to all who participated in the 

          WV Geriatrics Society Annual Summit


            January 20, 2022

                    8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


                                                            Moving Forward

Just a few words and phrases  heard during our first virtual Summit - 

Stellar event!

Great information today!

Covid Stress Syndrome

WV ranks 2nd in the nation in the number of older adults in poor health.

Eating is meant to be a social activity.

Be aware of how small actions serve everyone.

Omicron is NOT a kinder, gentler Covid.

Horrid times also create transformational change.

Engaging speakers today!

Stayed on schedule

So glad you held this event this year and in this way.

I learned so much today.

Key Note Speaker Dr. Clay Marsh

         Vice President & Executive Dean for Health Sciences

         Dean, West Virginia University School of Medicine

         WV Coronavirus Czar


Moving Forward: Lessons from COVID-19 Applied to Public and Population Health


  • Review lessons learned from COVID-19 response in WV

  • Review data on what is centrally responsible for wellbeing in populations

  • Review approach to improve healthy aging in WV

Additional Topics:

Epidemic to Pandemic: The Experience of Rural Older Adults

Presenters:  Dr. Shawn Allen, DSW, LGSW, Assistant Professor Social Work and Sociology, Concord University, Athens, WV and

Samantha Byrd, MSW, LGSW, Adjunct Professor Social Work, Concord University, Athens, WV

Outpatient COVID Treatments, Prevention, and Adverse Events

Presenters:  Lisa Nord, RPh, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Huntington, WV and

Charles Babcock, Pharm.D, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Huntington, WV

The Effect of the COVID-19 Quarantine on Weight and

Nutrition in Rural Geriatric Patients

Presenter:  Thomas R. McIntosh, 2nd Year Medical Student,

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Avoiding Court: Understanding the Legal Pitfalls of

Guardianship and Conservatorship Evaluations

Presenter:  Timothy Saar, PhD, Forensic Psychologist, Charleston, WV 


Thank you to our sponsors:


Genesis Healthcare Dunbar Center 

Photos from the 2022 Virtual Summit

Student, Intern, Resident
Poster Contest Winner
Dr. Abraham Titus