5th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference
Learn virtually from national experts about mental health disorders that occur in older adults.
This course is open to all interested healthcare providers.
Subject to change. All times listed are in Central Time. All presentations will utilize the Zoom platform.
|Friday, November 12, 2021|
|8:00 am||Welcome and Introduction|
Robert Bender, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Seniors
The coronavirus pandemic created unprecedented challenges for mental health clinicians who treat older adults. This session will summarize recent data relating to the psychological effects of the pandemic as well as the neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19. Telepsychiatry for older adults will also be discussed, including services in the home and in long-term care facilities.
Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Behavioral Difficulties in the Nursing Home
The purpose of this session is to assist the care partners in appreciation of intended and unintended communication consequences. One of the most frequently asked question is, “Why do they do that?” This presentation discusses some of the most problematic situations that professional care teams deal with in dementia care. By isolating and understanding distressing behaviors, successful care planning is possible.
Stress and the Professional Caregiver
As medical professionals who work with older adults, we are well aware of the stress of caregiving. We look for it in the spouses and children of our patients and encourage self-care and planning for adequate support. Sometimes we forget, as professionals, we are also vulnerable. Burnout is not just a buzz word. It is real, and there is evidence that it is increasing. Caregivers of older adults are at risk. This presentation is designed to help us understand and recognize signs of burnout as well as to begin implementing strategies to avoid it.
Meditation and the Brain
Case Presentations with Expert Panelists
Addictions in the Geriatric Population
The current global pandemic has had an impact on persons with substance use disorders, including the geriatric population. Substance use disorders have the ability to negatively impact older adults and the neurobiology of addictions will be reviewed.
Panel Discussion on Geriatric Psychiatry: Embracing the Challenge
This panel of local experts and leaders will discuss the delivery of mental health services to seniors in our region, including the obstacles and some potential solutions.
|Saturday, November 13, 2021|
Robert Bender, MD
Is It Parkinson’s or the Anti-Psychotic Medication?
This session will provide a more fulsome understanding of the prevalence of abnormal movements (Parkinsonism) with antipsychotics and the choices we must make in deciding to use them.
Functional Neurological Disorder
ECT in Geriatric Patients
Did you know ECT might be the safest option to offer your geriatric patients struggling with mental illness? You’d be surprised – come and hear what we have to tell you!
The Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Anxiety in the Geriatric Patient
Anxiety disorders are not uncommon among geriatric patients and are underdiagnosed and managed, contributing to increased risk for this patient population. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely contributed to and exacerbated anxiety disorders among older patients. This presentation reviews the prevalence, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of anxiety in older patients as well as provides strategies for medication management.
|12:15 pm||Question and Answer Session|
Jointly Hosted By
Robert Bender, MD
Rebecca Lundquist, MD
Douglas Steenblock, MD
Michelle Davids, DO
Lyn Hilgenberg, BA, CDCP, CSA
Brenda Irlbeck, MSN, MBA, RN
Kathleen Laurin, PhD
Kyle LeMasters, DO
Adrianna Mitchell, MD
Walter Mogeni, MBChB
Kiel Morris, DO
Paul Mulhausen, MD, FACP, AGSF
Dhrumil Patel, MD
Leonard S. Richards, DO
Paul Schroeder, MD
Christopher Stefan, DO
Lori Suvalsky, MD
Heather Thomas, LISW, CADC
C. Tyler VanMilligen, DO
Wendy Zadeh, MD
Tyler Zahrli, MD, MA
- 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 is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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 program for a maximum of 10.75 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 10.75 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
- Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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.
- Michelle Davids, DO - Speaker
- Lyn Hilgenberg, BA, CDCP, CSA - Speaker
- Brenda Irlbeck, MSN, MBA, RN - Speaker
- Kathleen Laurin, PhD - Speaker
- Adrianna Mitchell, MD - Speaker
- Dhrumil Patel, MD - Speaker
- Walter Mogeni, MBChB - Speaker
- Paul Mulhausen, MD, FACP, AGSF - Speaker
- Leonard S. Richards, DO - Moderator
- Paul Schroeder, MD - Speaker
- Douglas Steenblock, MD - Planning committee member and speaker
- Christopher Stefan, DO - Speaker
- Lori Suvalsky, MD - Speaker
- Heather Thomas, LISW, CADC - Speaker
- C. Tyler VanMilligen, DO - Speaker
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Robert Bender, MD - Activity director and speaker, received an honorarium from TEVA.
- Kyle LeMasters, DO - Speaker, intends to discuss off-label uses of product(s)/device(s).
- Rebecca Lundquist, MD - Planning committee member and speaker, intends to discuss off-label uses of product(s)/device(s).
- Kiel Morris, DO - Speaker, intends to discuss off-label uses of product(s)/device(s).
- Wendy Zadeh, MD - Speaker, is on the speaker’s bureau for Biohaven Nurtec and received an honorarium from Allergran BOTOX® and UBRELVY®.
- Tyler Zahrli, MD, MA - Speaker, intends to discuss off-label uses of product(s)/device(s).
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and 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.
- 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 10.75 AOA Category 1A
- 10.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 10.75 IBON
- All cancellations must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.