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Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Aging & Clinical Applications

Factors Influencing The Aging Process

Conference Chair: Anya Parpura, MD, Ph.D

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2019, 9:30-5PM

(Registration and continental breakfast, 9:00-9:30)

CE/CME continuing education

12 credit hours


Regular fee $375

At the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20016

For your comfort, remember to bring a sweater or to dress with layers. 


A variety of factors that can affect how we age, including acculturation issues among older immigrants, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, sexuality, and loneliness are explored.

This conference is designed to help you:

  • Recognize the influence of immigration on the social status and the role of older immigrants within the family.
  • Summarize barriers that have an impact on the effective use of mental health services by older immigrants.
  • Identify the effects race and ethnicity can have on older adults, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • Explain the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender older adults.
  • Describe issues of sexuality as they relate to aging.
  • Enhance your comfort level about sexual issues of the aging population.
  • Discuss the impact of loneliness on one’s mental health, and become familiar with techniques and supports to address loneliness.
  • Analyze your own experience of loneliness


ANYA PARPURA, MD has devoted 15 years to research of gerontological
issues such as loneliness, successful ageing, care for Alzheimer's
disease, patients etc. She has broad experience in teaching and training
and has authored a number of papers and educational materials on
these topics. She serves as President of Aging Perspectives in Chevy
Chase and as Scientific Review Officer, General Dynamics Information

Further details will be forthcoming.



Note to WSP

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of 6_ AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.