The Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care (CARCC) held its Fourth Bi-Annual Aging Symposium on October 27, 2004. Thirty-nine scientific posters were presented by pilot grantees, center faculty, and friends of CARCC. Six student posters were presented, as well as research from the ACE unit, Amsterdam Nursing Home/HSS, biochemistry, cardiology, general internal medicine, genetic medicine, human ecology, medicine, neurology, nutritional sciences, otorhinolaryngology, pharmacology, psychiatry, public health, and urology.
The symposium began with a warm welcome and introduction by H. Dirk Sostman, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, Executive Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, here at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
The highlight of this year's symposium was a keynote address by Terri Fried, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics), Yale University School of Medicine, 2004 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recipient of the "Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award." Dr. Fried's talk: Patient and Family-Centered Decision-Making in Chronic Illness and End of Life Care was highly received, and followed by scientific presentations from Cornell Medical Student Tzivia Moreen (Class of 2006), on "Knowledge of Breast Cancer and Screening Mammography in Older Women" and CARCC pilot grantee Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil, Assistant Professor, Director of the Parkinson's Institute, on "An Energy-Yoga Intervention for Relief of Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease."
Participants then participated in a wine and cheese poster session in the Griffis Faculty Club, where scientists and students exchanged ideas for research collaborations and other activities. Student posters were also presented in a special session at the American Geriatrics Society meeting back in May 2004.
Many thanks to everyone who made the symposium a success! For copies of the program including abstracts, or other questions about CARCC, please contact the Center's Administrator Elenora Levin at 212-746-1677, or by email at [email protected].