Past Events

The Georgetown University M.S. in Aging & Health program seeks to equip both students and the general public with opportunities to build the skills, knowledge, and research necessary to design a more age-inclusive society. Our semester-long seminar series features speakers from a wide range of aging-related disciplines, delving into critical issues in aging in the modern world, reviewing the latest cutting-edge aging research, and introducing new career paths and realms of advocacy. Take a look at the topics and speakers featured in our previous semesters!

Spring Seminar Series, Spring 2020

Effect of Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease on Household Financial Outcomes

Carole Gresenz, PhD

Jacobs Endowed Professor of Health Economics and Labor Economics, Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University

Biggest Issue with Serving an Aging Population, and How Goodwin House is Bringing Solutions

Robert Liebreich

President & CEO, Goodwin House Inc

Primary Care at Home (PCH) for Frail Elders

Eric De Jonge, MD

Chief of Geriatrics, Capital Caring Geriatrics | Executive Director of the MedStar House Call Program & Executive Director, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Prevention of Cognitive Decline With Aging: How to Avoid the Mental Disorders Clinic

Scott Turner, MD, PhD

Professor & Director of the Memory Disorders Program, Department of Neurology, Georgetown University

Humanities & Ethics of Aging Speaker Series, Spring 2020

Inclusion and Accessibility in Defense of Cultural Rights

Betty Siegel, JD

Director, Office of Accountability, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Preparing Medical Students in Caring for People with Memory Loss & Private Tour of IONA Senior Services

Julia Langley, MA

Faculty Director, Arts & Humanities Program, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Finding Our Way Through Creativity, Aging, & Illness

Wendy Miller, PhD ATR

Co-Founder, Create Therapy Institute | Executive Director, Projects on Intergenerational Communication, DC Center on Aging | Author of Sky Above Clouds

Changing Paradigm of Aging from Loss to Awakening Human Potential

Sandra Bertman, PhD FT, LCSW

Thanatologist and Grief Dynamics Program Developer | Recipient of the 2018 Good Sheperd Community Care Award