Gerontology Symposium 2018

Caregiving for Persons Living with Dementia: Families & Professionals Working Together 

March 26, 2018 (Monday)

Hilton Hotel, Burlington, VT  05401

Registration for the Gerontology Symposium is closed.  

FAMILY CAREGIVERS should call 802-656-2292 to register,

(There are still a few spaces available for family caregivers.)

What's New in 2018?

For the first time, the conference will offer two different tracks:

  • Family Caregiver Track
  • Professional Track

Participants will come together throughout the day, yet there will be separate "breakout" sessions for family caregivers and professionals.

During the times below, all conference participants will join together:

  • Keynote presentation – a performance from Karen Stobbe (link to below bio, etc.)
  • Update from Camille George, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)
  • Panel on Planning for Long Term Care
  • Panel on End of Life Services and Resources (Hospice & Palliative Care)
  • Wrap-up with Karen Stobbe

Agenda - Program Schedule

To view a complete schedule, including speakers and sessions, click on this link:  2018 Gerontology Agenda FINAL

Registration and Fees

Tuition is $35 for professionals. A special discounted rate of $20 is offered for family caregivers.

CE Credit - A $20 fee is applicable.

Please click here to register:  Registration Link

Student Poster Session

Students engaged in a research project on any aspect of aging are invited to apply for the poster session. Please click here for complete details:  Student Poster Session

Conference Brochure -


In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.50 Nursing Contact Hours.

Determination of credit is pending for social workers and nursing home administrators.


We gratefully acknowledge our sponsor:

     DAIL - Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living

     Elder Care Services at The University of Vermont Medical Center