MAILED: May 14, 2001
EAU CLAIRE—The Western Wisconsin
Geriatric Education Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will
sponsor an Aging Summit, Tuesday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
Ramada Inn, Eau Claire.
The event will
begin with an introduction to the Geriatric Education Center concept. At 10:15
a.m. keynote speaker Donna McDowall, director for the Wisconsin Bureau on Aging
and Long Term Care, will give a presentation titled “Meeting the Challenges
and Opportunities of Health and Aging Services in the Next Decade.”
“The goal of the summit is to work in partnership with
those in our region who work in health and aging services to assess current
educational opportunities,” said Dr. Gene Decker, associate professor of
allied health professions at UW-Eau Claire. He said that the event was organized
because the rapid changes that are occurring in these fields will require the
development of new concepts and methods.
Focus groups will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
followed by lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The day will end with an hour of
summary and discussion.
The Western Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center is a
program that improves geriatric training programs in the region and develops and
strengthens networks for geriatric education. It is part of the Center for
Health and Aging Service Excellence located in the Human Sciences and Services
building at UW-Eau Claire.
For more information contact Dr. Douglas Olson, assistant
professor of health care administration in allied health professions, at (715)
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 14, 2001