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Former AARP President to Present at 22nd Annual Long-Term Care Conference

Jennie Chin Hansen, CEO of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and former president of AARP, will provide the Woodrow Morris Lectureship during the 22nd Annual Long-Term Care Conference & Leadership Workshop, October 27.

Presented by the University of Iowa College of Nursing and the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, and sponsored in conjunction with the Iowa Geriatric Education Center, this public lecture at the Hotel Vetro in Iowa City will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session. A reception is planned from 8:30-9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition to recently completing her two-year term as president of AARP, Hansen also just completed a six-year term as a federal commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). In 2010, she served as an Institute of Medicine (IOM) member on the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Initiative on the Future of Nursing. She was just appointed as a board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as well as the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Committee, and is also co-chair of the steering committee for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC).

Running October 27-28 at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City, the 22nd Annual Long-Term Care Conference & Leadership Workshop is intended for health care professionals who wish to encourage more positive and creative approaches to caring for older adults. The focus of the programs will be on implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in interdisciplinary environments.

The Leadership Workshop will explore team building; medication monitoring and safety; promoting seamless transitions between long-term care settings; time management; and sleep problems in long-term care environments.

The Long-Term Care Conference keynote presentation will celebrate the unique contributions and commitment of health care professionals in enhancing well-being and quality of life for older adults. Additional presentations will cover other key topics, including exercise for older adults, culture change to enrich the lives of older adults, management of delirium, and techniques to cope with stress in the workplace.

Conference brochures can be downloaded here.

Online registration is available at For additional information, contact Kay Geguzis: 319-335-7108 or

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 Jennie Chin Hansen is the immediate past president of AARP and CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, the nation’s leading membership organization of geriatric health care professionals. She currently serves as a board member of the SCAN Foundation and a board officer of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

About AGS

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of close to 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. Learn more at

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Sep 27th, 2011