January 19, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 3


In Memoriam

Videoconference gives update on aging

A major five-part seminar series on aging, produced by Health Science Center personnel and targeting health professionals throughout Texas, begins Wednesday, Jan. 24, and continues with additional sessions Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

Presented by the South Texas Geriatric Education Center (STGEC), the Sixteenth Annual Multidisciplinary Seminar Series in Geriatrics and Gerontology will focus on "Exploring the Clinical Care of Aging."

The programs will include university, VA and community "heavyweights" in aging research and clinical care, including experts from the laboratory as well as from nursing, dentistry, cardiology, neurology, pharmacology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, gynecology, podiatry and other specialties.

Designed to update the knowledge and skills of faculty, residents, nurses and area health care professionals, the interactive video teleconference will originate in the Allied Health/Research Building and will be broadcast live at sites in El Paso, the Panhandle, Edinburg and many additional locations. Programs will last from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and participants may earn continuing education credits.

The programs are being co-sponsored by the STGEC; the Medical School; the School of Nursing; and the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division.

Call ext. 7-3370 for more information.