Course Information

37th Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review

Live Virtual Learning

September 22, 2021 to September 25, 2021

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For the past 37 years, the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine has been a leader in providing physicians, pharmacists and other health professionals the essential knowledge and skills to care for older patients. The four-day course and board review in geriatric medicine emphasizes an evidence-based, practical and functional approach to the comprehensive care of older adults. The content and structure of the course are well-suited for health professionals who wish to enhance their ability to care for older adults, as well as 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 Medicine (ABFM).

The 37th Annual UCLA Intensive Course is presented concurrently with the 2021 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 PDF syllabus.
  • Over five hours of optional interactive board review sessions are offered.
  • Access to view recorded sessions for 3 weeks post course (not certified for CME credit).

Course Fees

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

Enrollment

*Note: To ensure course material is received before the course begins, early registration is advised. Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Monday, September 20th.

Enrollment after online registration has closed:

  • Option 1: Please call (310) 794 – 2620 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) by Tuesday, September 21st.
  • Option 2: Email us between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) at UCLACME@mednet.ucla.edu by Tuesday, September 21st.

Enrollment on the day(s) of the course: Registration will only be accepted between 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Pacific Standard Time). Please call (310) 794-2620 to enroll.

Enroll Online

Physicians, AGS Members, Other Allied Health Professionals and Indian Health Services

To enroll, click here.

Pharmacists and ASCP Members

To enroll, click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

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

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information, expiration date and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

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

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and will be 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.

Course Co-Directors

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*

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

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

Sarah Kremen, MD
Director, Neurobehavior Program, Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders
Department of Neurology Cedars-Sinai Medical 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

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty

Dixie Aragaki, MD
Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
Steven Castle, 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
Jason Jalil, MD
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Eric Kleerup, MD
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
Arash Naeim, MD
Mitra Nejad, MD
Stephanie Pannell, MD, MPH
Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
David B. Reuben, MD
Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
Ryan Uyan, MD
Sondra Vazirani, MD, MPH
Tara Vijayan, MD
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Jane E. Weinreb, MD
James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
Angela Yeh, MD

Guest Faculty

David Bennett, MD
Albert Bui, MD
Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, BCGP
Arash A. Horizon, MD
Laura Mosqueda, MD
Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
Rebecca Yamarik, MD

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

7:00 am (PST) Welcome and Introductions
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP and Susan L. Charette, MD
General Principles of Aging
Moderator: Susan L. Charette, MD
7:10 am Physiology of Aging
Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH
7:45 am Resilience: Maximizing Momentum as We Age
Steven Castle, MD
8:20 am Pharmacokinetic Considerations in Older Adults
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
8:55 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Tan, Castle, and Antimisiaris
9:10 am BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
9:25 am Concurrent Sessions A and B

(Session A) Explicit Criteria and Medication Appropriateness
Tatyana Gurvich, PharmD, BCGP

(Session B) Preventative Health Care in the Geriatric Patient: What are We Trying to Prevent?
Erin Atkinson Cook, MD
10:00 am Pulmonary Diseases in Older Persons
Eric Kleerup, MD
10:35 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Gurvich, Cook, and Kleerup
10:50 am BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
11:20 am David H. Solomon Memorial Award Lecture: Detection and Prevention of Elder Mistreatment (LIVE)
Laura Mosqueda, MD
12:05 pm David H. Solomon Lecture Q&A (LIVE)
Laura Mosqueda, MD
12:20 pm Icebreaker Trivia Game (LIVE) (Non-CME)
Ryan Uyan, MD
Falls and Musculoskeletal
Moderator: Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
12:50 pm Falls: Assessment and Management
David A. Ganz MD, PhD
1:25 pm Geriatric Rehabilitation
Dixie Aragaki, MD
2:00 pm Rheumatology Therapeutic Advances: Vasculitis, Gout, and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arash A. Horizon, MD
2:35 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Ganz, Aragaki, and Horizon
2:50 pm BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
3:05 pm Nutrition Throughout the Ages
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
3:40 pm Geriatric Literature Update: 2021
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
4:15 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Li and Karlamangla
4:30 pm Adjourn

Thursday, September 23, 2021

6:30 am (PST) VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
Medical Issues in Older Patients, Part 1
Moderator: Susan L. Charette, MD
7:00 am Common GI Issues in Older Persons
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
7:35 am Prostate Disease
Stephanie Pannell, MD, MPH
8:10 am Urinary Incontinence
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
8:45 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Ghassemi, Pannell, and Kim
9:00 am BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
9:15 am Endocrine Disorders in Older Persons
Jane E. Weinreb, MD
9:50 am Chronic Kidney Diseases
James Wilson, MD, MS, FACP
10:25 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Weinreb and Wilson
10:40 am BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
Cardiovascular Conditions
Moderator: Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP
11:10 am Hypertension in Older Adults
Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
11:45 am Atrial Fibrillation
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
12:20 pm Update in the Management of Heart Failure
Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
12:55 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Rastogi, Watson, and Mody
1:10 pm BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM/YOGA SESSION (Non-CME)
1:25 pm Perioperative Assessment in the Older Patient
Sondra Vazirani, MD, MPH
2:00 pm Geriatric Cardiology: Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Management in Relation to Aging
Deena Goldwater, MD, PhD
2:35 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Vazirani and Goldwater
2:50 pm Board Review Session B for Physicians
Albert Bui, MD
4:35 pm ADJOURN

Friday, September 24, 2021

6:30 am (PST) VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
Medical Issues in Older Patients, Part 2
Moderator: Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
7:00 am Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Pejman Cohan, MD
7:35 am Hematologic Disease in the Elderly
Gary Schiller, MD, FACP
8:10 am Breast, Lung, and Colon Cancer: Tips for a Longer Life
Arash Naeim, MD
8:45 am Palliative Care in the Older Patient
Rebecca Yamarik, MD
9:20 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Cohan, Schiller, Naeim, and Yamarik
9:35 am BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
9:50 am Taking Care of Patients with COVID-19: A Living Document
Tara Vijayan, MD
10:25 am Infections in the Older Persons
Tara Vijayan, MD
11:00 am Vision Loss in the Elderly
Mitra Nejad, MD
11:35 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Vijayan and Nejad
12:10 pm BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
Common Geriatric Issues
Moderator: Cathy A. Alessi, MD
12:40 pm Geriatric Pain Management
Angela Yeh, MD
1:15 pm Osteoporosis: An Overview
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
1:50 pm Assessing and Managing Pressure Ulcers
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
2:35 pm Geriatric Dermatology
Jennifer C. Haley, MD
3:10 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Yeh, Crandall, Bates-Jensen, and Haley
3:25 pm BREAK/MEDITATION SESSION (Non-CME)
3:45 pm Clinical Pharmacy Pearls
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
4:20 pm Gaining Clarity About Confusion: Sorting Out Impaired Cognition with Selected Cases
David B. Reuben, MD
4:55 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Antimisiaris and Rueben
5:10 pm Board Review Session A for Physicians (LIVE)
Cathy C. Lee, MD, MS
6:55 pm ADJOURN

Saturday, September 25, 2021

6:30 am (PST) VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
Geriatric Neurology/Psychiatry I
Moderator: Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
7:00 am The Spectrum of Cognitive Dysfunction
David B. Reuben, MD
7:35 am Pharmacological Treatment Across Dementia Syndromes
Sarah Kremen, MD
8:10 am Psychiatric and Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
8:45 am Sleep Problems in Older People
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
9:20 am AM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Reuben, Kremen, Kaufman, and Alessi
9:35 am BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
9:50 am Arthur C. Cherkin Memorial Award Lecture: Roadmap to Personalized Medicine for Dementia (LIVE)
David Bennett, MD
10:35 am Arthur C. Cherkin Lecture Q&A (LIVE)
David Bennett, MD
Geriatric Neurology/Psychiatry II
Moderator: Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
10:50 am Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease in the Geriatric Population
Yvette M. Bordelon, MD, PhD
11:25 am Ischemic Stroke: Treatment and Prevention
Latisha Katie Sharma, MD, FAHA
12:00 pm Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly
Jason Jalil, MD
12:35 pm PM Panel Discussion (LIVE)
Panel: Drs. Bordelon, Sharma, and Jalil
12:50 pm BREAK/VISIT VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR ROOM (Non-CME)
1:20 pm Advances in Treatment and Management of Late-Life Depression
Jurgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
1:55 pm Closing Remarks
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP and Susan L. Charette, MD
2:05 pm Board Review C for Physicians (LIVE)
Sarah Kremen, MD
3:50 pm COURSE ADJOURN

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

  • Apply principles of geriatric assessment, geriatric pharmacology, rehabilitation, and longterm care to the patient care setting
  • Discuss key aspects of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, urology, hematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, pharmacology, and rheumatology as they apply to older patients
  • Identify psychosocial problems related to aging and formulate an approach to these problems
  • Recognize the major geriatric syndromes such as dementia, delirium, incontinence, pain management, osteoporosis, and explain the appropriate geriatric medicine approaches to them
  • Create individualized medication regimens for medically complex older adults to address appropriate health outcomes

Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME)

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 30 (plus 5.25 for all board review sessions) 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.

Pharmacy Credit

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation: Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Stanford Medicine designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 30 hours. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

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