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Educational Events

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 several events each year.  Please check back in August 2023 for new opportunities.

Fall 2023 Virtual Dementia Education Series

Alzheimer’s Research Update: Diagnosis, Treatment & Risk Reduction

  • Percy Griffin, PhD, Director, Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer's Association
  • Date: Wednesday September 20, 2023, 12pm - 1pm ET
  • Alzheimer’s is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions.

Palliative Care and Dementia

  • Emily Chai, MD, Vice Chair of Inpatient Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Date: Tuesday October 17, 2023, 12pm -1pm ET
  • Palliative care plays a vital role in patients with dementia by offering a holistic approach to care that can greatly improve their quality of life.  Not only does it focus on managing potential symptoms like agitation, confusion and pain, it helps patients and families navigate the challenges of disease and make informed decisions about care options

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Aging, and Dementia

  • Ronald Fernandez, RRDS, LMHC, CRC (Retired), Director, Headway of WNY
  • Date: Wednesday November 8, 2023, 12pm - 1pm ET
  • Headway of WNY has the advantage being a provider of support to survivors and their families for over 35 years resulting in longitudinal opportunities to navigate and problem solve changing issues due to physical changes, neurological changes not due to the initial TBI and often due to added issues of Dementia along with aging supports who are finding it difficult or impossible to provide adequate help for the individual to continue to live away from institutional settings.

Frontal Temporal Dementia: Review of Differential Diagnoses and When to Refer

  • Jessica J. Englert, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Buffalo Behavioral Psychology
  • Date: Thursday December 7, 2023, 12pm - 1pm ET
  • We will review the basic diagnostic criteria for FTD through understanding of neuroanatomical, cognitive, behavioral and functional changes. Differential diagnoses will be reviewed to include differentiating from other neurodegenerative dementias or psychological diagnosis. We will also review recommendations for when to refer patients and clients for neurological and neuropsychological evaluations.
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Continuing Education Credits


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 Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 hours.

Continuing Education Credits - How to Find your Transcript

Access your Transcript: UR CEL

Instructions for accessing your transcript: UR CEL Guide

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

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.