CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Feb. 26, 2002
UI Center on Aging to host seminar series
The University of Iowa Center on Aging will host a five-part seminar series
on geriatric assessment, beginning March 6 at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
The series, "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: Facilitating Elder
Independence," is for care managers, nurses, nursing home administrators,
counselors, social workers, other professionals who work with the elderly
and the public. Developed by the American Society on Aging, the seminars will
be conducted via teleconference by Gregory Paveza, professor of social work
at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
All sessions will be held in the Otolaryngology Alumni Conference Room in
the Pomerantz Family Pavilion (21271 PFP) at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Continuing
education credits are available.
Following is the seminar series schedule:
-- March 6, noon to 1:30 p.m.; "The Basics of Comprehensive Geriatric
-- March 13, noon to 1:15 p.m.; "Mental Status and Decision-Making
-- March 20, noon to 1:15 p.m.; "Assessing Functional Capability in
the Older Adult."
-- March 27, noon to 1:15 p.m.; " The Social, Sexual, Spiritual, Environmental,
Nutritional and Behavioral Aspects of Assessment."
-- April 10, noon to 1:15 p.m.; " Assessing Functional Capability in
the Older Adult."
The seminars are free, although there is an $8 fee per session for professionals
interested in continuing education credits (CEUs). For CEU information, contact
Kerri Cook at the American Society on Aging at (800) 537-9728, extension 649
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration for the seminar series is required. To pre-register or for
more information, contact Allison Hart at (319) 335-7731 or via e-mail at