20th Annual Oregon Geriatrics Society Conference

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The Oregon Geriatrics Society conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who work with older adults in various care settings. 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify which drugs to deprescribe in older adults and how to apply evidence based tools to discontinue medications.
  • Integrate recent geriatric neuro-psychiatry literature for understanding of mood, sleep and cognitive disorders and how to apply recent neuro-psychiatric research findings to clinic, hospital and long-term care patients.
  • Determine ways health care professionals can work in partnership with Adult Protective Services to protect older adults in both facility and community settings
  • Understand epidemiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and learn common mechanisms of injury in older adult population, and learn appropriate compensatory strategies to improve functional ability and quality of life. 

Online pre-registration for this course is closed.

Please contact Mary Olhausen atomary52@comcast.net if you plan to register onsite.


Friday, October 4

8:10    The Year in Review: Update in Geriatrics Literature - Kathleen Drago, MD

9:10     Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking - Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH and Penelope Kaczmarek, MSW

10:40    First Do No Harm: Addressing the Polypharmacy Epidemic - Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc

1:20    Easing Patient Suffering:  Understanding Symptom Management - Helen Kao, MD

2:50    Too Much of a Good Thing? How to Effectively Deprescribe - Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc

3:50    Music for the Aging Brain - Larry Sherman, PhD

Saturday, October 5

8:10    Journal Club: New Stuff You Want to Know From the Worlds of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuroscience - Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF

9:10    Growing Older Together or Apart? Social Isolation and Loneliness in Later Life - Meghan Marty, PhD

10:40    Talking the Talk: Burnout, Mental Health, and the Medical Community - Leonard Su, MD

11:10    Joy in Practice: Improving Outcomes With Team-Based Care - Carroll Haymon, MD

11:40    Blazing a Trail to Resillence: Personal Strategies to Promote Bounce - Andrea Cedfeldt, MD, FACP

1:40    Elder Abuse and the Department of Justice - Ellen Klem, JD and Victoria Roe, JD

3:00    Primary Palliative Care - Mari Kai, MD, FACP, Marianne Parshley, MD, FACP and Richard Warren, APRN, ACHPN

3:30    Creating Person-Centered Care Plans for People With Dementia: An Interdisciplinary Approach - Maureen Nash, MD, MS, FACPA, FACP

4:00    The Safer Project – When a Fall Is More Than a Fall - Colleen Casey, ANP-BC, CNS

4:30    Improving Safe Prescribing for Hospitalized Older Adults Within an Electronic Health Record (HER) Based Prescribing Context - Bryanna De Lima, MPH and Kathleen Drago, MD

Sunday, October 6

9:10    Understanding the Unique Cognitive Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in an Older Adult Population - Haley Trontel, PhD, ABPP-CN

10:20    The Role of Hope in Caring for Elderly Patients and Their Families - Eric Walsh, MD

11:20    Adult Protective Services (APS) Case Studies in LTC Facilities and Community Settings - Ann McQueen, MS, PhD and Nicki Holmes, BA


OGS Members
Doctoral and Master’s Prepared Health Care Providers: $425
Other Health Care Professionals (Bachelor’s Degree or below): $275
Health Care Professionals In Training (Fellow, Resident, Student): Free
Doctoral and Master’s Prepared Health Care Providers: $585
Other Health Care Professionals (Bachelor’s Degree or below): $400
Health Care Professionals In Training (Fellow, Resident, Student): Free

NOTE: You must be a paid member of the Oregon Geriatrics Society in order to take advantage of the member conference rate. Any non-members utilizing the member rate will be invoiced for membership dues. You can pay your dues online by visiting the OGS website www.oregongeriatricssociety.org Print the membership form and scan or fax to the OGS office – then pay dues via PayPal. You will receive a receipt for paid dues. Alternatively, contact OGS and request a membership form.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and the Oregon Geriatrics Society. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP: This Live activity, 2019 Oregon Geriatrics Society 20th Annual Conference, with a beginning date of 10/04/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.50 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.

CMD Credit Statement: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 7.5 management hours and 9 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

Oregon Community-Based Care Administrators: The State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Human Services, approves this conference for CEU’s, for Administrators of Assisted Living, Residential Care, and Memory Care.

Oregon Nursing Home Administration Board:  The Oregon Health Authority/Health Licensing Office approves this course for 15.5 general hours.

Accommodations at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort offers program attendees a special rate of $189.00 for Lodge Village Guest Rooms, $249.00 for Lodge Village Suites, and $239.00 for River Lodge Guestrooms (tax and resort fee not included). Please call 1-800-547-3922 for reservations and be sure to mention Oregon Geriatrics Society. The room block will be released on August 25, 2019 and is subject to sell-out prior to that date.


For registration questions, contact Continuing Professional Development at (503) 494-8700. For other questions, contact Mary Olhausen -  office: (360) 892-1814 or cell: (503) 880-7383 or email omary52@comcast.net.



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