Friday, April 18, 2014

Insights from Research: Depression among Older Adults

What does emerging research tell us about depression among older adults?

2014 Mental Health Symposium, April 26, 2014, 7:00 am SLT/PDT
The Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life®

Hillary Bogner, MD, who is both a researcher and a practicing physician focusing on family medicine, will discuss current and emerging research about depression among older adults. She will consider identification, diagnosis, and management of this significant mental health issue. Her presentation leads off the 2014 Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium, an event drawing researchers, practitioners, consumers, and professionals from around the world. The Symposium is held at The Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life®.

How might healthcare processes be redesigned to reflect the specific principles identified in this research? How might changes in practice have significant impact at the patient, clinician, and systemic levels? This presentation will also explore how biopsycho-ecology can illuminate our understanding of depression and healthcare. 

Dr. Bogner currently serves as an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and as an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her experiences and expertise as a clinician, researcher, and educator, as well as her success as a peer-reviewed published researcher, offer a rich background for her presentation.

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