Consortium on Aging

Upcoming Events and Seminars, Lectures, and Trainings

Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series

The Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series Presents:

Paula Shireman, M.D., M.S.

Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology

Dielmann Endowed Chair in Surgery

Vice Dean for Team Science, SOM

UT Health Science Center - San Antonio

Date: February 12, 2016

Time: 8:00-9:00 Lecture

"Developing the Evidence Base for Vascular Interventions"

Location: UT Health OCB - 1851 Cross Point Avenue, Suite 2.200

Fifth Annual Collective Soul Symposium

Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual Collective Soul Symposium sponsored by MD Anderson Cancer Center & The Institute for Spirituality and Health, February 12-13, 2016. 

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20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The planning committee for the 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, September 16-17, 2016, invites the submission of proposals for case studies, research presentations and program review for 30 Minute Workshops, Rapid Fire Presentation (10 minute presentation 5 minutes for questions and answers) Posters in the following categories:


•             Symptom Assessment and Management

•             Education (Medical, Nursing, Social Work, Spiritual, Patient)

•             Psychosocial/ Spiritual Care

•             Communication

•             Research


We encourage abstracts from all healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, therapist (physical, occupation, music, massage, art. etc), and students of all these professions. 


Submission Instructions:

Proposals are to be submitted electronically by midnight (EST) 2/29/16.  Submissions received after that time will not be considered.  Please, send the abstracts to

Recent events

Endowed Lecture Bring Noted Geriatrics Experts

The Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series brought the following renowned geriatrics experts to our campus:

Warren Taylor, M.D. - Effects of depression on cognitive decline and medical outcomes in older adults

Georgia Sadler, BSN, MBA, PhD - Setting up systems to avoid death by extramural funding: Lessons learned from health disparities research

Lillian Min, MD, MSHS - Delivering high-quality primary care to the complex older patient

Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC - Rethinking Traditional Models of Acute Care for Older Adults

Sidney Stahl, PhDDemystifying the Black Box of the NIH/NIA: Grant-Writing Seminar and Workshop

Ranjan Duara, MD -Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Functional Progression in Dementing Disorders and Clinical Diagnosis and Brain Imaging in the Assessment of Dementing Disorders: A series of Vignettes                                    

Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPHDisability and Functional Status and The Hospital Disability Syndrome: How hospitalization can lead to loss of independence in older patients                             

Lodovico Balducci, MD - Cancer in the Older Patient:  A case for complexity and Long Term Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment in Older Patients