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Idaho Conference on Health Care, Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium set Oct. 19 on ISU Pocatello and Meridian campuses; Registration due Oct. 15

October, 9, 2012

The 25th annual Idaho Conference on Health Care and fifth annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium is Friday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Idaho State University’s Pond Student Union Ballroom in Pocatello.

The conference will be available via distance-learning technology in Room 697 at Idaho State University-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive. The Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences in the conference’s main sponsor and registration is required by Oct. 15.  Nursing continuing education credit will be available.

The symposium will also serve nursing home administrators and residential care facility administrators as well as occupational and physical therapists toward their licensing requirements. A certificate of completion can be provided upon written request.

The conference’s keynote speaker is Lorie Eber, author of the book and the blog “Aging Beats the Alternative.” She will deliver the keynote address “Overview of the Science of Gerontology.”  Eber worked in a private law practice as a corporate litigator for 23 years. In 2004, she decided to make gerontology her new career.  She is also a certified personal trainer and a credentialed senior fitness specialist. She has worked for the Council on Aging Orange County for six years in various capacities, including as a field ombudsman and as the coordinator of the Council's Continuing Education Program. Eber has been an instructor of gerontology at Coastline Community College since 2006.

Other conference presentations include “Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Experience the Common Disabilities of Older Adults” and “Aging Brains, Dementia/Alzheimer’s.”

Conference information, including registration forms and complete speaker/presentation information, can be found at or by contacting Continuing Educationat(208) 282-3155 or