Continuing Education

All seminars will be held Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm Alaska Time


About the Series: The University of Washington Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), 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 NW GWEC 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.

January  2, 2018

State of the Science: New Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing and What They Mean for Elders with Chronic Pain (Rx) Manu Thakral, PhD, ARNP - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

January  9, 2018

An Evidence-Based Review of Marijuana: A Clinician’s Guide (Rx) Jennifer Kapur, PharmD - Pharmacist, Harborview Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor/ UW Pharmacy

January 16, 2018

Choosing Wisely for Older Adults in Primary Care Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS - Associate Professor, UW Medicine/Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

January 23, 2018

Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury Hilaire Thompson, PhD, ARNP - Professor, UW Nursing/Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

January 30, 2018

Advances in Stroke Treatment and Prevention Andrew Huffer, MD - Assistant Professor, UW Medicine/Department of Neurology Feb 6 Current Concepts in Pressure Injury Prevention and Care Joanne (Joie) Whitney, PhD, CWCN, FAAN - Professor, UW Nursing/Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics Feb 13 Hypertension in Older Adults Thuan Ong, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor, UW Medicine/Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

February 20, 2018

Urinary Tract Infections in Women Jane Miller, MD - Associate Professor, UW Medicine/Department of Urology

February 27, 2018

Health Issues of Older Asian Americans Alan Chun, MD - Family Physician, International Community Health Services

March 6, 2018

 The Management of Atrial Fibrillation, A Focus on Anti-Coagulation (Rx) Michael Chen, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, UW Medicine/Division of Cardiology Rx = 1.5 contact hours in pharmacology at the advanced practice level

Costs-$10 per session or $60 for entire series. Optional CEU’s available for an additional $45 payable during registration.

Register online at the Alaska CACHE at (Clearinghouse for Alaska’s Continuing Health Education)