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Central Plains Geriatric Education Center
Dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare
provided to older adults in our region
 

 
The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center (CPGEC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center engages in a number of activities dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare provided to older adult populations in our region. It is probably best known for its continuing education programs targeted to interdisciplinary audiences of practicing healthcare and human service professionals. These programs typically originate on our campus in Kansas City and are delivered simultaneously to sites across the region through the use of interactive televideo (ITV) and by web cast using Adobe Connect. Our upcoming public program offerings are listed below. For more information on a program, including the program locations, click on the program title. From the program detail page you will have the option to register online for the program.

Another major initiative for the CPGEC is the Link for Care web site, which may be found at www.linkforcare.org. As a portal to a vast array of services throughout the KC metropolitan area, it was developed as a community service for Kansas City’s older adults, veterans, adults with disabilities, family and friend caregivers, and health and human service providers, including discharge planners.

To learn more about the CPGEC and its programs and activities use the menu on the left to navigate through our site. Bookmark this page and visit us often – we are continually adding programs that may be of interest to you.

The Evidence-based Clinical Care Series
Preventing Hospitalization and Re-hospitalization of the CHF Patient Through Focused Cardiac Assessment
 Sarah Sanders, BSN, RN, CHFN - Heart Failure Program Coordinator, Center for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, University of Kansas Hospital
March 18, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Advanced Directives: Clarification for Healthcare Professionals
 Karen Weber, JD - Weber Law Offices
April 01, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Alterations in Sleep Patterns in the Elderly
 James Slaughter, MD - Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology and Family Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
April 22, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Qi Gong Exercise and Acupuncture in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
 Sandra Wilkes, LAc, DOM - Acupuncturist, Blue Valley Physical Therapy
 Wen Liu, PhD - Associate Professor and Director of Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center
May 20, 2015
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
The Hospice and Palliative Care Lecture Series
Radiation Therapy in Palliative Care
 Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM - Assistant Professor, Palliative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
March 12, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CST
Cultural Competence in Hospice and Palliative Care (exact title TBD)
 Linda Redford, RN, PhD - Director, Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, and, Associate Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
March 12, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care/Hospice
 Ourania Stephanopoulos-Chichura, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor, Integrative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
March 19, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
The Grief Journey: Many Pathways
 Debbie Wilson, LCSW - Grief Support Specialist, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care
March 19, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Palliative Care in Stroke
 Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM - Associate Medical Director, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
April 09, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Oncology and Hematology 101
 Heather Male - Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
April 23, 2015
8:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
 Rhonda Gaugh, DO - Palliative Medicine Fellow, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care Division, University of Kansas Medical Center
April 30, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Alzheimer's Complications and Interventions
 Kelly Jones, LMSW - Community Connections Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association, Heart of America Chapter
April 30, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
The Research Seminar Series on Aging, Health and Dementia
Accessing Elder Law Services
 Karen Weber, JD - Weber Law Offices
March 12, 2015
12:00 PM-1:00 PM CDT
Mild Cognitive Impairment and Memory Training Using the iPad Mini: A Pilot Study
 Andreanna Steinhoff, MLS, BSN, RN - Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kansas Medical Center
April 09, 2015
12:00 PM-1:00 PM CDT

The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center
at the University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1464
Educating Healthcare Professionals Since 1905


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