About Geriatric Lecture Series
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.
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.
By participating in this activity, learners will be able to:
- Define Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
- Define mild cognitive impairment and its relation to dementia.
- Discuss screening for and diagnosing dementia, including the role played by diagnostic imaging tools and neuropsychology testing.
- Identify challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer's disease and discuss strategies available to manage those behaviors.
- Describe the risks associated with antipsychotic drug use in dementia and become knowledgeable about alternatives.
- Discuss challenging issues in dementia, including advance care planning, end-of-life care, family matters, and financial exploitation.
- Identify community resources available to people with dementia and discuss the question of independence vs. dependence.
Special for 2013: Grant funding by the Bureau of Health Professions of the Health Resources and Services Administration allows the 2013 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.
To register for the 2013 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