Continuing Education Conferences

Issues in Aging Conference Materials

April 29, 2024

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The IOG's longest running continuing education conference, this program is held every April 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.

Continuing Education for Professionals 
As a leader in aging we are commited to providing continuing education to professionals who serve older adults (social workers, nurses, case managers, occupational and physical therapists). Most of our virutal programs are offered free of charge with support from our corporate and community partners. For information regarding continuing education programming, please contact Donna MacDonald at 248-719-0640 or To recieve CE news and offerings Sign-up to receive our Constant Contact emails.

Older Adult Financial Capacity Assessment Course (Psychologists earn 10 CEs) – WEB PAGE
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

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.

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.

Research Colloquia on Aging Issues – web page
Hosted 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. Colloquia schedule.  For more information contact Tam Perry, PhD, Director, Pre-Doctoral Training at: