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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:

Older Adults and Opioids - Webinar Series

This FREE webinar series will introduce participants to the evolving trends leading to the current opioid crisis in the United States and how the population of older adults are impacted.

An Overview of Addiction from a Medical Perspective

Presenter: Gregory Collins, DO, MPH, Commissioner of Public Health, Wyoming County, New York

Date: Tuesday January 28, 2020, 12:30pm—1:30pm

The presentation discusses the history of addiction, the current opioid crisis, the Why? we become addicted from a biologic, psychologic and social perspective and current options for treatment

Wisdom Keepers and Opioid Use – Influence of Stigma, Shame, Loneliness

Presenter: Ednita M. Wright, PhD, LCSW, CASAC, Associate Professor, Department of Human Services, SUNY Onondaga Community College

Date: Wednesday February 26, 2020, 12:30pm—1:30pm

Participants will receive an overview of opioid use among Wisdom Keepers (Older Adults); reasons for abuse; the power of the use stigmatizing language, the reason that language matters; how loneliness and shame increase the use of opioids among Wisdom Keepers; and effective ways to reduce the stigma that Wisdom Keepers face which keep them from the support they need and deserve.

Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain in Older Adults

Presenter: Paul Dougherty, DC, Adjunct Professor, New York Chiropractic College; Canandaigua VAMC

Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020, 12:30—1:30pm

This presentation will review the biopsychosocial model and how this approach is effective in addressing pain as well as the unique psychological and social comorbidities in an older population.

Alternatives to Pain Medications

Presenter: Anna Ratka, PharmD, RPh, CPE, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher College

Date: Thursday April 16, 2020, 12:30—1:30pm

Management of pain without medication provides patients with an effective option for relief of pain. The non-pharmacological therapies aim to treat the behavioral, affective, cognitive, and other non-somatic dimensions of the pain. The rationale behind using alternatives to pain medications will be presented in context of pain complexity. Several tools and methods used as alternatives to pain medications will be reviewed. Contributions of the non-pharmacological therapies to management of pain will be discussed in terms of holistic care of pain patients.

The Opioid Epidemic – How we have gotten to this point, its' effects on older adults, and where do we go from here?

Presenters: Thomas Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, & Public Health Sciences, Director, Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (UR-GWEP), University of Rochester Medical Center; Ann Olin, MA, CRC, CASAC, CCM, Program Manager, Geriatric Addictions Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester

Date: Thursday May 28, 2020, 12:30pm—1:30pm

This session will review the three waves of the opioid epidemic: prescription opioids, heroin, and synthetic opioids putting into context the relative lack of knowledge concerning the needs of older adults throughout the crisis.  We will examine the unique aspects of addiction and substance misuse for older adult patients/client and describe strategies to engage older adults and caregivers in reduction of harm and engagement in treatment programs.

 

All webinars are FREE and open to health care professionals, administrators, leadership teams, educators, caregivers, and the general public.

Online Registration: http://j.mp/3acXTSZ

Event Flyer: Older Adults and Opioids - Webinar Series

There are no formal continuing education credits associated with any of these webinars.  For questions, or more information, contact Laura M. Robinson via email or at 585-760-6380.

2020 Caring for Elders Conference

Date: Wednesday April 22, 2020

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

Cost: $50/person

Registration: February 2020

Flyer: Save the Date Flyer

Contact: Katherinne Huspen

Sponsors: Highland Hospital and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

Beyond the Epidemic: The Unintended Consequences of the Opioid Crisis in Older Adults

Date: Wednesday May 13, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm

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

Registration: March 2020

Cost: $20/person

Sponsors: Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Monroe County Department of Public Health, and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

NYSCRC Caregiver Simulation

Date: Wednesday June 10, 2020, 8:30am - 11:30am

Location: Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Road, Brass Chandelier Room, Rochester, NY 14620

Registration: https://caregiversimulationjune10.eventbrite.com

Sponsors: Lifespan of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

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 the NYS Caregiver Respite Coalition and Lifespan of Greater Rochester. 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 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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Instructions for accessing your transcript: UR CEL Guide

For assistance accessing your transcript, please contact the CEL office at 585-275-7666.

 

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CONTACT US

Laura M. Robinson, MPH

Program Coordinator, FLGEC

585-760-6380

LauraM_Robinson@urmc.rochester.edu

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.