We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
The Johns Hopkins Summer Research Institute for Developing and Advancing Behavioral Interventions is offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging to help participants develop testable interventions that have the potential for implementation in practice environments and advance appropriate trial designs. Through discussions of their intervention and study ideas with nationally recognized experts, engaging in small group consultation, and listening to state-of-the-science lectures, Summer Research Institute participants will gain hands-on practical knowledge and skills to advance their respective intervention studies.
The Facilitated Learning to Advance Gereatrics (FLAG) Program is a nationally recognized faculty development experiential workshop designed for nurse educators in prelicensure programs. FLAG is now being offered September 19 - 20, 2014 in Boston MA, October 17-18, 2014 in Scranton-Worthington, PA, and early February, 2015 in Boca Raton, FL.
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is hosting a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies." The course will be hosted by Drs. Nancy Hodgsons and Laura Gitlin and will teach participants foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders through a 5-week course. Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care are encouraged to participate in the course. The first class will start on January 12, 2015 and culminate on February 15, 2015.
The Inaugural Hartford Change AGEnts Conference will be in Philadelphia, PA this year from December 3-4, 2014. The conference will gather up 150 Chang AGEnts —fellows, scholars, alumni, mentors and advisors--from the John A. Hartford Foundation’s programs in medicine, nursing, and social work—for a unique, interprofessional leadership conference that can help. This meeting will feature keynote speakers, interactive skill building workshops on a variety of topics, and short-format problem solving sessions—all with an emphasis on helping you apply new knowledge and skills to the change efforts you are already working on.
The next "Conversations with GIA" webinar will be on November 10, 2014, at 2:00 pm EST and will focus on "Aging and Mental Health." The John A. Hartford Foundation along with the Retirement Research Foundation and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) are co-sponsoring this series of webinars.
Join the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders and Change AGEnts on November 5, 2014 from 8:00 p.m.-10 p.m. for an Interprofessional Townhall and Cocktail Network Reception at the 2014 Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
GSA's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. They participate in over 400 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations. The 2014 theme is “Making Connections: From Cells to Societies.” Gerontologists make and study connections in many aging-related areas. They assess unstable molecular bonds in cells and study enduring human ones in families. They test for relationships among variables and examine them among many community settings. Their research generates alliances that improve community services and policies for older adults and their families.
This program focuses on developing leaders in gerontological nursing and health care to advance the quality of health available to older adults. The theme of this year’s Leadership Conference is “Making an Impact.” Accordingly, the program is concerned with career development, profiting from feedback, learning when to lead and when to follow, exercising power and influence, serving on boards, developing others and institutional mentoring structures, and seizing the opportunities made available by the Affordable Care Act and the demand of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for values-based purchasing. There will be several opportunities to customize learning throughout the conference.
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance, a coalition of 30 organizations joined together to address the workforce crisis in caring for an aging America, invites you to a Congressional breakfast briefing on the importance of funding training in geriatrics and gerontology for health professionals, including direct-care workers, and support for older adults and their family caregivers.
Join the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) for a web conference that will focus on the recently released Institute of Medicine report, "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life." The web conference will identify the key report recommendations and discuss how best to leverage these recommendations to make an effective case for local change in the care of the seriously ill. Palliative care and hospice clinicians and leadership as well as other stake holders in palliative care are highly encouraged to register for the conference. Director of CAPC Diane E. Meier will be the featured presenter for this conference that will take place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST.