June 1, 1987
Deadline for nominations
Nominations are being sought for the third round of Allied-Signal Achievement Awards in Aging to be presented in the fall of 1987. The annual awards are presented by Allied-Signal Inc. to recognize and focus public attention to the work of individuals who have made significant contributions through medical research, health care delivery or public policy in medicine and health care, all to enhance the quality of life for older persons. Two awards will be made in 1987, with each award consisting of a $30,000 cash prize and an inscribed Steuben glass piece. The panel who selects the winners is selected themselves by the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging. Nominations are to be made on a standard-sized nomination form which may be obtained from the following address: Allied-Signal Achievement Award in Aging, The Johns Hopkins Center on Aging, Francis Scott Key Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205; 301-955-7691.
June 1-16, 1987
A Focus on Health and Aging
An international study tour to Japan will be conducted June 1-16, 1987. A comprehensive view of the healthcare system with an emphasis on services for the older adult in Japan will include visits to the Metropolitan Tokyo Research Institute for the Aged, National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Life Planning Center, universities, public health departments, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. The study tour will be codirected by Dr Kenneth C. Becker, Dr Margaret F. Dosch, and Dr Kiyoka Koizumi of the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. CEUs available for health and social service professionals will include 19 credit hours in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award of the AMA. For further information, contact Dr Margaret F. Dosch, Mitchell Hall, Room 206, University of WisconsinLa Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601; 608-785-8162.
June 4, 1987
Ninth Annual Gerontological Nursing Symposium
This annual symposium, "Practice and Role Innovations in Gerontological Nursing," will take place at the Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL 60612. For further information, contact Nursing Continuing Education, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, 600 S. Paulina (474R Academic Facility), Chicago, IL 60612; telephone 312-942-6248. Dolores M. Alford, MSN, RN, gerontic nurse consultant in Dallas, Texas will address issues in health policy changes and health care delivery.
June 4-6, 1987
12th National Institute on Aging
"Responding to Mental Health Needs Among Ethnic Minority Elderly" will be the focus of the 12th National Institute on Aging, scheduled to be . held June 4-6, 1987, at the Holiday Inn at the Embarcadero in San Diego, California. The national conference is being sponsored by San Diego State University's Center on Aging, College of Health and Human Services. Mental health problems that contribute to the physical, social, and emotional impairment of ethnic minority elders, who generally have low incomes and little or no services, will be of special concern. The effect on families will also be discussed. The conference is directed at health, mental health, and social service professionals; families; advocates; volunteers; students; and individuals working with or interested in ethnic minority elders. Fees after April 30, $75; students, retired, unemployed seniors 65 and older. $40. Mail to: University Center on Aging, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182. For more information, contact Ana Peeks, Project Coordinator, University Center on Aging, 619-265-6765.
June 25-25, 1987
Planning for Special Needs of Alzheimer's Victims: A Proactive Approach for Nurse Practitioners
This conference, tailored for nurse practitioners and other healthcare professions, will take place in San Diego, CA. Registration fees before May 25 are $125; after May 25, $150; students, $75 and a $75 daily fee.
CEU's pending. For more information, contact Darlene Jelenik, RN, CFNP or Lloyd Lamb, PhD, American Geriatrics & Gerontology, 1024 Eubank N.E. Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87112; 505-296-4867.
Gerontological Nursing specialization for graduates
The University of Michigan School of Nursing will offer a new graduate specialization in gerontological nursing beginning September, 1987. The program prepares graduates for leadership in roles primarily of direct care, consultant to care, and/or supervisor of care. For more information, contact: Thelma J. Wells, PhD, RN, FAAN, Center for the Development of Gerontological Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, Room 1226, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0482.
Submissions for Calendar listings must be received four months prior to the desired date of publication. Listings should be sent to the Managing Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086.