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IARP 2013 Forensic Conference

IARP 2013 Forensic Conference


Robert A. (Bob) Baillie, and his wife, Elaine founded MIRA USA after Bob became totally blind from complications of coronary bypass surgery. Bob had been living a very active life in North Carolina prior to his surgery. Fortunately Bob had close friends who told Bob about MIRA Canada and their wonderful guide dogs. Today, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MIRA USA where he is very involved with fundraising and public speaking. In partnership with the Moore County Pet Responsibility group which teaches young people to advocate for animals, Bob teaches them to understand how service animals advocate for their owners. Read More


IARP is pleased and honored to announce that acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin of the Social Security Administration will be addressing the IARP Forensic Conference in Charleston, SC on November 8, 2013. 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is headed by the Commissioner and has a staff of almost 66,000 employees.  SSA paid retirement and disability benefits to about 61.9 million people in 2012 and the Social Security Office of Disability Adjudication (ODAR) is one of the largest administrative adjudication systems in the world.  

On February 14, 2013, Carolyn W. Colvin became the Acting Commissioner of Social Security.  Prior to this designation, she served as the Deputy Commissioner, having been confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 2010 as President Obama’s nominee.  Throughout her career, Ms. Colvin has managed programs that help people with their healthcare and financial needs.


Dennis Robbins, PhD, Director of Health Policy, PEARL at NYC and Kevin A. Dorrance, MD, FACP, Chief, Internal Medicine, Assistant Deputy Commander, Medical Services, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will explain what PCMH and person-centric health can teach us about saving time, money and lives. They will disuses innovations that disrupt by getting the whole person, not just his or her skin in the game. Cost reduction using technology to promote better interaction between the person and health care team and HER, as related to behavior, wellness and structure will also be discussed.


Rediscover your senses at one of the finest hotels Charleston, South Carolina has to offer – Charleston Marriott. The hotel’s beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites are coupled with supreme service and sophistication. Conveniently located near historic downtown, the Charleston Marriott boasts easy access to Charleston International Airport.

A block of rooms has been reserved for IARP Conference Attendees. The special room rates are effective from November 3 – November 10, 2013, allowing you to extend your time to experience Charleston. The special room rate is available until October 3 – or until the group block is sold out. Don’t miss out – Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations Online or contact the Charleston Marriott today at 800-968-3569 - Group Code arparpa. Be sure to mention that you are attending the IARP 2013 Forensic Conference.


So genteel and gracious, it's no wonder Charleston, South Carolina has consistently ranked among the country's most elegant and mannerly cities. Founded in 1670, the port city has suffered great fires, earthquakes, pirates, a civil war and a hurricane, and weathered them all with grace and dignity. Charleston today boasts 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. Visitors can find plenty of distinctly Charleston things to do: wander cobblestone streets lined with antique shops and boutiques, browse the Old City Market where Gullah basket ladies are among the vendors that peddle their wares, and peek at private gardens tucked serenely behind iron gates. House museums and monuments to wealthy Colonial merchants are open to visitors, as are the plantations and gardens that line the Ashley River.