Please join us for our annual educational summit exploring new and intriguing ideas, policy changes, philosophies and practice for those involved in or interested in the care and well-being of the older adult. This year's title is:
Tomorrow and Beyond:Optimizing Geriatric Quality of Life
This will be the 15th annual gathering of the West Virginia Geriatric Society  and we welcome an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers,and those interested in learning more about the care of older adults.  

Program Objectives

  • Describe the Age Friendly Health System initiative and identify strategies to adopt in the work place.
  • Describe the implementation of a care plan to support a person with Alzheimer’s disease who is living alone.
  • Describe the prevalence of HIV and STIs among people over age 65 in WV and recognize opportunities to prevent their occurrence and improve their management.
  • Demonstrate techniques that can be used by older adults to prevent or delay functional deficits.
  • List core principles to follow when considering medication use in older adults.

Keynote: Mike Splaine

Full Name

Mike Splaine


Cognitive Solutions LLC



Speaker Bio

Michael Splaine is known worldwide for bringing the real face of a problem into the policy arena to yield success with policy influencers.”
Mike Splaine is the owner and principal of Splaine Consulting, which he established after working on the public policy and advocacy staff of the Alzheimer’s Association for more than 20 years. He has been working in the field of health and long-term care since 1988, helping organizations achieve success in advocacy for health and long-term care issues. He combines his deep knowledge of policy and program development and management with his skills in public speaking, community organizing, adult education, media strategy, and public health communications. He is also CEO of a related firm, Cognitive Solutions, LLC, a specialized consultancy to healthcare providers focused on improvement of care for patients with cognitive impairment.

Presenting at conferences and panel discussions across the country, Mike has also traveled to Shanghai, China, Tokyo Japan, Istanbul Turkey, Prague in the Czech Republic and most recently, India, to share and educate on the issues related to those with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and of caregivers all over the world.

Mike Splaine


Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Continental Breakfast7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration Desk Open7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome & Overview8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
KEYNOTE: Living Alone with Alzheimer’s: A Solutions Focus8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Moving Toward an Age Friendly Health System9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Break, Networking, and Poster Presentations10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Geriatric Pearl Session: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy in One Slide10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Medication misuse issues in older adults11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch and Membership Annual Meeting12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aging and Wellbeing: Mental Health Challenges in Later Life1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Break, Networking, and Poster Judging2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Geriatric Pearl Session: Move It or Lose It to Maximize Ability and Function2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Age is Not a Condom: HIV and STIs over 652:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Break for Prizes/Poster winners announced3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing w/Poster Award Announcement4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Reception4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Fees

  • New Member Registration - $150.00
    • includes Summit Registration, all meals, WVGS dues for 2020 (if a new member), CE's and closing reception with adult beverage.
  • Attendee Registration - $125.00
    • inlcudes Summit Registration, all meals, CE's and closing reception with adult beverage
  • Registrant - $100.00
    • includes Summit Registration, all meals, CE's
  • Post-Grad Residents - $85.00
    • Includes all sessions, meals and reception
  • Student - $50.00
    • Includes all sessions and meals (reception not included)
For information on sponsorship pricing, please visit our Sponsorship Page


University of Charleston 
Geary Student Union Building
3rd Floor Ballroom

2300 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25396

Thank You to Our Sponsors!