ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute and the Office of Extended Studies will present the second of three fall workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Road. Running from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the presentation is entitled “Evolving Health Care Models to Minimize Polypharmacy and Medication Errors in Aging Adults.”
The registration fee for this continuing education opportunity is $25 per workshop ($15 each for retired people). Registration must be completed no later than one week prior to the workshop. Ithaca College faculty and students may attend at no charge but must still register.
For more information and to register, go to www.ithaca.edu/agingworkshops or contact the Office of Extended Studies at (607) 274-3143.
“Evolving Health Care Models to Minimize Polypharmacy and Medication Errors in Aging Adults”
Presenters Robert Wahler and Scott Monte, clinical assistant professors at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will review strategies to avoid polypharmacy (one patient using many medications) and adverse events in aging adults. The presenters will also provide an overview of past, present and future projects that focus on integrating the medical and pharmacy communities with technology to serve the unique needs of the aging.
The remaining workshop, “Aging with Disabilities and Quality of Life,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2–4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Denise Wells, outreach and engagement coordinator, at (607) 274-1607 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible.