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31st Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Board Review

Understand key areas of gerontology and geriatric medicine for your practice.

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The 31st Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review program emphasizes a functional assessment approach to comprehensive care of older adults and is directed toward health care professionals who care for older persons, and toward faculty in teaching programs in geriatrics and gerontology.

CME at Your Convenience

Without having to leave your home or office, 31st Annual UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine + Pharmacy and Board Review allows you to learn from experts while earning CME credit. Available in online video, DVD video, audio CD, or a combination of audio/video formats, this review allows you to learn on your own, according to your own schedule, or with your colleagues via our Additional User Package. With this program, you’ll earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits after following the program and participating in a self-evaluation.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Directors:
Cathy A. Alessi, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Janice Hoffman, PharmD, CGP
Western University of Health Sciences

Jennifer Griffith, MA
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Credits: Earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

General Principles of Aging

  • Geriatric Rehabilitation - Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD
  • Rehabilitation Cases - Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD
  • Live Long and Prosper! - Steven Charles Castle, MD
  • Mechanisms to Delay Aging - Steven Charles Castle, MD
  • Physiology of Aging - Ihab Hajjar, MD
  • Office-Based Geriatric Assessment: A Practical Approach - Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
  • Palliative Care in the Older Patient - Deborah Moran, MD
  • Falls: Assessment and Management - Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, FACP
  • Vision Loss in the Elderly - David Sarraf, MD
  • Geriatric Pain Management - Wendy M. Stein, MA, NHA, MD, CMD
  • Pharmacokinetic Considerations in the Elderly - Bradley R. Williams, PharmD, FASCP, CGP

Common Diseases

  • Osteoporosis: An Overview - Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS, FACP
  • Case Studies in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy - Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
  • Hypertension in Older Adults - Betty J. Dong, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP
  • Rheumatology Therapeutic Advances 2014: Vasculitis, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis - Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Evaluation and Management of Diastolic Heart Failure - Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
  • Update in the Management of Heart Failure - Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD
  • Infections in Older Persons - Dean C. Norman, MD
  • Hematologic Disease in the Elderly - Michael H. Rosove, MD
  • Treatment of Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Howard L. Saft, MD, MS
  • Atrial Fibrillation - Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC
  • Endocrine Disorders in Older Persons - Jane E. Weinreb, MD

Geriatric Syndromes

  • Assessing and Managing Pressure Ulcers - Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, MN
  • Urinary Incontinence - Michelle S. Eslami, MD
  • Geriatric Pain Management - Solomon S. Liao, MD, FAAHPM; Bradley R. Williams, PharmD, FASCP, CGP
  • Quality Improvement: Controversies in Long-Term Care - Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD
  • Musculoskeletal Pain and Common Orthopaedic Problems in the Elderly - Ari Weinreb, MD

Special Topics

  • Prostate Disease - Chad Baxter, MD
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - Pejman Cohan, MD
  • Clinical Pearls: 2014 - Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP; Bradley R. Williams, PharmD, FASCP, CGP
  • Integrating Fall Prevention into Your Practice - David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
  • Geriatric Dermatology - Jennifer C. Haley, MD
  • Geriatric Frailty: Update and Current Controversies - Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH

Geriatric Neurology | Psychiatry

  • Sleep Problems in Older People - Cathy A. Alessi, MD
  • Cognitive Function in Medical Practice: The Issue of Spectrum Versus Diagnosis - Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS
  • Treatment of Late-Life Depression: A Case-Based Approach - Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH
  • Treatment of Parkinson's Disease in the Geriatric Population - Emad S. Farag, MD
  • Psychiatric and Behavioral Symptoms in Alzheimer's and Other Dementias - Aaron H. Kaufman, MD
  • Ischemic Stroke: Treatment and Prevention - Doojin Kim, MD
  • Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly - J. Randy Mervis, MD
  • Arthur Cherkin Memorial Award Lecture: Advances in Frontotemporal Dementia - Bruce L. Miller, MD
  • Pharmacological Treatment across Dementia Syndromes - John M. Ringman, MD, MS
  • A Case-Based Approach to Managing Difficult Behavior in Older Adults - Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD
  • Spectrum of Depressive Illnesses - Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

Course Directors

Cathy A. Alessi, MD

  • Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

Janice Hoffman, PharmD, CGP

  • Western University of Health Sciences

Jennifer Griffith, MA

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Co-Directors

Susan L. Charette, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Department of General Internal Medicine
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Professor
  • Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program
  • Medical Director, ECT Program
  • Associate Director, UCLA Center on Aging

 

L. Jaime Fitten, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Sepulveda

Aaron H. Kaufman, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • David Geffen School of Medicine

Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Medical Director, S+AGE at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health System

Board Review Planning Committee

Susan L. Charette, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Assistant Chief of Staff/Patient Safety
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

 

Rose C. Maly, MD, MSPH

  • Associate Professor, Family Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Nancy Weintraub, MD

  • Chief, Geriatric Medical Education
  • Sepulveda Academic Nursing Home
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • Staff Physician, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda
  • Director, VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

CGEC Pharmacy Project

Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Director, UC Davis-Sacramento
  • Experiential Program
  • Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California

Sam Shimomura, PharmD, FASHP, CGP

  • Associate Dean
  • Western University College of Pharmacy
  • Pomona, CA

 

Bradley R. Williams, PharmD, FASCP, CGP

  • Professor, Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Gerontology
  • Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and
  • Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Faculty

Cathy A. Alessi, MD

  • Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, MN

  • Associate Professor of Nursing and Medicine
  • UCLA School of Nursing
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Chad Baxter, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Steven Charles Castle, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • Associate Director, Clinical Programs
  • West Los Angeles Division
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Susan L. Charette, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Assistant Chief of Staff/Patient Safety
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Basil B. Clyman, MD, FACP, FACR

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Department of General Internal Medicine
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Pejman Cohan, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS, FACP

  • Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michelle S. Eslami, MD

  • Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Randall T. Espinoza, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Professor
  • Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Fellowship Training Program
  • Medical Director, ECT Program
  • Associate Director, UCLA Longevity Center

Emad S. Farag, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Movement Disorders Program
  • Director, Atypical Parkinsonian Disorder Clinic
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

David A. Ganz, MD, PhD

  • Staff Physician
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Aaron H. Kaufman, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Doojin Kim, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Director, Santa Monica-UCLA
  • Stroke Program and Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory

J. Randy Mervis, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Chief, Geropsychiatry Consultation Services
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Sepulveda

 

Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Chief, Division of Cardiology
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Deborah Moran, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Fellowship Program Director
  • Acting Section Chief
  • Division of Palliative Medicine
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Dean C. Norman, MD

  • Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • Chief of Staff
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Medical Director
  • S+AGE at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health System

John M. Ringman, MD, MS

  • Assistant Director
  • Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Department of Neurology
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michael H. Rosove, MD

  • Clinical Professor and Physician
  • Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Howard Saft, MD, MS

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Physician-Researcher
  • UCLA and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA)

Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Staff Physician, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

David Sarraf, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute

Benjamin M. Shapiro, MD

  • Clinical Instructor of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Sepulveda

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FACC

  • Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
  • Co-Director, UCLA Center for Cholesterol and Lipid Management
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ari Weinreb, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Department of Rheumatology
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Jane E. Weinreb, MD

  • Chief, Diabetes Program
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Program Director for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-VA
  • Greater Los Angeles Program
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Guest Faculty

Parag Agnihotri, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Care Management and Geriatrics
  • Mercy Medical Group
  • Sacramento, CA

Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD

  • Charlotte Edwards Maguire Professor and Chair
  • Department of Geriatrics
  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Tallahassee, FL

Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP

  • Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Director, UC Davis-Sacramento Experiential Program
  • Davis Medical Center
  • Sacramento, CA

Betty J. Dong, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP

  • Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • School of Pharmacy

Shawkat Dhanani, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • West Los Angeles

L. Jaime Fitten, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Sepulveda

Ihab Hajjar, MD

  • Acting Associate Professor, Medicine and Neurology
  • Emory University

Jennifer C. Haley, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology
  • Division of Dermatology
  • Kaiser Permanente Department of Dermatology
  • Panorama City, CA

Arash A. Horizon, MD

  • Director, Center for Rheumatology
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Clinical Instructor of Medicine
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA

 

Solomon S. Liao, MD, FAAHPM

  • Director of Palliative Care Services
  • Hospitalist Program
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine

Bruce L. Miller, MD

  • A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor of Neurology
  • Director, UCSF Dementia Center
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA

Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Professor and Chairman
  • Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Sam Shimomura, PharmD, FASHP, CGP

  • Associate Dean
  • Western University College of Pharmacy
  • Pomona, CA

Wendy M. Stein, MA, NHA, MD, CMD

  • President, CEO, Wendy Stein MD + Associates
  • San Diego, CA
  • Team Physician, VITAS Hospice
  • San Diego, CA

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

  • Professor and Vice Chair
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • Director, Division of Integrated Care and Public Health
  • Seattle, WA

Nancy Weintraub, MD

  • Chief, Geriatric Medical Education
  • Sepulveda Academic Nursing Home
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine
  • Staff Physician, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Sepulveda
  • Director, VA-UCLA Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Bradley R. Williams, PharmD, FASCP, CGP

  • Professor, Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Gerontology
  • Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Los Angeles, CA

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 27.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: February 1, 2015
Date Series Expires: January 31, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete this CME Program: 27 Hours

Method of Physician Participation: Review video/audio program of conference sessions Evaluation Methods: Participants will complete a pre-program self-assessment, post-program self-assessment (score of at least 70% or greater is required), and activity evaluation to test knowledge gained from 
reviewing the program, as well as payment of a $30 processing fee.

Disclosure Statement

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed the program is “truly independent” and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires non-promotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program’s participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of geriatric medicine
  • Apply principles of geriatric assessment, geriatric pharmacology, rehabilitation, and long-term care to the patient care setting
  • Understand key aspects of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, urology, pharmacology, and rheumatology as they apply to older patients
  • Identify psychosocial problems and ethical issues in decision-making, and formulate an approach to these problems
  • Comprehend the major geriatric syndromes such as incontinence, pain management, osteoporosis, and explain the appropriate geriatric medicine approaches to them
  • Comprehend the major geriatric syndromes such as incontinence, pain management, osteoporosis, and explain the appropriate geriatric medicine approaches to them
  • Be more effective teachers of geriatrics and geriatric pharmacology to other health professionals, as appropriate
  • Describe the changes in physiology and drug disposition that occurs as part of the aging process
  • Enumerate the basic principles of geriatric pharmacy
  • Apply principles of geriatric assessment, geriatric pharmacology, rehabilitation, and long-term care to the patient-care setting
  • Identify psychosocial problems and ethical issues in decision-making, and formulate an approach to these problems
  • Apply key aspects of neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, urology, pharmacology and rheumatology to the care of older patients
  • Apply pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles specific to the care of older adults
  • Analyze the drug therapy to determine the clinical and economic appropriateness when given a geriatric patient case

Intended Audience

This program will be especially useful to internists and family physicians who are preparing for either the Examination for the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine or the Re-certification Examination.

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