Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference
This course is open to all interested healthcare professionals.
The World Health Organization defines health as “a complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. It is estimated that 20% of people aged 55 years or older experience some mental health concerns. The most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder). In its 7th year, the Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference brings together behavioral health professionals to learn about geriatric dementia and other mental health disorders in older adults.
All times listed are in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.
|7:30 am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:15 am||All in This Together "Too Soon" Video|
Panel Discussion: A Difficult Neuropsych Case
The panel will discuss the intricacies of a difficult neuropsychiatric case and call for a comprehensive understanding of the multiple cerebral pathologies that may be present. Identifying and addressing these pathologies while navigating the challenges in treatment planning remains at the forefront of providing optimal care for patients with complex neuropsychiatric conditions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychiatric Complications of Parkinsonism
The Crabbit Old Woman Video
New Insights into Cognitive Decline: Evaluation and Treatment
Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges in Geriatric Behavior Health
Des Moines University is on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood with tree-lined streets, gracious older homes, and businesses. Its central location makes accessing the rest of the city and outlying communities easy. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line, and blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.
There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), and near the airport. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. All hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport.
Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.
Robert Bender, MD
Yogesh Shah MD, MPH, FAAFP
Robert Conner, DO
Steve Johnson, MSW
Jeanne M. Kleinhesselink, DNP, PHMHNP, FNP
Kathleen (Katy) Laurin, PhD
Denny Linderbaum, MA
Kiel Morris, DO
Paul Mulhausen, MD, FACP, AGSF
Leonard S. Richards, DO
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Broadlawns Medical Center. DMU designates this live activity for 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 6.50 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 6.50 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Robert Bender, MD - Activity Co-Director, Speaker, and Moderator
- Robert Brownell - Speaker
- Robert Conner, DO - Speaker
- Jeanne M. Kleinhesselink, DNP, PHMHNP, FNP - Speaker
- Kathleen (Katy) Laurin, PhD - Speaker
- Denny Linderbaum, MA - Speaker
- Paul Mulhausen, MD, FACP, AGSF - Speaker
- Yogesh Shah, MD - Activity Co-Director and Speaker
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
- Kiel Morris, DO - Dr. Morries does not have a financial relationship with an ineligible; however, he does intend to discuss the off-label use of a commercial product or device. He agrees to inform learners of such.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 6.25 AOA Category 1A
- 6.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 6.25 IBON
We have a great group of exhibitors with valuable information to share. Click the organization's name or logo to visit their website, and don't forget to visit their booth to connect with them at the conference.
Pharmaceutical / Device Support Partners
Community Support Organizations
Click on the logo to visit their website.
Exhibits are closed and are no longer being accepted.
Broadlawns Medical Center and Des Moines University are pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 7th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference on November 10, 2023. The planning committee’s goal is to build a community of support for attendees while ensuring that sponsors receive marketing opportunities at an incredible value.
Attendees of this conference include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, physician assistants, interested support staff, and healthcare students. 100% of the 7th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference attendees agreed the educational activity made them more effective in their practice. We know this level of excellence and education will continue this year.
If you want to sponsor the 7th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-271-1596.
The cost to participate is $500 and includes the following items.
- In-person exhibit space that includes one table and two chairs.
- Virtual exhibit space that includes:
- Your company logo is linked to the company website.
- Embedded two-minute pre-recorded video or static advertisement image.
- Link to up to two resources (PDF handout, a printable resource for patients, URL, etc.)
- Link to contact a representative for more information.
- Two complimentary registrations to attend in person at Des Moines University.
- The moderator will verbally recognize your company at the start of each day.
- Time allotted for networking breaks and lunch.
- List of conference attendees who consent to share their information, including mailing and email addresses.
- All cancellations must be received in writing at email@example.com.
- A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
- No refunds will be given three (3) business days before the activity start date.
- Canceled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
- Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.