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Aging: Raising the Bar

OSU Gerontology Conference scheduled for early April

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Leading geriatric professionals will gather to discuss emerging aging-related information and research at the 39th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference held April 2-3 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on Oregon State University’s campus.

The two-day conference features workshops on current information for health and human services occupations in a wide variety of disciplines.

Attendees will experience the opportunity to network with local, national and internationally known gerontology professionals, as well as a chance to visit with conference sponsors at the exhibit hall.

“The OSU Gerontology Conference is known throughout Oregon and Washington for its research-based coverage of a comprehensive set of issues that affect older adults,” says College of Public Health and Human Sciences Professor Sally Bowman, who has hosted the conference for the past 18 years. “It attracts practitioners from a wide variety of settings who serve older populations.”

Keynote speakers include Mike Studer from the American Physical Therapy Association; Elaine K. Sanchez, author and co-founder of caregiverhelp.com; and Elaine Ryan, vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration in AARP’s Government Affairs group.

The event is co-hosted by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, including its Extension Family and Community Health, Program on Gerontology, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, and Center for Healthy Aging Research, as well as the Oregon Geriatric Education Center.

For more information on the annual OSU Gerontology Conference, visit the conference site.

The 39th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference is preceded by a 10-year anniversary celebration for the Center of Healthy Aging Research held April 1 – a free event featuring local aging studies experts discussing current research. Learn more.