Continuing Education

This series is open to health care professionals and anyone working with or provided care for elders. The program is presented via the University of Washington Interactive Virtual Classroom to Western Washington regional hospitals and sites in Montana, Alaska and Wyoming. 

Juneau Location: Wildflower Court - Online Registration Required.

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 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. 

Cost: $10 per session or $60 for entire series. Registration is required.

Optional CEU’s (1.5 per session to a maximum of 15 for the series) for Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Worker and Counselors available for an additional $45 payable during registration 

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

 Session Titles and Speakers:
1/8     Dementia  presented by Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH - Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/15   Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium, and Depression presented by Emily Trittschuh, PhD - Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

1/22   Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia presented by  Piruz Huda, MN - Huda NP, PLLC

1/29   Pharmacotherapy & Deprescribing presented by Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH - Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2/5     Driving and Dementia presented by Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD - Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor, Medicine / Neurology

2/12   Early Detection and Management of Cognitive Change in Primary Care presented by    Angela Hanson, MD - Assistant Professor, Medicine / Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

2/19   Optimizing Safety and Well-Being for the Cognitively Impaired Patient in Primary Care presented by Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW - Social Worker / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

2/26   Community Resources for Dementia presented by  Marigrace Becker, MSW - Program Manager of Community Education and Impact / UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and Allison Boll, MSW - Human Services Coordinator / Seattle Human Services Department, Aging and Disability Services

 3/5     Abuse and Neglect in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults presented by Kris Fredrickson, MSW - Clinical Social Worker / Seattle VA Medical Center

3/12   Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention presented by 
 Emily Trittschuh, PhD - Associate Professor, Medicine / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

For more information about participating or becoming a host site in Alaska contact Pat Sammartino.