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Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter Partners with Wayne State Institute of Gerontology for Issues in Aging Conference

Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter Partners with Wayne State Institute of Gerontology for Issues in Aging Conference
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March 15, 2021
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The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter is pleased to partner with the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology for its virtual 2021 Issues in Aging Conference at 9 a.m.-3:40 p.m. on Monday, April 19.
Issues in Aging is one of the longest running, most well-recognized professional conferences of its kind. Held every Spring since 1989, the conference provides healthcare professionals with best practices and current research in the field in geriatrics and gerontology. It also provides CEs or contact hours for a wide array of healthcare professionals. 
This year’s virtual conference highlights “Team Approaches to Frailty” and features important topics and expert speakers from around North America, including:
  • Cannabinoids for Agitation in Dementia: Clearing the Smoke - Krista Lanctot, Ph.D., senior scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology and vice-chair, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry
  • Caregiving in Diverse Populations - Sheria Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
  • Aging in Place: Key to the Good Life - Susan Stark Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor of occupational therapy, neurology and social work, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness - Michael Verde, M.A.., Founder of Memory Bridge, Bloomington, Indiana
“This conference is known for its engaging speakers and high-quality, timely content,” said Jean Barnas, Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter program services director. “We’re so pleased to be a part of it again this year with Wayne State and look forward to these topics and this incredible lineup — which are sure to benefit health care practitioners and the general public alike.”
For more information about the conference or to register, visit or contact Donna MacDonald at Wayne State University at 248-719-0640 or today.

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