Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

About Geriatric Lecture Series

The Geriatric Lecture Series has completed for 2014. Registration for the 2015 Geriatric Lecture Series will begin in late January 2015. Please check back for details.

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. Describe diagnostic criteria for major neurocognitive disorders due to frontotemporal and Lewy body dementias.
  2. Identify end-of-life issues and palliative care in dementia and cognitive decline.
  3. Discuss grief in dementia.
  4. Define person-centered communication in dementia.
  5. Discuss sexual behavior in the context of dementia.
  6. Identify elder mistreatment in dementia.
  7. Recognize visuospatial dysfunction and how to manage late-life cognitive changes that interfere with visual processing.
  8. Explain medication management in dementia.
  9. Discuss pain recognition and management in dementia.
  10. Describe horticulture therapy in dementia.


Special for 2014: Grant funding by the Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration allows the 2014 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 2014 Geriatric Lecture Series, e-mail the Iowa Geriatric Education Center with your name, your organization or facility name, and your contact information, including your e-mail address.

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 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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