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Kern County Conference on Aging at California State University, Bakersfield

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  • Written By: Scott Thygerson

Our population is aging rapidly, and Kern County faces a serious shortage of healthcare workers trained and fully prepared to care for its oldest patients. Three years ago Kern Medical Center (KMC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), California Geriatric Education Center (CGEC), and California State University of Bakersfield (CSUB) partnered to create a center of excellence in Geriatric Care at Kern Medical Center.

On June 21, 2014, KMC, CSUB, UCLA and CGEC will host the First Annual Kern County Conference on Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Care.

Our keynote speaker is David B. Reuben, MD – Chief of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. We will also have interactive breakout sessions teaching useful tools, such as the Get Up and Go fall screening, a 3-minute dementia screening, and the Beers drug criteria. The first 75 registrants receive a copy of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips.

Registration is now open at

Who should attend:

Physicians, mid-levels, clinical pharmacists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and other healthcare providers. CMEs and CEUs will be provided.

Where is the conference:

California State University, Bakersfield.
Student Union Building, Multipurpose Room
Designated parking is free for participants in Lots D & L

When is the conference:

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Registration for this event is $35.00, and includes breakfast and lunch. There is no registration deadline and participants can pay via check or cash at the door.

If conference participants have questions, please call Sarita Love at 661-868-3297.