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Alzheimer's Disease Educational Opportunities


The FLGEC will provide education and training related to Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia (ADRD) for families, caregivers, direct care workers, health professions students, faculty, and providers. To accomplish this outreach related to ADRD, a formal collaboration has been established with the Alzheimer's Association Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter and the Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (FLCEAD) since 2013.

Virtual Dementia Education Series for Health Care Professionals: 2021-2022

The Alzheimer's Association Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center are pleased to co-sponsor a webinar series for health care professionals on Alzheimer's Disease. This eight-session webinar series via Zoom is designed to give all health care practitioners up-to-date information on Alzheimer’s Disease warning signs, diagnosis, and treatments, as well as available supports and services across New York State.  Registration link:

Accelerating Alzheimer’s and Dementia Science: Research, Sleep and Treatments

  • Thursday September 2, 2021, 8:00am - 9:00am ET
  • Percy Griffen, PhD, Director, Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association

Frontotemporal Degeneration: A Cruel and Often Misdiagnosed and Mistreated Form of Dementia

  • Thursday October 14, 2021, 8:00am - 9:00am ET
  • Kelly Ulen, PharmD, BCG, Senior Clinical Pharmacist Geriatrics, PGY2 Geriatric Residency Program Director, Upstate Medical University Hospital Community Campus

Diabetes & Cognition

  • Thursday November 4, 2021, 8:00am - 9:00am ET
  • Rita Louard, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
    Rubina Malik, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Dementia and Mental Health Disorders in Older Adults: Proactive and Person-Centered Approaches to Care

  • Friday December 10, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
  • Joelle Monaco, MBA, Director of Outreach & Business Engagement, Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc.
    Erica Salamida, BS, Director of Education & Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York Chapter

Dentistry and Dementia

Health Equity in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Thursday February 3, 2022, 8:00am - 9:00am ET
  • Jessica Zwerling, MD, MS, Director, Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD)

Neurocognitive Diagnosis and Care of Older Latinx Adults with Neurocognitive Impairment: A Culturally-Tailored Approach

  • Thursday March 17, 2022, 8:00am - 9:00am ET
  • Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, Fordham University; Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Let’s Talk about Sexuality, Aging and Dementia

  • Friday April 15, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
  • Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM, Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine, Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness
    Tyler Buchiero, LMSW, Psychotherapist, Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness

Online Registration:

Informational Flyer: VDES 2021-2022 Flyer

Continuing Medical Education


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. Each session has been approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Additional Educational Opportunities

Alzheimer's Association Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter: Throughout the year, the Rochester & Finger Lakes Region offers classes, workshops, and conferences for family caregivers and professionals - education and training.

National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia: The ‘NTG’ is a coalition of individuals and organizations working toward ensuring that the needs and interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – as well as their families and friends – are taken into account as part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease education and training.

Ithaca College Gerontology Institute: The Institute offers training for professionals in health and aging services through a number of internally funded and grant funded initiatives, education and training.

This project is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program # U1QHP28738.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors/speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.