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Geriatric Healthcare Series

For Healthcare Professionals and Students

WyCOA is pleased to again partner with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC) to present the NW GWEC-produced Geriatric Healthcare Series. There are 2 annual lecture series: 1) General Geriatrics, 2) Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias offered in Winter and Spring. Each series consists of 10 lectures delivered virtually each week for 10 weeks. The lecture series is designed for healthcare workers in primary care who want to improve the care of older adults, learn about age- and dementia-friendly care, and manage and recognize common geriatric problems. Speakers are topic experts and deliver the most up-to-date, clinically relevant evidence in their lectures.

Participants may obtain continuing education credits (1.5 hours per lecture). Participants may attend the live virtual lectures or watch the recording on their own. For more information visit the NW GWEC’s Website.

Winter 2023 Series

Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm MST

  • 1/3 Dementia – Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA, Professor, UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Northwest Hospital

  • 1/10 3Ds: Dementia, Delirium, & Depression – Emily Trittschuh, PhD, UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, VA Puget Sound

  • 1/17 Parkinson’s Disease – Michael Hojoong Kim, MD, Neurologist, VA Puget Sound

  • 1/24 End of Life Care – Lianne Hirano, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington Harborview, School of Medicine, Palliative Care

  • 1/31 – Safety and Well-being - Karen Clay, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

  • 2/7 Resilient Caregiving - David La Fazia, PhD, Social Worker, UW School of Social Work

  • 2/14 Psychosis – Beth Labardi, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UW Medical Center, Integrated Care Training Program, VA Puget Sound, Psychiatrist

  • 2/21 Dementia Pharmacotherapy – Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA, Professor, UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Northwest Hospital

  • 2/28 Improving Communication - Masaki Kobayashi, MD, Clinical Fellow, Rochester Regional Health System

  • 3/7 Genetic Risk for Dementia – Malia Rumbaugh, MS, Genetic Counselor, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis


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