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As America's senior population grows, meeting to outline effective education about aging
Date:2/24/2011

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) the educational branch of The Gerontological Society of America will hold its 37th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference from March 17 to 20 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH. Media representatives are invited to attend free of charge.

This conference provides a forum for professionals in the field of aging to present their work and share ideas about gerontological and geriatric education and training. The theme for 2011 is "Living the Old Age We Imagine: Higher Education in an Aging Society." Complete meeting details are available at www.aghe.org.

"Images of Aging: Lay and Scientific Perspectives"
Opening Plenary and Keynote Address: Thursday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
Images of aging are critical to both lay persons and scientists, constraining or enabling actions that shape wellbeing across the life course. In this presentation, keynote speaker Kenneth Ferraro, PhD, will review widely-held images of aging noting their social origins and consequences and opportunities for gerontology educators to transform views of the aging process.

"A Roadmap for Accreditation in Gerontology/Geriatrics"
Past Presidents' Symposium: Saturday, March 19, 1:30 p.m.
Gerontology programs face serious, primarily structural, challenges for survival. As the public seeks quality in addressing the soaring aging demographics, the workforce demand for credentialed/skilled professionals in aging is not established or available. This session will explore how AGHE can respond to the need for accreditation. A town hall meeting also will be h
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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