• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

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    2019 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.

     

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Ageism

Importance of Understanding Ageism in Medicine

Annals of Long-Term Care has published an article, “Importance of Understanding Ageism in Medicine.” Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, interviewed by Judith Graham, imagines a way where “The phases of later life would be mapped and expertise in aging would be valued, not discounted.”

Dr. Aronson notes that changes are happening, “There’s a much larger social conversation around aging than there was five years ago. And that is making its way to the health system.”

For instance, surgeons are thinking more and more about evaluating and preparing older adults before surgery and the different kind of care they need after. “Then you have the age-friendly health system movement, which is unquestionably a step in the right direction.”

Join your friends at the 2019 GAPNA Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV.

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