Frequently Asked Questions

Art & Science of Aging Conference 2014

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Art & Science of Aging Conference?

It is an interdisciplinary forum featuring research on aging topics and best practices in working with and for the older adult. Each year a theme on a timely topic is featured.

What is the the date of this year's Art & Science of Aging Conference?

This year the conference will be held on February 14th, 2014.

How Do I Register?

An electronic registration form is available online and accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards. Online registration is preferred. However, if you wish to pay with cash or onsite, you can also mail or email a printable form. The printable form can be emailed to geroconference@gvsu.edu or mailed to the conference planners at:  

      Grand Valley State University

      Art & Science of Aging Conference

      C/O SPNHA

      401 W Fulton St 288C DEV

      Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

The Registration fee can be paid online with a credit card or by mailing a check or money order. Please call (616) 331-6641 and leave a message if you need assistance. Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

General Registration: $25.00

Seniors 60+ and Students: $20.00

Group Rate: If registering 10 or more people on one check or credit card: $15.00/each

When Does the Conference Begin?

Registration, continental breakfast, and coffee begins at 8:00 am and the keynote speaker will begin at 9:00 am. A detailed program will be available at the conference.  

Are Social Work Continuing Education Credits Offered?

Yes, there are confirmed sessions that qualify for Social Work Continuing Education Credits. Please check the conference agenda to see which presentations have been approved. Grand Valley State University School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0004. Participants may receive up to 5 continuing education clock hours.

There is an additional $15.00 fee for these contact hours that can be paid with your registration fee.

Are Nursing Continuing Education Credits Offered?

Yes, there are confirmed sessions that qualify for Nursing Continuing Education Credits. Please check the conference agenda to see which presentations have been approved. For Nurses, up to 5 contact hours may be gained by attending any of the approved sessions.

There is an additional $15.00 fee for these contact hours that can be paid with your registration fee.

What other Continuing Education Credits are Offered?

For 2014, Therapeutic Rec. and Occupational Therapy CEU's will be offered as well! Please check the conference agenda to see which sessions have been approved for the appropriate credits.

**CEU pre-approval is in process. ATRA and NCTRC cannot guarantee that every session offered for this continuing education opportunity will be granted CEUs.

There is an additional $15.00 fee for these hours that can be paid with your registration fee.

Is Parking Available?

Free parking is available in the Fulton Conference Parking Lot, located off of Fulton Street, across from the Eberhard Center. GVSU’s Public Safety Dept will provide a shuttle to transport attendees from the parking lot to the conference. If you park in any other lots, this service may not be available to you.  

Is Lunch Provided?

As part of the registration fee for the conference, an extensive buffet lunch will be provided. A variety of options are available for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  We encourage participants to stay on-site for the lunch break to mingle, network, or check out the sponsor's resource tables. Student poster sessions will also be displayed before and during the lunch break, located in the hallway adjacent to the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall.  

If you choose to leave the conference for lunch, here are a few options available to you:

Starbucks - Building C of the DeVos Center

Plaza Café - Building C of the DeVos Center

Burger King - behind the DeVos Center on Lake Michigan Dr.

Big Boy - across the street from the DeVos Center on Lake Michigan Dr.

Ferris Nut & Coffee Café - on Winter Street across from the YMCA

Adobe - Fulton Street west of Winter Ave

 

 

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