Topics in Geriatrics will be presented on the following dates: February 20, March 19, April 16, and May 14 from 9 AM to 12 PM. For information write: Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, 2434 W Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.
Patient Classification: A Basis for Staffing will be presented on the following dates: January 21-22, Louisville, Kentucky; January 24-25, Salt Lake City, Utah; March 24-25, Providence, Rhode Island; March 27-28, Albuquerque, New Mexico; May 5-6, Atlanta, Georgia; and May 8-9, Omaha, Nebraska. They are sponsored by the National League for Nursing, Division of Hospital and Long-Term Care Nursing Service.
A lecture series is being sponsored by Andrus Gerontology Center on the following dates: February 6, March 5, April 9, and May 7. For information write: Andrus Gerontology Center, USC, Los Angeles, California 90007; or telephone: (213)741-7541.
Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging holds weekly seminars on most Mondays at 3:30 PM in Baltimore City Hospitals. For information write: NIA, 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 508, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901
The Long-Term Care Unit, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will sponsor four continuing education conferences covering issues in longterm geriatric care for health care professionals at various locations in Pennsylvania: March 4-5, 1980 in Pittsburgh, The Administrator as Planner; April 9-10, 1980 in Gettysburg, The Administrator as Evaluator; May 13-14, 1980 in Philadelphia, The Administrator and Research; and June 4- 5, 1980 in Wilkes-Barre, The Administrator as a Person. For further information, please contact: Long-Term Care Unit, A634 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261; or telephone: (412)624-3126.
University Series. The following are three symposia, co-sponsored by Charles B. Slack, Ine, of Thorofare, New Jersey, that are being offered in 1980: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, The Second Annual National Symposium on Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing, April 8-10, The Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia, fee is $125; Indiana University School of Nursing, Women's Health Care: Perspectives in Nursing Intervention, May 15-16, Sheraton Inn West, Indianapolis, Indiana, fee is $125; University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, The Second Annual National Symposium in Gerontological Nursing, September 8-10, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, fee is $140. Each co-sponsoring university will award appropriate continuing education credit. For information and registration write to: The University Series: Continuing Education for Nursing, Registration Supervisor, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086; or telephone (800)2578290; in New Jersey (609)848-1000.
The University of North Carolina School of Nursing is offering two rontinuing education courses: May 1, The Aged Client and His Environment, fee- $25, 0.6 CEUs, Ruth Harris, Coordinator; and Working with Families with Aged Members (date to be announced), fee- $50, 1.2 CEUs, Ruth Harris, Coordinator.
January 1980. Introduction to Gerontological Nursing is a two-credit course for four weeks that is being held at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland.
February 19-20. Institute on Nursing Home Care will be held at the Four Seasons Yorkville in Toronto. Speakers will be: Mary Kay Harrison, MSN, Coordinator of the Psychogeriatric Consultation Project, West Park Hospital, Weston; and Jessie Mantle, MSN, Faculty of Nursing, University of Western Ontario.
The Southern Gerontological Society was formed at the 28th Annual Conference on Gerontology in St. Petersburg, Florida in May 1979. The SGS is designed to bring together service providers, educators, policy makers, students, advocates, and older people to work toward resolving the problems confronting our older population. The SGS annual meeting will be held each year at a different location in the South. The annual meeting includes concurrent sessions on major issues in gerontology such as migration, housing, transportation, minorities, retirement, income, and health. Symposia, workshops, discussion groups, media festivals, and poster sessions also take place during the three-day conference. National leaders in aging serve as resource persons at the meetings. The First Annual Southern Gerontological Society Meeting has been planned for February 19-22, 1980 at the Atlanta Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. For program synopsis and plans for the future contact: Dr. George Maddox, Director, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University.
February 28-March 2. The 6th Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education will be held in the Denver Hilton Hotel, Denver, Colorado. The focus will be Issues of the 1980's: Toward the White House Conference. For information write: Carolyn Graves, AGHIE, 1835 ? St, NW, Washington, DC 20036; or telephone: (202)466-6755.
March 8-12. The theme for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Western Gerontological Society, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, is Aging in a New DecadeFrontiers and Fantasies. Over 400 sessions led by policymakers, researchers, and practitioners will examine new programs and propose solutions to old problems in aging. Four thousand persons working in the field of aging are expected to attend. Specialized intensive training sessions, major symposia, workshops, idea exchanges, exhibits, and a media festival will focus on new horizons and new ways to improve conditions foraging - physical, mental, social, and economic. For information contact: WGS, 785 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94103; or telephone: (415)543-2617.
April 11. The Mount Sinai Hospital, School of Continuing Education in Nursing is sponsoring a spring program on Newer Thoughts about Older People in the Stern Auditorium. For application and information, contact: Rosemary Murray, MA, RN, Director, The Mount Sinai Hospital, School of Continuing Education in Nursing, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, New York 1Q029; or telephone: (212)6505704/5.
April 14-15. How to Treat Depression, Organic Mental Syndrome, Paranoid Disorders and Hypochondriasis will focus on clinical demonstrations of multiple treatment modalities for the professional practitioner. Applications are in process for appropriate Continuing Education Credits. The workshop will be held at Duke University Medical Center and registration is limited. For detailed brochure and registration form, please contact: Lisa Gwyther, ACSW, Outreach Training Coordinator, Older Americans Resources and Services/ Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Clinic, Box 2914. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710
April 14-15. Death and Dying Services in the Acute Care Hospital will be the subject of a national conference sponsored by the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division. It will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference will provide a full two-day program of guest lecturers and workshops for administrators and health care professionals of acute care hospitals. Workshop topics will include: hospice care; obstetrical, neonatal and pediatric death; death of the adult and the older adult; pharmacological approach to pain relief; special privileges, sexual rights, rooming in and visitation; burnout and staff training; and funding and reimbursement. Keynote speakers at the conference will be Balfour Mount, MD, Director of Palliative Care Service, Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec; Richard A. Kalish, PhD, Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley; and Raymond S. Alexander, President of the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. According to Dr. Maurie Pressman, Chairman of the Committee on Death & Dying of the Medical Staff at Einstein, Northern Division, this conference will explore the hopes and expectations, challenges, and achievements of health providers in the care of dying patients and the bereaved. The objectives of the conference are to model an interdisciplinary approach to the care of the dying patient and the bereaved which could be applied throughout the country, and to alert hospital administrators and health care professionals of the potential and the need for providing such care. For more information on attending the conference contact: the Hospice Service of the Death and Dying Program; or telephone: (215)329-0700, ext 6754.
April 16-18. The American Geriatrics Society's 37th Annual Meeting will be held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
April 19-23. The NCOA's 30th Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC. The 1981 annual conference is scheduled for March 29-April 1 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Radison Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee.
April 21. The 1980 Study TourManagement Skill Building will be held at the Andrus Gerontological Center, University of Southern California. The program includes effective methods for setting and evaluating goals and objectives, for planning, problem solving, and decision making within groups and work teams and for overcoming obstacles to creative and efficient task performance. There will be visits to facilities in the area.
June 1-20. Gerontological Nursing Seminar will be held at the University of Evansville in Grantham, England. The purpose of the seminar is to gain knowledge about the delivery of health care to the elderly in Britain. For further information write to: Virginia Stone, RN, PhD, Coordinator, 1829 Front St, Apt A3, Durham, North Carolina 27705.
September 11-14. IX European Congress on Clinical Gerontology will be held in Grenoble, France. For information write: Grenoble Accueil, IX European Congress on Clinical Gerontology, Avenue d'Innsbruck, 3809 Grenoble, CEDEX, France.