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 Pam Ballinger, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 6900 Grove Road, Thor of are, New Jersey 08086. Listings should be sent in eight weeks before publication date.
August 11-24. Wayne State University is sponsoring a study tour on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Israel and Britain. The focus is on innovative mental health, medical, and social service to the aged. Graduate and continuing medical education credits are available. Cost will be $1,398 for Israel, with an additional $345 for London (optional). Deluxe accommodations are available. For further information call (313)577-3308. The tour will be led by Drs. Eva and Boaz Kahana. There will be lectures by prominent gerontologists in Israel and Britain,
August 27-30. The Adaptability of the Aging Person to his Condition will be held in Montreal, Canada and is sponsored by the International Center of Social Gerontology. For information write: CIGS, 91 rue Jouffroy, 75017, Paris, France.
September 8-10. The following symposium will be co-sponsored by Charles B. Slack, Inc, of Thorofare, New Jersey, and the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing: The Second Annual National Symposium in Gerontological Nursing, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California; fee is $140. The cosponsoring 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)257-8290; in New Jersey (609)848-1000.
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.
September 1980. The Georgetown University School of Nursing has established a Master of Science in Nursing program to prepare graduates for leadership roles in nursing practice and the delivery of health care services. The program, which will be offered for the first time in September 1980, was established under the leadership of Rose Anne McGarrity, MA, dean of the school of nursing. It focuses on familyoriented nursing practice in two clinical specialty areas, one of which is the Family with Aged Members (gerontological nursing). Virginia Mermel, DNSc, director of the program, indicated that 20 students will be admitted for study beginning in 1980. The following year total enrollment will be increased to 40 students. The program of studies for the Family with Aged Members addresses the process of aging from a holistic perspective. The maintenance and improvement of self-care capabilities of elderly persons within the context of the family and other support systems is a major focus. The curriculum is based on the self-care concept that sees each person as the primary provider and decision-maker in personal health matters. Within each clinical major, all students are prepared to function in the role of manager of programs of nursing for clients in a variety of settings. The tools of research and a scholarly approach are an integral part of the curriculum and are used in validating the self-care concept of nursing. In addition, each student selects support courses that contribute to personal career goals. The program is being funded through a grant from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. For more information regarding the program, write: Graduate Program, Georgetown University School of Nursing, Washington, DC 20007.
The University of Mid-America Institute for Professional Development is sponsoring Developing Programs for Older Adults on the following dates: September 29'30 in Kansas City, Missouri, and October 27-28 in San Francisco, California. This seminar is designed to improve skills in providing meaningful programs for older adults. Emphasis throughout the seminar will be on practical, proven "how to" methods of applying knowledge about older adults to educational workrelated, social, and health programming. The seminar leader is Richard Kalish, noted professional psychologist for more than 25 years, focusing on aging, death, and loss. For more information write: University of MidAmerica Institute for Professional Development, PO Box 82006, Lincoln, Nebraska 68501.
Fall 1980. California State University Long Beach offers a three-semester graduate program in nursing to educate geriatric nurse practitioners. The practitioner is prepared to give primary an long-term care to geriatric patients in clinics, offices, and nursing homes. A master's degree is awarded upon completion of the program. Applications for the Fall 1980 semester are now being accepted. For more information please contact: Kama Bramble, RN, MS, GNP, Associate Program Director, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840.
Fall 1980. The first conference for the Council of Nursing Home Nurses is now being planned. This two-day conference will be designed to meet the needs/requests of the council members. For information write: Ella J. Kick, Chairperson, Council of Nursing Home Nurses, 349 Mull Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44313.
Fall 1980. IJSF liberal arts and science majors, as well as graduate students, may enroll in a 21-unit gerontological studies program that offers a certificate, concurrent with a student's degree, upon graduation. Coordinating the new program is Douglas Amis, assistant to the dean of the colleges of arts and science. Amis explains that the program requires completion of nine units of foundation courses in gerontology, six units of project/field work or thesis, and six units of related electives. All foundation courses are presently offered, including Experimental Developmental Psychology, Social Gerontology, and Perspective in Psychology: Aging. Three new courses, for graduates will be added by the fall semester when the program will be accepting new USF students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new program is also offered to individuals who have completed formal academic degrees. The new program is expected to have 100 students within the next several years. Further information and application procedures may be obtained by writing USF, Harney Science Center, Room 236, San Francisco, California 94117; or telephone: (415)666-6373.
Fall 1980. Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia offers a new program in adult health: Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist with Practitioner Skills. This course of study will prepare nurses who wish to assume the expanded role responsibilities in the delivery of health care to older persons. The minimum prerequisite is a BSN from a NLN accredited School of Nursing. For further information, contact the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.
Fall 1980. Brigham Young offers a graduate program in nursing to educate Geriatric Nurse Practitioners. The practitioner is prepared to give primary care to the elderly in a variety of settings including nursing homes and outpatient clinics. A Master of Science degree is awarded on completion of the program. For additional information, please contact Susanne H. Harris, RN, MSN, FNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Brigham Young University, 2307 SFLC, Provo, LIT 84601.
Fall 1980. The University of Minnesota is now accepting applications for its three-year Advanced Studies Program for practicing nursing home administrators beginning Fall 1980. This unique and innovative program combines on-campus classes at intervals with independent study. It is designed for the administrator who wishes an indepth professional program. The University of Minnesota program has been developed to offer the working administrator an opportunity for systematic career and educational growth, it is a coherent sequential course of study of long-term care administration. For example, the breadth and depth of study helps the business major to understand the long-term care environment-reasons people work with the aged, financing ol a services versus a goods oriented organization, use of public versus private monies, and how to assess professional staff. It helps the health professional to understand leadership, group behavior, financing, health law, and architectural design for the elderly. In other words, boards and owners can be assured of administrative and programmatic knowledge of this field. For further information, write or call: U of M Center for LTC, 2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 336, Minneapolis, MN 55414; or telephone: (612)376-3287.
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 two cities on different dates: Phoenix, Arizona at the Del Webb's Townehouse on September 25-27; and 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) 5432617.
September 21-26. The International Symposium on Aging and Cancer will be held at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. For information please write: ISAC, 4635 W Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630.
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 Harman, 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 Nursing 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 the 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 Aides-Part I, 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 of Nursing, Bedford Road, Pleasantville, 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 apd 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, PO 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) 6505735/6.
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.
October 24-25. The ninth annual symposium, Geriatric Medicine Today, sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco, California. For information please write: American Geriatrics Society, 13220 105th Avenue, Building B, Room 61, Sun City, Arizona 85351.
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 mental 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 October 30-31, 1980-Hattiesburg. For further information write: University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Station, Box 5104, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401.
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. 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 four-generation family will be the focus of the session, featuring a film on the life of the family. 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.
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: (425) 6663904.
March 4-7,1981. The annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Gerontology Tomorrow: Consolidation I 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. 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.