1st Annual Geriatric Psych Conference

Des Moines, IA US
October 6, 2017 to October 7, 2017


This course is open to all interested healthcare providers.


  • Healthcare Providers: $99
  • Students: $0
    • To bring the balance down to $0, please use the code GPSTUDENT2017 at check-out.
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Educate medical providers, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, and students about dementia and the complications that often accompany the dementing disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge with regard to dementia diagnosis and treatment.
  • Differentiate types of dementia.
  • Recognize neuropsychiatric complications associated with dementia.
  • Identify psychiatric disorders that may present in the geriatric population with or without dementia.


Friday, October 6
12 pmRegistration
1 pmKeynote Address: Evolving Trends in Psychopharmacology (Non-CME)
Hari Kannon, MD
2 pm“Common” Non-AD Dementias
Heike Schmolck, MD, Mercy Medical Center
3 pmBreak
3:15 pmSchizophrenia in Old Age
Maria Sonnack, MPAS, PA-C, Broadlawns Medical Center 
4:15 pmTelehealth: Introduction and Application
Kyle Savage
5:15 pmAdjourn
Saturday, October 7
9 amGeriatric Depression
Ahmar Butt, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center 
10 amBreak
10:15 amBehavioral Problems in Dementia
Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, Broadlawns Medical Center
11:15 amPharmacogenomics 
Stephanie Ebner, PhD, Assurex Health 
12:15 pmLunch
1 pmHealthy Aging, Successful Aging
Robert Bender, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center
2 pmBreak
2:15 pmAnxiety in Dementia Patients and the Elderly
Janice Landy, MD, Broadlawns Medical Center
3:15 pmAddiction in the Elderly
Michelle Davids, DO, Broadlawns Medical Center 
4:15 pmAdjourn


Robert Bender, MD - Biography
Section Chief for Geriatrics, Broadlawns Medical Center

Ahmar Butt, MD - Biography
Adult and Child Psychiatrist, Broadlawns Medical Center 


Michelle Davids, DO - Biography
Psychiatrist, Broadlawns Medical Center 

Stephanie Ebner, PhD - Biography
Medical Affairs Manager, Assurex Health 


Hari Kannon, MD - Biography

Janice Landy, MD - Biography
Section Chief for Behavioral Health Services, Broadlawns Medical Center 


Kyle Savage - Biography

Heike Schmolck, MD - Biography
Neurologist, Mercy Medical Center


Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH - Biography
Director of Palliative Care, Broadlawns Medical Center

Maria Sonnack, MPAS, PA-C - Biography
Psychiatry, Broadlawns Medical Center 






Des Moines University
Continuing Medical Education

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/06/2017 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
10/07/2017 - 5:15pm
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50266
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located 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 filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

DMU Campus Map


Continuing Education Credit

  • 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 9.0 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 9.0 AOA Category 2-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 9.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

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

The information provided at this CME 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

Accreditation Period

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  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
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  • Cancelled 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.