Upstate News

September 12, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Women and Aging is Topic of Healthcare Conference Oct. 23

A conference on the health of the aging woman–especially the older woman living alone–will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Wyndham Syracuse (formerly the Syracuse Marriott), Carrier Circle, East. Syracuse.

The conference is sponsored by the College of Nursing of the State University of New York Health Science Center and the New York Statewide Resource Center for Geriatric Education.

Featured speakers will include nurses, gerontologists, gynecologists and therapists from throughout the Northeast.

The registration fee for the conference, which runs from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., is $70. Health Science Center students with a valid student ID may register for $45.

Key presentations include:

  • “What’s Age Got to Do with It: Communicating With Women About Health Care Risks” by Sarita Bhalotra, National Center on Women and Aging.
  • “Wrinkles in Time: Women with Alzheimer’s Tell Their Stories” by Nancy Calhoun, SUNY Health Science Center Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.
  • “Ethnicity and Health Status” by Sharon Brangman, M.D., chief of geriatric medicine, SUNY Health Science Center.
  • “Depression in Older Women; Who, What, Why and How Do You Manage?” by Barbara VanNoy, associate professor of nursing, SUNY Health Science Center.
  • “Hormone Replacement Therapy: Risks and Benefits in the Aging Woman” by Shawky Badawy, M.D., professor and chairman of the SUNY Health Science Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information on the conference call 464-4276.

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