The gerontological workshops, seminars, and graduate programs in this section are presented as a service to our readers. If you have an upcoming event or a new program in gerontology that you would like to list (listing is free of charge), please send the information to Helen Ewan, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086. Listings should be sent in eight weeks before publication date.
Assessing the Older Adult will be presented in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by the Metropolitan Medical Center. It is designed for nurses caring for the older adult in long-term care and public health settings. It will include methods of collecting health history date and assessment of neurologic and cardiovascular systems, musculoskeletal assessment and head, neck, and skin assessment. It will be presented on October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. The fee is $75 and 15 contact hours are available. For information please contact: Sheila Hall or Darlene Curtis, Metropolitan Medical Center, Community Education Department, 900 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404; or telephone: (612) 347-4659 or 347-4682.
October 2-4. The American Aging Association will hold its 10th Annual Meeting at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel in Houston, Texas. For information Write: Durham Harraan, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 42nd and Dewey Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68105.
October 3. Marquette University College of Nursing is offering The Psychiatric Patient in the A'ursing Home Setting at the Sheraton Mayfair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fee is $35 and 0.6 CEU is available. For further information contact: Madeline Wake, MSN, RN, Director, Continuing Education in Nursing, Marquette University, College of Nursing, 3029 N 49th St, Milwaukee, WI 53210; or telephone: (414) 445-8656, ext 40.
Pace University is offering the following courses: October 6-Communicating with the Elderly for Nurses Aides, 9:30 am to 3:30 PM, 5 contact hours, $30; October 9-Long Term Care Administration and thé Law, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 6 contact hours, $40; October 27-Nursing Management of Confused, Regressed and Depressed Elderly Patients, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 6 contact hours; $40; November 14-Drugs and the Older Adult: Update for Nurses, 9:30 am to 3:30 PM, 5 contact hours, $40; December 1-Update on Infection Control in Nursing Homes, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 6 contact hours, $35; and an additional course to be held on three dates, October 20, November 17, and December 8-Geriatric Care for Nurses A ides-Part /, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 15 contact hours, $75. All programs will be held in Westchester County, New York. A brochure containing course descriptions, fees, and registration information may be obtained from Ellen Reilly, Continuing Education in Health Care, Pace University, School oí Nursing, Bedford Road, Pleasant vil le, New York, 10570.
October 15-17. Infection Control for Acute and Extended Care Facilities will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. It is sponsored by APIC, Blue Grass Chapter and Kentuckiana Chapter. Fees are: $35-APIC member; $50-nonmember; and $10-extended care facility. For further information contact: Beth Stover, RN, Infection Control Nurse, Children's Hospital, PÖ Box 655, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.
October 17. Newer Thoughts About Older People, Part V will be held at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. For further information please write: Rosemary Murray, Director, The Mount Sinai Hospital, School of Continuing Education in Nursing, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, New York 10029; or telephone: (212) 650-6735/6.
October 19-23. The American Public Health Association will hold its 108th Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan. For further information please write: American Public Health Association, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington. DC 20005.
Remotivation and Rehabilitation of the Elderly will be held on two separate dates, sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi. The focus of this workshop will be on improving the quality of life for the elderly through measures of primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention of menial health problems. Topics to be included are: strategies for maintenance of optimal functioning level possible; retarding deterioration and/or facilitating in functioning; home care versus institutionalization; myths of senility and the unresponsiveness of old people; reality orientation; remotivation and rehabilitation based on present abilities, tolerance levels, feasible health state and optimum level of life satisfaction possible; reversibility of functional disorders; and the relationship of sensory deprivation, visual, and hearing changes to confused and disoriented states. The dates and locations are:October 23-24, 1980-Biloxi; and October30-31,1980- Hattiesburg. For further information write: University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station, Box 5104, Hauiesburg, Mississippi 39401.
October 24-25. The ninth annual symposium, Geriatric Medicine Today, sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel iti San Francisco, California. For information please write: American Geriatrics Society, 13220 105th Avenue, Building B, Room 61, Sun City, Arizona 85351.
The Western Gerontological Society is sponsoring a fall training institute on Promoting Health and Growth in the Later Years. This institute will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Thunderbird-Jantzen Beach on October 30-November 1. Intensive training topics will include: Strategies for Promoting Wellness and Long Life; Health and Growth Programming in Long-Term Care; The SAGE Experience: A Participatory Event; Designing and Implementing Health Promotion Programs; Approach to Multi-Generational Family Issues: Turning Crisis into Creative Growth; The Role of the Service Provider in the Care of the Whole Person; and Promoting Self-Care: Alternative Assessment and Counseling Techniques. For more information please write or call; The Western Gerontological Society, Attn: Fall Training Institutes, 785 Market Street, Suite 1114, San Francisco, California 94103; or telephone: (415) 543-2617.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States is sponsoring an institute on Futurology of Long Term Care. The institute will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 30-November 1 and in Anaheim, California on November 17-19. The goal of the Institute is to assist persons to reflect, project, and plan for the future as it pertains to long-term health care needs. For further information please write Sister M. Laurice, OSF, Director, Long Term Care, The Catholic Health Association, 1438 S. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63104.
November 12. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry will present a course entitled, Psychiatric Treatment Issues in the Elderly. A multidisciplinary faculty will discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and management of dementing diseases, depression and paranoid disorders in the elderly. All health professionals involved in the delivery of mental health services to the elderly are invited to attend. For further information contact: Program Coordinator, 720 Rutland Avenue, Turner Room 22, Baltimore, Maryland 21205; or telephone: (301) 955-6046.
November 15. The Aging Process is a program for registered and licensed vocational nurses working in intermediate and long-term care facilities caring for the geriatric patient and is designed to help the nurse convert knowledge of the aging process into care planning and communication with the older adult. Topics include normal aging- functional changes, social and economic changes, longevity, psychological and physical changes, and attitudes of health professionals toward the aged; how institutionalized elderly compare with the norm, and increasing the repertoire of nursing interventions through clarifying goals of care, evaluation of individual patients, planning care, involvement of families and other support resources, improving care networks, and evaluating care outcomes. Through an informal seminar format, participants will have the opportunity to discuss application of program content to their situation; 5 contact hours. This course will be held in Sacramento at the University Extension Sacramento Center, Downtown Plaza. For information write: University of California, Davis, California 95616.
November 15-16. The Fourth Annual National Symposium on Aging will be held in San Francisco at the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn. Devoted to a review of health care needs of the elderly in California, sessions will center on a description of health care for older people and a review of resources available to meet those needs. The symposium will be structured to contribute to the California State House Conference on Aging. Ultimately, the recommendations of this fourth annual symposium will be included in the 1981 White House Conference. In addition to the broad issues, specific and prevalent problems in geriatric medicine will be examined, such as the aging heart; stroke and the older patient; cancer and aging; and depression and disengagement among the elderly. Concurrent seminars on preretirement, clinical medicine, dental needs, nursing and home care, drug abuse, cost containment, and health policy will be designed to give specific information to a broad range of persons concerned with the health of the aged. For more information please write: Continuing Education Health Sciences, University of California, 24 Kirkham, San Francisco, CA 94143; or telephone:^ 15) 666-3904.
November 21. Humber College's Health Sciences Division in cooperation with Summit Pharmacist and Chemists Limited are sponsoring a one-day seminar on Drugs and Geriatric Care. The conference will be held at the Constellation Hotel in Rexdale, Ontario, Canada. This third annual seminar will highlight contemporary topics and issues dealing with the use of drugs in the elderly, increase the awareness of drug reactions and their clinical significance in the aged, and provide recent information on a variety of widely used drugs for chronic conditions. For more information please contact: Conference & Seminar Services, Humber College, 205 Humber College Blvd, Rexdale, Ontario M9W 5L7; or telephone: (416) 675-7420.
November 21-25. Aging and the Family is the theme for the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society to be held at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, California. Over the past 35 years since the Gerontological Society was founded, extensive research has radically altered our understanding of the family relationships of older adults. Major changes in family demography have taken place. Broad new social trends such as the women's movement have impacted on older people and their families. This important Gerontological Society meeting will attempt to report on and assess the state of knowledge in the field of aging as it relates to the family and the society at large in the 1980s. The meeting will open with a plenary session on Aging and the Family, A case study of a fourgeneration family will be the focus of the session, featuring a film on the life of the family by KQED television's OVER EASY program. Grand Rounds will follow the film, in which speakers from different disciplines will summarize points covered in the film presentation. The program also features an interdisciplinary session on dementia, as well as over 400 papers, symposia, discussion sessions, workshops, lectures, and poster sessions. Additional highlights of the scientific meeting will be media presentations, a job mart, presentations by federal agencies, an exhibit program, social functions, and business meetings, including an opportunity for related organizations to meet and conduct business. The Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting is an opportunity for professionals from many disciplines who concern themselves with aging to come together and share their research, activities, interests, and thoughts with colleagues. The focal point of the meeting is the scientific study of aging and its application in education and training, practice, administration, policy, and planning. For further information, contact the Society at 1835 K Street, NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006; or telephone: (202) 466-6750.
December 4-5. Brookdale Center for Continuous Education, The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in association with the Social Health Center for Aging, Mount Sinai Hospital Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College, The Frederic D. Zeman Center for Instruction of the Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged, Long-Term Care Gerontology Center announce a postgraduate course: The Fourth Annual Brookdale Medical Conference on Geriatrics, A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Medical and Social Problems of the Aging. This course is presented under the direction of Samuel K. Elster, MD and Helen Rehr, DSW. For information write to: Director, The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, New York 10029; or telephone: (212) 650-6737.
December 4-7. International Professional Seminars is sponsoring an educational vacation in Nassau, Bahamas, Challenge of Geriatric Care. The cost is $388 and 8 contact hours may be earned. For information contact: InterPro, PO Box 160753, Miami, Florida 33116; or telephone; (305) 595-4488.
January 12-16, 1981. The Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University in Denton, Texas is holding its annual Winter Institute on Aging. The topic for this institute is A Holistic Approach to Health Planning in the Later Years. Students may register for graduate credit or continuing education units. For further information please contact: Eleanor Adams, Center for Studies in Aging, North Texas State University, P.O Box 13438, Denton, Texas 76203; or telephone: (817) 788-2763.
March 4-7,1981. The annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Gerontology Tomorrow: Consolidation/Expansion? will be held at the Netherland Hilton, Cincinnati, Ohio. The program will include: plenary sessions; thematic and state of the art presentations; symposia; disciplinary, instructional level, and other gerontological organization roundtables; paper sessions; audiovisual instruction; and education and book exhibits. Half-day tour available on March 4 before the official opening. For additional information contact: Elizabeth Douglass, Executive Director, AGHE Central Office, 1835 K Street, NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20006; or telephone:(202) 466-6750.