2012 Conference

Addressing Ethics, Disasters & Well-Being in Rural Communities
June 1, 2012 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 2, 2012 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wes Watkins Center • Oklahoma State University • Stillwater, OK

About the Conference

The population growth of elders in Oklahoma is out-pacing the number of health care professionals trained in geriatrics. To support current and upcoming professionals, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center are working together through a consortium partnership to enhance the professional practices of health care professionals, aging-care providers, community members, and social service providers. To do this, the institutions are delivering evidence-based education specific to gerontology and geriatrics.

Building on the 2011 Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Annual Conference, this year’s event has three primary tracks: Bioethics and Ethics, Disaster Prevention and Health and Well-being. Each track will include presentations from some of the leading professionals in the gerontology field. Each track will focus on providing information that will help participants gain a greater depth of knowledge and understanding in geriatrics and gerontology.

Continuing education units will be provided for MSW, LPC, LMFT, LPC, LADC,CFLE,PT, OK-APA, and Nursing.


  • Identify links between Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Apply evidence-based information to enhance the best practices or meet practice gaps in working with older adults

Conference Materials

Contact Information
Tammy L. Henderson, Ph.D., CFLE, Associate Professor
Oklahoma State University, 233 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078-6122
(405) 744-8350
FAX: (405) 744-6344