This year’s virtual conference will discuss the implications of COVID-19 on older adults from a biopsychosocial perspective, including disparities across cultural groups, and provide an overview of where we’ve been, the current status of the pandemic, and an up-to-date view of where we are headed. Conference participants will gain hope from lessons learned and insights on future outlooks from healthcare and human services experts as well as personal experiences from those on the frontline. Those lost to COVID-19 will also be honored during the conference with a meaningful memoriam. This event is being hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Continuing Education contact hours are provided by Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development.
Monday, March 15, 2021
9 A.M. – 5 P.M. CSTRegister Now
Deadline: Feb. 25, 2021 by 5 P.M. CST
Contact: Janelle Beadle
We are accepting submissions of poster abstracts for consideration for the virtual Aging with Passion & Purpose Conference to be held on March 15, 2021
Abstracts should focus on content related to examining COVID-19 from a biological, psychological, and social approach with an emphasis on the older adult experience. The content can also include topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as how the pandemic affects older adults’ well-being. Furthermore, abstracts can take an adult lifespan approach, instead of only focusing on older adults.
The content of the abstract should be new results or methods that have not been presented at other conferences and have not yet been published. In order to have a poster abstract accepted, you would need to be available on March 15, 2021 in the afternoon, in order to give your live presentation. If your poster abstract is accepted, you will be asked to declare any conflicts of interest.
For poster abstracts that are accepted, the format for the presentation will be:
a five minute PowerPoint poster presentation through Zoom
you will be asked to create one PowerPoint slide in which you display your poster
then give a five minute speech
The whole session will last approximately 30 minutes and will include other poster presenters. Within the 30 minute session, there will be time for questions from the audience for all poster presenters.
About the Biennial Aging with Passion & Purpose Conference
The conference is organized and conducted by a team of planning partners representing a wide-range of organizations concerned about aging issues and is hosted by UNO.
Each year's conference has a unique theme reflecting a trend in aging.
- The first biennial Aging with Passion & Purpose Conference was held in 2007. The theme of the inaugural conference was “Spirituality and Creativity Programming for Older Adults;” the focus highlighted cutting edge efforts to address the needs of older adults utilizing alternative and complimentary strategies within the arts and spirituality arenas that have been shown through research to improve older adults quality of life.
In 2009, the conference theme was “Social and Spiritual Dimensions of Aging and Caregiving” and emphasized support efforts for caregivers that aimed to better the quality of care provided to older adults and self-care of the caregiver.
The 2011 theme of "It Happens" reflected the reality that the first of the baby boomers were turning 65 and entering retirement.
The 2013 theme of "Aging Well in the Age of Technology" brought participants together to learn about the growing field of gerontechnology and its impact on the quality and way of life of aging individuals.
The 2015 theme of "Generations Working Together" helped participants better understand the unique characteristics of each generation and how they manifest in the workplace.
The 2017 theme was the next generation services and introduced attendees to new ways of doing business in a new age.
2019 brought the theme of “No One Left Behind,” which focused on the unique needs of diverse populations of older adults.
*Continuing education contact hours will be provided to participants by the Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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