bulletNeighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute. The institute offers seven programs of study that provide quality training to professionals involved in the affordability of neighborhood housing, including areas like leadership and management, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, community development lending, and home ownership. Upon completion, a professional certificate will be awarded. Courses are offered nationwide in the specific dates and cities listed below. For more information, visit the website at www.nw.org/training, or call 1-800-438-5547.
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bulletAugust 3-5, 2003: NASHP's 16th Annual State Health Policy Conference. Leaders in health policy from across the country will gather in Portland to discuss the enormous health policy challenges currently confronting states and to explore new initiatives in cost containment, access, patient safety, longterm and chronic care, children's health, and Medicaid reform. Day-long preconferences on August 3 will focus on pharmacy costs, longterm care, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel-Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, Click Here to visit the NASHP website or contact Josephine Johnson at jjohnson@nashp.org or 207-874-6524.

bulletSeptember 21-23, 2003: AoA National Summit on Creating Caring Communities. This conference will provide practical information on how to promote and develop policy and program changes at the state, tribal and local level that would make the long-term care system more balanced and more responsive to the needs and preferences of older people and their family caregivers. To register for this national conference, please Click Here. For additional information, please contact Martrell Kelly at mkelly@hsrnet.com, or by phone at (202) 828-5100.

bulletSeptember 29-October 1, 2003: Universal Access Conference: Doors to Inclusion. Preliminary plans include a Conference focus on improving and enhancing lifespan opportunities of children and adults by the bringing together of two rather distinct worlds- those who provide or use technology supports, for individuals with special needs, and those who use or provide mainstream and universal access technology. The goal of the Conference is to blend these worlds together into a single “user-friendly” environment where the technologies, theories, practices, and modalities work together. The Doors to Inclusion: Universal Access Conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For information, please contact Cyndi Mabri at 225-925-9500 or 800-270-6185, or visit www.doors2access.org/.

bulletOctober 23-26, 2003: 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology: CAG 2003 "Bridging the Pieces Together: Research, Education, Policy and Practice". These annual meetings, held each fall, help to foster an environment in which new research and programs can be developed. The meeting will be held at the Colony Hotel, Toronto (Canada). For additional information, visit http://www.cagacg.ca.

bulletOctober 26-29, 2003: 6th International Conference on Care Management: "Care Management in an Aging Society." The goal of the 6th International Conference on Care Management (ICM) is to address the issues of care management and explore programs that have been designed, implemented, researched and dissected all over the world. Included in the conference will be the exploration of innovative models of service delivery at the policy level, as well as the local informal and nontraditional providers and services. The conference will take place at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA. To make hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at: (215)627-1200. For information about the conference, visit http://www.asaging.org/icm/03/index.html.

bulletNovember 21-25, 2003: 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America: "Our Future Selves: Research, Education and Services for Early Development and Childhood in an Aging Society". The meeting will be held in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit http://www.geron.org/AnnualMeeting/annual.htm#2003. If you have any suggestions regarding topics/themes/speakers for the meeting, contact Professor George M. Martin, MD at gmmartin@u.washington.edu.

bulletDecember 4-6, 2003: International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence. The International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence will bring together researchers, practitioners, business leaders and people involved in aging policy to focus on these issues. The conference will include sessions related to research and development, practice, products and services and policies. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. It has seven tracks, one of which is Home Modification and Universal Design. To request information, visit the website at: www.asaging.org/icadi.

bulletApril 14-17, 2004: Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging & The National Council on the Aging: Taking the Journey Together. This conference will be held in San Francisco, CA. More details to follow, or visit www.agingconference.org.