5th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference

November 12, 2021 to November 13, 2021

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  • Healthcare Professionals: $99
  • Broadlawns Medical Center Residents: $0
  • Students: $0

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Learn virtually from national experts about mental health disorders that occur in older adults.

Target Audience

This course is open to all interested healthcare providers.

Program

Subject to change. All times listed are in Central Time. All presentations will utilize the Zoom platform.

Friday, November 12, 2021
8:00 amWelcome and Introduction
Robert Bender, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center
8:15 am

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Seniors 
Douglas Steenblock, MD, Iowa Veterans Home

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.  

  • Identify the psychological effects of the coronavirus pandemic with regard to older patients. 
  • Discuss the neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19 in the elderly. 
  • Improve telepsychiatry services to geriatric patients. 
9:15 am

Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Behavioral Difficulties in the Nursing Home
Lyn Hilgenberg, BA, CDCP, CSA, Daylily Consulting

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.

  • Define the four primary problem-solving components for distressing dementia behavior.
  • Discuss behavior as a form of communication.
  • Describe practical solutions in coping with five of the most frequent distressing behaviors.
10:15 amBreak
10:30 am

Stress and the Professional Caregiver
Kathleen Laurin, PhD, Broadlawns Medical Center

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. 

  • Differentiate between stress and burnout and understand the significant risk of burnout to caregivers of older adults. 
  • Identify strategies to increase meaning and connection in our work with the patients we serve.
  • Develop an individualized plan to promote long-term personal wellness. 
11:15 am

Meditation and the Brain
Robert Bender, MD

  • List benefits of meditation for providers and patients.
  • Describe the predictable effects on the brain with regular meditation.
  • Discuss techniques to practice and teach meditation.
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm

Case Presentations with Expert Panelists
Adrianna Mitchell, MD, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program
Kyle LeMasters, DO, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program
Walter Mogeni, MBChB, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program
Leonard S. Richards, DO, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program (Moderator)

  • Discuss differential diagnosis for psychotic symptoms in the elderly.
  • List reversible causes of dementia.
  • Describe challenges associated with use of antipsychotics in elderly patients with neurocognitive disorders.
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pm

Addictions in the Geriatric Population
Michelle Davids, DO, Broadlawns Medical Center
Dhrumil Patel, MD, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

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. 

  • Explain the basic neurobiology of addictions in the geriatric population.
  • Describe ways in which to screen for substances use disorders in the geriatric population.
  • List common substances of misuse and how they impact the brain.
  • Discuss treatment of substance use disorders in the geriatric population.
3:30 pm

Panel Discussion on Geriatric Psychiatry: Embracing the Challenge
Brenda Irlbeck, MSN, MBA, RN, Iowa Health Care Association
Paul Mulhausen, MD, FACP, AGSF, Iowa Total Care
Heather Thomas, LISW, CADC, Unity Point-Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services
C. Tyler VanMilligen, DO, MercyOne Psychiatry Residency
Robert Bender, MD (Moderator)
Douglas Steenblock, MD (Moderator)

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. 

  • Identify obstacles that limit the access that older adults have to psychiatric care. 
  • Discuss solutions that could improve the access to and quality of geriatric psychiatry services. 
  • Formulate a comprehensive action plan to coordinate the resources needed to improve mental health care for seniors. 
4:30 pmAdjourn
Saturday, November 13, 2021
8:00 amWelcome
Robert Bender, MD
8:15 am

Is It Parkinson’s or the Anti-Psychotic Medication?
Wendy Zadeh, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center
Paul Schroeder, MD, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

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.

  • List which antipsychotics pose a risk of being a Parkinson’s mimicker.
  • Describe options to consider if an antipsychotic drug is causing Parkinsonism.
  • Demonstrate what abnormal movements look like with antipsychotic medications through example patient cases.
9:00 am

Functional Neurological Disorder
Robert Bender, MD

  • Discuss typical patient presentation for functional neurologic syndromes.
  • Describe the underlying neurologic pathophysiology of these disorders.
  • List practical treatment interventions for these patients.
9:45 am

ECT in Geriatric Patients
Lori Suvalsky, MD, VA Central Iowa Health Care System
Christopher Stefan, DO, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

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!

  • Discuss the current theories of the mechanism of action of ECT.
  • List medical and psychiatric considerations in choosing appropriate geriatric patients for treatment with ECT.
  • Compare and contrast the differences in the work up of patients for ECT based on age.
  • Describe the risks, benefits, alternatives, and complications of ECT in the geriatric population.
10:30 amBreak
10:45 am

The Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Kiel Morris, DO, Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Describe neuropsychiatric syndromes caused by Lewy Body spectrum diseases.
  • Identify the psychiatric complications of this disease spectrum.
  • Discuss treatment options for these syndromes.
11:30 am

Anxiety in the Geriatric Patient
Rebecca Lundquist, MD, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program
Tyler Zahrli, MD, MA, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

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. 

  • Recognize the prevalence of specific anxiety disorders in the geriatric patient population.
  • Examine assessment and treatment recommendations for anxiety disorders in geriatric patients.
  • Formulate strategies for prescribing and de-prescribing among geriatric patient population.
12:15 pmQuestion and Answer Session
12:30 pmAdjourn

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 10.75 AOA Category 1­A
  • 10.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 10.75 IBON
Course opens: 
09/14/2021
Course expires: 
11/13/2021
Event starts: 
11/12/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/13/2021 - 12:30pm
Cost:
$99.00
Rating: 
0

Robert Bender, MD
Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography

 

Rebecca Lundquist, MD
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Douglas Steenblock, MD
Iowa Veterans Home 

Biography

Michelle Davids, DO
Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography

Lyn Hilgenberg, BA, CDCP, CSA
Daylily Consulting

Biography

Brenda Irlbeck, MSN, MBA, RN
Iowa Health Care Association

Biography

Kathleen Laurin, PhD
Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography

Kyle LeMasters, DO
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Adrianna Mitchell, MD
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Walter Mogeni, MBChB
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Kiel Morris, DO
Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography

Paul Mulhausen, MD, FACP, AGSF
Iowa Total Care

Biography

Dhrumil Patel, MD
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Leonard S. Richards, DO
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Paul Schroeder, MD
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Christopher Stefan, DO
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Lori Suvalsky, MD
VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Biography

Heather Thomas, LISW, CADC
Unity Point-Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services

Biography

C. Tyler VanMilligen, DO
MercyOne Psychiatry Residency

Biography

Wendy Zadeh, MD
Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography

Tyler Zahrli, MD, MA
Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Biography

Accreditation Statements

  • 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)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

DISCLOSURE

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).

Disclaimer

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.

Available Credit

  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 10.75 AOA Category 1­A
  • 10.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 10.75 IBON

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Price

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  • 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.