Binghamton University hosts Aging Conference
BINGHAMTON -- Binghamton University will host The Southern Tier Center on Aging’s inaugural conference, “Enhancing Quality of Life in Later Years,” October 1-3, 2010, at the University Downtown Center.
The conference is designed to provide attendees with cutting-edge research and hands-on practice workshops pertaining to quality of life issues currently facing older adults and caregivers. The conference committee is soliciting proposals for poster and paper presentations, workshop sessions and roundtable discussions. The proposal deadline has been extended to July 16, 2010.
The Center is hosting four nationally- and internationally-known aging professionals including The President of the American Geriatrics Society and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Upstate Medical University, Sharon Brangman, MD; The President and Co-Founder of the Eden Alternative and Green House Project, William Thomas, MD; Associate Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Late Life Depression Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Mark Miller, MD; and Vice President and Geriatric Medical Director for Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP.
The mission of the Southern Tier Center on Aging is to be a pioneer in interdisciplinary approaches to identifying, researching and fostering positive change in challenges confronting older adults and their caregivers. This is accomplished with the collaboration of researchers, students and educators from Binghamton University and Upstate Medical University, along with practitioners and consumers from agencies and communities in New York’s Southern Tier.
To learn more about the conference and for proposal and registration submission information, please visit the aging website at www2.binghamton.edu/ifis/index.html.