28th Annual Idaho Conference on Health Care
and 8th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium

"Keeping Your Brain Healthy"

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, a no-cost, interdisciplinary geriatric health symposium is held annually for students and clinicians in the rehabilitation sciences. The first symposium was held in December 2008 and focused on mental health. The second symposium took place on October 30, 2009 and the topic was "Balance and Fall Prevention." The 2010 symposium, held on October 29 focused on "Collaborative Care for Chronic Disease." The 2011 symposium centered on "Transitions of Care. The 2012 symposium centered on ''Barriers to Community Participation.'' The 2013 symposium centered on ''The Resilient Journey for Provider and Patients.'' The 2014 symposium centered on ''The Cutting Edge: Interprofessional Practice in Geriatrics''. This year's theme is ''Keeping Your Brain Healthy''

Tentative Schedule

8th Annual
Thomas Geriatric Symposium
Preliminary Schedule of Events
Friday October 2, 2015

''Keeping Your Brain Healthy''

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:45 am Keynote: Brain Health and Mindfulness, Dr. Tony Seikel
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:00 am Panel: How I Kept My Brain Healthy
11:00 - 11:30 am Interprofessional Case Discussion
11:30 - 12:00 pm Professsional panel: response to Interprofessional Case
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 - 1:50 pm Afternoon Speaker:Patient Centered Medical Home, Dr. Ted Epperly,
President and CEO of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
1:50 - 2:00 9pm Break
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Brain Health Experiential Activities: (Two, 20 minute segments,
allowing participates to attend more than two different

Demos by community providers across various health dimensions:

  1. Physical:
  2. Social:
  3. Cognitive:
  4. Environmental:
  5. Emotional:
  6. Financial:

3:00 - 3:15 pm Dance and Brain Health, Molly Jorgensen
3:15 - 4:00 pm Final Plenary & Group Activity


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209