Course Information
36th Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine & Board Review

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin
Conference Center
Los Angeles, California
September 10, 2019 to September 14, 2019


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Course Description

One of the longest-running and highest-regarded 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).

Special Features:

  •  The 36th Annual UCLA Intensive Course is presented concurrently with the 2019 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.
  • Six hours of optional interactive board review sessions are offered.
  • Four interactive preconference workshops are available on a variety of topics including geriatric cardiology, care transitions, palliative care, advance care planning and hospice, and common infections in the geriatric population

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
Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and 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

Conference (September 11-14, 2019)

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

Optional Pre-Conferences (September 10, 2019)

  • $300 Management of the Geriatric Patient in an Era of Advanced Cardiac Interventions (full day)
  • $150 Care Transitions Boot Camp: Providing Value vs. Volume to Improve Clinical Outcomes (morning)
  • $150 Common Infections in the Geriatric Population: An Interactive Workshop (afternoon)
  • $300 Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning, and Hospice: The Final Frontier (full day)

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, August 9, 2019 and are subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Chairs

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 Disease Treatment 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*

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Faculty | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dixie Aragaki, MD
Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chad Baxter, MD
Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
Albert Bui, MD
Steven Castle, MD
Grace Chen, MD
Pejman Cohan, MD
Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
Bernard Katz, MD
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Eric Kleerup, MD
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
J. Randy Mervis, MD
Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP
Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
Mitra Nejad, MD
Sanjog Pangarkar, 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
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
Irene I. Wu, MD
Pauline Wu, DO

Guest Faculty

Patrick Chan, PharmD, PhD
Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
Arash A. Horizon, MD
Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD
Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
Rebecca Yamarik, MD

Program Agenda

Tuesday, September 10
Preconference Sessions

Management of the Geriatric Patient in an Era of Advanced Cardiac Interventions
Eric Yang, MD, Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD, and Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
($300 additional fee applies) | Full Day Session
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 12:00 Lunch (on your own)
8:15 Optimizing Care and Improving Outcomes of Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease 1:00 Advanced CAD in the Geri Pt: To Fix or Not to Fix?
  Valve Disease Panel 1:30 Advanced Heart Failure Therapies in the Elderly Patient Population
8:45 Screening and Monitoring in Valvular Disease: How Often Should You Be Checking? 2:00 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Elderly: Who Is a Candidate?
9:15 When to Act on Valvular Disease: Indications for Intervention 2:25 Break
9:45 Break 3:00 Afib in the Elderly: NOACs and Left Atrial Appendage Closure
10:15 Aortic Stenosis: State-of-the-Art Treatment Options 3:30 Pulmonary Hypertension in the Geriatric Population: What’s Normal or Abnormal?
10:45 Mitral Regurgitation: State-of-the-Art Treatment Options 4:00 Case Discussion
11:15 Case-Based Panel Discussion 5:00 Adjourn
Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning, and Hospice: The Final Frontier
Bruce Ferrell, MD, Neil Wenger, MD, MPH, and Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD
($300 additional fee applies) | Full Day Session
Learn the latest information and related competencies required by primary care providers on management of older adults at the latest years of life in this highly interactive workshop.
8:00 Overview of Palliative Care and Hospice Ecosystem 12:00 Lunch (on your own)
8:55 Advance Care Planning 1:00 Interactive Case Session: Prognosis & How to Apply Hospice Criteria
9:50 Break 2:00 Palliative or Not Palliative: This is the Question
10:05 Interactive Break Out Sessions 3:10 Post-Test and Evaluation Session
10:45 Facilitated Case Study on Running a Family Conference on a Complex Patient 3:40 Adjourn
Care Transitions Boot Camp Common Infections in the Geriatric Population: An Interactive Workshop
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD and Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD
($150 additional fee applies) | Half Day Session
Learn how to streamline process of care to reduce readmissions and improve quality of care in the skilled nursing settings.
Tara Vijayan, MD, MPH
($150 additional fee applies) | Half Day Session
This workshop will focus on an overview of the aging immune system and the prevention and treatment of common infections in the geriatric population.
8:00 Care Transitions: Best Practices from Hospital to Home 1:00 Of Microbes and Medicine: Prescribing Antibiotics in the Era of Resistance
8:45 Lost in Transitions: The Ins and Outs of SNF Care 1:15 “Doctor, Her Urine is Cloudy”: Diagnosing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections
9:30 CMS Changes and the Relevance of IMPACT Act 2014 on Post-Acute Care in 2019 2:00 Harnessing the Power of the Microbiome: Updates in Clostridium Difficile Treatment
10:45 Break 2:45 Break
10:55 SNF 2.0(R) - Maximizing SNF Value in the Healthcare Ecosystem 3:00 Battling Bugs with an Aging Immune System
11:40 Q&A and Closing Remarks 3:45 Jet-Setting in Retirement: How to Offer Pre- Travel Counseling to your Patient
12:00 Adjourn 4:30 Case-Based Panel Discussion
    5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 11
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: 2019
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
11:15 David H. Solomon Memorial Award Lecture
Implementation and Scaling of New Models of Geriatrics Care
Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH
12:15 Lunch (provided) | Exhibits
Concurrent Session (A)
1:15 Minimizing the Risk of Drug Interactions with Psychoactive Medications
Patrick R. Finley, PharmD, BCPP
Session (B)
1:15 Preventive Health Care in the Geriatric Patient: What Are We Trying to Prevent?
Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
2:00 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 Interactive Sessions A (Participants choose one session)
Physical Examination in the Neuromusculoskeletal Area
Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP
Sanjog Pangarkar, MD


An Efficient 20-Minute Office Visit
Grace Chen, MD


Nutrition Through the Ages
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
6:30 Paths to the BCGP and Practice Questions
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Thursday, September 12

7:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Aging Organ Systems
Moderator: Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
8:00 Common GI Issues in Older Persons
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
8:45 Prostate Disease
Chad Baxter, MD
9:30 Urinary Incontinence
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
10:15 Break | Exhibits
10:30 Pulmonary Diseases in Older Persons
Eric Kleerup, MD
11:15 Chronic Kidney Disease
James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
12:00 Lunch (on your own) | Exhibits
Cardiovascular Conditions
Moderator: Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
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 Board Review A for Physicians (repeated at 7:30 pm)
Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
4:45 Interactive Sessions B (Participants choose one session)
Managing Polypharmacy in the 15-Minute Office Visit
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, 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 Interactive Sessions C (Participants choose one session)

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

Sexual Health in the Elderly
Bernard Katz, MD

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

Friday, September 13

7:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
Endocrine and Hematologic Disorders
Moderator: Susan L. Charette, MD
8:00 Hematologic Disease in the Elderly
Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
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 Endocrine Disorders in Older Persons
Jane E. Weinreb, MD
11:15 Vision Loss in the Elderly
Mitra Nejad, MD
12:00 Lunch (provided) | Exhibits
Pain Management, Palliative Care, and Dermatology
Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
1:00 Geriatric Pain Management
Irene I. Wu, MD
1:45 Palliative Care in the Older Patient
Rebecca Yamarik, MD
2:30 Break | Exhibits
2:45 Assessing and Managing Pressure Ulcers
Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
3:30 Geriatric Dermatology
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
4:15 Break | Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
4:30 Board Review B for Physicians (repeated at 7:30 pm)
Albert Bui, MD
4:30 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 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 Board Review B For Physicians (repeated from 4:30 pm)
Albert Bui, MD

Saturday, September 14

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
Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD
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
Benjamin M. Shapiro, 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 Board Review C for Physicians
Sarah Kremen, MD
5:00 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)
J. Randy Mervis, MD

Assessing Capacity in Older Adults (repeated at 6:00 pm)
Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
6:00 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)
J. Randy Mervis, 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:

  • Apply principles of geriatric assessment, geriatric pharmacology, rehabilitation, and long-term care to the patient care setting
  • Apply to older patients key aspects of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, urology, hematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, pharmacology, and rheumatology
  • Identify psychosocial problems and ethical issues in decision-making, and formulate an approach to these problems
  • Recognize the major geriatric syndromes such as incontinence, pain management, and osteoporosis, and explain the appropriate geriatric medicine approaches to them
  • Create individualized medication regimens for medically complex older adults to address appropriate health outcomes

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 33.5 (plus 4 for evening board reviews) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

Pharmacists

These CE activities are jointly provided by UCLA and UCSF. The University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Each activity is approved for the indicated number of contact hours under the ACPE University Activity Number listed with each title.

To receive credit, participants must attend an entire activity (lecture) and complete a post-test for each in our online system. Statements of credit will be available through CPE Monitor electronically 2-4 weeks following your submission. NABP number and month/day of birth must be provided to receive credit.  Access the full list of Activities, UANs and Learning Objectives Here.

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

Meeting 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 $259 single or double occupancy per night. This all-inclusive room rate includes all taxes and fees.
Confirmation of reservations made after August 12, 2019 is subject to availability.

For more information and to reserve online, please visit:
http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/ | Conference Code: 190909GE

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 in 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. 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 $13.00 and overnight self-parking is $24 per night.