2020 IFDA Fall Webinar Series

Published by Illinois Funeral Directors Association


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$125 for IFDA Member
$275 for Non-member

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Summary
Though COVID-19 has changed much during 2020, it does not change the license education requirements for May 31, 2021! Join us during the 2020 IFDA Fall Webinar Series to earn some more interactive education: 2 EMB CE and 3 FD CE.

IFDA Members will be able to take all 5 hours for $125, and non-member pricing will be $275. In an effort to ensure that all hours are considered interactive, IFDA has added "attendance polling" during our webinars. An automated question will appear during the course of the webinar to ask if you are still there to ensure that attendance is required.

Programs Included in this Bundle
  1. Substance Use in the Workplace
    What is addiction? What is the impact of addiction on the productivity and safety of your employees? We will address how to approach, address, and resolve substance us in the workplace.
    Presenters
    Mindy J Melton
    Mindy is a business development coordinator with Gateway Foundation, where she has been for a little over 2 years. She spent nearly 12 years with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center, and has a passion for helping save lives.

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Video Presentation
    • Slide Deck Copy
    Credit
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  2. Can your family pay for their funeral?
    Families are increasingly having more difficulty paying for their funerals. We will uncover how families are finding ways to pay for funeral services and how it is affecting funeral homes.

    Course Outline and Objectives:
    • Discuss national average funeral cost, industry changes, preferences and statistics
    • Cremation and percentage of Americans who do not have cash reserves over $500
    • Discuss how these challenges are affecting funeral arrangements and what methods families are using to pay for services
    • Discuss an example of life insurance payment, procedures and scenarios
    • Review industry statistics
    • Offer solutions, review opportunities and ways to eliminate risks
    • Solutions provided will not only be for funeral homes but also for families. Examples including how families can better maintain updates on their policies/beneficiaries, and questions families should be asking their insurance company to stay informed on their loved one’s polices, (any lapse in payment, payment holder information, premiums due etc.)

    Presenters
    Andy Buckman
    Andy Buckman serves as executive vice president of sales & marketing for Express Funeral Funding, the FASTEST. EASIEST., ® funeral funding company in the industry. Buckman joined Express Funeral Funding in 2012 with demonstrated success in the...More
    Deanna Dydynski
    Deanna Dydynski serves as director of sales & marketing for Express Funeral Funding, the FASTEST. EASIEST., ® funeral funding company in the industry. Prior to joining Express Funeral Funding in 2017, Dydynski had over two years’ experience...More

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Video Presentation
    • Slide Deck Copy
    Credit
    Click on jurisdiction for specific details
  3. Prion Disease: An Overview for Funeral Directors and Embalmers
    The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center. NPDPSC was established in 1997 at the Division of Neuropathology of Case Western Reserve University to monitor the occurrence of prion diseases or spongiform encephalopathies, in response to the epidemic of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad cow disease," which occurred in the United Kingdom during the 1980s. The Center acquires tissue samples and clinical information from as many cases of human prion disease occurring in the United States as possible in order to help monitor the possible occurrence of variant CJD (vCJD) in the USA. Once the precise type of prion disease (sporadic, familial, or acquired) has been established, the findings are reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Departments of Health along with patients physician(s). The Center also serves as a brain repository for members of the scientific community to aid in the advancement of testing and research.
    Presenters
    Danielle V. Jordan
    Ms. Jordan has been with the Prion Center for seventeen years and has risen through the ranks of Administrative Assistant, Technician, and Assistant Tissue Coordinator. She continued her growth with the Center and became an Autopsy Case Coordinator,...More

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Video Presentation
    • Slide Deck Copy
    • Handouts
    Credit
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  4. The Finances Talk: Why and How Funeral Professionals Should Talk to Families About Payment
    Join the IFDA in conversation with Elaine Valdez, a Funeral Engagement Manager at LendingUSA to discuss how funeral homes talk about finances with families. Learn why it’s important to be open about finances and how you can approach this topic with compassion when you speak with families about payment. Plus, understand how you can offer the best payment options for families, including financing solutions that work for both families and funeral homes.
    Presenters
    Elaine Valdez
    Funeral Engagement Manager - LendingUSA
    Elaine Valdez is the Funeral Engagement Manager at LendingUSA, the nation’s leading provider of at-need financing. Prior to joining the team at LendingUSA, Elaine worked for one of the oldest privately-owned funeral home groups in Los Angeles,...More

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Video Presentation
    • Slide Deck Copy
    Credit
    Click on jurisdiction for specific details
  5. COVID-19: Yesterday and Today
    COVID-19 is a novel virus that has apparently crossed species to become the cause of an international pandemic resulting in a death rate that has far surpassed the deaths resulting from several of our wars. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be a challenge to individuals, families, businesses, healthcare, and the country. It has challenged our preparation and our ability to respond to such an event. I will present issues from an infection prevention perspective both initially and to the date of this presentation.
    Presenters
    Marie Kassai, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
    Education: Marie is a graduate of Jersey City Hospital School of Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1969 and an MPH from Columbia University, New York in 1998. In addition, Marie completed the ODI...More

    This seminar includes the following components:
    • Video Presentation
    • Slide Deck Copy
    Credit
    Click on jurisdiction for specific details

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