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Poster on Virginia’s Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group Accepted for Inclusion in International Conference in South Korea

April 18, 2013

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Poster on Virginia’s Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group Accepted for Inclusion in International Conference in South Korea

  • Poster selected from pool of 1,800 nominated
  • Two Virginia professors are authors

A poster describing Virginia’s Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group (AAAG) will be included at the 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Conference set for June 23-27 in Seoul, South Korea.

“The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Response to Alcohol Misuse in Later Life,” written by Nancy Brossoie, senior research associate at Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology, and Constance Coogle, associate professor/associate director for research at the Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University, was selected from a pool of about 1,800 abstracts for presentation at the world conference.

“In this presentation we describe actions taken to build organizational capacity within the AAAG to train, educate, and raise awareness among community professionals and consumers of problems associated with alcohol use in late life,” explains Dr. Brossoie. Dr Coogle, who chairs the AAAG, added “We are thrilled to have this included at this prestigious conference which brings together representatives from 64 countries to share research results on health, welfare, and rights of the world’s elderly population.”

The World Congress of the IAGG is held once every four years and is the world’s largest international congress. Attendees include leading gerontologists, geriatrics scholars, policy decision-makers, professional activists, related companies, and researchers who gather to share recent discoveries and study results.

AAAG is a collaboration of Virginia state agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations providing education, training, and resources on the use of alcohol and medications as adults age. It was created in 2007 by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in response to a mandate from the governor to address the impact of alcohol on the aging. Membership is open to individuals and organizations, and there are no dues for membership.

2013
  • Poster on Virginia’s Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group Accepted for Inclusion in International Conference in South Korea