Consortium on Aging

Upcoming Events and Seminars, Lectures, and Trainings

Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series

The Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series Presents:

Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC

Provincial Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Strategy

Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Rethinking Traditional Models of Acute Care for Older Adults

Date: April 15, 2015

Time: 12:00-1:00 Lecture

          1:00-2:00 Reception

Location: UTHealth School of Nursing Auditorium

     6901 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX 77030


Presentation Objectives

  • Provide the context that highlights the disconnects that currently exist.
  • Demonstrate how current care delivery paradigms are problematic and require an elder friendly approach.
  • Introduce the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Strategy as a care model that can deliver better patient and system outcomes.


The Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) is sponsoring the first annual conference to increase awareness of the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. The Bridges Conference bring

Date: May 7-8, 2015 

Location: Crowne Plaza Houston near NRG Stadium and the Medical Center


Recent events

RsVP Lectures Bring Noted Geriatrics Experts

The RsVP (Reynolds Visiting Professor in Aging) lecture series, made possible by funding from the D. W. Reynolds Foundation and the Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series II, brought the following renowned geriatrics experts to our campus in 2013:

Sidney Stahl, PhDDemystifying the Black Box of the NIH/NIA: Grant-Writing Seminar and Workshop

Ranjan Duara, MD -Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Functional Progression in Dementing Disorders and Clinical Diagnosis and Brain Imaging in the Assessment of Dementing Disorders: A series of Vignettes                                    

Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPHDisability and Functional Status and The Hospital Disability Syndrome: How hospitalization can lead to loss of independence in older patients                             

Lodovico Balducci, MD - Cancer in the Older Patient:  A case for complexity and Long Term Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment in Older Patients