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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
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
Deactivating Implanted Cardiac Devices in Terminally Ill Patients: Practices and Attitudes
 David Dugan, MD - Palliative Medicine Fellow, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care Division, University of Kansas Medical Center
April 02, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM CDT
Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life
 Rhonda Gaugh, DO - Palliative Medicine Fellow, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care Division, University of Kansas Medical Center
April 02, 2015
9:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Sustaining the Spirit: A Guide to Compassion and Resilience
 Cathy Pendleton, LSCSW - Adult Program Director, Turning Point, University of Kansas Cancer Center
April 09, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 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, MD - Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
April 23, 2015
8:00 AM-10:00 AM CDT
Early, Integrated Palliative Care
 H. Michael Koller, MD - 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
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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