CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Jan. 17, 2003
UI hosts Jan. 31 conference on "Health Care in the Elderly"
The 25th Annual Midwestern Conference on "Health Care in the Elderly"
will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 in Braley Auditorium, located
at Room 01136 of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion in University of Iowa Hospitals
and Clinics. The program focuses on sensory impairment in elders and offers
continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing
home administrators and other health professionals involved in caring for
The program is sponsored by the departments of family medicine and internal
medicine in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the
UI Center on Aging. The keynote address, "Caring for the Elder with Sensory
Impairments," will be delivered by Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., UI associate
provost for health sciences. Other talks will discuss normal sensory changes
of aging; interventions for the hearing-impaired elder; aging and the eye;
nutrition and degenerative disease in the elderly; common dental problems
in elders; and high- and low-tech interventions for the sensory impaired elder.
Individuals may register at the conference; however, participants are encouraged
to pre-enroll. Registration fees are $125 for physicians; $60 for nurses,
physician assistants and allied health care professionals; and $40 for residents
The conference brochure and a registration form are available online at www.medicine.uiowa.edu/cme/dates/dates.asp?monthDATE=JAN_2003.
For more information or to register, contact the UI Continuing Medical Education
Division at (319) 335-8599 or e-mail Susan Zollo, program coordinator, at
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and
Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and
services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.