelong bonds. This year’s event will be held at the spectacular Hilton Orlando resort, with two temperature-controlled pools, lazy river, whirlpool, a winding water slide, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, an inexpensive trolley ride away from International Drive‘s shopping, attractions, and dining experiences, including SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort, and a 7-mile shuttle ride away from DisneyWorldEpcot, and other area attractions! For more information, including registration, see the General Information tab below.

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Thursday, July 6 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Guardianship and Conservatorship

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Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult is incapable of making responsible decisions due to a cognitive disability, the court will appoint a substitute decision maker, often called a "guardian," but in some states called a "conservator" or other term. Guardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult (the "guardian") and a person who because of incapacity is no longer able to take care of his or her own affairs (the "ward").

This session will introduce attendees to how guardianship or conservatorship is attained for an adult with cognitive disabilities.


Moderators
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Amanda Panos

Research Coordinator, Travis Research Institute

Speakers
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Carolyn Sawyer, Esq.

Founder, Sawyer & Sawyer
Carolyn Sawyer's professional focus is Medicaid planning, social security disability, estate planning, guardianships; trust administration, probate, and special needs trusts. | | Carolyn H. Sawyer was born in Dallas, Texas, and admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida and all Florida courts. She received her B.S. in Physics from Southern Methodist University, her Masters Degree in Physics from Rollins College, and received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law (J.D. 1994). She is a member of The Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association (Estate, Guardianship... Read More →


Thursday July 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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