AACN News—September 1998—Currents

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Vol. 15, No. 9, SEPTEMBER 1998

International Year of Older Persons

The International Year of Older Persons will be launched October 1, 1998, the day that will be observed as the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations proclaimed the year to encourage increased awareness of the challenges of the demographic aging of societies, the individual and social needs of older persons, their contribution to society, and the need for a change in attitude toward older persons. “A society for all ages” is the theme.

Note: AACN will promote healthcare facts about older people and the aging process throughout the year. Look for these in future issues of AACN News.

Quality of Care Symposium

The 13th annual symposium of the Center for Clinical Quality Evaluation (CCQE) is scheduled October 28 through 30, 1998, in Arlington, Va. “Quality of Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations” is the theme. Up to 15.25 continuing education units are available to participants. In addition, a preconference workshop on the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) is offered. For more information, contact Lisbeth Stark, (800) 833-3046; fax, (202) 833-2047; e-mail, lstark@ccqe.com or visit the CCQE home page at

Information printed in “Currents” is provided as a service to interested readers and does not imply endorsement by AACN or the AACN Certification Corporation.

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