Final call for abstracts for inaugural UofL Optimal Aging Conference, June 12-14

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Abstracts are due midnight of Thursday, March 31, for the Inaugural Optimal Aging Conference. Abstracts can be submitted here. More conference information can be found at www.OptimalAgingInstitute.org. The Optimal Aging Conference will be held June 12-14 in Louisville at the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway. This conference is jointly presented by the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville and the Kentucy Association for Gerontology (KAG).

    The Optimal Aging Conference focuses on aging as an opportunity for indiduals and socieities, and not a disease. This conference is transdisciplinary and as such, individuals across a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds are welcome to submit abstracts, including academics, health care professionals, social service professionals, business professionals working in health care, age care disrupters and older adults. The conference features a variety  conference tracks, including:

    • Aging in Community
    • Healthcare & Aging
    • Building Coordinated Care Networks
    • LGBTQ Aging
    • Business & Aging
    • Mental Health & Aging
    • Caregiving
    • Multicultural Aging
    • Creativity & Lifelong Learning
    • Spirituality & Religion
    • Health & Wellness
    • Legal & Ethical Issues

     

    The 2016 Optimal Aging additionally features several pre-conference opportunities:

    • June 11-12: Chief Resident Immersion Traing (CRIT), a leadership training for Chief Residents, Program Directors and geriatrics faculty
    • June 12: Continuing education for Social Work professionals

    For information about the conference and abstract submission, visit www.OptimalAgingInstitute.org or call 502-852-5629.

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    Jill Scoggins is proud of her role as an academic communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience with universities in four states. At UofL, she manages communications for several departments, divisions, institutes and centers within the School of Medicine. Her areas include women’s health, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatric medicine, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and oncology/hematology, among others.