The Challenges of Global Aging
Des Moines University students, faculty, staff, and adjunct global health faculty. Students and faculty from HGHC member schools (Central College, Drake University, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Science, Simpson College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines University) and community members are also invited to attend.
- Learn about the challenges of global aging.
- Identify action steps in addressing the global aging population.
- Question how society can assist in promoting a healthy lifestyle for the elderly.
|11 am||Lunch and Student Poster Presentations|
Overview of Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC)
Terry Branstad, Governor, Iowa
|1 pm||The Opportunities for Aging in Iowa|
Donna Harvey, Director, Iowa Department on Aging
|1:30 pm||Making Sense of Cross-National Differences in Aging and Disease|
Robert B. Wallace, MSc, MD, Director, Center on Aging, The University of Iowa
|2 pm||Question and Answer Session|
|2:30 pm||Introduction of Speaker Panel Members|
Dawn Bowker, RN, MAN, ARNP, WHNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Mercy College of Health Sciences
|2:45 pm||Brain Wellness for the World|
Robert L. Bender Jr, MD, Medical Director, Healthy Aging and Memory Clinic, West Des Moines; Geriatrician, Des Moines
|3 pm||Longevity and Global Aging|
Peter Martin, PhD, Dr. Phil, Dipl. Psych, Professor and Director, Gerontology Program, Iowa State University
|3:15 pm||What is it Like to be a Senior Citizen in Thailand|
Prathana Langkarpint, Former Dean, School of Nursing, Payap University, Thailand
Community Health Workers and the Epidemiological Transition
|4 pm||Communities Learning from Communities|
Timothy G. Ihrig, MD, Medical Director, Palliative Care Services, Iowa Health Physicians
|4:15 pm||WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities|
Yogesh Shah, MD, Associate Dean of Global Health, Des Moines University; Founding Chair, HGHC
|4:30 pm||Developing Livable Communities for Successful Aging|
Brian Kaskie, PhD, MA, Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Iowa
|4:45 pm||Question and Answer Session|
Student Poster Session Guidelines
We are excited to announce the Heartland Global Health Conference will be offering a poster session and all students attending are invited to participate. Our conference theme for this year is “The Challenges of Global Aging”. However, poster topics are not limited to our conference theme. Students may present on any topic, experience, or research in the field of global health.
Categories and Prizes
Poster session participants will compete among their undergraduate and graduate student peers. Within these two groups, participants will have the opportunity to win a cash prize of $250 in each of the following three categories:
- Best focus on the conference theme
- Best focus on benefits at the community level
Deadline to register your poster is: Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
- Students from HGHC member institutions – Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa
- Des Moines University faculty, staff, and global health adjunct faculty
- Heartland Global Health Consortium committee members
- All other attendees
- 3.50 AOA Category 2A
- 3.90 IBON
- 3.50 CE Contact Hours