Online Offerings For Health Professionals: Trainings and Webinars

Dementia Care: Exploring Two Basic Human Needs

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3: 00 p.m.

In Pursuit of Intimacy: Steering the Course Between Regulation & Respect
Keith Savell, Ph.D., CTRS, Mariposa Training

Sleep in Older Age & Dementia
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD, UCSD Health Services Center

2 RCFE & BRN CEs

For RCFE CEs: The CDSS requires a list of attendees be provided to CCL 2 days before the event. Registration deadline: June 7, 2020.

Questions? Contact Ed Long, email: elong@glenner.org

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Dementia Care: Stress Reduction & Illness Prevention Through Self-Care Management & Mindfulness

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3: 00 p.m.

Self-Care in the Era of COVID
Valeria Ochoa, Community Educator, Southern California Resource Center

Everyday Mindfulness
Marla Richard, MD, Psychiatrist, UCSD

2 RCFE & BRN CEs

For RCFE CEs: The CDSS requires a list of attendees be provided to CCL 2 days before the event. Registration deadline: June 14, 2020.

Questions? Contact Ed Long, email: elong@glenner.org

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Chronic Diseases in Older Adults: Geriatrics Education Tele-ECHO Series

Fridays at 9am presented by UC Irvine Health

Tele-ECHO series uses the Project ECHO Model, where we create knowledge networks combining an
interprofessional team of geriatrics experts and learners for real life, case-based learning and carefully developed didactics. Sessions are for 60 minutes and include a brief didactic (30 min), followed by case consultation(s) and discussion featuring interactive real-time consultative discussion with board certified geriatrics experts across the UC System.

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™per session

For Physicians of All Specialties, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Other Health Care Professionals with an Interest in the Care of Older Adults

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  • Friday, June 11 | 9-10am ET Prognostic Considerations in Geriatric Medicine
  • Friday, June 25 | 9-10am ET Blood Pressure and Lipid Management in Older Adults
  • Friday, July 9 | 9-10am ET Update in Osteoporosis Care
  • Friday, July 23 | 9-10am ET Treatment Considerations for Diabetes Management
  • Friday, August 6 | 9-10am ET Heart Failure in Older Adults
  • Friday, August 20 | 9-10am ET Chronic Care Management of Your Older Adult Patients

Pain and Dementia Webinar Series

Presented by Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) of Weill Cornell Medicine in conjunction with Michigan’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center of the University of Michigan and Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE) of the University of Florida.

This webinar series is a web-based training resource for health professionals, researchers and community practitioners interested in various health and research topics related to later life pain. Please see below for more details and links to register. 

Remediating cognitive decline in older adults with and without dementia through non-invasive brain stimulation

Monday Jun 14, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Presenter: Adam J. Woods, PhD, University of Florida Remediating cognitive decline in older adults with and without dementia through non-invasive brain stimulation: Implications for pain and cognition.

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Embedding interdisciplinary pain assessment and management of persons living with dementia in clinical settings

Monday Jun 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Presenters: Abraham (Ab) Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN, NYU Rory Meyers School of Nursing This talk will discuss the development and testing of a clinician facing mHealth app to obtain patient-centered clinician and care partner reported outcomes data and reinforce high quality pain and symptom management for persons living with dementia, as part of the Aliviado Dementia Care program being implemented in two large-scale NIA funded pragmatic trials.

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Webinar Series: Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care

An ad hoc committee, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will examine the current state of primary care in the United States and develop an implementation plan to build upon the recommendations from the 1996 IOM report, “Primary Care: America’s Health in a New Era”, to strengthen primary care services in the United States, especially for underserved populations, and to inform primary care systems around the world.

Every Tuesday in June @ 11-12:30pm

June 15: The Future Workforce

The third webinar of the series, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11:00am ET,will examine the committee’s third objective to achieve high-quality primary care in the United States: train primary care teams where people live and work. Members of the authoring committee of the report will join a panel of primary care training and workforce experts to discuss the report’s recommended actions on the topic, the barriers they may face, and potential facilitators to make them a reality.

Find out who’s speaking and watch the livestream here

June 22: Digital Health

The fourth webinar of the series, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00am ET,will examine the committee’s fourth objective to achieve high-quality primary care in the United States: design information technology that serves patients, their families, and the interprofessional primary care team.  Members of the authoring committee of the report will join a panel of health information technology experts to discuss the report’s recommended actions on the topic, the barriers they may face, and potential facilitators to make them a reality.

Find out who’s speaking and watch the livestream here

June 29: Accountability

The fifth and final webinar of the series, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00am ET, will explore the committee’s fifth objective to achieve high quality primary care in the United States: the accountability mechanisms and leadership needed to ensure that high-quality primary care is implemented in the United States. Members of the authoring committee of the report will join a panel of health policy, accountability, and leadership experts to discuss the report’s recommended actions on the topic, the barriers they may face, and potential facilitators to make them a reality.

Find out who’s speaking and watch the livestream here


Science of Aging Webinar Series:

The American Physiological Society and InsideScientific are pleased to host a joint webinar series covering fundamental principles, late-breaking research and novel discoveries in the science of aging. This program will include a number of live scientific lectures, including top science from leading researchers around the world, and “Technology & Methods” sessions focused on laboratory innovations and fundamental methods central to aging research and related models of disease.

Click here to register for any event in the series

Aging and Bone Health

June 22, 2021 | 11am

Osteoporosis is one of the most common degenerative diseases of aging. Half of adult women and one-quarter of adult men can expect to sustain an osteoporosis-related fracture. While current approaches to the treatment of osteoporosis can lower the risk of fracture, there is still no cure. In this webinar, Dr. Wu will review the pathophysiology of bone loss with aging, in particular the imbalance between bone formation by osteoblasts and bone resorption by osteoclasts. She will discuss stem cell sources of osteoblasts, anabolic signaling pathways, and targeting inflammation and senescence.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how bone formation and resorption are coupled and regulate bone mass
  • Describe factors that contribute to aging-related bone loss
  • Discuss benefits and limitations of current osteoporosis therapies

Quality, Quantity and Timing: Regulating Healthspan and Lifespan With Diet

July 07, 2021 | 11am

Join Dudley Lamming, PhD for a deep dive into his research involving how diets can affect metabolic health and longevity.

The population of the world is graying, but for many, living longer will not necessarily mean living in good health, and finding ways to promote healthy aging is critical. Here, Dudley will highlight recent and ongoing research into how quality, quantity, and timing of what we eat affects metabolic health, frailty, and longevity. First, he will use genetic mouse models to uncover the role of insulin sensitivity in the benefits of calorie restriction (CR), an intervention that extends the healthspan and lifespan of diverse species including mice. He will then dissect the role of calorie and collaterally imposed fasting on the benefits of a CR diet. Finally, he will examine how dietary levels of protein and the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine impact longevity. Our results demonstrate that what, when, and how much we eat have significant effects on metabolic health, fitness, and lifespan, and suggest that daily fasting or reducing dietary BCAAs may be a translatable intervention with the potential to promote healthy aging.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • CR-induced improvements in insulin sensitivity are dispensable for the effects of CR on fitness and longevity
  • A prolonged daily fast is necessary and sufficient for the effects of a CR diet on frailty and lifespan
  • Restriction of dietary protein or BCAAs improves metabolic health
  • Lifelong restriction of BCAAs extends the lifespan and healthspan of male, but not female, wild-type mice

Special Vulnerabilities of the Aging Brain to Cognitive Decline and Dementia

July 28, 2021 | 11am

Dr. De La Monte will discuss her research involving dementia, Alzheimer’s, and the aging brain.

From “Artificial” to “Real”: What 24/7 Home Cage Monitoring Teaches Us In Pre-Clinical Neurodegenerative Disease Models

September 15, 2021 | 11am

Artificial environments in which rodents are tested for their behavioral repertoire are still the gold standard for neuroscience research. However, increased concern of the validity of animal testing and the welfare of the laboratory animals is about to change this by moving to testing of behaviors in a setting that is familiar to the animals.

In this webinar Dr. Stefano Gaburro, Scientific Director a Tecniplast, will present an innovative non-invasive and scalable technique called Digital Ventilated Cage (DVC) that is meant to perform longitudinal studies for neurodegenerative disease models using long term monitoring of mice in a stress-free environment.

In the second part of the webinar, Dr. Brun Ulfhake from Karolinska Institutet will show how this technique can be used to study biorhythmicity (circadian and circannual) of small rodents and approaches to characterize and extract metrics of the spontaneous home-cage way of life for mice. These metrics may translate better to behavioral observations made in humans.

Aging and Skeletal Muscle Plasticity

September 29, 2021 | 11am

The Bodine laboratory is interested in identifying the mechanisms responsible for muscle atrophy and determining strategies for preventing atrophy or accelerating recovery following a period of muscle loss. In the quest to understand muscle atrophy, Dr. Bodine has also investigated the mechanisms that regulate adaptive muscle growth, or hypertrophy, in adult animals. Her lab is pursuing research to identify the molecular mediators of the health benefits of exercise.

Cardiac Inflammation and Repair Following Myocardial Infarction

October 13, 2021 | 11am

Following myocardial infarction (MI), the left ventricle (LV) undergoes a series of cardiac wound healing responses that involve both the stimulation of robust inflammation to clear necrotic myocytes and tissue debris and the induction of extracellular matrix (ECM) protein synthesis to generate an infarct scar. Collectively, this process in known as LV remodeling. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is a key regulator of LV remodeling post-MI, through direct effects on ECM turnover as well as indirect effects on the regulation of the major cell types that coordinate cardiac wound healing- namely the infiltrating leukocytes and the cardiac fibroblasts. We will discuss recent research that has expanded our understanding of MI LV remodeling, including recent proteomic advances focused on the ECM compartment to provide novel functional and translational insights. In summary, this webinar will provide an overview of how cardiac ECM research has evolved over the last decade and will provide insight into future directions that will drive our understanding of MMP directed cardiac ECM turnover after MI.


32nd Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Certification Training

June 2-9, 2021

The Gateway Education Center and Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 32nd Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Certification Training on June 2-9, 2021.  This year’s event once again will be presented via Zoom.

Registration for the Summer Geriatric Institute is free and the CST Certification Training is $100, which will be credited back if you decide to obtain official CST Facilitator Training.  All continuing education is free of charge and maximum totals by discipline are as follows

  • Physicians, and other learner certificates (for NPs, PAs, nurses, and other types of learners) = 22.0
  • Nurses = 22.0
  • Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy = 26.75
  • Social Work Continuing Education Hours = 22.0
  • Nursing Home Administrators = Patient Care – 18.0 and Administrative – 5.75

Details and registration can be found at https://slu.cloud-cme.com/2021SGI


SAVE THE DATE: 16th Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium

Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Older Adult Healthcare

Monday, October 25, 2021 | 9am – 3:30pm

  • The pandemic’s impact on the physical and mental health of older Black, Asian, and Hispanic individuals
  • Growing healthy, diverse, and inclusive health care workplaces
  • Best practices with LGBTQ+ patients
  • Reframing how we communicate with older clients and patients
  • Racism and bias in medicine: Health providers role and responsibility
  • The lingering health disparities of American Indians and Alaska Natives