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Check back often for the latest updates (faculty list, etc.), or call the Oley Foundation at (518) 262-5079 or (800) 776-OLEY; or e-mail harrinc@mail.amc.edu.

Registration is free for consumers/families; there is a minimal fee for professionals. Registrants are responsible for their own hotel and transportation arrangements.

Main Sessions, Breakout Sessions & Tube Feeding Workshop—Learning Opportunities Abound!


Presentations are coordinated to boost your understanding of the therapies that sustain you or your loved one. Formal morning sessions are followed by informal afternoon breakout sessions and the interactive Tube Feeding Workshop. See the Program below for a tentative list of topics to be covered.

Ambassador Workshop/Volunteer Info Session

Planned for “official” Oley volunteers, but open to anyone interested in serving Oley through outreach, social networking, etc. Learn how to share your time and talents to advance the Oley mission. For more information contact Lisa at metzgel@mail.amc.edu.

 

Child Care/Youth Activities/Jammin' Jammies

Complimentary child care will be available Tuesday and Wednesday during the educational sessions. Chaperoned activities are planned for children ages 7+ on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, as well as a pajama party on Wednesday evening! Children/youth must be registered online by June 23 to participate in these activities.

Walkathon Raises Funds, Awareness

Gather sponsors and join us for a short walk. Click here for a walkathon form.

Picnic

Join Oley for food, fun, and fellowship Thursday afternoon.

No-Host Farewell Breakfast

We’ll gather and exchange parting wishes. To be included in this group reservation please indicate on the registration form the number of people in your party. Cost $14/person to pay onsite.

Market Research

Share your experience with tube and/or IV feeding to help improve the next generation of products—and get compensated for your time! Indicate your interest on the registration form. Opportunities are limited and available to qualified participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Golf Tournament—Celebrate Oley’s 30th Conference

Join Oley for this super-fun fundraiser with contests and prizes. Foursome $124, single golfer $31. Click here for details and registration form.

Conference Headquarters & Housing for Consumers—

Reserve your room now! They will sell out.
Gideon Putnam Resort
For reservations call (866) 746-1077
Group Code: 9N65V1


The rate of $159/night for single/double, $259 for a suite, is open through June 5 on a space available basis. To secure this rate, you must call and use the group code. Mini refrigerators in all rooms. Self parking is free. Rooms are available for industry reps at the Hilton Garden Inn (click here more information).

Shipping HomePEN Supplies

Separate items that need refrigeration and mark these boxes accordingly (hotel will store in walk-in cooler). All deliveries should be labeled as shown below. Storage is limited, so please do not send packages more than 5 business days ahead of your arrival. Hotel staff will connect you with your supplies shortly after you check in.

_____Your Name________, Guest
Hold for Arrival on 6/___/15
c/o Gideon Putnam Resort
24 Gideon Putnam Road
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866

Re: Personal Medical Supplies, Oley Conference
Needs Refrigeration (if applicable)

Medical Support—Keeping You Safe!

The local hospitals will be alerted. In addition, Coram CVS/specialty infusion services will provide emergency infusion support (if you forget something, have a bag break, etc.) and telephonic nursing/pharmacy support during the conference.

Program-At-A-Glance (Tentative)

Monday, June 29

10:00 am Golf Tournament
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Early Registration
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ambassador Workshop/Volunteer Info Session
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm First-Time Conference Attendee Orientation
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception/Awards Ceremony/Salute to HPEN Consumers

Tuesday, June 30

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration/Information
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Main Session*
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Exhibits
2:45 pm – 5:00 pm Tube Feeding Workshop*
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Breakout Sessions (attend two groups, see partial list below*)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Oley Silent Auction

Wednesday, July 1

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration/Information
9:00 am – 11:45 am Main Session*
11:45 am – 12:00 pm In Loving Memory
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Exhibits Raffle Day
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Breakout Sessions (attend two groups, see partial list below*)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jammin’ Jammies

Thursday, July 2

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oley Walkathon/Picnic

Friday, July 3

10:00 am – 12:00 pm No-Host Farewell Breakfast

* Main Session, Breakout Session & Tube Feeding Workshop Topics

...will include, but are not limited to the following. Stay tuned to www.oley.org/annualconf.html for updates.

Navigating Catheter Complications • Nutrition Jeopardy • Let’s Talk About Catheter Locks • Me Stressed? Who’s Running Whom? • Managing Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome • What’s in Your HPN Bag? • Is Gattex for You? • Drug Shortages and Your HPN Bag • Communicating with Clinicians for Best Outcome • Addressing Leaky G- or J-Tubes • Skin/Wound Care • Arranging the Best IEPs • Food Allergies and Sensitivities • Diet, Fluids and Conventional Medicine • Practical Approach to Managing Diarrhea • Combining HPN and HEN Therapies • Navigating Reimbursement Issues • ISO Enteral Connectors • Drug, Medication & Enteral Formula: The Uninvited Guests • Optimal Diet for Intestinal Failure • Disaster Management

Getting to the Hotel

Albany International Airport (ALB) is 35 minutes from the hotel. Driving directions and map are posted on www.gideonputnam.com. Parking is free. There is also Amtrak service to the Saratoga Springs station (10 min. cab ride from the hotel). Transportation options from the airport include:

  •  Trailways Bus, (800) 776-7548, www.trailwaysny.com. $17.00 one-way ticket (purchase in baggage claim area). Four shuttles run from the airport to the Saratoga Amtrak station, 7 days a week. Schedule available by calling.
       
  •  Taxi from airport, about $65 for one person one way, extra passengers cost $1 per person, limit 4 people per cab. Pick up outside terminal or call Capitaland Taxi at (518) 242-4222.
         
  • Rental car. At airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo. Nearby: Thrifty.

 

Travel Grants for First-Time Conference Attendees!

Thanks to generous donors there are several $500 travel scholarships available for consumers (or a family member who cares for them) who will be attending the Oley annual conference for the first time, and for Oley Ambassadors. Applicants should not be receiving any other financial assistance for travel and/or lodging expenses related to attending the conference. Travel grants are limited to one per family/household.

Qualified conference attendees should write two paragraphs describing how they believe attending the conference will affect their life and submit them to harrinc@mail.amc.edu or The Oley Foundation, 43 New Scotland Ave., MC-28, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12208. The ideal candidate will also describe their plans to share information learned at the conference with consumers and/or clinicians back home. Travel must be completed and receipts received by Oley before reimbursement can be made.

Other Ideas to Help with Travel

  • Compassion flights from Air Charity Network or similar group (www.oley.org/Medical_Air_Transportation.html).
  • Financial help from United Way, Altrusa International, Kiwanis, Rotary or Lions clubs, churches or synagogues, disease-specific and wish-granting organizations (www.oley.org/Wish_Granting.html).
  • Mattie J. T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship. In 2014, four $2,500 scholarships were offered (www.rosalynncarter.org/Mattie%20Stepanek/).
  • Travel tips and planning (www.oley.org/traveltips.html).
  • Tax deduction for conference-related expenses (consult your tax advisor; and IRS Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf).




    updated 4/9/15
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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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