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
- 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.
The Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP) at San Jose State University is accepting abstracts from faculty and students in advance of their annual conference on April 18. More than 130 people attended the conference last year.
The theme this year is “Opportunities and Challenges: Evidence-based practice in Multicultural Communities.”
The deadline to submit abstracts is Feb. 15 for faculty and students from SJSU, CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, CSU Fresno, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Sacramento, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Sonoma and San Francisco State University.
Faculty may submit abstracts for paper presentations for one author up to a group of seven co-authors. The abstract should not exceed more than 500 words, but should include:
Faculty may submit abstracts for symposium/panels. The abstract should not exceed more than 250 words, but should include:
- Panel/symposium title
- An overall objective of the panel/symposium
- A brief description of the topic of the panel/symposium.
Students may submit an abstract for the poster exhibit, with a faculty sponsor. The abstract should not exceed 500 words, but should include:
- Identify graduate or undergraduate rank
Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Conference Program Committee and a decision letter will be sent out at the beginning of March.
Anyone on campus who is working on projects related to the theme who would like to discuss an idea before submitting an abstract is welcome to contact Kasuen Mauldin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sadhna Diwan at email@example.com.
Download the attached PDF for the Invitation to Submit Abstracts. CHAMP invitation to submit abstracts 2014 (PDF)