11th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference: Addressing Clinical Challenges in Late Life

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 - Virtual

Fees:
Physicians                                                                                                                 $60                                   
UPMC Physicians and non-UPMC Professionals                                             $50
UPMC Professionals/Employees                                                                        $40
Students/Residents (No continuing education/CME credits)                         No fee
Families/Caregivers (No continuing education/CME credits)                         No fee               

 

This year’s program will address several important challenges that clinicians face when working with older patients: assessing and managing suicide risk, assessing ability to operate a motor vehicle, and considering the therapeutic options in Alzheimer’s disease.   This program is designed for all providers serving the aging population.

Target Audience

Providers working with older adults including physicians, nurses, front-line staff, case managers/service coordinators, therapists, and clinicians. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of COVID-19 and its associated isolation on elders at risk for depression.
  2. Describe factors associated with late-life suicide and emerging interventions.
  3. Describe the changes in late life that can impact ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  4. Describe the process of assessing driving ability in late-life.
  5. Review pharmacological agents used to slow progression in Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Review the clinical and ethical implications of using biomarkers (e.g., specialized brain imaging and blood tests) to diagnosis Alzheimer's disease.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 ASWB
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/15/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
10/28/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
10/28/2021 - 4:30pm
Cost:
$1.00

This year’s program will address several important challenges that clinicians face when working with older patients: assessing and managing suicide risk, assessing ability to operate a motor vehicle, and considering the therapeutic options in Alzheimer’s disease.   This program is designed for all providers serving the aging population.

11th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference Addressing Clinical Challenges in Late Life - Virtual - 10/28/2021
United States
Course Director
 
Ellen M Whyte, MD
Service Chief & Medical Director
Geriatric Psychiatry
Medical Director, Integrated Behavioral Health – Primary Care
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Steering Committee
 
Shabnam Jindal, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Benedum Geriatric Center
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Candace Fraser, DO
Integrated Health and Aging Program
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Jennifer H. Lingler, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Health and Community Systems
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Erika Mccauley, LSW, MSW
Senior Psychiatric Social Worker
Integrated Health and Aging Program
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
 
Presenters
 
Tejal Bhojak, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Megan E. Hamm, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Qualitative, Evaluation, and Stakeholder Engagement Research Services
Center for Research on Healthcare's Data Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Matthew Joseph, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Geriatrics
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Emma J O'Brien, BA
Research Specialist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Michelle I. Rossi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Director of Clinical Care
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Erin Suhrie, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Geriatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Benedum Geriatric Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Katalin Szanto, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT/CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS
Physicians
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 
 
Psychologists
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association.  University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.
 
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors/Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals: CADC/CCDP (pending approval)
The Office of Educational Resources and Planning, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) continuing education credits. This program is being offered for a maximum of 6.0 continuing education credits.
 
Counselors
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for a maximum of 6.0 continuing education hours.
 
Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.
 
Other Healthcare Professionals
Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded a maximum of .60 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming a maximum of 6.0 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.
 
  • Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30 for those that come from our office (Gen. CEU; NCC).
  • Participants requesting Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education (CE/CME) credits must attend the entire day. Variable credits are not provided. Your attendance is recorded on the Zoom attendance list.
  • Although the evaluation is not mandatory, we appreciate your participation. There are questions that need to be answered so we are aware of your credit request. Please expect the certificates from our office in four to six weeks post-conference. Those obtained from the registration site can be accessed immediately.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 ASWB
  • 6.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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