We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
The 2015 Hartford Change AGEnts Conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA from December 1-3, 2015. If you’d like to learn what it takes to make and sustain meaningful practice and policy change that will improve the lives of older adults, then this short but intensive conference is for you. Access the call for applications here; statements of interest are due on August 21st. Selected applicants will be notified by September 8th.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting an interactive discussion focusing on the national Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) on October 7, 2015 from 8:30-11:30 am at the NIH Bethesda Campus. The meeting will assemble leaders across palliative care, hospice and end-of-life science to interact with us on priorities for palliative/end-of-life research, opportunities for scalable multisite trials, and how the PCRC might be utilized to address major research gaps and questions of national importance in end-of-life, hospice and palliative care.
In a special article now available online ahead of print in JAGS, participants in the latest “Bedside-to-Bench” conference have outlined cutting-edge scholarship and recommendations for a future research agenda on delirium in older adults. The publication reflects a synthesis of the “Delirium in Older Adults: Finding Order in the Disorder” conference, the first in a series of three meetings convened by the AGS with support from the National Institute on Aging and the John A. Hartford Foundation on common geriatric syndromes and their patho-physiological features. A second conference will be held in Bethesda, MD on October 4-6, 2015 on "Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health, and Functioning.”
This session geared to policy makers is jointly sponsored by the National Health Policy Forum and Health Affairs and looks at two interventions for older adults aimed at improving care and reducing costs. Both have been featured in articles published in Health Affairs under the John A. Hartford Foundation-supported Aging & Health series. The session will take place September 18, 2015 from 11:45 AM- 2:15 PM EST in Washington D.C.
The Hartford Change AGEnts platform will be hosting a webinar on "The 2015 WHCoA: History, Substance, and Perspective" on August 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST. Learn more about what really happened at the July 13th White House Conference on Aging in Washington, DC. This webinar features Bob Blancato, Executive Director of NANASP (the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs) and the 1995 WHCoA Executive Director; Carol Zernial, National Council on Aging Board Chair; Terry Fulmer, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation; and moderated by Brian Lindberg, GSA Public Policy Advisor.
Join the CSWE Gero-Ed Center and the John A. Hartford Foundation for a free one-hour webinar highlighting the unique ways that social workers, like you, can take advantage of the programs and funding provided by the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Change AGEnts Initiative.
The American Geriatrics Society in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office Integrated Care Resource Center, The Lewin Group, and Community Catalyst; invite you to attend the webinar series: Geriatric-Competent Care - Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.
The first webinar, Presentation and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, will take place on August 5th from 12:00 to 1:30pm EDT. The second webinar, After the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: Preparing the Patient and Caregivers, will take place on August 12th from 12:00 to 1:30pm EDT.
The Summer Scholars program is a week-long, intensive, summer seminar held at the New York University College of Nursing. It is an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. This year's program will take place from July 27-31, 2015.
In this webinar, participants will learn best practices around developing, maintaining, and leading stakeholder groups in pursuit of a practice or policy change effort. The session will cover vision setting, recruiting, and roles, and provide concrete tips on general facilitation and meeting planning. The webinar offer ideas for overcoming some of your most common challenges in keeping your team on track. Best of all, the session will highlight examples from successful Change AGEnts initiatives.
The 2015 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimers Disease will be held on July 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM at the Mariott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. The awards will honor Randall Bateman, M.D., the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri and Christian Haass, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry, Biomedical Center, Ludwig Maximilians University München, and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Munich. Dr. Bateman is a Beeson Scholar and the event is jointly hosted with the MetLife Foundation by Hartford grantee the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).