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CME opportunities regarding Dementia

Posted about 3 years ago by Joscelyn Vanduren

This was brought to our attention by a provider in fairbanks. It is an opportunity for CME's (Types of CE Credits Offered: Medical - Prescribed (AAFP) 15, Nursing (ANCC) 15, Behavioral Health / Social Work - 15) on Dementia. For those interested, the web address is listed at the bottom.


The University of Washington Northwest Geriatric Education Center (NWGEC), 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 NWGEC 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.

This series will be online on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4-30pm Alaska time via the University of Washington Interactive Virtual Classroom to regional hospitals and sites in Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.

(see listing of available Alaska Sites in the registration area or e-mail for an up to date list)

Series Schedule: (Sessions may be taken individually or as part of the series.)

Jan 6 - Dementia, Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPHJan 13 - Pharmacotherapy for Dementia, Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPHJan 20 - Frontline Tools for the Differential Diagnosis of Depression, Delirium, and Dementia, Emily Trittschuh, PhDJan 27 - After the Diagnosis: Maintaining Quality of Life and Coping with Early Stage Issues, Rebecca Logsdon, PhDFeb 3 - Middle & Later Stages: Supporting Caregivers and Coping with Challenging Behaviors, David La Fazia, PhD, MSFeb 10 - Dementia: End of Life Symptom Management, Wayne McCormick, MD, MPHFeb 17 - Sleep and Dementia, Susan McCurry, PhDFeb 24 - Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Dementia, Marty Richards, MSW, LICSWMar 3 - Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver, Lianne Hirano, MDMar 10 - Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment, Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH

Sponsored in Alaska by the UAA Alaska Center for Rural Health - Alaska AHEC, the UAA Office of Health Programs Development, the Trust Training Cooperative, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant #U77HP23073