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Geriatric Medicine Community-Wide Grand Rounds

Geriatric Medicine Community-Wide Grand Rounds meet weekly September – June and feature multidisciplinary geriatric topics by an expert speaker. These presentations are sponsored by The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center at Monroe Community Hospital and the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Zoom Instructions

Permanent link:

Meeting ID: 528 317 853

Password: 003046

Time: Wednesdays, 8:00am - 9:00am


CME Survey must be completed for credit (link active until Friday)

Upcoming Speakers

June 30, 2021


June 23, 2021

Frailty and Prognostication
Manuja Warnakulasuriya, MBBS

Geriatric Medicine Fellow

June 16, 2021

The Challenges and Management of Geriatric Nephrology
Elliott Wu, MBBCh
Geriatric Medicine Fellow

June 9, 2021

Anxiety in Older Adults
Noel Yarze, MD

Geriatric Medicine Fellow

June 2, 2021

Geriatric Palliative Care
John Seymour, MD

Geriatric Medicine Fellow

May 26, 2021

The Importance of Stress Adaptation for Healthy Aging:  The Case of Family Caregivers
Kathi Heffner, PhD

Associate Professor

May 19, 2021

Medication Innovations in the Nursing Home:  A Truly Interdisciplinary Approach
Timothy Holahan, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor

May 12, 2021

A Trauma-Informed Health System is Age-Friendly
Nancy Kusmaul, PhD, LMSW

Associate Professor
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

May 5, 2021


Nursing Hone Quality Measurement:  A Fool's Errand?
Paul Katz, MD
Professor of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics
Florida State University

April 28, 2021

Public Policy Update for Post-Acute Long-Term Care

Suzanne Gillespie, MD
Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics & Extended Rehabilitation
Canandaigua VA

April 21, 2021

Improving Communication and Access to Hearing Health in Geriatric Patients

Brendan Fitzgerald, AuD
Elizabeth Runnion, PhD

UR Medicine Audiology

April 14, 2021


April 7, 2021

Developing Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Rochester

Elizabeth Santos, MD
Associate Professor, UR Dept. of Psychiatry
Brittany Mott, MD
Instructor, UR Dept. of Psychiatry

March 31, 2021

Living with Risk:  Finding the Balance

G. Allen Power, MD
Schlegel Chair in Aging & Dementia Innovation
Schlegel-U. Waterloo Research
Institute for Aging, Ontario,Canada
Reference List: Living with Risk

March 24, 2021

Dementia with Lewy Bodies

David Gill, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Rochester Regional Hospital

March 17, 2021

Working with Elderly Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals - It's Complicated

Keven Poore, MA, CASAC II
Director, Substance & Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD)

March 10, 2021

Anticholinergic Medications: A Hidden Danger for Older Adults

Kobi Nathan, PharmD, MEd, CDP, BCGP, AGSF
Association Professor of Pharmacy Practice, St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy

March 3, 2021

Medical Direction in Assisted Living:  How a Pandemic Helped Define a Role

Dallas Nelson, MD & Sarah Howd, MD
UR Geriatrics Group

February 24, 2021

COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: Findings from a National Survey

Brian McGarry, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Geriatrics & Aging

February 17, 2021

Geriatrics-Heart Failure Co-management

Mriganka Singh, MD
Cleveland Medical Center

February 10, 2021

Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle: What's the Evidence?

Susan Friedman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Aging
Highland Hospital

February 3, 2021

Social Connection in Long-Term Care Homes: Research Review of Mental Health Outcomes and Potential Strategies during COVID-19

Jennifer Bethell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
University of Toronto

January 27, 2021

Coordinating Care for Healthcare Transitions: The Case for Pharmacy Partnership

Elizabeth Sutton-Burke, PharmD
Assistant Professor
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
St. John Fisher College

January 20, 2021

Caring for your Aging Feet

Amanda Lutter, DPM, AACFAS
Central Virginia Foot & Ankle Laser Center

January 13, 2021

Advancing the Science: The Latest in Alzheimer's and Dementia Research

Rebecca Edelmayer, PhD
Director, Scientific Engagement
Alzheimer's Association

January 6, 2021

Technology & Digital Health:  the Future of Older Adult Home-Based Care?

Kobi Nathan, PharmD
Associate Professor
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
St. John Fisher College

All are invited to attend; registration is not necessary


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


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Contact Us

Judy Hazelden
FLGEC Administration
(585) 760-6352

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.