Opening General Session
During the Opening General Session on Friday morning, energy was high as many member volunteers in leadership and committee activities were recognized and their contributions acknowledged and applauded. ACLP relies on its dedicated and talented volunteers, and conference is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge their hard work. Kevin Spencer delivered the Emma Plank Opening Keynote Address: “The Therapeutic Impact of Magic.” He endeared himself to the audience with his infectious energy and heartwarming anecdotes of his unique and successful approach to healing. Also during this session, the Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Qi Cheng, MA, CCLS, by Kristin Maier, MS, CCLS, ACLP President.
Closing General Session
After a busy weekend, conference came to a close with another gathering of all attendees. During this session, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Anita Pumphrey, MS, CCLS, and the ACLP presidency was handed off to Eileen Clark, MSM, CCLS. To close conference on a high note, Shola Richards delivered the Closing General Session Keynote Address: “The Power of Positivity.” Shola’s optimism was contagious as he shared his moving personal story and advice about how to live and work more positively, and was the perfect way to end an uplifting and inspiring conference.