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 www.akcache.org (Clearinghouse for Alaska’s Continuing Health Education)