Press Release

23rd annual Maine Geriatrics Conference slated for June 13-14 in Bar Harbor

 BIDDEFORD, Maine – The 23rd annual Maine Geriatrics Conference will be held June 13-14, at the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor.

Co-hosted by the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Geriatric Medicine and the Maine Gerontological Society, the meeting gathers health professionals and para-professionals, geriatrics administrators, social workers, care givers, policy makers and others invested in enhancing the health and lives of Maine’s elders.

The annual conference offers a wide range of workshops and networking opportunities. Continuing professional education credits are available for physicians and physicians assistants, nursing home administrators, and nurses.

A sampling of this year’s workshops led by regional and national leaders in elder care includes:

  • It’s Not About Sex…It’s About Intimacy
  • Hearing Their Voices: How Older Consumers Experience Health Care and Can Help Change It
  • From the Inside Out: Undercover Feedback Prompts Nursing Home Staff Response
  • Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure for At-Risk Older Adults
  • Estate and Public Benefits Planning for Seniors: Potential Pitfalls and Remedies
  • Just Say Know: Helping Patients Become Better Consumers
  • Oral Health Impact on Systemic Disease in Seniors

The Maine Health Access Foundation awarded the conference a $2,000 grant to advance education and teaching on aging in Maine. The conference also includes numerous exhibitors, including Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, the event’s Diamond Sponsor.

Health care professionals attending the Geriatrics Conference can stay an extra day to participate in a free educational training program called “Preparing for the Future: Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias.” Presented by the UNE Maine Geriatric Education Center, the program is funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. To register, visit http://www.une.edu/com/cme/Alzheimer.cfm.

For a full listing of Maine Geriatrics Conference workshops and exhibitors, or to register, visit the UNE Continuing Medical Education website at http://www.une.edu/com/cme/geriatrics11.cfm or call 207-602-2589.

 

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