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Meeting to outline effective education about aging as America's senior population grows
Date:2/14/2013

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) the educational branch of The Gerontological Society of America will hold its 39th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference from February 28 to March 3 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL. 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 2013 is "Waves of Change: Charting the Course for Gerontology and Geriatrics Education." Complete meeting details are available at www.aghe.org.

"Charting the Future: Assuring Relevance and Quality in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education While Higher Education is Under Siege"
Opening Plenary Session: Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.
In this symposium, a panel of experts will provide short commentary on key issues of gerontology and geriatrics education, including competency-based education, the relevancy bridge between gerontology education and practice, leveraging impact through partnerships and evaluation, and a look at accreditation as a quality assurance mechanism. Members of the audience will then be invited to share their viewpoints, success stories, concerns, and recommendations for AGHE and its membership.

"Making Waves in Gerontology Education: In Remembrance of David A. Peterson (13th President)"
Past President's Symposium: Saturday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.
Six past presidents of AGHE will make short statements regarding ways to move forward in making gerontology education a more visible and accepted component of higher education. These statements will provide the bas
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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