5th Annual Symposium on Aging Research

October 26, 2021
Needs Statement
Education of students, researchers and clinicians focusing on aging and geriatrics is often limited in scope and needs to be expanded to take into account the diversity of health care needs among older populations. The UTHealth Consortium on Aging is a university-wide collaborative effort that leverages the existing strengths and expertise of all the UTHealth schools, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Biomedical Informatics, and Biomedical Sciences, along with members from other academic organizations and community service providers. Focusing on aging-related interdisciplinary care, education, research, and community outreach, the role of the Consortium is to foster collaboration among the schools and centers of UTHealth with the goals of enhancing the geriatric knowledge and skills of health care students and providers and promoting coordinated, patient-focused care by interdisciplinary teams; finding innovative strategies for training health care students and practicing providers in geriatrics; facilitating aging-related research and the advancement of gerontology. The symposium aims to highlight the ongoing translational aging research at UTHealth and to help foster the development of emerging technologies.
Target Audience
Faculty, fellows, research scientists, students, physicians, nurses, social workers, other interprofessional team members.
Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:
  • Analyze and interpret hormonal physiology and cell metabolism biology underlying muscle dysfunction and technologies for improving mobility performance in older adults with chronic pain
  • Evaluate the research and clinical aspects of cognitive dysfunction resulting from neurodegeneration in aging as well as psychoneuroimmunological approaches to patient management
  • Discuss the consequences of telomere shortening on systemic metabolism and aging and the approaches to prevent and reverse of telomere shortening and the symptoms associated with aging
Educational Methods
Lecture and Question & Answer
Activity Evaluation
Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2021 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2021 - 4:00pm CDT
Houston, TX
United States
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Attendance
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