Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.
Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, presented at the American Society on Aging's annual conference, Aging in America, in March 2012.
Davis presented in a workshop titled How to Effectively Educate and Engage Seniors in Key Policy Issues, sharing best practices, successful educational programs and campaigns, and important educational and policy perspectives from three of the most successful statewide senior advocacy networks (Oregon, Minnesota and Wisconsin).
Davis also facilitated a peer session on public policy/advocacy.
Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging took place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States.