Colloquia, Conferences & Workshops

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Research Colloquia

IOG's Colloquium Series – Held twice monthly on Tuesdays in the Freer House (71 E. Ferry St.)  from 9:30-10:30 am during the academic year. This series brings renowned local and national researchers and aging experts to Wayne State's campus to discuss new research with faculty, graduate students and the professional community. Attendance is free and open to the public. Please visit our colloquia page here or download CURRENT SCHEDULE. 

Signature IOG CE Conferences (5-12 credits)

Issues in Aging Conference
The IOG's longest running continuing education conference, this 2-day program held every April is designed for health care professionals, service providers, administrators and researchers working in the field of aging and dealing with older adults.

A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer's Disease
A collaboration between the IOG and the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association this conference explores the topic of personhood with Alzheimer's. This annual fall conference engages both health professionals and caregivers in the same audience. Topics include personhood and engagement, capacity, pain management and more.

Continuing Education Programs (1-3 credits)

The Institute of Gerontology also offers continuing education programs for 1-3 credits on current issues in aging and health. These topics are constantly changing according to the need of our professional community. A sampling of previous offerings:

  • The Epidemic of Human Trafficking
  • Improving Balance, Preventing Falls
  • Pain Management

Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research

The MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop is held at the Program for Research on Black Americans, Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. The main objective of this program is to Identify and mentor investigators of multicultural backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research. Contribute to the improvement of the quality and quantity of research conducted with the African American aging population.