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25th Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review

Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel
Marina del Rey, California
September 17, 2008 to September 20, 2008

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Course Description

This four-day intensive course in geriatric medicine emphasizes a functional assessment approach to comprehensive care of older adults and is directed toward health care professionals who care for older persons, and toward faculty in teaching programs in geriatrics and gerontology. The 2008 course will be especially useful to internists and family physicians who are preparing for either the Examination for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine or the Re-certification Examination.


Registration Information

Enrollment

To Register or for more information

Call: (310) 312-0531

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
1095 Leconte Ave. Ste. 2339
Los Angeles, CA 90095


By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 312-0546.

By Phone Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 312-0531.

Registration Fee

  • Course Fee - $895
  • AGS Members (Please provide membership number on enrollment form to qualify for this discounted fee.) - $850
  • UC School of Medicine Faculty (Faculty appointment must be indicated on enrollment form.) - $670
  • Residents, Fellows, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals (Written proof of resident or fellow status must accompany enrollment in order to qualify for this discounted fee. Nurses and Allied Health Professionals should indicate field of practice on enrollment form.) - $600
Refund

A service charge of $75 is withheld from all refunds (full refund if course is canceled or rescheduled). Request for refund must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed no later than September 10, 2008.



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Faculty

Guest Faculty

Peter J. Ambrose, PharmD, FASHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy

Charles Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor of Public Health;
Director, Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatrics
Florida State University
College of Medicine, Tallahassee

Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Mercy Medical Group
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy

Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in Psychopharmacology and Behavioral Health
University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy

R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh
Lecturer, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Pharmacist
UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Consultant Pharmacist
Institute on Aging - Alzheimer's Day Care Program
San Francisco, California

Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD
Sinai Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease
Research Center; Chair
National Medical and Scientific Advisory
Council of the Alzheimer's Association

Solomon Liao, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, Irvine

Scott L. Mader, MD
Clinical Director
Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Division
Portland VA Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Edward L. Schneider, MD
Emeritus Dean
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
Professor of Gerontology
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Edmond Yee, PharmD
Pharmaceutical Consultant
State of California Department of Health Services
Licensing and Certification Division
Los Angeles, California

UCLA Faculty

Cathy A. Alessi, MD
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director
Clinical and Health Services Research
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

George Bartzokis, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, UCLA Memory Disorders and Alzheimer's Disease Clinic

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CWOCN
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Medicine, School of Nursing
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

Mira Cantrell, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Medical Director
Nursing Home Care Unit
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

Steven Charles Castle, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director
Clinical Programs
West Los Angeles Division
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles

Susan L. Charette, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS
Research Associate
Health Services Research and Development
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
GRECC Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine, West Los Angeles

Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of General Internal Medicine
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles

Pejman Cohan, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Carolyn Crandall, MD, MS
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

James W. Davis, Jr., MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief, Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles

Michelle Eslami, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Emad S. Farag, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Movement Disorders Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Zenaida Feliciano, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Cardiology
Director, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Director, VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

L. Jaime Fitten, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

Jodi L. Friedman, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Steven Ganzell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Staff Neuropsychologist
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

Bevra Hahn, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Arthritis
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Jennifer C. Haley, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology
Co-Director, Dermatopathology
Department of Medicine
Division of Dermatology

Peifeng Hu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Deborah M. Kado, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Doojin Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Santa Monica-UCLA
Stroke Program and Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory

Anand Kumar, MD
Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry
Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Emanuel Maidenberg, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

J. Randy Mervis, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Chief, Geropsychiatry Consultation Services
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

Lawrence S. Miller, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Lillian C. Min, MD, MSHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Dean C. Norman, MD
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Chief of Staff
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles

Keith C. Norris, MD
Associate Professor in Residence
UCLA Department of Medicine
Center Director
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Dan Osterweil, MD, CMD
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director
Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Sonja L. Rosen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Kenneth Rosenfeld, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Veterans Integrated Palliative Program
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles

Michael H. Rosove, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology

Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric
Medicine; Associate Director,
Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology;
Deputy Director
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda

Katherine T. Ward, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology

Jane Weinreb, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief, Diabetes Program
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles

Nancy Weintraub, MD
Chief, Geriatric Medical Education, Sepulveda Academic Nursing Home
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
Staff Physician
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda



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Program Agenda

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

6:00 - 8:00 On-Site Registration | Early Check-in

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Morning
7:00 - 8:00 On-Site Registration | Check-in and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
Session: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF AGING
Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
8:10 Physiology of Aging
Scott L. Mader, MD
8:55 Longevity Extension: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Steven Charles Castle, MD
9:35 Break
9:55 Pharmacokinetic Considerations in the Elderly
Peter J. Ambrose, PharmD, FASHP
10:35 Palliative Care in the Elderly
Kenneth Rosenfeld, MD
11:10 David H. Solomon Award Lecture:
The Future of Health Care for Older Americans
Charles Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon
1:00 - 2:25 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Session (A): CLINICAL PEARLS IN GERIATRIC DRUG TREATMENT
Peter J. Ambrose, PharmD, FASHP
R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh
Session (B): APPROACH TO THE ELDERLY PATIENT
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
1:00 Overview of Long Term Care
Dan Osterweil, MD, CMD
1:45 Office-Based Geriatric Assessment: A Practical Approach
Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
2:25 Break
2:40 Falls: Assessment and Management
Lawrence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, FACP
3:20 Geriatric Rehabilitation
Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD
4:00 Break
4:15 - 5:00 and
5:15 - 6:00
INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
(Participants may choose ONE SESSION per time period)
  • Case Studies in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
    Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD
  • Podiatry in Practice
    Alan M. Singer, DPM
  • Rehabilitation Case Discussions
    Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD
  • Aspirin and Statins for Primary Prevention in Older Adults
    Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
    Scott L. Mader, MD
  • Improving Diagnostic Physical Examination Skills in Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
    Lawrence Miller, MD
  • Case Studies in Ethical Decision Making and the Goals of Care
    James W. Davis, Jr., MD
  • Nursing Home Documentation and Coding
    Dan Osterweil, MD, CMD
  • A Case-Based Approach to Geriatric Pain Management
    Lillian C. Min, MD, MSHS
Evening
6:00 - 7:00 Welcome Reception
7:30- 9:30 Board Review 1 for Pharmacists
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD
R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Morning
7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Session: COMMON DISEASES
Moderator: Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH
8:00 Infections in Older Persons
Dean C. Norman, MD
8:55 Rheumatologic Diseases in Older Persons
Bevra Hahn, MD
9:50 Break
10:10 Musculo-Skeletal Pain in the Elderly
Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR
11:05 Endocrine Disorders in Older Persons
Jane Weinreb, MD
12:00 Lunch
Learn-at-Lunch: Preparing for the Geriatric Medicine Certifying Examination (optional)
Sonja L. Rosen, MD
Afternoon
Session: COMMON DISEASES
Moderators: Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH
Dan Osterweil, MD, CMD
1:00 Treatment of Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH
1:40 Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Zenaida Feliciano, MD
2:15 Break
2:30 Optimal Treatment of Heart Failure
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
3:15 Hematologic Disease in the Elderly
Michael H. Rosove, MD
4:00 Break
4:15 - 5:00 and
5:15 - 6:00
INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
(Participants may choose ONE SESSION per time period)
  • Update on Medication Use and Federal Quality of Care Regulations in Skilled Nursing Facilities
    Edmond Yee, PharmD
  • Diagnosing and Managing the Painful Joint and Surrounding Tissues
    Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR
  • Infections in the Nursing Home
    Dean C. Norman, MD
  • Case-Based Geriatric Palliative Care
    Solomon Liao, MD
  • Geriatric Sexuality: A Window into the Treatment of Older Patients (4:15 - 5:00 pm only)
    Steven Ganzell, PhD
  • Case Studies in Osteoporosis (5:15 - 6:00 pm only)
    Deborah M. Kado, MD, MS
  • Nutrition: Facts and Myths
    Edward L. Schneider, MD
4:15 - 6:00 Board Review A for Physicians
Peifeng Hu, MD
Katherine T. Ward, MD
Evening
7:30 - 9:30 Board Review 2 for Pharmacists
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD
R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh


Board Review A for Physicians
Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR
Linda Sohn, MD, MPH

Friday, September 19, 2008

Morning
7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Session: GERIATRIC SYNDROMES
Moderator: Susan L. Charette, MD
8:00 Osteoporosis: An Overview
Carolyn Crandall, MD, MS, FACP
8:40 Management of Pain in Older Persons
Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
9:20 Assessing Pressure Sores
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CWOCN
9:50 Break
10:10 - 12:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Session (A): GERIATRIC SYNDROMES (continued)
10:10 Managing Pressure Sores
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CWOCN
10:45 Urinary Incontinence
Michelle Eslami, MD
11:20 Vision Impairment in the Older Adult
David Sarraf, MD
Session (B): GERIATRIC PHARMACOLOGICAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh
Solomon Liao, MD
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon
Session: SPECIAL TOPICS
Moderators: Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR
1:00 Geriatric Dermatology
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
1:45 Hypertension Management in the Older Patient
Keith C. Norris, MD
2:30 Break
2:45 The Changing Face of Prostate Cancer
Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH
3:20 Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Pejman Cohan, MD
4:00 Break
4:15 - 5:00 and
5:15 - 6:00
INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
(Participants may choose ONE SESSION per time period)
  • Prescribing Psychotherapeutic Drugs: Psychiatric Behavioral Conditions in Dementia
    R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh
  • Managing Cancer Pain
    Solomon Liao, MD
  • Newly Approved Medications for Common Geriatric Conditions
    Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD
  • Breast Cancer and the Care of the Older Woman
    Jodi L. Friedman, MD
  • Advanced Care Planning
    Susan L. Charette, MD
  • Gait | Balance Workshop
    Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH
  • Minimizing the Risk of Drug Interactions with Psychoactive Medications
    Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
4:15 - 6:00 Board Review B for Physicians
Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS
Diane Suzuki, MD
Evening
7:30 - 9:30 Board Review 3 for Pharmacists
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD
R. Ron Finley, BS Pharm, RPh


Board Review B for Physicians
Mira Cantrell, MD
Nancy Weintraub, MD

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Morning
7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Session: GERIATRIC NEUROLOGY | PSYCHIATRY
Moderator: Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
8:00 Diagnosis of Dementia
Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS
8:35 Current Treatment of Alzheimer Dementia: A Case-Based Approach
Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
9:10 Diagnosis and Management of Non-Alzheimer's Dementia Syndromes
George Bartzokis, MD
9:50 Break
10:05 Treatment of Parkinson's Disease in the Geriatric Population
Emad S. Farag, MD
10:45 Sleep Problems in Older People
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
11:25 Arthur Cherkin Memorial Award Lecture: Regulation of Brain Amyloid Metabolism in Alzheimer's Disease
Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD
12:15 Lunch
Afternoon
Session: GERIATRIC NEUROLOGY | PSYCHIATRY
Moderator: L. Jaime Fitten, MD
1:15 Ischemic Stroke: Treatment and Prevention
Doojin Kim, MD
1:55 Diagnosis and Management of Late On-Set Depression
Anand Kumar, MD
2:35 Identification and Management of Psychiatric and Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
L. Jaime Fitten, MD
3:15 Break
3:30 - 4:15 and 4:30 - 5:15 INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
(Participants may choose ONE SESSION per time period)
  • What To Do When an SSRI Doesn't Work: Treatment Resistant Depression in the Geriatric Patient
    J. Randy Mervis, MD
  • Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly
    Emanuel Maidenberg, PhD
  • A Case-Based Approach to Managing Difficult Behavior in Older Adults
    Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD
3:30 - 5:15 Board Review C for Physicians
L. Jaime Fitten, MD
5:15 Adjourn



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Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of geriatric medicine
  • Apply principles of geriatric assessment, geriatric pharmacology, rehabilitation, and long-term care to the patient care setting
  • Understand key aspects of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, urology, pharmacology, and rheumatology as they apply to older patients
  • Identify psychosocial problems and ethical issues in decision-making, and formulate an approach to these problems
  • Comprehend the major geriatric syndromes such as incontinence, pain management, osteoporosis, and explain the appropriate geriatric medicine approaches to them
  • Be more effective teachers of geriatrics and geriatric pharmacology to other health professionals, as appropriate



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Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 35.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



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Miscellaneous

Location

Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292
310-301-3000

Just seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Marina del Rey is an exclusive beach community which embraces the relaxing and informal Southern California lifestyle. Marina del Rey is a perfect place for sports and recreational activities, upscale shopping and sampling the true meaning of California cuisine.

Accomodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel. A special conference rate of $214 per night, for either single or double occupancy plus 13% room tax, and 15¢ California tourism tax, is available to course participants. Please call 1-800-228-9290 or 310-301-3000 for reservations. Identify yourself as a participant in the UCLA Geriatric Medicine Course to receive this special conference rate. You may also make your reservation online at http://www.marriott.com/laxmb. Use group code: UCLUCLA.

Geriatric Pharmacy Course

The Intensive Course in Geriatric Pharmacy and Board Review will be offered concurrently with the Geriatric Medicine course. Many of the sessions are shared by the two courses with some special additional sessions for those pharmacists who choose to earn Geriatric Pharmacy credit. For additional information and a complete brochure about the Geriatric Pharmacy course, please contact Mr. Minh Q. Ly at 310-312-0531, fax 310-312-0546, or e-mail mly@mednet.ucla.edu.

Parking

The daily conference rates at the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel are $10 per day for self-parking, $12 per day for valet parking, and $22 per day for overnight guests of the hotel. These rates are subject to change.



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