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Judith Howe, PhD - CNYGEC Director and Annette Atanous, MSSW - Health Educator presenting at National Conference

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

42nd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference

March 3-6, 2016
The Westin Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

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Thursday, March 3, 2016; 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Session Number:
Session Title: Poster Session 1
Abstract: A Variant of the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) in the Rural Primary Care Setting: Action Plans that Change Practice. Judith L. Howe, Jacob Deering, Kathryn D. Eclar

Saturday, March 5, 2016; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Session Number:
Session Title: Paving New Paths Initiative, Strategies and Innovation
Abstract: A Workforce Development Initiative to Prepare Associated Health Trainees to Effectively Care for Older Rural Veterans. Annette M. Atanous, Judith Howe, Andrea Sherman

Saturday, March 5, 2016; 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Session Number:
Session Title: Paving New Paths Initiative, Strategies and Innovation
Abstract: Preparing Rural Primary Care Providers to Become Educational Leaders in Geriatrics. Jacob Deering, Annette M. Atanous, Judith L. Howe

Upcoming Trainings

2016 Geriatric Scholar Certificate Program
2016 Geriatric Scholar Certificate Program in Binghamton, NY.
Save the Date, click here
Every Wednesday from May 4, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Including the 4th Annual D. Peter Birkett MD Memorial Geriatric Mental Health Teaching Day
Program brochure to follow

Panel discussion video by tribal care providers
This video is of the panel discussion by tribal care providers who have used the REACH into Indian Country program. The program is an award winning, evidence-based program to support caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Educational opportunities include:

Care Connection, free monthly teleconference on a variety of dementia related topics. 
* Concepts in Care Conference held throughout the year in DC, Albany and NYC. Save the Date for May 2016.
* On site trainings for organizations - visit
* Virtual Dementia Tour for groups - visit
* 6 hour DVD training through Dementia Care professionals of America (DCPA) division


Featured Programs

Geriatric Scholars Community
Geriatric Scholars Community is a virtual learning community for primary care providers and staff. It facilitates interactive, interdisciplinary learning and fosters an environment that allows health care staff to join a community of practice. Flexible course materials include archived webinars, videos, discussion forums, and comprehensive toolkits for download.

Log onto and create a free user profile, then you may join any course at no cost.   More courses to follow. 

CMEs are available for the following course modules:

End of Life
Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Rural Health
Sexual Health
Chronic Disease


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