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Quillen College of Medicine

Medical Challenges 2016: An Update on Psychogeriatrics



Medical Challenges 2016:  An Update on Psychogeriatrics

March 3, 2016 - 4:00 pm 8:00 pm

March 4, 2016 - 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN 37604

About this Conference: This interprofessional one and one-half day conference will cover issues arising during palliative and co-managed care of elderly patients with dementia and will include the co-management of patients with multiple morbidities. Participants will hear about issues surrounding anxiety, delirium, dementia, depression, mild cognitive impairment, and symptom control for individuals with psychogeriatric conditions. Assessment tools will be provided for ready use, and individualized management strategies for patients with a variety of cognitive dysfunctions will be developed for participants through a series of case studies. The interprofessional team presenting will consist of pharmacists, behavioral and physical therapists, dieticians, and other health care professionals. This conference includes include live scenarios performed by Pat Cronin, Director of Theater, and his students, in collaboration with the School of Communication.
Agenda: Click here to view the agenda.
Target Audience: Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Psychiatrists,  Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, and Medical and Nursing Students.
Overall Conference Objectives:

As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Establish the differences between MCI and dementia
  • Identify risk factors and causes of delirium
  • Recognize different presentations of various types of dementia
  • Understand factors predisposing to aberrant behaviors in patients with dementia
  • Identify factors increasing risk of suicide

 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604


Early Registration Discounted Fees until
February 18th

Registration Fees February 19th and after







QCOM Physicians



QCOM Non-Physicians



VA Physicians



VA Non-Physicians






ETSU Students



One-Day Rate                        



  A special extension of scholarships has been made available for the first 15 ETSU Medical or full-time ETSU Nursing students who register for the conference. Please contact the Registrar at 423-439-8027 for more information regarding  scholarships.
Registration: Click here to register
Activity Director: Ronald C. Hamdy, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine

Planning Committee:

Karl Goodkin, M.D., PhD, DFAPA
James D. Holt, M.D.
Peggy McConnell, RN, MN, GNP-BC
ACCME 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.
CME CME Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE CreditUp to 10.5 continuing nursing education contact hours will be offered 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.

The ETSU College of Nursing implements a $15 certificate fee per conference. This fee covers the following: cost for being a provider of nursing contact hours, supplies, and nursing education coordinators time for completing necessary paperwork for each conference, reports, study for renewal of being a provider, and attending meetings. If you would like to claim Nursing Contact Hours, pleaseclick here. Questions? Contact .

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NAB Credit: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 8.50 clock hours and 8.50 participant hours.

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APA: This activity is being co-sponsored by Frontier Health and the Office of Continuing Medical Education for 12.5 CEs.  Full attendance is required to receive CEs.  Frontier Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Frontier Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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