The Jewish Home's Sarnat Symposium
Save the date! The Sixteenth Annual Sarnat Symposium will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Each year, the Sarnat Symposium brings together some of the most innovative, forward-thinking speakers to share their insight, research findings, and experience with social workers and other professionals who care for seniors.
Past Sarnat Symposia have featured such prominent experts in the field of geriatrics as Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil, Dr. Gary Small, Dr. Edward Schneider, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Dr. Merril Silverstein, W. June Simmons, Dr. Jon Pynoos, and Dr. Barbara Solomon, among many others.
This year's speakers and topics are:
- James M. Gerson, MD, FAAP of Health Net - Cal MediConnect: Bringing Coordination of Care to a Fragmented System: Focus Los Angeles,
- Rachel McClements, PsyD of Vericare - A Review of Current Best Practices and Research When Working with Persons of Dementia,
- Fernando M. Torres-Gil, PhD of Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA - Understanding Aging and Diversity: Preparing for a Majority-Minority Nation,
- and Viki Kind, MA of KindEthics.com - The Caregiver's Path: Four Tools for Person-Centered Decision Making.
Tours of the Home's new Brandman Centers for Senior Care, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), will be offered.
Six CEU credits are given for attending the Sarnat Symposium.
For additional information about the Symposium and speaking opportunities, please call 818.774.3041.
The Sarnat Symposium was funded by Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat in 1998 to promote education of professionals in the field of geriatric care. Rhoda has been a clinical social worker for more than six decades, including 19-year tenure on the faculty of the USC School of Social Work, where she served as Director of Field work for six years.