This interdisciplinary conference is for family caregivers and health care professionals who work in a variety of settings.
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm and
Friday, September 7th, 2018 from 8:30am to 2:00pm
Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
250 Pantops Mountain Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Park at Commonwealth Senior Living, 1550 Pantops Mountain Place. A shuttle will be provided to WCBR.
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.