26th Annual Idaho Conference on Health Care
and 6th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium
The Resilient Journey for Provider and Patients
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, a no-cost, interdisciplinary geriatric health symposium is held annually for students and clinicians in the rehabilitation sciences. The first symposium was held in December 2008 and focused on mental health. The second symposium took place on October 30, 2009 and the topic was "Balance and Fall Prevention." The 2010 symposium, held on October 29 focused on "Collaborative Care for Chronic Disease." The 2011 symposium centered on "Transitions of Care. The 2012 symposium centeredd on "Barriers to Community Participation." This year's theme is "The Resilient Journey for Provider and Patients."
2013 Keynote Speaker: Glenn E. Richardson, Ph.D
Dr. Glenn Richardson is a Full Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Health Education, Research and Technology in the Department of Health Promotion and Education in the College of Health at the University of Utah. He had previous appointments at the University of Kentucky and Texas A&M University. He has presented extensively nationally and internationally on resilience and resiliency. He is the author of the seminal article "The Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency" that was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. He is the author of six books and over 50 articles related to positive and optimal health. He teaches resilience and resiliency classes both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.