The following approved courses in gerontological nursing have recently been announced: State University of New York-Adult Medicine Nurse Practitioner Program; Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Program; Geron- tology Nurse Practitioner Program; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program; University of Colorado-Adult Nurse Practitioner Program; School Nurse Practitioner Program; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program; and University of Pittsburgh-Adult/ Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Prac- titioner Program.
University of California, San Fran- cisco. The Department of Family Health Care Nursing is offering graduate pro- grams in long-term/gerontological nursing. Programs at the master's and doctoral levels are available. Write to Elizabeth G. Nichols, Ν 405 J., UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, California 94143.
Seminars In Geriatrics. The Levindale Geriatric Hospital and the University of Maryland will be presenting Seminars in Geriatrics on the following dates: January 24; February 21; March 28; April 25; and May 30. Fees are: $9 for one half day; $15 for one day. For informa- tion call or write: Dr. Noel List, Medical Director. Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. 2434 W. Belvedere Avenue. Baltimore, Maryland 21215.
Continuing Education for Nurses. The following are four symposiums being offered: University of Miami School of Nursing: First National Symposium in Gerontological Nursing, January 29- 31, at the Four Ambassadors Hotel in Miami, Florida, fee is SI 25; University of California: Values in Transition: Ethical Issues in Nursing, February 2-3, at the Bahia Hotel, San Diego, fee is S125; University of Rochester School of Nursing: M'r/fmg for Publication Workshop, February 19-21, at the El San Juan Palace in Puerto Rico, fee is $250; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing: Caring and Curing: A Nursing Symposium, March 5-7, at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, fee is $125; University of California/San Francisco School of Nursing: Power as a Factor of Leader- ship, May 11-12, at the San Francisco Hilton in San Francisco, fee is $150; Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University: National Symposium on the Next Decade, May 14-16, at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia, fee is $125. These symposiums are co-sponsored by each university and Charles B, Slack, Inc. of Thorofare, New Jersey. Each co-sponsoring uni- versity will award appropriate con- tinuing education credit. Advance re- gistration is now available on a first- come, first-serve basis. Write for further information: The University Series: Continuing Education For Nurses, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086.
1978-79 Programs. The Long-Term Care Education Unit, Graduate School of Public Health of the University of Pittsburgh will hold programs on the following dates: February 5-9, 12-16; March 7, 14, 21, 28; and May 6-11. For information concerning these courses please write: Long-Term Care Educa- tion Unit, Graduate School of Public Health, A634 Crabtree Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261; tele: (412) 624-3126.
University of Southern Mississippi. The School of Nursing is holding a continuing education program entitled The Aging Process: Theoretical Con- structs in the following cities: January 10-12, Hattiesburg: January 24-26, Long Beach; February 7-9, Meridan; February 21-23, Oxford, For informa- tion write: University of Southern Mis- sissippi School of Nursing, Continuing Education Program. Southern Station, Box 104, Hattiesburg. Mississippi 39401.
1979 Programs. The Division of Hos- pital & Long-Term Care Nursing Ser- vices is slating new dates and sites for its successful series on Patient Classifica- tion-A Basis for Staffing. These work- shops show supervisory personnel how to design and utilize a cost-effective system. The 1979 calendar includes sessions in: January 15-16, Washing- ton, D.C.; January 18-19, Orlando, Florida; March 12-13, San Antonio, Texas; and March 15-16, Chicago.
Spring 1979. A new clinical placement will soon be available for geriatric nurse practitioner students enrolled in the California State University, Long Beach program. A geriatric clinic is to be a part of the new Senior Citizen Center which will be opened at Fourth and Ornage in Long Beach. Applicants to the program must have a bac- calaureate degree in nursing and take prerequisite courses in statistics, physi- cal assessment, and pathophysiology. The course of study is three to four semesters in length including both classroom and clinical instruction. There are still openings available for the Spring 1979 semester. For more information about the program contact: Project Director, Mabel Hoffman, Cali- fornia State University, Long Beach, Department of Nursing, Graduate Of- fice, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90840; tele: (213) 498- 4469.
National Issue Forums on Health Care. The National Issue Forums on Health Care are sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and National Retired Teachers Association. They are designed to focus national attention on health care issues of importance to older Americans, par- ticularly on the need for comprehensive national health insurance, health care cost containment, preventive medicine, reform of Medicare and Medicaid, and alternatives to institutionalization. Dates and locations of the six forums are: Màrch 8-9, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia; April 17-18, Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana; May 10-11, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois; June 5-6, Radisson Downtown Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sep- tember 11-12, Sheraton Hartford & Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Con- necticut; October 23-24, Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, California. The forums are open to the public. For information contact: Lloyd Wright, Director of Public Relations Depart- ment, NRTA/AARP, 1909 ·Κ. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20049; tele: (202)872-4780.
January 8-12. The Winter Institute on Aging will hold a meeting entitled, Legal Aspects of Long-term Care. For information write; Center for Studies in Aging, Winter Institute, P.O. Box 13438, N. Texas University, Denton, Texas 76203.
January S-23. Mid-Year Special Studies in Gerontology are to be held at Kean College of New Jersey. For information please write: Robert Famighetti, Direc- tor, Gerontology Program, 117 Town- send Hall, Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083.
February 14-16. 6th Annual Conference on Aging will be sponsored by the Mid- America Congress on Aging at the Continental Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. For information, write MACA, P.O. Box 95103, Lincoln. Ne- braska 68509.
February 14-16. The Sixth National Institute on Minority Aging will be held in San Diego. The theme is Minority Aging Research-Old Issues, New Ap- proaches. It is sponsored by San Diego State University, University Center on Aging. For further information contact: Nancy E. Rollman, Conference Coor- dinator; or E. Percil Stanford, Director, University Center on Aging, San Diego State University, San Diego. California 92182; tele: (714) 286-6765.
February 12-14. By action ot the House of Delegates, the American Physical Therapy Association at their annual conference (June 14, 1978) formed a new Special Interest Section on Geriatrics. The section will be sponsoring their first educational program at the Mid- winter Section's meeting in San Fran- cisco. All health professionals involved in the care of the aged are welcome. For further information feel free to contact: Osa Jackson, Program Chairman, American Physical Therapy Associa- tion. Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06115; tele: (203) 524-2940.
February 17-18. Health Policy and Chronic Illness: The National Debate will be held in San Francisco at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel. For informa- tion write: Ms. Bruce, University of California, San Francisco, Continuing Education in Health Sciences, 1343 3rd Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143; tele: (415) 666-3904.
February 18-23, 1979. 3rd Latin Ameri- can Congress of Gerontology, Caracas, Venezuela. Sponsored by the Latin American Federation of Societies of Geriatrics and Gerontology. For infor- mation, write Orconi, SRL, P.O. Box 3184, Caracas 101, Venezuela.
February 24-26. Southeastern Seminar on Geriatrics will be held at the Biloxi Hilton in Biloxi, Mississippi. This program is designed for family physi- cians, internists, nurses, and allied health professionals involved in the care of geriatric patients. The program stresses important aspects of geriatric care and updates management of com- monly encountered illnesses. Special attention will be given to nutritional problems, early prevention and detec- tion of strokes, sexual needs of the aged, and management of chronic brain dysfunction. For more information, contact: Office of Continuing Educa- tion, LSU School of Medicine, 1542 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Louisi- ana 7011% tele: (504) 568-6085.
March 7-11, 1979. Fifth Anniversary Meeting of the Association for Geron- tology in Higher Education is to be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washing- ton, D.C. The Conference theme is Learning and Aging. For further infor- mation contact: Dennis R. Hameister, PhD, Gerontology Center, Amy Gard- ner House, Pennsylvania State Univer- sity, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802; tele: (814) 865-1767.
March 12-22, 1979. Quo I'adis- Nursing? The 1st International Nurs- ing Seminar will be sponsored by the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center Department of Nursing in Israel.
March-August 1979. A variety of semi- nars are planned in continuing educa- tion in gerontology by the Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fifth Annual Gerontology Institute will be held at Sangamon State Univer- sity, Springfield, Illinois on March 23- 24; April 6-7; and April 27-28.
April 11. Marquette University Division of Continuing Education is offering the program Coping with Three Shadow's of the Elderly: Depression, Alcoholism, Suicide, at the Veteran Medical Center, Wood, Wisconsin. Fee is $30. For further information contact: Madeline Wake, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Director, Continuing Education in Nursing, Marquette University College of Nursing, 3029 North 49th Street, Milwaukee. Wisconsin 53210; tele: (414) 445-8656 Ext. 40.
April 23-25. The American Geriatrics Society will hold its annual meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be followed by the Second Inter-University Council on Geriatric Education on April 25-26.
May 21-26, 1979. How Can the Home Help Service Meet the Needs of Families and Individuals Under Stress, Warren- ton. Virginia, USA. Write: Interna- tional Council of Home Help Services, P.O. Box 13020-3507 LA, Urecht, Hol- land.
June 4-7, 1979. Quality of Life of the Elderly, Madrid, Spain. International Congress of F.URAG (European Federa- tion for the Welfare of the Elderly). Write: EURAG, Schmiedgasse 26, A- 8010 Graz, Austria.