Professionals Invited to Elder Law Symposium at UAMS

By David Robinson

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at 629 Jack Stephens Drive. The cost is $99, and continuing education credits are available.  Contact Linda Sue Sanders for more information, at (501) 686-8880 or

Arkansas U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will deliver the lunchtime keynote address: “Protecting Vulnerable Elders: Our Moral Obligation.”

It will also address protection of lawyers and other professionals who may be accused of wrongful behavior regarding a client’s distribution of assets.  The event is being coordinated by the Arkansas Elder Law Task Force.

The symposium’s focus will be on helping professionals recognize cognitive changes in aging clients who are making decisions that will significantly affect their finances. 

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or