Continuing Education Conferences

Research Colloquia on Aging Issues - Offered by the IOG Pre-doctoral Training Program

Held twice monthly on Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 am during the academic year. This series hosts renowned local and national researchers and aging experts to discuss new research with faculty, graduate students, and the professional community. Attendance is free and open to the public. 
For more information contact Tam Perry, PhD, Director, Pre-Doctoral Training at:
Colloquia schedule

Continuing Education for Professionals 

As a leader in aging we are commited to providing continuing education to professionals who serve older adults. We offer our long format signiture conferences each year and also hunderds of short format programs offered free of charge with support from our corporate and community partners. This insures liceneced professionals have accessible programs to maintain licensing requirements as the evolve over time.
For information regarding continuting education programming, please contact Donna MacDonald at 248-719-0640 or To recieve CE news and offerings in your inbox Sign-up to receive our Constant Contact emails.
View recordings of past conferences HERE 

IOG Social Work, Nursing, Therapies and other Credits for Professionals (1-3 Credits per conference)

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

Annual Signiture Events (6-10 credits per conference)

Issues in Aging 

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.  View recordsing of past conferences. 

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.
Older Adult Financial Capacity Assessment Course

For more information please contact Donna MacDonald at 248-719-0640 or

Older Adult Financial Capacity Assessment Course

The Older Adult Financial Capacity Assessment Course helps psychologists expand their work as experts in legal cases that fall under the jurisdiction of Probate Court. Offered through Wayne State University's Department of Psychology and the Institute of Gerontology, the course is taught by Institute of Gerontology Director Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, and University of Louisville Professor Benjamin Mast, PhD, ABPP. The complete Older Adult Financial Capacity Assessment Course provides 10 CEs in psychology. 

Michigan Center for Urban Afrrican American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Summer Training Workshop

Each year, the MCUAAAR Research and Education Core (REC) sponsors a summer training workshop to train junior investigators in diverse aspects of minority aging research. The workshop's objectives are to identify and mentor investigators who are committed to conducting research on older African Americans and improve the quality and quantity of research conducted on African American life-courses and aging populations.

Founded in 1998, the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is a collaborative research, community outreach, and faculty mentoring program based at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan. Under the leadership of a national coordinating center, it is one of eighteen national Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and specialized Alzheimer's focused projects, funded by the National Institute on Aging.