30th Annual Summer Geriatric Institute: Geriatric Pearls and 3rd International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Conferences
The Gateway Geriatric Education Center is hosting its 30th Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute: Geriatric Pearls on June 12-13, 2019. Take a look back at the history of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University and get a glimpse of the future. This year's Summer Institute is being held on Wednesday-Thursday instead of the customary Monday-Tuesday due to the fact that we are co-hosting the Annual International CST Conference on June 10-11, 2019.
The Annual International CST Conference will feature Dr. Aimee Spector, the Director of the International CST Center and a host of other professionals practicing Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) around the world. This two-day event is for both current practitioners of CST and those new to this innovative non-pharmacological intervention for persons with dementia.
Social Work Course Offered at International CST and Summer Geriatric Institute
Course Description: Interprofessional approaches that address the medical, social, instrumental and functional issues and needs of older adults will be examined. Information about interprofessional geriatric practice and social issues affecting the well-being of older adults will be provided. Clinical, theoretical, and educational perspectives will be presented by interprofessional faculty and professionals with expertise in geriatric assessment and intervention. Students will attend the 3rd International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Conference and the SLU Summer Geriatric Institute as a group on June 10-13 (all day, required).
Each day, the class will meet as a group over lunch (which is provided), including the student lunch meeting on June 12, 2019, which includes other students in attendance outside of this course. Conference registrations for SLU students are waived. For non-SLU students, a reduced conference registration of $100 will be charged.
New Continuing Education Events
Connecting the Personal with the Professional for Effective Care Delivery: A Narrative Medicine Approach will be offered on Saturday, April 6 at Il Monastero and on Saturday May 4 at Washington University.
In the News
The Memory Clinic is a service provided by the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy at Saint Louis University and supervised by Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT, program director. New Cognitive Stimulation Therapy at the Memory Clinic
Steamy St. Louis Heat Life-threatening for Some
Dr. Berg-Weger speaks of the compounding risks to the elderly population.
Family Caregivers Feel the Strain as More People Choose to Age at Home
Dr. Marla Berg-Weger is quoted in a broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio on Caregivers.
What Should Doctors Be Asking Their Older Patients? A New Screening Tool May Help.
John Morley, M.D., director of the Gateway Geriatric Education Center, discussed the health issues older adults should watch for, as well as a new screening tool to identify them.