2019 Winter Geriatric Healthcare Series

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
January 8 – March 12, 2019, Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm Alaska Time
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
UW Telehealth Network to Host sites across Alaska
Cost Range
$10.00 to $150.00

Host And Instructor

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Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce

Training Overview Description

The University of Washington Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), the School of Nursing and the Seattle Veterans Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) are partnering to bring a series of continuing education programs on geriatric health to health professionals in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.

Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance.

Costs-$10 per session or $60 for entire series.

Optional CEU’s (1.5 per session to a maximum of 15 for the series) for Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Worker and Counselors available for an additional $45 payable during registration.

(Retirees, students and volunteers, that don't need credits or certificates, do not need to register and can attend for Free!)

Event-specific Details

Session Titles and Speakers:

1/8 Dementia

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH - Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/15 Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

Emily Trittschuh, PhD - Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/22 Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Piruz Huda, MN - Huda NP, PLLC

1/29 Pharmacotherapy & Deprescribing

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH - Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2/5 Driving and Dementia

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD - Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor, Medicine / Neurology

2/12 Early Detection and Management of Cognitive Change in Primary Care

Angela Hanson, MD - Assistant Professor, Medicine / Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

2/19 Optimizing Safety and Well-Being for the Cognitively Impaired Patient in Primary Care

Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW - Social Worker / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

2/26 Community Resources for Dementia

Marigrace Becker, MSW - Program Manager of Community Education and Impact / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Allison Boll, MSW - Human Services Coordinator / Seattle Human Services Department, Aging and Disability Services

3/5 Abuse and Neglect in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

Kris Fredrickson, MSW - Clinical Social Worker / Seattle VA Medical Center

3/12 Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention

Emily Trittschuh, PhD - Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

For more information about participating or becoming a host site in Alaska contact:

Pat Sammartino, plsammartino@alaska.edu, 907-786-6589 or Betsy Chivers, betsy@alaskachd.org, 907-264-6233

Aging/Alzheimers and Other Dementia
All Substance Abuse
All Senior Services
All Health Care
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Administrative Support Services

Registration Information

Register online at the Alaska CACHE