2012 Gero-Ed Track

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The 2012 Gero-Ed Track, supported by the work of the Gero-Ed Center and AGESW, is one of 40 tracks at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM), and was held this year in Washington, DC from November 9-12, 2012. The exceptional events at APM included:

Signature Events

Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off Panel: Addiction and Aging

Saturday, November 10
Washington Hilton, Georgetown East (Concourse Level)
10:15 am–11:45 am
Expert speakers discussed the educational and practice implications of hoarding, gambling, and substance abuse. Experts included Samuel MacMaster (moderator), University of Tennessee; Daniel Rosen, University of Pittsburgh; Kim Stansbury, Eastern Washington University; and Gail Steketee, Boston University. More information on the speakers is available on the Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off Web page.

AGESW Annual Reception

Saturday, November 10
Washington Hilton, G – Gunston (Terrace Level)
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
This reception celebrated 13 years of John A. Hartford Foundation funding for the Geriatric Social Work Initiative and was sponsored by the Hartford Foundation and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW). 

Highlighted Events

Boomers in a Weak Economy: Implications for the Future of Older Americans

Sunday, November 11
Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall Rm 1 (Terrace Level)
8:00 am–9:45 am
This Hot Topic Panel examined how economic stagnation poses immense challenges to public programs directed toward older Americans. Experts included Judith Gonyea, Boston University; Nancy Hooyman (moderator), University of Washington; Robert Hudson, Boston University; Eric Kingson, Syracuse University; and Edward Lawlor, Washington University in St. Louis.

Expanding Capacity through Collaboration among the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative Programs

Saturday, November 10
Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall Room 1 (Terrace Level)
3:15pm–4:45 pm
Convened by the Principal Investigators of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI), this panel addressed sustainability and future directions for the initiatives. The GSWI has trained academic leaders to teach, mentor, and conduct cutting-edge research; prepared and sustained a cadre of talented doctoral students; developed aging-rich field education models; and promoted the “gerontologizing” of curriculum. 

Institutionalizing Gerontological Curricular Change: Insights from Your Peers

Sunday, November 11
Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall Room 1 (Terrace Level) 
10:15 am–11:45 am 
In this Gero-Ed Center-convened panel, four faculty members provided their insights and lessons learned regarding efforts to sustain and institutionalize four CSWE Gero-Ed Center-funded programs aimed at increasing student gerontological competence. Panel members’ discussion of their challenges and strategies to address them, accomplishments, and personal experiences enriched this engaging presentation.

Learn from a Gerontology Education Consultant

Saturday, November 10
Washington Hilton, Lincoln East (Concourse Level)
3:15 pm–4:45 pm
Questions about infusing gerontology into curriculum were answered and effective strategies from a Gero Education Consultant were shared in a one-on-one and small group setting.

Gero-Ed Center Grantee Meeting

Saturday, November 10
Washington Hilton, I – Independence (Lobby Level)
5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Gero-Ed Center current and former grantees networked and discussed sustainability, and heard about the Gero-Ed Center’s future plans.

Past Events