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The Summer Institute on Aging (SIOA) conference has been held in north central West Virginia since the late 1970’s. Sponsored by WVU School of Social Work and WVU School of Public Health, the conference currently focuses on providing professional development opportunities for social workers, counselors, and nurses that work with the aging population in a variety of settings in WV and its border states. Additionally, the SIOA is an elective course for BSW, MSW, and Gerontology Certificate students at West Virginia University.

In 2015, over 215 people attended the conference, 90% of whom were from West Virginia, representing 40 of the 55 counties in the state. This annual event is growing and we are proud of the important service we are providing to practitioners in WV and beyond!