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Improving the Health of Our Elders: Topics in Geriatric Medicine

Two older adult women friendsRegister now for the 20th Annual Statewide Geriatric Medicine Conference, Improving the Health of  Our Elders: Topics in Geriatric Medicine, to beheld Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Saltfork Resort and Conference Center, Cambridge, Ohio. We hope you will be able to find time in your busy schedule to attend this important upcoming continuing medical education conference in geriatric medicine. The Conference is sponsored by the Consortium of Ohio Geriatric Academic Programs (COGAP), of which the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the OSU College of Medicine is a member. Faculty presenters represent the various Colleges of Medicine from across the state.  OSU physicians, Dr. Laura Ryan and Dr. Richard Schlanger, are scheduled to present on Saturday and Sunday. REGISTER NOW! The Conference Brochure provides information regarding symposium topics, registration and accommodations.   Enrollment is limited by the capacity of the conference facility. Please pass this announcement on to others you feel mayhave an interest in learning more about Improving the Health of OurElders.

Introduce the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging to Your Students Today!

Serving an aging population requires professionals from multiple disciplines working in teams to address the complex needs and interests of older adults. From healthcare to social services, to marketing and finance, aging education is a valuable asset to students across our campus. In your position as a College Dean, Student Advisor, or Faculty Member we ask you to make your students aware of The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging. This is a university-wide program that provides graduate and professional students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet the needs of our nation’s growing older adult population. The required core curriculum, an integrated series of four courses, focuses on basic components of gerontology shared by many professions.  Students then choose from a wide range of elective courses to complete the 21 hour requirement. The first Core Course, Social Work 790: Introduction to Gerontology, is offered during Autumn Quarter (Section 0010-27057, Faculty: Dr. Virginia Richardson).  Students may enroll now!  Questions may be addressed to Dr. Richardson at richardson.2@osu.edu. Successful completion of the Specialization in Aging is noted on students’ transcripts. Learn more about the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization inAging. In addition, student orientation presentations are available, as well as program fliers for distribution to interested students.  Just call 293-8031 or e-mail linda.mauger@osumc.edu. We need your help in making students aware of this important aging education opportunity.  Thanks in advance!

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