To support current and upcoming professionals, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center are working together through a consortium partnership to enhance the professional practices of health care professionals, aging-care providers, community members, and social service providers. Their annual conference ‘Linking Gerontology & Geriatrics: Addressing Ethics, Disasters & Well-Being in Rural Communities’ will be held on June 1st and 2nd at the Wes Watkins Center at Oklahoma State University.
Building on the 2011 Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Annual Conference, this year’s conference has three primary tracks: Bioethics and Ethics, Disaster Prevention and Health and Well-being. Dr. Miriam Kelty will present a keynote address concerning the ethical principles applicable to service delivery and research relating to older adults and advances in research and technology. Dr. Kelty is a consultant for domestic institutions and international organizations on research ethics, scientific integrity, research strategies and aging.
Conference participants will: (a) use evidence-based information to enhance the best practices of health care and other professionals working with older adults in rural communities, and (b) identify the links between gerontology and geriatrics. Click here for a conference program and click here to register for the event.