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Aging Institute May Die Before its Time, Due To Economic Conditions Yet Washington Based Non-Profit Organization Forges Ahead with Scheduled Landmark Conference
Date:7/6/2009

In the face of the most difficult economic times in 20 years, the much-anticipated first Think Tank Summit and Town Forum, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, on The Healthcare Challenges & Opportunities for America's Aging Population, scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm at the George Washington University's Marvin Betts Center Auditorium, may not occur as planned.

Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) July 6, 2009 -- In the face of the most difficult economic times in 20 years, the much-anticipated first Think Tank Summit and Town Forum, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging and Geriatric Medicine, on The Healthcare Challenges & Opportunities for America's Aging Population, scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm at the George Washington University's Marvin Betts Center Auditorium, may not occur as planned.

The Think Tank Summit Conference and Town Forum is scheduled to feature leaders from government agencies, insurance companies, hospitals and pharmaceutical firms will join 12 participating Physician Thought Leaders in an effort to determine the impact of the enormous growth of America's aging population in their specific area of medical expertise with a focus on the implications over the next two decades.    

This first-of-its-kind summit is poised to create a path that will address the issues of aging and geriatric medicine in the context of health care policies: current and proposed. "The combination of aging baby boomers and medical and scientific advances mean more of us are living far longer than before," said Institute Executive Director Renie Freedman. "This means within 20 years, the U.S. will be dealing with unprecedented numbers of elderly citizens, many will be healthier but still 80 percent will have health iss
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