Course Information
35th Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA
September 11, 2018 to September 15, 2018


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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).

  • The 35th Annual UCLA Intensive Course is presented concurrently with the 2018 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 available on a variety of topics including geriatric cardiology, care transitions, and wound care management.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review
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 (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

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

Course Fees

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

Optional Pre-Conferences (September 11, 2018)

  • $300 Management of the Geriatric Patient in an Era of Advanced Cardiac Interventions (full day) | M189-1 A
  • $150 Care Transitions Boot Camp: Providing Value vs. Volume to Improve Clinical Outcomes (morning) | M189-1 B
  • $150 Wound Care Basics: An Interactive Hands-On Workshop (afternoon) | M189-1 C

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 10, 2018 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
Director, Frazier Polypharmacy & Medication Management Program
Associate Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine

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

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

Sarah Kremen, MD
Dementia and Memory Disorders Clinic at UCLA
Department of Neurology / Alzheimer’s Program, Neurobehavior Program*
Director, Kagan Alzheimer’s DiseaseTreatment Development Program at the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA
Director, UCLA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center

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
Vice President / Medical Director, SCAN Health Plan
Associate Director, UCLA
Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Clinical Professor of Medicine / Geriatric Medicine*

Faculty - David Geffen School at UCLA

Dixie Aragaki, MD
Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chad Baxter, MD
Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
Albert Bui, MD
Steven Castle, MD
Pejman Cohan, MD
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
Michelle S. Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD
Bruce Ferrell, MD
David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Eric Kleerup, MD
J. Randy Mervis, MD
Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP
Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
Sanjog Pangarkar, MD
Christopher Pietras, MD
Pradeep Prasad, MD
Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
David B. Reuben, MD
Heather Bennett Schickedanz, MD
Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD
Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
Albert Shieh, MD
Alan M. Singer, DPM, FACFAS
Linda Sohn, MD, MPH, CMD
Sondra Vazirani, MD, MPH
Tara Vijayan, MD
Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Ari Weinreb, MD, PhD
Jane E. Weinreb, MD
Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH
James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
Pauline Wu, DO

Guest Faculty

Parag Agnihotri, MD
John R. Burton, MD
Patrick Chan, PharmD, PhD
Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
Arash A. Horizon, MD
Cynthia Jackevicius, PharmD, MSc, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Reisa Sperling, MD
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

Program Agenda

Tuesday, September 11
Preconference Sessions

Management of the Geriatric Patient in an Era of Advanced Cardiac Interventions (All-Day Session)
($300 additional fee applies)

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

Clinicians will come away with cutting edge information on the management of valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, and heart failure in older patients.
8:00 Introduction
8:15 Optimizing Care and Improving Outcomes of Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease Valve Disease Panel
9:00 Screening and Monitoring in Valvular Disease: How Often Should You Be Checking?
9:30 When to Act on Valvular Disease: Indications for Intervention
10:00 Break
10:30 Aortic Stenosis: State-of-the-Art Treatment Options
11:00 Mitral Regurgitation: State-of-the-Art Treatment Options
11:30 Case-Based Panel Discussion
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 Advanced CAD in the Geri Pt: To Fix or Not to Fix?
1:30 Advanced Heart Failure Therapies in the Elderly Patient Population
2:00 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Elderly: Who Is a Candidate?
2:25 Afib in the Elderly: NOACs and Watchman
3:00 Pulmonary Hypertension in the Geriatric Population: What’s Normal or Abnormal?
3:30 Cardiac and Frailty Risk Stratification of the Geriatrics Patient: What’s New in an Old Field
4:00 Case Discussion
5:00 Adjourn
Care Transitions Boot Camp: Providing Value vs. Volume to Improve Clinical Outcomes (Morning Session)
($150 additional fee applies)

Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP and Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

Learn how to streamline process of care to reduce readmissions and improve quality of care in the skilled nursing settings.
8:00 Care Transitions: Best Practices from Hospital to Home
8:45 Lost in Transitions: The Ins and Outs of SNF Care
9:30 CMS Changes and the Relevance of IMPACT Act 2014 on Post-Acute Care in 2017
10:45 Break
10:55 SNF 2.0 - California Experience on Implementation of Best Practices in the SNF
11:40 Q&A and Closing Remarks
12:00 Adjourn
Wound Care Basics: An Interactive Hands-On Workshop (Afternoon Session)
($150 additional fee applies)

Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN

The latest in treatment and management strategies for pressure ulcers, over leg and diabetic foot ulcers through interactive discussion and hands-on experiences!
1:00 Diabetic Foot Ulcer Assessment and Management
1:45 Lower Leg Ulcer Assessment and Management
2:30 Hands-On Workshop: Compression Dressings, Total Contact Casting
3:45 Pressure Ulcer Management
4:30 Case Presentations
5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 12
Conference - Start

7:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
General Principles of Aging
Moderator: Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
8:10 Physiology of Aging
Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
8:45 Live Long and Prosper! Mechanisms to Delay Aging
Steven Castle, MD
9:30 Pharmacokinetic Considerations in the Elderly
Patrick Chan, PharmD, PhD
10:15 Break | Exhibits
10:30 Geriatrics Literature Update: 2018
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
11:15 David H. Solomon Memorial Award Lecture
The Wisdom of Solomon: When Your 90-Year-Old Patient Needs Surgery
John R. Burton, MD
12:15 Lunch (provided) | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions Session (A)
1:15 - 2:45 Minimizing the Risk of Drug Interactions with Psychoactive Medications
Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
Concurrent Sessions Session (B)
1:15 - 2:00 Preventive Health Care in the Geriatric Patient: What Are We Trying to Prevent?
Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
2:00 - 2:45 Infections in Older Persons
Tara Vijayan, MD
2:45 Break | Exhibits
Falls and Musculoskeletal
Moderator: Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
3:00 Falls: Assessment and Management
David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
3:45 Geriatric Rehabilitation
Dixie Aragaki, MD
4:30 Rheumatology Therapeutic Advances: Vasculitis, Gout, and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arash A. Horizon, MD
5:15 Break | Exhibits
5:30 - 6:15 Interactive Sessions A - (Participants choose one session)

Physical Examination in the Neuromusculoskeletal Area
Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP
Sanjog Pangarkar, MD

Geriatric Updates for Your Practice
Parag Agnihotri, MD

Podiatry in Practice
Alan M. Singer, DPM, FACFAS
6:30 - 8:00 Paths to the BCGP
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Thursday, September 13

7:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Aging Organ Systems
Moderator: Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
8:00 Common GI Issues in Older Persons
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
8:45 Chronic Kidney Disease
James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
9:30 Pulmonary Diseases in Older Persons
Eric Kleerup, MD
10:15 Break | Exhibits
10:30 Urinary Incontinence
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
11:15 Prostate Disease
Chad Baxter, MD
12:00 Lunch (on your own) | Exhibits
Cardiovascular Conditions
Moderator: Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
1:15 Hypertension in Older Adults
Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
2:00 Atrial Fibrillation
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
2:45 Break | Exhibits
3:00 Update in the Management of Heart Failure
Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
3:45 Perioperative Assessment in the Older Adult
Sondra Vazirani, MD, MPH
4:30 Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
4:45 - 6:30 Board Review A for Physicians (repeated at 7:30pm)
Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
4:45 - 5:30 Interactive Sessions B - (Participants choose one session)

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

Medical Ethics
Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH

Geriatric Cardiology: Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Management in Relation to Aging
Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
5:45 - 6:30 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, PharmD, MSc, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

Quality Improvement: Controversies in Long-Term Care
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
7:30 - 9:30 Board Review A for Physicians (repeated from 4:45 pm)
Linda Sohn, MD, MPH, CMD
Heather Bennett Schickedanz, MD

Friday, September 14

7:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Endocrine and Hematologic Disorders
Moderator: Susan L. Charette, MD
8:00 Endocrine Disorders in Older Persons
Jane E. Weinreb, MD
8:45 Osteoporosis: An Overview
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
9:30 Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Pejman Cohan, MD
10:15 Break | Exhibits
10:30 Hematologic Disease in the Elderly
Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
11:15 Vision Loss in the Elderly
Pradeep Prasad, MD
12:00 Lunch (provided) | Exhibits
Dermatology, Pain Management, and Palliative Care
Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
1:00 Geriatric Dermatology
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
1:45 Assessing and Managing Pressure Ulcers
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
2:30 Break | Exhibits
2:45 Geriatric Pain Management
Bruce Ferrell, MD
3:30 Palliative Care in the Older Patient
Christopher Pietras, MD
4:15 Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
4:30 - 6:15 Board Review B for Physicians (repeated at 7:30 pm)
Albert Bui, MD
4:30 - 5:15 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
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
5:30 - 6:15 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 Board Review B For Physicians (repeated from 4:30 pm)
Albert Bui, MD

Saturday, September 15

7:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Geriatric Neurology / Psychiatry I
Moderator: Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
8:00 The Spectrum of Cognitive Dysfunction
David B. Reuben, MD
8:45 Pharmacological Treatment across Dementia Syndromes
Sarah Kremen, MD
9:30 Psychiatric and Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
10:15 Break | Exhibits
10:30 Sleep Problems in Older People
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
11:15 Arthur C. Cherkin Memorial Award Lecture:
Secondary Prevention Trials in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Reisa Sperling, MD
12:15 Lunch (on your own) | Exhibits
Geriatric Neurology / Psychiatry II
Moderator: Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
1:30 Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease in the Geriatric Population
Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
2:15 Ischemic Stroke: Treatment and Prevention
Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
3:00 Break | Exhibits
3:15 Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly
J. Randy Mervis, MD
4:00 Advances in Treatment and Management of Late-Life Depression
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
4:45 Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 - 6:45 Board Review C for Physicians
Sarah Kremen, MD
5:00 - 5:45 Interactive Sessions F - (Participants choose one session)

Substance Abuse in the Older Patient (repeated at 6:00 pm)
Pauline Wu, DO

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 Interactive Sessions G - (Participants choose one session)

Substance Abuse in the Older Patient (repeated from 5:00 pm)
Pauline Wu, DO

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 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 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 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 and 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 $249 single or double occupancy per night. This all inclusive room rate includes all taxes and fees. Confirmation of reservations made after August 13, 2018 is subject to availability.

For more information and to reserve online, please visit: http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/
Conference Code: 190910IC

To reserve by phone, call the conference center directly at (855) 522-8252 and request the group rate for the UCLA Geriatrics Course.


Parking and Directions

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.