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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
Relationships between Dysphagia, Oral Health and Dentition
 Jeff Searl, PhD, CCC-SLP - Associate Professor, Hearing and Speech, University of Kansas Medical Center
July 16, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Medication Updates and Challenges with Older Adults
 Ross Holst, PharmD - Great Plains Pharmacy and Compounding Center
July 30, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Overview of Conditions and Care of the Older Adult Foot
 Thomas Bembynista, DPM - Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
August 06, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Combat PTSD in Geriatric Populations
 Maritza Buenaver, MD - Department of Behavioral Health, VA Medical Center - Topeka
 Thomas Demark, MD - Department of Mental Health, VA Medical Center - Kansas City
September 10, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
An Evidence-based Update on Infectious Diseases in Older Adults
 Daniel Hinthorn, MD, FACP - Professor of Medicine & Infectious Diseases, University of Kansas Medical Center
September 30, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Diabetes in Geriatric Populations: New Challenges
 Rajib Bhattacharya, MD - Associate Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Genetics, University of Kansas Medical Center
October 08, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CDT
Current and Emerging Approaches to the Management of Chronic Pain
 Talal Khan, MD, MBA - Associate Professor and Interim Chairman, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
October 10, 2014
2:00 PM-3:30 PM CDT
Approaches to Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Age
 James Slaughter, MD - Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology and Family Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
November 05, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CST
Heart Failure in Older Adults: Improving Transitions between Hospital and Community-based or Extended Care through Evidence-based Practice
 Renee Walters, MSN, CCRN - Nurse Manager, Electrophysiology Lab, University of Kansas Hospital
November 19, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CST
Care of Older Adults with Joint Replacement
 Jason Rucker, PhD, PT - Assistant Clinical Instructor, School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center
 Linda Denney, PT, M.ApplSci (Manip) - Clinical Instructor, School of Health Professions, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science , University of Kansas Medical Center
December 03, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CST
Another Look at Delirium in Older Adults: Clinical, Health Care, and Societal Implications
 Rachel Mason, MD - Assistant Professor, General and Geriatric Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
December 10, 2014
4:00 PM-6:00 PM CST
The Hospice and Palliative Care Lecture Series
Research Statistics, Methods and Dilemmas in Palliative Care
 Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM - National Hospice Medical Director, Gentiva Health Systems
July 31, 2014
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Exam of the Dying Patient
 Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM - National Hospice Medical Director, Gentiva Health Systems
July 31, 2014
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Medical Directorship
 Jay Riseman, MD, FACS - Associate Medical Director, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care
August 14, 2014
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Why Assess Spiritual Needs?
 Lee Lawhead, MDiv, GC-C - Chaplain, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
August 14, 2014
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT

The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center
at the University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5000  |  913-588-7963 TDD
Educating Healthcare Professionals Since 1905


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