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Professional Events & Resources

Recruiting for 160 Hour Faculty Development Collaborative Program in Geriatrics – Applications due 12/31/14

With an increased demand for faculty with geriatrics expertise and training, this program will prepare faculty to incorporate geriatrics into an interprofessional curriculum utilizing contemporary evidence-based strategies.  this course, which is free of charge, is offered online by using Adobe Connect with archived sessions to accomodate faculty members’ busy schedules.  Please click here

http://www.rowan.edu/som/njisa/subpage/educational-program/faculty-development-program/ for brochure and application.  Applications are due 12/31/14.

 

2014 Annual Statewide Geriatric Conference: “Navigating the Perils of Care Transitions”

The New Jersey Long-Term Care Leaders Coalition (NJLTCLC),  in partnership with the NJ Geriatric Education Center (NJGEC), will deliver their annual statewide CE conference on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 8:00am – 4:00pm.  This year’s conference will be on “Navigating the Perils of Care Transition” and will be located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe, NJ. The conference targets the learning needs of medical and health professionals throughout NJ; CME/CE credit is offered for allopathic physicians, medical directors, nurses, nursing home administrators, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and case managers. The NJLTCLC consists of: NJ Geriatrics Society, NJ Medical Directors Association, NJ Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC, and NJ Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators.  For more information about the conference and on how to register, please refer to the 2014 Annual Conference Brochure.

Beacon of Hope Podcasts

Lighthouse Hospice, Inc. in Cherry Hill, NJ has released two new podcasts on end-of-life issues called the ‘Beacon of Hope.’  The first podcast in the series deals with three vital paths at end of life and the second podcast deals with giving voice to grief.  To link to the Beacon of Hope podcasts, click here.

Case Challenges in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

This CME/CE activity is a valuable AD resource intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.  The goal is to describe current evidence-based strategies to diagnose, monitor, and treat patients with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  For more information, visit MedScape.

Community Events

Get an A+ in Aging!

On Friday, June 20, 2014, the RowanSOM-Stratford campus hosted their 11th annual “Get an A+ in Aging – Because Your Health Matters” senior health fair. The event was co-hosted by the RowanSOM Marketing Dept. and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA).  This year’s keynote lecture was on “Healthy Aging and the Brain,” a theme that remained present throughout the health fair.  To view a copy of the slides from the keynote presentation, click here.

Affordable Care Act

Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, will take effect in 2014. It’s a new way for individuals, families, and employees of small businesses to get health coverage.  For more information, refer to the following document on Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Health Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act helps create a competitive private health insurance market through the creation of Health Insurance Marketplaces. These state-based, competitive marketplaces, which launch in 2014, will provide millions of Americans and small businesses with “one-stop shopping” for affordable coverage.  For Fast Facts About The ACA and How it Affects Seniors or additional information on accessing the Health Insurance Marketplaces, visit: www.Healthcare.gov