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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:

A Conversation with Dr. Temple Grandin: Aging in Autism

Temple GrandinPlease join us for a "Conversation with Dr. Temple Grandin.” Third Age Committee members Kathleen Bishop, PhD, and Laura Robinson, MPH, will lead an informal interview with Dr. Grandin to discuss some of her personal experiences that have led to her success as an advocate for people with Autism, as an author, Professor of Animal Science, and her perspective on quality of life for older adults with Autism. Dr. Grandin is internationally known for her writing and presentations advocating for in depth understanding of sensory needs and challenges for people with Autism. Dr. Grandin describes herself as a visual thinker, viewing challenges visually to connect with others to understand individual needs and strengths. This 90 minute webinar will be an amazing opportunity to help all of us to see the capacity of others through Dr. Grandin's perspective.

Date: Tuesday June 21, 2022, 1:30pm - 3:00pm ET

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Cost: $45/person

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/TAC-TempleGrandin

Brochure: Registration Flyer - Temple Grandin

2022 Older Adults & Opioids Webinar Series - Dueling Priorities: Opioids in the Shadow of COVID-19

In Nov. 2021, the CDC released provisional data indicating the  there were an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the US during 12-month period ending in April 2021, an increase of 28.5% from the 78,056 deaths during the same period the year before. Deaths increased from synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl), methamphetamines, cocaine, and semi-synthetic opioids (such as prescription pain medication).  Older adults are included in these numbers.  This VIRTUAL webinar series will examine the history of drug use, current status, and unique approaches to care of special populations.

The War on Drugs: Impacts on Elder Substance Use

  • Presenter: Stewart Auyash, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Physical Education, Ithaca College
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00pm ET
  • Policies related to the war on drugs have impacted a wide range of Americans including the elderly. The presentation will include a history of US drug policy as a prelude to the current overdose epidemic and how it affects the elderly.

Mental Health and Substance Use Among Adults with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, February–March 2021

  • Presenters: Amy Board, DrPH, Health Scientist, and Benjamin Olivari, MPH, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, 12:00pm ET
  • During February–March 2021, 64.1% of surveyed U.S. adults with disabilities reported adverse mental health symptoms or substance use; past-month substance use was higher than that among adults without disabilities (40.6% versus 24.5%, respectively). This presentation will describe disparities in self-reported adverse mental health and substance use outcomes for adults with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify key strategies that healthcare providers and community partners can take to support the mental health and substance use needs of adults with disabilities.

In Their Own Words: Older Adults and OUD. How Close Observation and Curiosity Inform my Artistic Process - and How They Might Help You, Too

  • Presenter: Charmaine Wheatley, Artist in Residence,University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Thursday June 9, 2022, 12:00pm, ET
  • This presentation will share some of the watercolour portraits that I have created at URMC, including portraits of older adults affected by OUD.  I will also describe the process by which I create these portraits and build the trust necessary for people to speak openly with me about their lives and experiences, including OUD.

Opioid Overdose Prevention - Narcan Training

  • Presenter: Charlotte Crawford, RN, MSN, MBA, Consultant
  • Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:00pm ET
  • The opioid epidemic continues to exist, stressing the importance of early recognition of an individual experiencing an overdose. Now more than ever the importance of having Narcan readily available and the knowledge on the use of Narcan can and will save lives. This presentation will cover the Good Samaritan Law, the importance in calling 911 for all overdoses, and include a free narcan kit. Reporting the use of Narcan will provide important data to the State, which in turn can increase funding to address this issue.

Registration: https://redcap.urmc.rochester.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=ANT7NHNJDY

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Program Flyer: 2022 Older Adults & Opioids Webinar Series

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
ACCREDITATION: 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 Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (WNY R-AHEC). The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CERTIFICATION: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Social Work
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. This course has been approved for 1.00 contact hours. Attendance at the entire program is required.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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 #SW-0005.

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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.