23rd Annual Oregon Geriatrics Society Conference

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Conference description

The Oregon Geriatrics Society (OGS) is a medical specialty society that focuses on education for health care professionals specializing in the care of older adults, and long-term care. 

Conference date

October 7-9, 2022

Conference location

Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Target audience

Geriatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who work with older adults in various care settings.

Registration is now closed – Please contact Mary Olhausen at oregongeriatrics@comcast.net should you need further information about the Conference.

Friday, October 7

7:00      Registration and breakfast

8:00      Geriatrics Literature Review – Kathleen Drago, MD, FACP

9:00      Suicide in Older Adult Populations – Katherine Tacker, MD

10:00    BREAK

10:30    Common Regulatory Issues in Assisted Living and Memory Care – Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN and Rachel Prusak, MSN, FNP-BC, RN

11:30    Transitional Foods:  Dietary Challenges With Dysphagia – Reva Barewal, DDS, MS

12:30     LUNCH

1:45       Dementia Care and Public Policy/Advocacy – Walter Dawson, D.Phil.

2:45        BREAK

3:15       Addressing Housing and Long-Term Needs of Aging Population – Sarah Holland

4:15       COVID and Cognition – Jordan Anderson, MD

5:15       ADJOURN

Saturday, October 8

7:00     Breakfast

8:00      Building the Geriatrics EDLaurie Ann Dutkiewicz, DO and Sarah Friend, BSN, RN, CEN

9:00      Diabetes in Older Adults - Management Across Care SettingsStuti Fernandes, MD and Briana Kjornes, MPAS, PA-C

10:00     BREAK

10:30    Wound Care for the SenescentBrenda LaVigne, PA-C

11:30    Breaking Bad NewsThomas Vice, Chaplain

12:30     LUNCH

1:45    Challenging Behaviors in DementiaLiz von Wellsheim, GNP, MSN, MA and Vimal Aga, MD

3:05      Take the Money and Run:  DOJ and Financial ExploitationEllen Klem, JD, Christian Stringer, JD and Wendy Bigelow, BSN, RN

4:05       ADJOURN

Sunday, October 9

8:00      Value of Primary Palliative Care Program    Marianne Parshley, MD, FACP, David Hays, MD, Sunita Deshmukh, MD and Susanne Bobenrieth, MD

9:20      Collaboration in Deprescribing    Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCPS

10:20     BREAK

10:35    Dermatology for Older Adults    Stephanie Mengdon, MD

11:35    Nutrition for the Aging Brain    Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, MACP

12:35     ADJOURN

OGS Members*

Doctoral and Master’s Prepared Health Care Professional: $425
Other Health Care Professionals: $275
Health care professionals in training (Fellows, Residents, Students): Free

*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   Alternatively, contact OGS and request a membership form to pay by check.

Non-OGS Members

Doctoral and Master’s Prepared Health Care Professional: $585
Other Health Care Professionals: $400
Health care professionals in training (Fellows, Residents, Students): Free*

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by September 22, 2022 will be refunded, minus the $35 administrative fee; requests made after this date will not be refunded.
Cancellations requests should be emailed to cme@ohsu.edu.

Should conditions warrant, the sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program with a full tuition refund.

American Medical Association


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.


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Accommodations at Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort offers OGS Annual Conference  attendees  special rates with a specific room block.  Please call 1-800-547-3922 to make your lodging  reservations and be sure to mention Oregon Geriatrics Society. 
The room block will be released mid-August and is subject to sell-out prior to that date.


If you have questions regarding your registration please email cme@ohsu.edu.

For all other questions about the activity contact Mary Olhausen at omary52@comcast.net.

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact Mary Olhausen at 503-880-7383 or email  oregongeriatrics@comcast.net as early as possible, but no less than twenty (20) business days before the Conference.