The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute annual spring conference will provide up-to-date information for those who work with individuals who suffer from dementia.
The conference, "Meeting the Challenge of Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders," will be held on Thursday, May 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. Experts will discuss
Experts will discuss
- social interventions
- dementia in special populations, including racial minorities
- low-income and rural-dwelling
- developmentally disabled persons
- pain assessment and management
- case management approaches
- Parkinson's disease
- coping skills for family and professional caregivers.
The keynote address will be delivered by Anton P. Porsteinsson, M.D., associate director of the University of Rochester program in neurobehavioral therapeutics. He will speak on "Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs in Alzheimer's Disease: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?"
A recognized authority on the application of novel pharmacological agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Porsteinsson is interested in both the cognitive losses and behavioral disturbances related to dementia. He has published widely in this field, and has contributed to numerous advisory and review committees.
Other conference speakers, and their topics, may be found by visiting ICGI Spring Conference 2003 .
Advance registration is required. If you have questions regarding this conference please call Terry Beckley at 274-1967.
Contributed by Terry Beckley (email@example.com)
Photo from Council for Excellence in Neuroscience Education