Sarnat Symposium

The Twentieth Annual Sarnat Symposium will be held Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

Each year, the Sarnat Symposium brings together some of the most innovative, forward-thinking speakers to share their insight, research findings, and experience with social workers and other professionals who care for seniors.

Past Sarnat Symposia have featured such prominent experts in the field of geriatrics as Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD; Tim Carpenter; Daniella Kaiserman; Cathy A. Alessi, MD; Denny Chan, JD; Caroline Cicero, PhD; Ishara Bailis, MA, MSW, LCSW; Noah Marco, MD; James Lott, Dr. Maximlian Fuentes Fuhrmann, Dr. Geri-Ann Galanti, and Dr. Debra L. Cherry, among many others.

Sarnat 2017: Shaping the Future of Aging

This year's speakers and topics are:

  • Jeannee Parker Martin, RN, MPH, Leading Age California - Trends in Aging Services
  • Sarah Kremen, MD, UCLA Mary Easton Center - Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease: Now and in the Future
  • Esther Friedman, PhD, Pardee RAND Graduate School - The Role of Family in Shaping the Trajectory of Aging
  • Cynthia Banks, LA County Community & Senior Services - Aging with a Purpose

Please note that this year's Symposium will take place on the Eisenberg Village Campus, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335.

Six CEU credits are given for attending the Sarnat Symposium.

For additional information about the Symposium and speaking opportunities, please call 818.774.3041.

The Sarnat Symposium was funded by Rhoda and Bernard (of blessed memory) Sarnat in 1998 to promote education of professionals in the field of geriatric care. Rhoda has been a clinical social worker for more than six decades, including 19-year tenure on the faculty of the USC School of Social Work, where she served as Director of Field work for six years.

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