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Rural Health Conference

Let’s Talk About Health: Caring for Seniors in Rural New York

A two-day virtual conference for healthcare professionals and caregivers

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Dates: Friday May 20, 2022 (9am - 1pm) and Saturday May 21, 2022 (9am - 12:25pm)

Platform: Zoom Meeting

Target Audience: Health care professionals and family caregivers

Cost: $10 for healthcare professionals claiming CME or NYS Social Work continuing education credits, FREE for all others.

Agenda: Program Agenda

Swag Box: Each attendee and Speaker will receive a "swag box" after the conference containing:

  • Therm-O Tote Insulated Grocery Bag
  • Foldable Shopper Tote
  • Clip N Go Hand Sanitizer - 1.8 oz.
  • Ridge Line Built-in Cable Power Bank

Continuing Education


ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Alzheimer’s Association, Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and WNY Rural Area Health Education Center. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CERTIFICATION: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work

University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. This course has been approved for 6.50 hours.
Attendance at the entire program is required.

Credits will be uploaded into the CEL portal by Friday June 17th.  Please email with any questions, or check the CEL guide here.


This conference is jointly co-sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter, Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, The Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (WNY R-AHEC), and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  No commercial funding was received for this event.

These projects are sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program # U1QHP28738.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors/speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.