May 17, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 20




Summer program in geriatrics, gerontology offered June 3-7

Health care professionals are encouraged to attend the Summer Intensive in Geriatrics and Gerontology "What's New in Health Care Treatments for Aging Patients" scheduled June 3-7. The program offers attendees the opportunity to learn the most current practices, research findings and teaching principles in geriatrics and gerontology. The program will help physicians recognize the individuality of their elderly patients. Nurses will learn how medications and diseases affect aging persons. Others will learn how to make the necessary adjustments so they can work effectively with their older patients and clients.

Geriatrics and gerontology is a multidisciplinary approach to identifying, learning and discussing health care procedures for older persons. Preventive care is emphasized to help create awareness of the "well elderly" in an effort to dispel the notion that all persons over the age of 65 are frail and dependent.

The cost for the program is $195 for those affiliated with the Health Science Center or the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie Murphy Division. All others will pay $295. Continuing medical and continuing education credit will be available. For more information or to register, call Lily Porter Tarrillion at ext. 7-3369 or send an e-mail to