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Aging conference set in San Antonio (7-07-00)

The 21st Annual Conference on Aging, "Managing Dementia: Integrating Behavior Management and Pharmacotherapy," will be held July 21 at the Adamís Mark Hotel in downtown San Antonio. The conference is sponsored jointly by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) and the South Texas Geriatric Education Center.

UTHSC faculty members Gustavo Román, M.D., and Donald Royall, M.D., will join experts from across the country as presenters at the one-day conference. The keynote speaker is David Snowden, Ph.D., from the Department of Medicine and Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Snowden is the principal investigator on the "Nun Study," a longitudinal study of health and aging among 678 members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

The registration deadline is July 18. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, a bound set of materials and continuing education credits. The cost is $100 for health professionals, $75 for UTHSC and STVHCS employees, and $50 for students. Call (210) 567-3370 for more information.

Contact: Will Sansom or Jennifer Lorenzo