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The mission of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is to provide education to the health care workforce that will optimize care for older adults. Toward this end, the FLGEC is pleased to sponsor and/or co-sponsor these events:

Quality Improvement in Long Term Care Series

The goal of this series is to provide Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Infection Preventionists, Consultant Pharmacists, and Medical Directors with tools they need to ensure essential metrics are captured, and when needed, quality improvement processes are efficient and effective. 

PART I: Developing Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement for the Interdisciplinary Team in PA/LTC

  • Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7:30am - 12:00pm
  • Overview: This course will introduce participants to the key elements of effective QAPI programs, including how to design and implement a QAPI program within their nursing home(s).​  Participants will use case studies to work through problem identification, flow diagramming, root cause analysis and project monitoring. ​
  • Cost: $20 health care professionals; $60 Pharmacists (includes continuing education units)

PART II: Effective, Compliant and Efficient Antibiotic Stewardship for the Nursing Home

  • Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Overview: Improving antibiotic use in nursing homes is a national priority. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Conditions of Participation requires that nursing homes develop an Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) that includes an antibiotic stewardship program. This session will provide education on the basics of antibiotic stewardship and will include a demonstration of available online tools and how to implement a QAPI project.
  • Cost: $20 health care professionals; $50 Pharmacists (includes continuing education units)



Opioid Use and Risks: A Practical Approach to Harm Reduction in Older Adults

Date: Friday March 15, 2018, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Monroe Community Hospital, Auditoriums A, B & C, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620

Overview: Monroe County has experienced a nearly tenfold increase in opioid-related deaths over recent years which has galvanized the community in responding to the epidemic. The county has been active in coordinated data acquisition to provide an assessment of the impact of the opioid epidemic in the region and is actively engaged in education and overdose prevention efforts. Education efforts to date have not specifically included the unique needs of older adults or their caregivers. This event will provide health professionals with up-to-date local & NYS data and services information regarding opioid use and risks in older adults.


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Sponsored By: Monroe County Department of Public Health, Monroe Community Hospital, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center


Caring for Elders 13th Annual Geriatric Teaching Day

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Location: Burgundy Basin Inn, Rochester, NY

Overview: This conference has been designed for professionals and para-professionals who provide care to elders including nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, patient care technicians, nursing assistants, students and others interested in the health of elders.

Online Registration: Register Here

Sponsored By: Highland Hospital and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center


Ithaca College's Annual FLGEC Conference

Date: Thursday April 18, 2019

Location: Watkins Glen, NY

Overview: More information coming soon...

Sponsored By: Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter Alzheimer's Association, and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center


The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements

Date: Wednesday May 8, 2019, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Overview: The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course covers the highest quality, evidence- based practices for treating patients with opioid use disorder.  This live 4 hour course, in addition to the 4 hours of pre-course work, fulfill the required training to obtain the DEA waiver required to prescribe buprenorphine.

Registration: Will be available in March 2019

Sponsored By: the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center


The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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 #0005.

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Laura M. Robinson, MPH

Program Coordinator, FLGEC


These projects are 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.