Consortium on Aging

Upcoming Events and Seminars, Lectures, and Trainings

Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series

SAVE THE DATE - November 13, 2014

The next event in the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series will be the visit of Daniel Mendelson, MD, Medical Director of the Highlands at Brighton and Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Mendelson is an international speaker on topics related to fragility fractures.


2nd Texas Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

United Way, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Tx 77007

Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation

Program and registration information


June M. Sadowsky, DDS, MPH, FASGD, DABSCD

          Associate Professor, Dentist Geriatrician General Dentistry and Dental Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm networking followed by Program & Dinner at 6:30 pm

Topic: Pearly Whites or Shades of Gray, The Complex World of Dentistry and Older Adults



  • Explore the role of dentistry for older adults, its goal, and differences from younger patients
  • Discuss key issues to be addressed regardless of age, and those that are more complex
  • Review practical dentistry for dementia patients and the bed-bound
  • Outline healthy care routines that can work for elders in various stages of aging

Location: Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services
                   6200 North Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, TX 77074
                   Phone: 713-778-5700

Houston Gerontological Society


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