SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

ACADEMIC/COMMUNITY/GUEST LECTURER/INVITED SPEAKER

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS, 2018-present

2022 Closing Keynote presentation.  '2020-2021' The Unforgettable Years of Loss and Change:  What Have We Learned to Best Support Ourselves AND the Grieving?  at the Annual Meeting of the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference.  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA. 

 

2021  Co-presentation with Ms. Debra Schaeffer, Retired MSW, ACSW.  I’ve Hit a Wall!  Exploring Challenges and Support for Caregivers of People with Dementia.  Concurrent Session at the Annual Meeting of the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference.  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA.

2021 Anticipatory Grief:  How to help individuals prepare for great loss.  College of Health Science’s Signature Series program on palliative care.  University of Michigan-Flint.

2020 Webinars for the Michigan Society of Respiratory Care.  COVID19 Support for Respiratory Therapists:  Building Resilience in the Midst of Uncertainty.  April.

2018    Co-presentation with Laurel Burnett, LMSW, Albuquerque, NM.  Cultivating Resilience during and after Caregiving.  Concurrent Session at the Annual Meeting of the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference.  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA.

SELECTED COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS, 2018- Present

2022    Presentation for the Diocese of Lansing Deacons.  Grief and Loss.  St. John Parish, Fenton, MI

2021    Coping in Preparation for the Holidays.  St. Robert’s Parish Widow’s Grief Group, Flushing, MI

2021     Coping Strategies for Holiday Grief.  The Catholic Community of St. John the Evangelist.  Davison, MI.

​2019    Coffee & Conversation on Bearing Loss Together.  The Catholic Community of St. John the Evangelist.  Davison, MI.

2019    Bearing Loss:  Together with Christ.  The Catholic Community of St. John the Evangelist.  Davison, MI.  Workshop for bereaved parishioners and open to the public.

2019    Bearing Loss.  Keynote.  East Lansing Prime Time Senior Program.  Hannah Community Center.  Retreat for bereaved.

2018   21st Century Grief and Loss.  East Lansing Prime Time Senior Program.  Hannah Community Center.  Workshop for Widows/Widowers/Significant Partner Loss. 

 

2018.  Your Personal Health after Significant Loss.  East Lansing Prime Time Senior Program.  Hannah Community Center.  Workshop for Widows/Widowers/Significant Partner Loss. 

GUEST LECTURER/INVITED SPEAKER, 2018- 2019

2019 Guest Lecturer in PHL:244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care.  Ethics and End of Life Care.  Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2019 Guest Lecturer in HS4500:  Law, Values, and Health Care.  The Ethics of End of Life Issues. Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

2018 Guest Lecturer in HS4500:  Law, Values, and Health Care.  The Ethics of End of Life Issues. Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

 

2018 Guest Lecturer in RTT 311 Patient Care and Management.  End of Life Issues:  Aspects of Death.  University of Michigan-Flint, Public Health.

 

2018 Guest Lecturer in HCR 379:  Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion.  Living Old in America.  University of Michigan-Flint, Public Health.

 

2018 Guest Lecturer in HCR 400:  Affordable Care:  The Role of Health Insurance.  The Aging Population and Health Care-End of Life Care Costs:  A Public Health Crisis.  University of Michigan-Flint, Public Health.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS, 2017

2017    Care for the Professional Care-Givers.  Annual Meeting of the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference.  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin USA.

 

2017    Unacknowledged Grief of Veterinary Practitioners:  Weighing Emotional Well-Being. Michigan Veterinary Conference. January 27-January 29, 2017, held at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.  College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University. 

 

2017    Discerning Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Grief, Loss and Trauma. Michigan Veterinary Conference. January 27-January 29, 2017, held at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.  Sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University. 

 

2017     Providing Optimal Care to Staff, Patients and Self:  Coping & Prevention Strategies.  Co- Presentation with Claudia Combs-Wise, ACSW, LMSW, PLLC and Korisma Grant, MSW Candidate, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor MSW Intern.  Michigan Veterinary Conference.  Sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, January 27-January 29, 2017,  Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan. 

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS, 2017

 

2017    Self-Care for the Care-Givers.  Valley Area Agency on Aging, Flint, MI.

 

2017 Dying Badly:  Helping Families with 21st Century End-Of-Life Decisions.  Hurley Medical Center Chaplains, Flint, MI.

 

GUEST LECTURER/INVITED SPEAKER, 2017

 

2017 Guest Lecturer in HCR 379:  Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion.  Living Old in America.  University of Michigan-Flint, Public Health.

To view a comprehensive list, see Dr. Hilliker's Curriculum Vitae, which can be viewed on LinkedIn [see box link at top right of this page].