Who Will Care for Us?

02/23/04

A Johns Hopkins nursing symposium on health care for the aging population

MEDIA ADVISORY

Thursday, February 26, 2004, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Alumni Auditorium, 525 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

People turning 50 today have about half their adult lives ahead of them, and each year more than four million men and women join their ranks, according to AARP. Who will care for their health as they grow older?

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will host a special symposium highlighting the leadership role of nurses in addressing the health care and health policies needed to support the aging population. "Who Will Care for Us?" will focus on the profile of aging in America, trends and policies in an aging society and the role nursing must play in meeting the needs of America's most rapidly growing population group.

Moderator: Sam Donaldson, ABC News Correspondent

Panelists:

  • Bill Novelli, CEO and Executive Director, AARP
  • Claire Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program
  • Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

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