CSUB to host first annual conference on aging and geriatric care

In partnership with UCLA, KMC and CGEC

First Annual Kern County Conference on Aging PosterThe Departments of Social Work and Nursing at CSU Bakersfield will host the First Annual Kern County Conference on Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Care. The conference will take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:30am to 3pm in the Student Union multi-purpose room at CSUB.

The conference is being held in partnership with Kern Medical Center (KMC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the California Geriatric Education Center (CGEC). Three years ago, CSUB partnered with the above agencies to create a Center of Excellence in Geriatric Care at KMC.

“Our population is aging rapidly, and here in Kern County we face a serious shortage of healthcare workers trained and fully prepared to care for our older patients,” said Dr. Rose McCleary, Associate Professor of Social Work at CSUB. “This is an inter-professional conference, and will benefit professionals who work with older adults such as physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, pharmacists and others.

The conference keynote speaker will be David B. Reuben, MD, Chief of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. There will also be interactive breakout sessions that will teach useful tools such as “Get Up and Go” fall screening, a 3-minute dementia screening, and the “Beers Drug Criteria.” The first 75 registrants receive a copy of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips.

Cost to attend is $35. Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be provided to licensed attendees. Registration will close June 6, 2014. Please visit geronet.ucla.edu/kccoa for information.

For More Information

Colleen Dillaway
Director, Public Affairs & Communications, CSUB
661-654-2456
cdillaway@csub.edu

Irma Cervantes
Public Affairs Coordinator, CSUB
661-654-2138
icervantes@csub.edu