Monday, 12 June, 2023
Join us for the annual Summer Geriatric Institute on June 12 and June 13. This year’s event promises to continue the longstanding tradition of excellence in interprofessional geriatric education while offering a new format and several new topic areas. The 2023 event will be provided in a hybrid format. For those who wish to attend the Institute in person, the event will be held at the SLU Learning Resource Center SLU. All lectures and selected workshops will be offered virtually through zoom. A recent addition to the annual Institute has been a full-day training for those who want to learn Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) facilitation. This year’s CST training will be offered in a hybrid format on June 14, fulfilling the first requirement for CST Certification for Practitioners.
New topic areas this year includes lectures on behavioral health issues for older adults and language decline in persons with dementia and workshops including a live family interview with a family experiencing dementia with reflections and insights from a team of geriatric clinicians, two interactive workshops introducing a fall prevention program, Matter of Balance, and a geriatric escape room activity. Two additional new features include lunchtime options to listen to a recorded lecture by Professor Emeritus John E. Morley on the history of geriatrics and an in-person poster session with graduate students who will share their research and clinical work.