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Levine A Photo High Res Headshot 20122015 Keynote Speaker

Saturday, April 25, 2015
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude—along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that’s counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There’s simply no room for poor judgment. One mistake or misstep can result in an “unrecoverable error.” Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, Alison Levine will share her experience when she presents On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium. Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today’s rigorously competitive business environments. “In any situation where lives are on the line or the stakes are exceptionally high,” she says, “there’s no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits.”


Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 pm

Sixteen thousand long-term care facilities in the US serve as home for 1.6 million individuals, most of whom face cognitive and physical challenges related to aging. They have left behind their familiar surroundings, familiar faces, and Alive Insideeven their favorite music. Despite the best efforts of loved ones, these patients often lack meaning, spontaneity, choice, and reliable social interaction.

This year’s Symposium looks at dementia with a panel of experts, coordinated by Ohio Department of Aging Director Bonnie K. Burman, and a special screening of ALIVE INSIDE, a documentary film chronicling the experiences of individuals who have been revitalized through music.

“When you are caring for someone with dementia, you begin to feel as if the real person is trapped inside their body, just below the surface, and wanting to come out. For them, their memories of things they once held dear are lost in a cloud of fog,” Burman said. “The Music & Memory program started with a simple question: What if something as simple as a beloved song was the key to help someone with dementia cut through that fog? The answer was clear: it can.”

ALIVE INSIDE, directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken health care system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a sense of self to those suffering from it. The film also reveals the uniquely human connection found in music and how its healing power, according to the director, can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

Movie reviewers have said ALIVE INSIDE is an inspirational and emotional story that leaves audiences humming, clapping and cheering.


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Wednesday, April 22 -
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hilton Columbus
at Easton Town Center
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219
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Contact Information

Laurie Lach email
(740) 593-2151


Laura Whitt email
(614) 352-4682


Carol Tatman email
(614) 299-2107 ext. 201


Joanne Barnhart email
(614) 299-2107 ext. 206

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