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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Geriatric Psychiatry Spring Seminar

2nd Annual Geriatric Seminar

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January 24, 2013
MUSC Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium
67 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.  YOU MAY REGISTER ON-SITE THE MORNING OF THE CONFERENCE.
TO SPEAK TO THE CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, CALL (843) 792-0175.

Conference Overview  |  Conference Faculty  |  Conference Itinerary

Conference Location  |  Who Should Attend  |  Learning Objectives  |  Registration

Parking  |  Credit Designation  |  Historic Charleston

Accommodations  |  Americans with Disabilities Act

Conference Overview

This conference will provide social workers, psychologists, and clinical care providers who care for geriatric patients the materials and training to recognize and treat behavioral and psychiatric disorders typical of this population. Sessions will focus on agitation in dementia, suicide in the elderly, psychopharmacology, and more.

View a copy of the conference flyer

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Conference Faculty

Elaine J. Amella, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor
College of Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina

Jessica Broadway, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Mark L. De Santis, MS, PsyD
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

Amy Hebbard, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Institute of Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina

Jacobo Mintzer, MD, MBA
Professor of Neurosciences and Psychiatry
Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Neurosciences
Medical University of South Carolina

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Conference Itinerary
Thursday, January 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Check-in & Registration
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease: What We Know, What We Should Know, and What We Expect to Learn in the Future
Jacobo Mintzer, MD, MBA

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Treatment of Agitation in Dementia
Jessica Broadway, MD

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Complimentary Luncheon

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Compassion Fatigue among Providers and Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia
Elaine J. Amella, PhD, RN, FAAN

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reducing Risk of Suicide in the Elderly
Mark L. De Santis, MS, PsyD

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

A Review of Anxiolytic and Sedative Hypnotic Use in the Elderly
Amy Hebbard, PharmD

4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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Conference Location

Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium
Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29425

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Target Audience

Professionals who care for geriatric patients including counselors, social workers, psychologists, and clinical care providers.

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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify three elements of the new concepts of clinical presentation of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify three new and upcoming promising areas for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe two non-medicinal interventions for treatment of agitation in dementia.
  • List three categories of medications used to treat agitation in dementia.
  • Identify caregivers of individuals with dementia at risk for burden and depression.
  • Describe the consequences of ‘compassion fatigue’ among caregivers and providers.
  • Identify community-based resources for caregivers dealing with compassion fatigue.
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms of suicide.
  • Provide safety planning for the patient.
  • Address special concerns for the elderly.
  • Recall medications that are potentially inappropriate for use in the elderly.
  • Recognize settings where anxiolytics and sedative hypnotics may be appropriate for geriatric patients.
  • Identify safe alternatives to use for anxiety and insomnia in older adults.

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Registration

Registration fee for this event is $45.  Fee includes conference materials, credit processing, certificate of attendance, lunch, and breaks.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.  YOU MAY REGISTER ON-SITE THE MORNING OF THE CONFERENCE.
TO SPEAK TO THE CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, CALL (843) 792-0175.


If you do not receive a confirmation within two weeks of registering, please contact Caitlin Norfleet at (843) 792-0175 to confirm registration.

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Parking

Please plan to arrive early. Traffic into Charleston during rush hour can be extremely congested and parking around MUSC is limited.  It is strongly recommended that you car-pool if possible. Parking is available in the Jonathan Lucas Street Garage located at President and Doughty Street behind the College of Nursing.  Parking fees are the responsibility of the attendee.

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Credit Designation
  • The SC Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists will approve 5 hours of CE credit. 
  • The SC Board of Social Work Examiners will approve 5 hours of general credit.
  • The SC Board of Examiners in Psychology will approve 5 Category A credits.

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Historic Charleston

Charleston is a place where sand castles are built across the harbor from historic forts, where children ride scooters down 300-year-old streets, and where you can see modern theater in America’s oldest playhouse. Less than 15 miles away, you can stroll the gardens of the beautiful plantations, bask in the sun on wide sandy beaches, sail, play golf, tennis or ride bikes on a luxurious island resort.

Charleston CVB
www.charlestoncvb.com
(843) 853-8000

Charleston Chamber of Commerce
www.charlestonchamber.net
(843) 577-2510

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Accommodations
Listed below are hotel options in the downtown area only minutes away from MUSC and Historic Charleston.

Charleston Place Hotel
(800) 831-3490

www.charlestonplacehotel.com

Courtyard by Marriott
(843) 722-7229
www.courtyard.com

Double Tree Guest Suites
(843) 577-2644

www.charlestondoubletree.com

Charleston Marriott
(843) 723-3000
www.marriott.com

Embassy Suites
(843) 723-6900
www.embassysuites.com

Francis Marion Hotel
(843) 722-0600

www.francismarioncharleston.com

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Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you need the services of the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please bring this to our attention upon registering for the event.

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