Consortium on Aging

Upcoming Events and Seminars, Lectures, and Trainings

Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series

Martine Extermann, MD, PhD, Professor of Oncology and Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Attending Physician in the Senior Adult Oncology Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is the next distinguished visitor of the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series.

Dr. Extermann will give two presentations during her visit to UTHealth on July 31, 2014:

   Oncogeriatric Management: Impact on cancer treatment and outcomes

Thursday, July 31, 8:30-9:30 am

M D Anderson Mendelssohn Faculty Center, 1st floor AT&T Telehealth Conference Room

   Can Geriatricians Change Cancer Treatments?

Thursday, July 31, 4:00-5:00 pm

UTHealth Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB B.100

Geriatrics: Our Future Patients

Alternatives in Dental Practice

Presented by June Sadowsky, DDS, MPH on August 8, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at The University of Texas School of Dentistry, Garza Classroom (4340), 7500 Cambridge Street, Houston, TX 77054. Details and Registration.

This first portion of the course will explore the demographics of the aging population and clinical challenges, including risk assessment for oral disease, patient management, common oral problems, non-dental changes related to aging that affect oral health, and common physical, mental and medical conditions and pharmacotherapy considerations. The course will also help dental professionals better understand the dynamics and signs of elder abuse.The second portion of the course will outline and direct dental practitioners on steps for establishing dental programs for geriatric facilities that are both rewarding and profitable. 

TGS/TMDA Annual Conference 2014: Partnering in Care

August 8-10, 2014 in San Antonio

KUDOS

Matthew Hnatow

Medical Student Matthew Hnatow Presents Poster at National Conference

Congratulations to Matt Hnatow, third year medical student at UTHealth Medical School, who presented a poster at the ASBMR meeting in October. The Consortium on Aging was able to assist Matt with some travel funds for his trip to Baltimore.

After his trip, Matt wrote: I want to extend my thanks to the Consortium on Aging for the opportunity to represent my community and medical school by presenting my current research in osteoporosis at the 2013 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) national meeting in Baltimore, MD. My experience at the meeting was educational and inspiring. I had the opportunity to present my most recent abstract to others in my field in an interactive poster session as well as learn from those who have similar interests. Aside from the poster session, I also had the opportunity to attend lectures given by distinguished investigators in the field of bone and mineral research. Needless to say, I learned a great deal. I feel that my time spent at the ASBMR national meeting was invaluable and I look forward to potentially attending again in the future. I have no doubt that these experiences will translate to advances in my research and hopefully result in contributions to the care of the elderly.

 

Recent events

RsVP Lectures Bring Noted Geriatrics Experts

The RsVP (Reynolds Visiting Professor in Aging) lecture series, made possible by funding from the D. W. Reynolds Foundation and the Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series II, brought the following renowned geriatrics experts to our campus in 2013:

Sidney Stahl, PhDDemystifying the Black Box of the NIH/NIA: Grant-Writing Seminar and Workshop

Ranjan Duara, MD -Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Functional Progression in Dementing Disorders and Clinical Diagnosis and Brain Imaging in the Assessment of Dementing Disorders: A series of Vignettes                                    

Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPHDisability and Functional Status and The Hospital Disability Syndrome: How hospitalization can lead to loss of independence in older patients                             

Lodovico Balducci, MD - Cancer in the Older Patient:  A case for complexity and Long Term Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment in Older Patients