You will have access to these materials until Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

After the conference, recordings of the presentations will be added to this website. Continuing education credit is not available for watching the recordings.

Some presentations may be modified to remove proprietary or personal information and not every presentation is included on this webpage.

Visit the conference website for the full agenda, learning objectives, and speaker disclosure information.

Friday, November 12, 2021

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

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

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

Meditation and the Brain
Robert Bender, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center

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

Substance Use Disorders and the Brain in the Geriatric Population
Michelle Davids, DO, Broadlawns Medical Center
Dhrumil Patel, MD, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

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

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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

  • Materials are not available for this session.

Functional Neurologic Syndromes
Robert Bender, MD

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in the Geriatric Patient
Lori Suvalsky, MD, VA Central Iowa Health Care System
Christopher Stefan, DO, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Neuropsychiatry of Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia & Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
Kiel Morris, DO, Broadlawns Medical Center

Anxiety in Older Patients
Rebecca Lundquist, MD, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program
Tyler Zahrli, MD, MA, Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program


We would appreciate your comments and suggestions for improvement as the information provided will be utilized in the planning of future conferences. The evaluations will remain open through Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Friday, November 12, 2021 Evaluation (closed)

Saturday, November 13, 2021 Evaluation (closed)


Certificates will be available within your DMU CME account after 5 pm CT on Friday, November 19, 2021. To access your certificate, please follow the steps below. 

  • Log in to your DMU CME account.
    • Username: Your username is the email address that you used to register for the activity. 
    • Password: If you are unable to remember your password, you will need to click on the “Request New Password” tab. This will send you an email with a one-time link to set up your password. If you do not receive an email in your inbox, please check your junk mail box.
  • After logging in, you should be directed to your “my account” page. You may also select the “my account” button at the top right-hand corner of the webpage. 
  • Select the “my activities” tab.
  • You should see a list of the learning and/or teaching activities you’ve completed through DMU CME. From there you are able to download a copy of your certificate or transcript. 


Thank you to the sponsors of the 5th Annual Geriatric Behavioral Health Conference! The planning committee’s goal is to build a community of support for attendees to help make you more effective in practice and improve patient care. Visit the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about each organization, download supplemental resources, and connect with a representative for more information.

Click here to access the virtual exhibit hall.

We hope you find these resources valuable!

Tier 1 Sponsors

Tier 2 Sponsor