Northwell Health Doctors to Participate in Groundbreaking Conference on Aging and Creativity

The program "Shifting the Perspective: Aging and Creativity" at Hofstra University on Nov. 29.

Northwell Health doctors Maria Carney, M.D., FACP, and James D’Olimpio, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM, will take part in a groundbreaking conference on aging and creativity. 

The conference, Shifting the Perspective: Aging and Creativity, presented by the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and Glen Cove Senior Center, will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Featuring a wide range of speakers, including artists, musicians and inventors, as well as doctors and members of the academic community, the conference will explore the ways in which creativity can alter the aging process. 

Dr. Carney is Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She will present opening remarks, as well as moderate a panel entitled “Physiology of the Aging and Creative Brain.”

Dr. D'Olimpio is Director of Supportive/Palliative Oncology and leads the Cancer Pain and Symptom Control Service at North Shore University Hospital. He will discuss the impact of music on the human brain during a session entitled “Music and Medicine: How I Made Carnegie Hall and Medicare in the Same Month.”

The conference and associated events are open to the public at no cost. However, online registration is required.  

For more information on the program and to register please visit

Details and location:

Date:  Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time:  8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus, Multipurpose room