Course Information
34th Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California
September 13, 2017 to September 16, 2017


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Course Description

One of the longest-running courses of its kind, the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine is a four-day course and board review in geriatric medicine that emphasizes an evidence-based and functional approach to the comprehensive care of older adults. It is designed for health professionals who wish to enhance their ability to care for older adults, and for physicians who are preparing for the initial certification or re-certification examinations in Geriatric Medicine offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Family Practice (ABFP).

Features include the following:

  • The 34th Annual UCLA Intensive Course is presented concurrently with the 2017 Intensive Course in Geriatric Pharmacy and Board Review, and participants may attend sessions in either course.
  • Speaker presentations and supplementary materials are provided in a searchable and annotatable PDF syllabus. 
  • Over nine hours of optional interactive board review sessions are offered.
  • Three interactive preconference workshops are scheduled on a variety of topics including geriatric cardiovascular diseases, transitions in care, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Registration Information

Early enrollment is advised.

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover. Call (310) 794-2620.


Registration Fee

  • $1,150 - Physicians
  • $1,025 - AGS Membership
  • $950 - Pharmacists
  • $850 - All other allied health professionals
  • $675 - Indian Health Services (proof of employment required at time of registration)

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 11, 2017 and are subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Chair

Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
Medical Director, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program
Associate Chief for Education, UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine
Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs
Professor of Medicine*

Co-Chairs

Cathy A. Alessi, MD
Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine*

Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

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

Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
Pharmacist Supervisor, Primary Care, UC Davis Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, UCSF Divine Family Chair in Clinical Pharmacy

Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Muriel Harris Endowed Chair of Geriatric Psychiatry
Training Director, UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Medical Director, ECT Program, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Associate Director, UCLA Longevity Center*

Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*

Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
Associate Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine*
Staff Physician, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
Medical Director/Vice President, Scan Health Plan
Associate Director, UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine*

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Guest Faculty

Parag Agnihotri, MD
Medical Director, Continuum of Care Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

Dan G. Blazer, MD, MPH, PhD
JP Gibbons Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center

Patrick Chan, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Howard Fillit, MD
Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care, Medicine, and Neuroscience
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY)

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

Arash A. Horizon, MD
Director, Center for Rheumatology
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cynthia Jackevicius, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FSHP, FAHA, FCCP, FCCS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Western University of Health Sciences
Director, Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellowship

Jürgen Unu╠łtzer, MD, MPH, MA
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions), University of Washington

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty

Dixie Aragaki, MD
Program Director, VA Greater Los Angeles Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founder and President of Wound Reach Foundation
Professor of Nursing and Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing

Chad Baxter, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Department of Urology, Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology
Division of Movement Disorders

Mira Cantrell, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Veterans Home of California - West Los Angeles
Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics

Steven Castle, MD
Associate Director, Clinical Programs, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Pejman Cohan, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
Faculty, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center

Michelle S. Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
Associate Chief of Post Acute & Long-Term Care Services
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
UCLA Professor of Clinical Medicine Emeritus

David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Staff Physician at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Adjunct Natural Scientist at the RAND Corporation

Kevin Ghassemi, MD
Director of Clinical Programs, Center for Esophageal Disorders
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases

Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Divisions of Cardiovascular and Geriatric Medicine

Jennifer C. Haley, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Dermatology Dermatologist/Dermatopathologist
Department of Dermatology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Sarah Kremen, MD
Clinical Physician, Dementia and Memory Disorders Clinic at UCLA
Director, Kagan Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Development Program at
the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA
Department of Neurology/Alzheimer's Program, Neurobehavior Program

Eric Kleerup, MD
Clinical Professor
Director, Westwood Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care

J. Randy Mervis, MD
Acting Associate Chief of Mental Health Services
Sepulveda Veteran Affairs Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
Director, Heart Failure and Preventive Cardiology Programs, Division of Cardiology
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Professor of Medicine

David B. Reuben, MD
Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Archstone Foundation
Chair & Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics

Heather Bennett Schickedanz, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Primary Care and Managed Care Services
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematological Malignancies, Stem Cell Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Stroke Center Medical Quality
Director, TeleStroke Program
Associate Director, Vascular Neurology Residency Program

Albert Shieh, MD
Clinical Instructor, Division of Geriatrics and Endocrinology

Alan M. Singer, DPM, FACFAS
Chief, Division of Podiatric Surgery, Department of Surgery

Linda Sohn, MD, MPH, CMD
CLC Medical Director, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Irena Tsui, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Retina Division, Stein Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Institute
UCLA West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

Sondra Vazirani, MD, MPH
Director, Preoperative Medicine and Medicine Consult Service
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Tara Vijayan, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Chief Medical Officer, Rockport Healthcare Services

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program
Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Pam Weber, RD
Dietitian II, Supervisor

Ari Weinreb, MD, PhD
Staff Physician, Division of Rheumatology, VAGLAHS
Associate Professor of Medicine

Jane E. Weinreb, MD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Nancy Weintraub, MD
Director, VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
Medical Director, UCLA Stone Center
Director, Surgical Consultative Nephrology
Director, UCLA CKD Program
Associate Professor of Medicine

Irene I-Lan Wu, MD
Assistant Director, UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Program Agenda

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Preconference Sessions (additional $100 fee per session applies)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Complementary & Integrative Medicine in Geriatrics

Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS
This workshop will provide an overview of diverse techniques like the use of supplements, mind-body therapies, and the use of acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine for management of mental and physical disorders of aging, and will be accompanied by brief experiential exercises to be used in clinical practice.
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Care Transitions Boot Camp: Providing Value vs. Volume to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Michelle S. Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
The aim of this workshop is to provide the learner with evidence-based tools and strategies to improve patient care transitions to and from post-acute sites. Participants will learn ways to improve patient outcomes such as 30-day readmissions, ED visits and length of stay.
2 Sessions

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Part A)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Part B)

Management of the Geriatric Patient in an Era of Advanced Cardiac Interventions

Eric Yang, MD | Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD | Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and major disability in older adults. This comprehensive two-part program highlights the recent medical literature and evidence-based guidelines in caring for CVD in the geriatric population, and provides an exciting glimpse into the exponential rise in percutaneous repair/replacement technologies in structural heart disease.

The morning session (Part A) will focus on valvular disease and frailty while the afternoon session (Part B) will discuss common challenges to geriatric cardiology, including topics on anticoagulation, carotid artery disease, congestive heart failure, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. You may choose to attend one or both sessions.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7:00 AM Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
General Principles of Aging
Moderator: Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
8:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
8:10 AM Physiology of Aging
Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
8:45 AM Live Long and Prosper! Mechanisms to Delay Aging
Steven Castle, MD
9:30 AM Pharmacokinetic Considerations in the Elderly
Patrick Chan, PharmD, PhD
10:15 AM Break | Exhibits
10:30 AM Geriatrics Literature Update: 2017
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
11:15 AM David H. Solomon Memorial Award Lecture
Cognitive Aging: What Every Physician Should Know
Dan Blazer, MD, MPH, PhD
12:15 PM Lunch (provided) | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
1:15 - 2:45 PM Session (A):

Minimizing the Risk of Drug Interactions with Psychoactive Medications
Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
1:15 - 2:00 PM Session (B):

Preventative Health Care in the Geriatric Patient: What Are We Trying to Prevent?
Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
2:00 - 2:45 PM Common GI Issues in Older Patients
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
2:45 PM Break | Exhibits
Approach to the Elderly Patient
Moderator: Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
3:00 PM Falls: Assessment and Management
David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
3:45 PM Perioperative Assessment in the Older Adult
Sondra Vazirani, MD, MPH
4:30 PM Palliative Care in the Older Patient
Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
5:15 PM Break | Exhibits
5:30 - 6:15 PM Interactive Sessions A (Participants choose one session)

Physical Examination in the Neuromusculoskeletal Area
Dixie Aragaki, MD
Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP


Geriatric Updates for Your Practice
Parag Agnihotri, MD

Podiatry in Practice
Alan M. Singer, DPM, FACFAS
6:30 PM Board Review 1 for Pharmacists
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 AM Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Common Geriatric Diseases
Moderator: Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
8:00 AM Infections in Older Persons
Tara Vijayan, MD
8:45 AM Rheumatology Therapeutic Advances: Vasculitis, Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arash A. Horizon, MD
9:30 AM Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Pejman Cohan, MD
10:15 AM Break | Exhibits
10:30 AM Urinary Incontinence
Michelle S. Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
11:15 AM Prostate Disease
Chad Baxter, MD
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own) | Exhibits
Cardiovascular and Hematologic Conditions
Moderator: Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
1:15 PM Hypertension in Older Adults
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
2:00 PM Atrial Fibrillation
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
2:45 PM Break | Exhibits
3:00 PM Endocrine Disorders in Older Persons
Jane E. Weinreb, MD
3:45 PM Hematologic Disease in the Elderly
Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
4:30 PM Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
4:45 - 6:30 PM Board Review A for Physicians (repeated at 7:30 pm)
Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
4:45 - 5:30 PM Interactive Sessions B (Participants choose one session)

Case Studies in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

Nutrition Through the Ages
Pam Weber, RD

Geriatric Cardiology: Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Management in Relation to Aging
Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
5:45 - 6:30 PM Interactive Sessions C (Participants choose one session)

Diagnosing and Managing the Painful Joint and Surrounding Tissues
Ari Weinreb, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction after an Acute Coronary Syndrome
Cynthia Jackevicius, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FSHP, FAHA, FCCP, FCCS

Quality Improvement: Controversies in Long-Term Care
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
7:30 - 9:30 PM Board Review 2 for Pharmacists
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP


Board Review A for Physicians (repeated from 4:45pm)
Linda Sohn, MD, MPH, CMD
Nancy Weintraub, MD

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:00 AM Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Special Topics in Geriatrics I
Moderator: Susan L. Charette, MD
8:00 AM Geriatric Pain Management
Irene I-Lan Wu, MD
8:45 AM Chronic Kidney Disease
James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
9:30 AM Assessing and Managing Pressure Ulcers
Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
10:15 AM Break | Exhibits
10:30 AM Pulmonary Diseases in Older Persons
Eric Kleerup, MD
11:15 AM Vision Loss in the Elderly
Irena Tsui, MD
12:00 PM Lunch (provided) | Exhibits
Special Topics in Geriatrics II
Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
1:00 PM Geriatric Dermatology
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
1:45 PM Osteoporosis: An Overview
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
2:30 PM Break | Exhibits
2:45 PM Geriatric Rehabilitation
Dixie Aragaki, MD
3:30 PM Update in the Management of Heart Failure
Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
4:15 PM Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
4:30 - 6:15 PM Board Review B for Physicians (repeated at 7:30 pm)

Heather Bennett Schickedanz, MD
4:30 - 5:15 PM Interactive Sessions D (Participants choose one session)

Clinical Pharmacy Pearls (repeated at 5:30 pm)
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Gaining Clarity About Confusion: Sorting Out Impaired Cognition with Selected Cases
David B. Reuben, MD

Care Transitions: One Size Doesn't Fit All
Michelle S. Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
5:30 - 6:15 PM Interactive Sessions E (Participants choose one session)

Clinical Pharmacy Pearls (repeated from 4:30 pm)
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Topics in Geriatric Endocrinology
Albert Shieh, MD

The Business of Geriatric Medicine
Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD
7:30 - 9:30 PM Board Review 3 for Pharmacists
Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP


Board Review B For Physicians (repeated from 4:30 pm)
Mira Cantrell, MD

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:00 AM Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Geriatric Neurology / Psychiatry I
Moderator: Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
8:00 AM The Spectrum of Cognitive Dysfunction
David B. Reuben, MD
8:45 AM Pharmacological Treatment across Dementia Syndromes
Sarah Kremen, MD
9:30 AM Arthur Cherkin Memorial Award Lecture
Translating Biological Gerontology to Develop New Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease
Howard Fillit, MD
10:15 AM Break | Exhibits
10:30 AM Sleep Problems in Older People
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
11:15 AM Psychiatric and Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
12:15 PM Lunch (on your own) | Exhibits
Geriatric Neurology / Psychiatry II
Moderator: Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
1:30 PM Treatment of Parkinson's Disease in the Geriatric Population
Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
2:15 PM Ischemic Stroke: Treatment and Prevention
Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
3:00 PM Break | Exhibits
3:15 PM Diagnosis and Assessment of Late-Life Depression in Primary Care
Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
4:00 PM Advances in Treatment and Management of Late-Life Depression
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
4:45 PM Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 - 6:45 PM Board Review C for Physicians
Sarah Kremen, MD
5:00 - 5:45 PM Interactive Sessions F (Participants choose one session)

Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly (repeated at 6:00 pm)
J. Randy Mervis, MD

A Case-Based Approach to Managing Difficult Behavior in Older Adults (repeated at 6:00 pm)
Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD

Assessing Capacity in Older Adults(repeated at 6:00 pm)
Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
6:00 - 6:45 PM Interactive Sessions G (Participants choose one session)

Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly (repeated from 5:00 pm)
J. Randy Mervis, MD

A Case-Based Approach to Managing Difficult Behavior in Older Adults (repeated from 5:00 pm)
Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD

Assessing Capacity in Older Adults (repeated from 5:00 pm)
Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
6:45 PM Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be 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, hematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, 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 

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 live activity for a maximum of 37.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

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.

Miscellaneous

Location

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
Inquiries: (310) 206-8585 | Reservations: (855) 522-8252

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the on-site hotel of the Luskin Conference Center at a special rate of $239 single or double occupancy per night. This includes tax and the CA Tourism Assessment Fee.  Confirmation of reservations made after Monday, August 14, 2017 is subject to availability.

For more information and to reserve online, please visit: http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/

Conference Code: GERI0912

Directions and Parking

Self parking at UCLA Lot 8
From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Pay per license plate at the kiosk and display the parking permit on your dash. Walk down one level and across pedestrian walkway toward Luskin Conference Center. Enter through Luskin Conference Center doors on right side. All day self-parking is $12.00.

Valet parking at the Luskin Conference Center
From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., East toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South. Drive to the end of Westwood Plaza turn-around and turn into the Luskin Conference Center's driveway. Valet service is located directly in front of the hotel. Valet parking is $28.00 for up to ten hours and $39.00 for over ten hours.

Nearby Attractions

The Luskin Conference Center is located at the heart of the beautiful UCLA campus in Westwood! There are a number of attractions to explore within easy walking distance

  • The UCLA Campus | 5-15 minute walk
    There are a number of attractions right on the UCLA campus, from the Fowler Museum, to the sculpture garden, inverted fountain, iconic Royce Quad, and many eateries including the Ackerman Student Union, Kerckhoff Coffee Shop, and the Bombshelter Bistro. (http://www.ucla.edu/visit)
  • Westwood Village | 10-15 minute walk
    Westwood village offers a plethora of restaurants, shops, and movie theaters for you to visit during lunch or at the end of the day, all within easy walking distance of the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. (http://www.thewestwoodvillage.com/)