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Medical Challenges: Demetia


About the Conference: An exciting opportunity to engage in a one and one-half day conference covering issues arising during palliative and co-managed care of dementia-type patients who are exhibiting aberrant behavior. The conference will include behavioral scenarios and case presentations illustrated by performing artists. Discussions regarding cognitive dysfunction, dementia, delirium, end-of-life issues and avoiding behavioral catastrophe and polypharmacy will follow.

Target Audience: Family and Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, Dentists, Medical and Nursing Students, Case Managers, Social Workers

To Register: Online registration is closed, but registration will be accepted at the door

Date and Time:

  • Thursday, September 11, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday, September 12, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

CONFERENCE VENUE!! Millennium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604

Out-of-Town Visitors can stay at:

The Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 979-6400

Agenda: Click here

Fees: On or before
After 8/28/2014
Physicians $180 $210
Non-Physicians $170 $200


Refund Policy: When you cancel registration for this conference 14 days or more before the start date, you will receive a full refund less a $75 administrative fee. The cancellation must be received in writing. No refunds are granted less than 15 days before the course start date. Refunds are not provided for no shows. Substitutions are always welcome.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this activity, the attendee should be able to...

  • Describe the process of deterioration in the patient and the caregiver over the course of cognitive dysfunction (dementia, delirium)
  • Improve polypharmacy management in elderly patients
  • Describe the impact of exercise and nutrition on patients in various stages of dementia
  • Describe and implement strategies for dealing with problem behaviors in dementia patients
  • Cite emerging guidelines and research evidence in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive dysfunction
  • Define and differentiate between cognitive testing and AV45 in dementia diagnoses
  • Recognize risks associate with co-morbidity and polypharmacy plans issued from multiple providers for the individual patient

Activity Directors:
Ronald Hamdy, M.D., FRCP, FACP, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Chairholder, Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Director, Osteoporosis Center, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

James D. Holt,, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Medical Director, Johnson City Family Practice Residency Program, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Peggy R. McConnell, RN, MN, GNP-BC, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Nursing; Graduate Program, College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Institutional Director of the OVAR/Geriatric Education Center activities at East Tennessee State University.

  ACCME Accreditation:        The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ETSU logo CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  CNE Credit: 12.5 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference. East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  CEU Credit: Approved for 12.5 Continuing Medical Education Hours for EMS and Paramedic
  AAFP Credit: This Live activity, Medical Challenges: Managing Aberrant Behavior in Patients with Dementia, with a beginning date of 09/11/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  This event is presented by the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, and the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University.
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