The Twelfth Annual University of Maine
Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium
ON DEATH, DYING, & BEREAVEMENT
Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wells Conference Center
University of Maine
Regular registration fee: $60.00
Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) member fee: $40.00
Student fee: $25.00
Exhibitor fee (includes 1 regular registration): $150.00
(Includes all colloquium materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks)
About the Twelfth Annual Colloquium
Death remains the one great certainty with some two million Americans dying each year even though medical advances have not only extended life but death as well. Even so, honest and open conversation about death and dying continue to be avoided by a large segment of the American public. Denial is a commonplace response when dying strikes close to home. Potential stresses impacting dying individuals, their loved ones, and those who care for them include impaired mental, social, and physical functioning, pain, depression, anxiety, and associated mental health conditions.
This year’s colloquium explores the many challenges, perspectives and strategies for addressing the dying experience and its aftermath in honest and positive fashion with the intent of maximizing the well-being of all individuals that it impacts.
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