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Spring 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Posted: 3/31/2020 (Local Events)

The NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center – in  collaboration with the UW School of Nursing and the VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center – is offering the Spring 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series focused on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias!

 We are pleased to be able to offer once again this popular series of interdisciplinary lectures on Geriatric Healthcare.  These lectures are available locally to students/faculty/staff across our three campuses and community professionals on Tuesdays, Mar 31 – Jun 2, from 4:00-5:30 in the UW Health Sciences Building, T-wing, Room T661.  The topics and other information are listed below.  There is no charge for attending any one or all of the lectures, unless you want academic course credit (see “important note” below) or continuing education contact hours (information will be provided at the lectures for CE registration).

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR UW STUDENTS WANTING TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE SERIES FOR 1 ACADEMIC CREDIT: Please consult the Time Schedule and register online for either NURS499B or NURS599B-“Geriatric Health Promotion” (Barbara Cochrane, instructor).  This is an ONLINE 1 credit, interdisciplinary course; the lectures are available “asynchronously” via video stream.  If you want to attend the lecture in-person AND get academic credit, that works too.


3/31   Dementia – Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, Professor, UW, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

4/7 3Ds of Diagnosis – Emily Truttschuh, PhD, Associate Professor, UW Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

4/14 Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment – Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UW, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

4/17 Rational Preventive Care for in the Context of AD – Amy Thomas, MD, Research Fellow, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

4/21   Caring for the Caregiver – Carrie Rubenstein, MD, MPH, Geriatrician and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Swedish Medical Center

4/28 The Threatening or Violent AD Patient – Whitney Carlson, MD, Harborview Mental Health, Nursing Home Service

5/5 Dementia and Multiple Chronic Conditions – Amy Thomas, MD, Research Fellow, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

5/12 Behavioral Management in AD: An Evidence-based Approach – Susan McCurry, PhD Research Professor, Vice Chair of Research, University of Washington, School of Nursing

5/19   Care Planning for Early AD – Lauren Carpenter, MD, Clinical Instructor, Staff Physician, Geriatrics and Extended Care, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Professor

5/26 Cognitive Assessment in Primary Care – Thuan Ong, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Section Chief, Post-Acute Care Service, University of Washington

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