West Virginia University is accepting proposals for its annual Summer Institute on Aging, June 1-4, in Morgantown at the Waterfront Place Hotel.

This is the 31st year for the institute, which provides high-quality training in aging services for beginning and experienced social workers, nurses, counselors, supervisors, administrators and professionals in an informative, creative and stimulating setting.

The institute is sponsored by the Division of Social Work in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the WVU Center on Aging.

Workshop proposals must be submitted online at www.wvsioa.org by Nov. 30 and must include a 50-100-word description for the conference brochure and an abstract with a brief summary of content, presentation format, outline of learning objectives and target audience.

Suggested topics may include holistic healthy aging, service-delivery competencies, aging and health policy, caregiver issues and effective/innovative programs for providing aging services. Others to consider are aging in rural areas, the role of race, culture and spirituality in aging services, enhancing communication and collaborative efforts among professionals.

Workshops can be 90 minutes to two hours. Two-part presentations that total three to four hours will also be considered. Indicate whether workshops are at an introductory or advanced level.

Several hour-long networking and informational sessions are also available. Selection will be based on topic, format, style, clarity, originality, ability to be replicated, quality, cultural competencies and relevance to introductory or advanced learners.

For more information, contact Jacki Englehardt, professional and community education coordinator, Division of Social Work, at ” jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu rel=nofollow> jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3501 ext. 3109.