Friday, February 7, 2014

Midland College partners to host West Texas Conference on Aging

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College will partner with several other community organizations to host this year’s West Texas Conference on Aging.

The conference, which will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on March 6 at the Midland Center, will include presentations by several renowned professionals practicing in the area of geriatrics. Breakout sessions include “Hearing Loss and Putting the Missing Pieces Back Together” by Hearing Loss Resource Specialist Linda Belk, and “Emergency Preparedness for the Layman” by C. Mary Kipple, R.N., M.S.N., a Red Cross disaster nurse and nursing instructor.

Other highlights of the conference include sessions led by noted Midland physician Dr. Gregory Bartha and a general conference session entitled “Ethics: The Musical,” which is described as a fun and informative way for industry professionals to receive mandatory licensure/certification ethics CEUs. A luncheon will be provided.

Wendy Wood-Collins, director of Midland College’s Health Sciences Continuing Education, said, “The conference is for anyone who wants to know more about the process of aging and how to work with our geriatric population. Our target audience includes healthcare professionals, social workers, marriage and family therapists, activity directors, long-term care administrators, licensed professional counselors, nurses, certified nurse aides, law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel. Midland College will award professional continuing education units and credit.”

Pre-conference registration fee is $50 before February 21. After that date, conference registration fee is $75. To register, please visit www.midland.edu/hsce or contact the Midland College Health Sciences Continuing Education office at (432) 681-6354.

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