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Inaugural U of L Optimal Aging Conference

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LOUISVILLE The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville will host its inaugural Optimal Aging Conference June 12–14 in Louisville. The conference will be held at the Brown Hotel

The Optimal Aging Conference brings together academics, professionals, and older adults across a variety of disciplines who are united by a view that aging is an opportunity, not a disease, said Institute Executive Director Anna Faul, DLitt. “This conference supports the dissemination of biopsychosocial aging research, age-friendly product innovation, and evidence-based practice and education models, with participation and input from older adults,” Faul said.

The conference will feature presentations on the latest in aging research and the deadline for abstract submissions is March 18.

Registration will open April 1. The registration fee for students, residents, and senior citizens age 65 and older is $100; $240 for KAG Members; and $260 for all other academics and professionals.

The conference also will feature exhibits from a variety of businesses and organizations involved in the aging profession. Deadline for exhibitors and sponsorships is April 30.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the U of L Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the Kentucky Association for Gerontology. For information about the conference, visit or call 502-852-5629.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The U of L Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging was featured on the cover of MD-UPDATE Issue #97. To view the article, visit


June 12–14, 2016Brown Hotel335 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202