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CHAMP sets schedule for Health and Aging conference

April 15th, 2014 by Melissa Anderson

The Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations is hosting a multidisciplinary conference on health and aging Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Spartan Complex at San José State University.

The focus this year is on “Opportunities and Challenges: Evidence-Based Practice in Multicultural Communities.

The morning will include a poster session, with three faculty judges from the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, followed by two sessions in which participants can choose from three topics in each session.

From 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., the topics will include long-term care; daily activities and engagement and training future professionals. From 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., topics will include LGBT elders; bone health and wellness in senior housing.

The afternoon will include a lunch for those who RSVP’ed in advance and a student poster awards. There will also be a professional development session from 1-2:50 p.m. for faculty, professionals and student presenters only on making evidence-based practices work in community settings along with a Q&A with Amy D’Andrade, the College of Applied Sciences associate dean of Research and director of the Center for Applied Research on Human Services (CARHS website: http://www.sjsu.edu/carhs/.)

Faculty members and students from the following departments are involved in the conference:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
  • Social Work
  • Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • Biomedical Engineering

The event is co-sponsored by the College of Applied Sciences and Arts and MidPen Resident Services Corp with the Stanford Geriatric

For more information, visit http://www.sjsu.edu/champ/ and click on the 3rd Annual Conference on Health and Aging to download a PDF of the full conference schedule.

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