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22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

R.I. Geriatric Education Center to host
seminarat URI's W. Alton Jones Campus

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 14, 1999 -- The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center will present a seminar at the University of Rhode Island's W. Alton Jones Campus on Monday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entitled, "Advanced Practice Seminar I," the seminar will feature presentations on "Family Caregiver Issues," "The Confused Medically Ill Patient," and "Elder Abuse and Competency." Small group case discussions will be facilitated by faculty members.

The registration fee is $85. For more information, please call the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center at 874-5311.

The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, which is based at the University of Rhode Island, offers a professional certificate for currently practicing health care professionals. This credential is offered in conjunction with continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nursing home administrators, and other health care and human service professionals.

The Center is a consortium of URI's colleges of nursing and pharmacy, Rhode Island College School of Social Work, Brown University School of Medicine, and Aging 2000. The purpose of the center is to improve knowledge and skills in geriatrics and gerontology among health professionals. A Certificate in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics may be earned by attending five workshops and two seminars.

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For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116


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