About the Series:
The University of Washington Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC), the School of Nursing and the Seattle Veterans Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) are partnering to bring a series of continuing education programs on geriatric health to health professionals in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. All sessions will be broadcast each Tuesday for ten weeks from 3:00-4:30pm Alaska Time. All session will be broadcast via the University of Washington Interactive Virtual Classroom to Western Washington regional hospitals and host sites in Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.
Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance.
* Only the Winter Series will be offered in Alaska for 2019.*
Jan 8 - Dementia
Jan 15 - Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium, and Depression
Jan 22 - Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Jan 29 - Pharmacotherapy & Deprescribing
Feb 5 - Driving and Dementia *(Cancelled due to Weather - Rescheduled for Mar 19th)
Feb 12 - Early Detection and Management of Cognitive Change in Primary Care (Cancelled due to weather - Rescheduled for Mar 26th)
Feb 19 - Optimizing Safety and Well-Being for the Cognitively Impaired Patient in Primary Care
Feb 26 - Community Resources for Dementia
Mar 5 - Abuse and Neglect in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
Mar 12 - Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Prevention*
This series is made possible in Alaska through support provided by the Alaska Training Cooperative and the UAA / Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC- HRSA Grant #U77HP23073.
Host Site Locations in Alaska - All participants must attend at one of the host sites across Alaska.
(Host sites will be posted as they sign up, Check for frequent updates. Last updated 01/15/19)
If you do not see a host site in your area or you are interested in becoming a host site, please contact Betsy Chivers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-264-6233
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC – Anchorage
Access Alaska - Anchorage
Access Alaska - Soldotna
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Anchorage
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Fairbanks
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Wasilla
Ancora Home Health & Hospice - Wasilla
City of Wainwright - Wainwright
Community Connections - Ketchikan
Denali Center (Fairbanks Memorial Hospital) - Fairbanks
Heritage Place - Soldotna
Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. - Homer
JAMHI (Juneau Alliance for Mental Health) - Juneau
Juneau Pioneer Home - Juneau
Ketchikan Pioneer Home - Ketchikan
Mat-Su Senior Services - Palmer
Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults - Wasilla
Native Village of Eyak - Cordova
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center - Kodiak
Providence Seward Mountain Haven - Seward
SEARHC Wrangell Medical Center - Wrangell
South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services - Homer
South Peninsula Hospital - Homer
Southest Alaska Regional Health Consortium - Sitka
UAA-ISU Pharmacy Program - Anchorage
Wildflower Court - Juneau
Participants may register at any time to attend as many session as they like. Cost depends on the number of sessions you plan to attend: $10 per session up to $60 for the entire series (six or more). Optional CE credits for the series are available for an additional $45.
*Your registration fee helps to support the continuation of these trainings in Alaska.
The additional $45 processing fee for CE credits is being collected at the time of registration and will be sent to the University of Washington at the end of the series. CE certificates can then be downloaded from the UWCNE website a few weeks after the series ends. Log in instructions will be sent from UW as soon as the certificates are available.
(Retirees, students and volunteers, that don't need credits or certificates, do not need to register and can attend for Free!)