New Horizons in Geriatric Psychiatry

10th Annual Psychiatry Update Conference long banner
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 7:45 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Conference Room
6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030

Course Description:
As our aging population continues to grow, health care providers must be prepared to address the prevalent mental health issues that seniors experience like dementia and late-life depression. Elderly patients with behavioral health conditions often present unique and complex challenges, requiring integrated care delivered by specialized and trained professionals. This symposium will provide a comprehensive guide of the most recent advances in research and clinical practice in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Topics focus on dementia and late-life depression, as well as the impact of caregiver burden on illness outcomes, practical strategies to prevent caregiver burnout and the assessment and intervention of abused or mistreated elders. Expert clinicians and researchers from multiple specialties, including psychiatry, neurology and gerontology, will offer interdisciplinary perspectives and insights into geriatric mental health care. Mental health clinicians, geriatricians, nurses and other caregivers of seniors will gain valuable knowledge that will improve and enhance the mental health treatment and overall health care of older adults in the Houston community.

*7.0 hours of CME/CE credits available for physicians, psychologists, nurses and social workers.*

Register here!

Agenda & Speakers

Saturday, February 2, 2019

7:45 AMRegistration, Check-in & Breakfast
8:15 AMWelcoming RemarksJair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
Executive Director, UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
Director, UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
8:30 AMKeynoteSudha Seshadri, M.D., DM
Robert R. Barker Distinguished University Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Founding Director, Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Senior Investigator, The Framingham Heart Study
9:30 AMPractical Approaches for Late-Life DepressionMark Kunik, M.D.
Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science,
Baylor College of Medicine
MIRECC Director, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Michael E. DeBakey VAMC
Chief, IQuEST Behavioral Health and Implementation Program
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMPolypharmacy in Older Patients and the Implications for Management of Psychiatric Diseases
Holly M. Holmes, M.D., MS, AGSF

Associate Professor
Director, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School
11:15 AMDementia: From Bench to BedsideChristina L. Burrows, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School



Paul E. Schulz, M.D.

Professor
Director, Neurocognitive Disorders Center
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School



Claudio Soto, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, The George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School
12:15 PMLunch
1:15 PMBehavioral Symptoms of Dementia: Differential diagnosis and managementAntonio L. Teixeira, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Professor
Director, Neuropsychiatry Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
2:00 PMMental Health Disparities among Aging AdultsJane E. Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.C.S.W.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
2:45 PMBreak
3:00 PMElder Abuse: A Comprehensive Review*
(Ethics Credit)
John M. Halphen, M.D., JD
Associate Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
McGovern Medical School
4:00 PMCaregiver Burden: A Silent EpidemicFran Floersheimer, L.B.S.W. , G.A.
Geriatric Social Worker
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Donald German

Lokesh Shahani, M.D., M.P.H., FACP
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
5:00 PMClosing Remarks/EndVineeth John, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor & Vice Chair for Education
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Section
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School

Educational Objectives

  1. Discuss current research, diagnostic challenges and treatments for late-life depression and dementia in the elderly.
  2. Discuss the impact of caregiver burden on illness outcomes in elderly patients and implement strategies to prevent caregiver burnout.
  3. Identify factors which contribute to elder abuse and apply routine assessment and intervention procedures into clinical practice.

Target Audience

Our primary audience includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other caregivers of older adults. Trainees are also encouraged to attend, including residents, medical students, nursing students and psychology interns.

Registration

Register here!

Early Bird Registration —
$225……M.D.s – Early Bird by 1/21/2019
$170……Psychologists – Early Bird by 1/21/2019
$145……Nurses & Social Workers – Early Bird by 1/21/2019
$40…….Students & Residents
$40…….Other (Non-Healthcare Professional)

UTHealth faculty & staff receive an additional discount if registered
by the early bird deadline (1/21/2019) —
$175……Early Bird UTHealth M.D.s
$150……Early Bird UTHealth Psychologists
$125……Early Bird UTHealth Nurses & Social Workers
$25…….Early Bird UTHealth Students & Residents

Regular Registration (after 1/21/2019) —
$275……M.D.s – After 1/21/2019
$195……Psychologists – After 1/21/2019
$175……Nurses & Social Workers – After 1/21/2019
$40…….Students & Residents
$40…….Other (Non-Healthcare Professional)

Cancellation & Refund Policy —
Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by Baylor College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) by January 21, 2019. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the paid registration fee to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be emailed to cme@bcm.edu.

If circumstances necessitate the cancellation of this conference, registration fees will be refunded in full. McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston cannot be held responsible for the cost of airfare, hotel, rental car or other travel expenses, including penalties.

On-site Registration —
Online registration will close on Monday, January 28, 2019. After January 28, 2019, you may register on-site by credit card or check.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

Physicians — Baylor College of Medicine LogoThis 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 Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*The ethics presentation, Elder Abuse, has been designated by the Baylor College of Medicine for 1.00 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Psychologists — The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity provides 7.0 psychology continuing education credits. Credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.

Nurses — UT- Harris County Psychiatric Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 7.0 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Social Workers — This program has been approved for 7.0 credit hours in accordance with the requirements of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider Sponsor: UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center/Provider Number: CS1177.

Policy of Disclosure

It is the policy of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston that the sponsors and faculty disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the syllabus of the course materials. Any additional commercial support will be disclosed at the start of the program and wherever applicable.

Location & Parking

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Conference Center
6411 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030
(Google map)

Parking is available at the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza and the UT Physicians Professional Building at the cost of $10 per day and does not include in and out privileges. Please refrain from using the hospital valet at all cost. (This service is for patients and visitors of the hospital.)

For MetroRail, please use the Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo station. Find Memorial Hermann Conference Center Information here.

Method of Instruction and Evaluation

The method of instruction and evaluation for this conference includes lectures, slides, case presentations, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions. An online course evaluation will be made available to participants at the close of the course. CME credit certificates will be available online following the activity.

Special Assistance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting. Please call 713-500-6998 if you need special assistance.

Contact

Ruth Yeh
Conference Coordinator
Email: Ruth.E.Yeh@uth.tmc.edu
Phone:713-486-2715