The Phoebe Institute on Aging is offering a conference to educate aging services professionals and family caregivers about addiction and older adults. Speakers will explore both the trend of addiction in older adults and insights into treatment modalities.
Understanding Addiction and Older Adults, will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The fee for the conference is $25 and includes a continental breakfast, a morning program, buffet lunch, and a full afternoon of breakout session programs.
The keynote will center on The Neurobiology of the Disease of Addiction and is offered by Joseph M. Garbely, D.O., FASAM, Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director of Caron Treatment Centers.
The afternoon will feature three segments of break-out sessions which will center on the topics of treatment options, heredity, addiction vs. dependence, process addictions, 12 step programs for seniors, and caregiver support. One of the first afternoon break-out sessions will be offered by Joseph M. Garbely, D.O., FASAM, and Cynthia Richart, RPh, Phoebe Pharmacy’s Vice President of Pharmacy Operations.
CEUs are available for the National Administrators Board, Pennsylvania Certification Board, Social Work, Activities, Nursing, and Pastoral Care credits.
Online registration and a full list of speakers and sessions are available at www.phoebe.org/piaconference. The deadline for registration is October 2. Please call 610-794-5163 with any questions.