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Outreach Programs

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours for Professionals

The IOG's outreach program offers more than 100 presentations each year free to social workers, nurses and other professionals who work with older adults. During the pandemic, these are offered via Zoom and require pre-registration. Most programs earn 1-3 CEs or contact hours nursing. Topics vary and are always presented by subject-matter experts. Recent topics have included:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Anxiety, Depression and Despair have Consequences
  • Manage Chronic Pain before it Manages You
  • Culture, Sensitivity and You
Click here for details of April 2021 professional programs and registration. 

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IOG CE Conferences (5-12 credits)

Monday, April 19
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Earn 6 CEs or Contact Hours Nursing -- Learn more and register here.
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. Focuses on dementia and frailty in late life.
 
A Meaningful Life with Alzheimer's Disease
This annual one-of-a-kind conference brings together healthcare professionals, caregivers and those living with Alzheimer's into a shared conversation together. Learn about the state-of-the-art research, treatments and caregiving options for those living with cognitive decline. This is a collaboration between the IOG and the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. More details to follow.
November 5, 2021 
9-Noon
Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDCES, CDC,NDPP Life Coach, CDP 
Alzheimer's Disease . . . Diabetes of the Brain? AND
Jill Gafner Livingston, BSBM, CDP, CADDCT
Impactful Caregiving- Step by Step

Research Colloquia on Aging

Held twice monthly on Tuesdays during the academic year in the Freer House (71 E. Ferry St.)  from 9:30-10:30 am. 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.


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.