Distance Learning

Webcasts

MAGEC offers webcast sessions distributed over the internet using advanced streaming media technology. The viewers can attend live and on demand training sessions. Health care professionals who are not available to attend MAGEC’s conferences now have the opportunity to attend live and on demand webcast training sessions and obtain continuing education units. Select here the webcast session that best fits your training needs.

Medication Selection Issues in the Elderly Preview
Jose Rey, Pharm.D., BCPP

This presentation will provide an overview of the role of the pharmacist on a multidisciplinary geriatric treatment team. Additionally, it will present the medications commonly associated with negative outcomes in geriatrics and factors associated with medication selection in the geriatric patient.

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Intensive Geriatric Training. 1 CEU.
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Session 0113
(51 minutes)
This presentation was approved by the following Florida professional boards for 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit): Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics and Nutrition.

Latest Developments in Mild Cognitive Impairments
David Loewenstein, PhD

This presentation describes state-of-the art approaches to the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Advances in cognitive assessment, neuroimaging and biomarkers will be addressed. In addition pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment strategies will be discussed.

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Intensive Geriatric Training
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Session 0117
(59 minutes)
This presentation was approved by the following Florida professional boards for 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit): Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics and Nutrition.

Ethical Dilemas at The End of Life
Panagiota Caralis, MD, JD, JoNel Newman, JD and Melissa Swain, JD

This program is designed to educate senior service providers about helping elders plan for the future. The program will cover each of the different types of permanency planning documents available. The presenters will discuss the best practices with respect to each of these instruments as well as capacity questions.

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Intensive Geriatric Training. 1 CEU.
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Session 0121
(68 minutes)
This presentation was approved by the following Florida professional boards for 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit): Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics and Nutrition.

Capacity, Competency and Medical Decision-making at the end-of-life
Panagiota Caralis, MD, JD

This session Describes Issues Related with permanency planning and competency. The session participants will learn about decisional capacity, techniques to access capacity, and distinguish legal and medical standards for competency.
(52 minutes)

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This presentation was approved by the following Florida professional boards for 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit): Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics and Nutrition.

Mental Health Consequences of Disasters Among Older Adults
María Llorente, M.D.

The elderly are a vulnerable population disproportionately affected by natural disasters. To effectively recognize and treat mental health sequel of disasters in older adults, knowledge of individual history along with the cultural and historical context in which the individual has spent their life should be incorporated into the evaluation and management process. Symptoms and expression of disaster-related conditions including PTSD are influenced by specific trauma, age, race and ethnicity, psychosocial variants, along with proximity, rate, and amount of trauma exposure.

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This educational session allows the participants to: 1) recognize the unique vulnerabilities of older adults to adverse consequences of disasters; 2) identify the factors that increase the risk of developing a mental health consequence of disaster exposure; and 3) provide effective disaster preparedness for older adults.
(51 minutes)
This presentation was approved by the following Florida professional boards for 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit): Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics and Nutrition.

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Application to a Geriatric Patient – Case Study
Bretton C Engle, PhD, LCSW, MSW

This presentation brings the very latest conceptualization of the underlying spirit of MI, the
processes which form its flow and the techniques of MI are defined according to Miller and Rollnick (2013). The concepts are discussed and applied to a geriatric patient case.
(66 minutes)

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This presentation was approved by the following Florida professional boards for 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit): Nursing, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics and Nutrition.
LIVE SESSIONS

2014 Interprofessional Geriatric Training (IGT)

The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) will provide the 2014 Interprofessional Geriatric Training (IGT) via live webcast that you can access from any site with internet service.

For more information about the 2014 IGT contact us at 305-355-9123

Please save the date to attend the following live webcasts:

Update and Review of the Pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Jose A. Rey, MS, Pharm.D, BCPP
Associate Professor
Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy
Friday, January 24, 2014 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

The Interface Between Medicine and the Law
Panagiota Caralis, MD, JD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Chief General Medicine Section and Integrated Ethics Program Officer
Miami Veterans Administration Health System
Friday, February 28, 2014 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

A Videophone Psychosocial Intervention for Dementia Caregivers
Sara Czaja, PhD
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Scientific Director, Center on Aging
Director, Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami
Friday, March 28, 2014 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Everything you ever wanted to know about Guardianship (but had no one to ask!)
Knyvett Lee, NCG
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
MonarchCare, Inc.
Friday, May 2, 2014 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Care Management in an Era of Health Care Reform
Adam Golden, MD
Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics & Extended Care Orlando VA Medical Center, Orlando, FL
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Friday, May 30, 2014 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Depression and Anxiety among Older Adults with Dementia Disorders
Samir Sabbag, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Center on Aging, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami
Friday, June 27, 2014 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)