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June 5, 2008

ULM Gerontology Program to host Louisiana Geriatric Society conference June 6 – 7

The ULM Gerontology Program will host the annual mid-year conference of the Louisiana Geriatric Society June 6 – 7 at the University Conference Center (ULM Library, seventh floor). The Louisiana Geriatric Society will co-host the event.

The conference will begin on Friday, June 6 with registration at 4 p.m., followed by an “Elder Law Issues and Elder Law Update” presentation, dinner at 6:15 p.m., the presentation of a gerontology award, and a keynote address by Dr. Richard D. Smith Jr., titled “Health Care and Minority Elderly.” The day’s events will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

The conference will continue Saturday, June 7, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., beginning with a continental breakfast and followed by these presentations:

Applications for continuing education credits or contact hours have been requested for: long-term care administrators, counseling, nursing activity directors, physicians, and social workers. The status of approval for CEU credits or the respective contact hours may be checked online by going to: or by email to with the subject LGS.

The Louisiana Geriatric Society’s mission is to promote high quality, comprehensive and accessible care for Louisiana's older population, including those who are chronically ill and disabled. The organization's goal is to provide leadership to health care professionals, policy makers and the public by developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

The registration fee of $85 includes program materials, meals, participant certificate, and CEU, CME or contact hours certificate.

For more information, contact: (318) 342-1465.

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