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About the GCCV

The Geriatric Collaborative of Central Virginia (GCCV) was formed in 2013 to bring training and education in geriatrics and gerontology to professionals serving our senior population, including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, and dentists. Currently, it is estimated that less than 4% of the nation’s health care professionals are adequately trained to deal with the complexities of treating a population with an average of 3 or more chronic disorders.

There are few local programs available to train the regional workforce, requiring health care professionals to travel out of the area to get needed training. Central Virginia has a wealth of experts in the field who could provide training locally to create employment opportunities, advance careers and maintain the quality of health care for which our region is known. GCCV serves as a mechanism to provide local training drawing on these local experts.

This program is made possible in part by Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) funds appropriated by the General Assembly of Virginia and administered by the Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

CEUs: The Elder Care Conference has been approved by VCU for general Continuing Education Units (CEU) for each day of the event (3 contact hours, or .3 CEUs).

It is solely up to the certifying agency for your discipline whether or not to accept or decline VCU CEUs.
GCCV will monitor your attendance at the event. A form will be provided for you to complete at the conference.
GCCV will submit the forms to VCU and issue certificates of attendance to participants who have signed up for CEUs.