Hope Healthcare is hosting the 18th annual Southwest Florida Conference on Aging, a multi-disciplinary conference for health care professionals, older adults and family caregivers on Thursday, May 9 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Shops from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference features expert presentations on topics including medical cannabis; donating your body for medical research; diversity and culturally sensitive care; alcohol-related dementia; obesity and its impact on aging; and intergenerational community engagement.

Program materials, buffet lunch and beverages are included in registration fee: $85 for licensed professionals and $70 for United Way Partner Agencies, including six continuing education credits; $50 for caregivers, students and the public.

The Southwest Florida Conference on Aging is sponsored by Elder Care Attorney Beth A. Prather and hosted by Hope Healthcare, in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, Senior Care Choices at Lee Health, Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties.

Space is limited. To register online or to print the registration form, visit donate.hopehcs.org/COA19