August, 2014, Morristown, NJ – Morristown Medical Center announced registration is now open for its second annual Pet Therapy Conference on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ. John Grogan, author of “Marley and Me,” will keynote the conference.
The event offers networking opportunities for individuals who wish to learn more about pet therapy and those who are currently a part of a pet therapy or certification program. The conference will provide information on successful animal-assisted activity programs, how dogs enrich our lives and how dogs and humans work together to save each other.
Guest speakers include:
- John Grogan, author of “Marley and Me”
- Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, President of the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations
- Lt. Brooks Frederick, Austin Fire Department and his arson detection canine, Leo
- Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania
The registration fee of $75 before August 31 and $100 starting September 1 includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, please call 1-800-247-9580 or sign up online by October 21, 2014. This event is made possible through a generous grant from The Woman’s Association of Morristown Medical Center.
About Morristown Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center, located in Morristown, NJ, is part of Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Accredited by The Joint Commission, the hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top five New York metro area hospitals and one of the best hospitals in the nation for 2014-15 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Morristown Medical Center also ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, neurology and neurosurgery, as well as gastroenterology & GI Surgery, nephrology and urology. Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more cardiac surgeries than any other hospital in New Jersey, placing its cardiac program in the top two percent in the country. Morristown Medical Center is verified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and designated a Level II by the state of New Jersey and was re-designated a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, the highest level of recognition by American Nurses Credentialing Center for facilities that provide acute care services, a distinction awarded to less than five percent of U.S. hospitals. For more information, please visit AtlanticHealth.org/Morristown. For more information, visit AtlanticHealth.org/Morristown.