NINR and partners will host a Summit, The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland August 7–8, 2017. The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register and add this event to your calendar.
The Summit will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan, current research as well as future directions for research, and the role of technology to improve the health of both patients and caregivers.
Ms. Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour will present the Summit’s keynote address. Because of her experience caring for her oldest son, who was born with spina bifida, Ms. Woodruff is dedicated to raising awareness of the critical role that caregivers play in our society.
Ms. Gail Gibson Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving—a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them—will serve as Director of Ceremonies for day one of the summit.
On day two of the Summit, Dr. Laura Gitlin, founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Care in Aging and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, which aims to transform the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families, will serve as Director of Ceremonies. Dr. Gitlin also has joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Division of Geriatric Medicine.
The Summit will bring together an audience of researchers, advocates, healthcare providers, educators, and others interested in the science of caregiving.