Geriatric Center Continuing Education
In addition to Dean's Lectures and other special events, the primary CE activities for health professionals include:
Gerontology Continuing Education
Gerontology Continuing Education series are offered several times a year at Meharry Medical College and at Veterans Affairs Hospitals (Nashville live, Murfreesboro via distance learning). These series are designed for a multidisciplinary audience of health care professionals who serve older adults. Courses are not in sequence, and no course requires a prerequisite! A new series on Alzheimer's and related dementias is now being offered.
Classes meet on three consecutive Fridays. Typically, four to six contact hours are awarded per day, based on course design and sessions attended. For more information, please contact Carol Galvez-Gutierrez at 615.327.6947 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geriatrics & Gerontology Interest Group (GGIG) – Vanderbilt
MCGEC consortium partner, Vanderbilt University, in conjunction with the Dept. of Nursing Education and the Center for Quality Aging, offer monthly GGIG lunchtime lectures from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CME and CNE credit is awarded and health professionals are encouraged to bring their lunch. Past topics have included "New Developments in Alzheimer's Disease," "The Brain Game: Understanding Mental Fitness," and "Healthcare Reform and New Medical Care Models." Archived lectures may be viewed online.
For more information about GGIG, please contact Anna Lea Cothron at 615.343.6688 or email@example.com.
The Geriatric Update is an annual, all-day continuing education workshop for physicians, nurses, social workers and other health professional students, faculty and practitioners. CME, CNE and contact hour credits are offered. The Sept. 28, 2013 conference will feature updates on Alzheimer's and related dementias, care transitions and cardiovascular health from nationally known experts.
For more information, please contact Mary Ann Ruley at 615.327.6947 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanderbilt Geriatric Workshop
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dept. of Nursing Education, Acute Care of the
Elderly (ACE) Unit, and MCGEC host an annual all-day workshop for nurses and other
health professionals. Past training themes have included "Dementia, Delirium and Depression"
and "The Art of Holistic Geriatrics."
For more information about the conference, please contact Anna Lea Cothron at 615.343.6688 or email@example.com.
Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training
In spring of 2012, MCGEC partnered with the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center to conduct several aging simulation sessions for medical and nursing students at Meharry and TSU. Students and faculty learned about normal age-related changes and how they impact daily life. They also "experienced" aging by using an "aging kit" and completing a number of hands-on simulation exercises involving activities of daily living. Feedback was extremely positive as participants reported having an increased sensitivity toward older adults with visual, auditory and sensory loss.
For more information and/or requests for Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training, please contact Grace Smith at 615.327.6947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.