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posted Jun 1, 2010, 7:49 AM by Sherri DeFilipp

The Maine Geriatric Conference, an annual meeting of leading health care providers and professionals involved with elder care issues, will be held June 10-11, 2010 at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel, Bar Harbor, Maine.  This meeting is the largest and longest-running educational event for health professionals and para-professionals, geriatrics administrators, social workers, care givers, policy makers and others invested in improving the health and lives of Maine's elders.  Sponsors of the conference are the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Eastern Maine AHEC, the Maine Gerontological Society, UNE Maine Geriatric Education Center, and Maine Office of Rural Health & Primary Care.

The conference offers a wide range of workshops, as well as networking opportunities.  Continuing professional education credits are available for physicians and PAs, nursing home administrators, and nurses.  Some of the featured topics include:

• When in Doubt, Dog Paddle: An Approach to Leadership Within Health Care Settings
• Health Literacy in Plain Language:  Effective Elder Health Communication
• Nutrition Planning for Healthful Aging
• Functional Fitness and Falls:  An Upright Approach
• The Future of Home- and Community-Based Services in Maine
• A Look into the Crystal Ball of Health Care Reform

For a full listing of workshops and more information, visit the UNE Continuing Medical Education website at http://www.une.edu/com/cme/geriatrics10.cfm or call 207-602-5957.