Medical College to host Community Conversation for Milwaukee Public Television
Sept. 24, 2012 College News - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host Milwaukee Public Television’s (MPTV) first Community Conversation program on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at MCW. The topic will be “Caring for the Caregiver,” and the panel will feature a nationally-known speaker, as well as local health care experts.
Sherri Snelling, founder and CEO of The Caregiving Club, a national organization founded in 2011, will be the keynote speaker. The Caregiving Club’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of family caregivers nationwide by raising public awareness for caregiving and providing practical information to caregivers via expert advice and guidance delivered through media outlets, social media, corporations, organizations and other service providers who reach America’s 65 million caregivers.
Joining her for a panel discussion will be Robert Gleeson, MD, director of the Executive Health Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Gleeson specializes in risk assessment and preventive medicine to promote healthier living.
Also on the panel will be Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, PhD, the Helen Bader Professor of Applied Gerontology in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee. She will share her research on aging and the effects of caregiving.
The program begins at 5 p.m. in the MCW Health Research Center auditorium. Visitor parking is available across the street from the building. The presentation is free and open to the public, and seats may be reserved by calling (414) 297-7514.
This is the first in a series of five Community Conversations on various topics at selected sites around the MPTV viewing area. The conversations will also be videotaped for web broadcast on www.mptv.org.