Please join us for our annual educational summit exploring new and intriguing ideas, policy changes, philosophies and practice for those involved in or interested in the care and well-being of the older adult. The 15th annual gathering of the West Virginia Geriatric Society will focus on “Tomorrow and Beyond:Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life.” Join us as we welcome an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and those interested in learning more about the care of older adults. This year’s keynote speaker, Mike Splaine, will be speaking on those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Living Alone with Alzheimer’s: A Solutions Focus
Presenter: Mike Splaine – Cognitive Solutions LLC
Keynote Address: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Michael Splaine is known worldwide for bringing the real face of a problem into the policy arena to yield success with policy influencers. Mike Splaine is the owner and principal of Splaine Consulting, which he established after working on the public policy and advocacy staff of the Alzheimer’s Association for more than 20 years. He has been working in the field of health and long-term care since 1988, helping organizations achieve success in advocacy for health and long-term care issues. He combines his deep knowledge of policy and program development and management with his skills in public speaking, community organizing, adult education, media strategy, and public health communications. He is also CEO of a related firm, Cognitive Solutions, LLC, a specialized consultancy to healthcare providers focused on improvement of care for patients with cognitive impairment.
Presenting at conferences and panel discussions across the country, Mike has also traveled to Shanghai, China, Tokyo Japan, Istanbul Turkey, Prague in the Czech Republic and most recently, India, to share and educate on the issues related to those with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and of caregivers all over the world.
Still need to register for the
2019 WVGS Annual Geriatrics Summit?