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About Geriatric Lecture Series

Registration for the 2015 Geriatric Lecture Series is now underway! See below for how to register.

The Geriatric Lecture Series is presented online as a series of monthly lectures. Each lecture can be viewed for one month and is accessible exclusively during the month it is scheduled. Please see below for details about registering to view the series.

The Geriatric Lecture Series is sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center and the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Planners and speakers involved in creating and delivering this enduring material do not have any disclosures that create a conflict of interest.

Target Audience

This series is of particular value and importance to health practitioners who work with older adults.


This series of monthly lectures is devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older adults.

Educational Objectives

By participating in this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss decision-making about antipsychotic medication as it relates to chronic progressive illness and quality of life.
  2. Describe exercise effects on cognitive function in mild cognitive impairment.
  3. Identify caregiving networks for persons with dementia and their families.
  4. Explain the Choosing Wisely recommendations and their role in goals of care.
  5. Discuss nutrition considerations in advanced dementia.
  6. Describe the relationship of chronic lung disease with cognitive function and dementia risk in older adults.
  7. Identify cognitive changes and dementia in the context of Parkinson's disease.
  8. Describe signs and symptoms of different types of dementia.
  9. Identify best practices for transfer among levels of care and how it can affect cognitive function.


Special for 2015: Grant funding by the Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration allows the 2015 Geriatric Lecture Series to be offered at no cost to all participants. (The usual series fee is waived for this year only.)

The series is approved for continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners. A certificate of participation is available for all other disciplines upon request.

Participants may view one, several, or all of the series presentations and, thereby, receive the appropriate credit hour.

Continuing education credit and certificates of participation are awarded after the entire series has ended.

To register for the 2015 Geriatric Lecture Series, e-mail the Iowa Geriatric Education Center at with your name, your discipline (e.g., nursing, medicine, social work), your organization or facility name, and your contact information, including your e-mail address. We are currently experiencing a large volume of registration requests; please allow for at least 1 week to receive a response.

CME ACCREDITATION:The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT:The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY:Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

CEU ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT: This program is sponsored in cooperation with the University of Iowa College of Nursing, an Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider, Number 1. Each session will award 1.2 contact hours for nurses for a maximum of 10.8 contact hours.

For additional information or answers to questions, contact:
The Iowa Geriatric Education Center