Essentials of Geriatric Care: A One-Day Overview of Geriatric Health Care Topics
Fall 2014 date is to be determined


7:30-7:55 Breakfast
7:55-8:00 Welcome TBD
8:00-8:30  Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Interprofessional Team TBD   
8:30-9:10    Depression David Flores, MD, LMSW, MPH, CPH
9:10-9:50 Oral Health Donna Warren Morris, RDH, MEd
9:50-10:00 Break  
10:00-10:40 Complications of Hospitalization Cristina Bocirnea, MD
10:40-11:30 Polypharmacy Nancy Ordonez, PharmD, BCPS
11:30-12:10 Lunch  
12:10-12:50 Urinary Incontinence Gazala Siddiqui, MD
12:50-1:30 Osteoporosis Nahid Rianon, MD, DrPH
1:30-2:10 Balance and Fall Prevention Carolyn Kelley, PT, DSc
2:10-2:20 Break  
2:20-3:00 Pain Assessment and Management Linh Nguyen, MD
3:00-3:40 Palliative and End-of-Life Care Linh Nguyen, MD
3:40-4:30 Executive Capacity
Elder Mistreatment and Self-neglect
Carmel Dyer, MD
4:30-4:35 Wrap-up  


Cristina Bocirnea, MD
UTHealth Medical School, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Carolyn Da Silva, PT, DSc, NCS
Houston Geriatric Education Center Consultant
Texas Woman’s University,
School of Physical Therapy 

Carmel B. Dyer, MD
Houston Geriatric Education Center
UTHealth Medical School

Vineeth John, MD
UTHealth Medical School

Kathleen Pace Murphy, PhD, GNP
UTHealth Medical School

Linh Nguyen, MD
UTHealth Medical School, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Nancy Ordonez, PharmD, BCPS
Houston Geriatric Education Center Consultant
University of Houston School of Pharmacy

Nahid Rianon, MD, DrPH
UTHealth Medical School,
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Gazala Siddiqui, MD
UTHealth Medical School, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


The class will be held at Amazing Place, 3735 Drexel, Houston, TX 77027.

$50 for the full day, which includes breakfast and lunch.

Online registration is available on this site.  Please contact Jess Hunt at or 713-873-4773 with any questions about this course.

CEU Information
Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits, Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credit, continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology, and continuing education credit for physical therapists (pending approval) will be provided for the Essentials of Geriatric Care.

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