West Coast Geriatric Psychiatry Conference
Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Feb 25, 2009||End Date/Time: Feb 28, 2009|
This yearâ€™s keynote speaker, Jeff Cummings, M.D., is a world renowned expert in Alzheimer's Disease. He has authored or edited 30 books and published over 500 peer-reviewed papers, and he has received numerous awards for his research in diagnosing and treating Alzheimerâ€™s Disease. His keynote address will bring us all up to date on the newest approaches to treating dementia.
New this year are two optional workshops. One workshop will provide the rationale, background, development, and application of Mindfulness therapy, which is receiving increasing interest as an approach for the prevention and management of depression in older adults. The other workshop is an Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment: Beyond the MMSE. The title says it all! This workshop is designed to help the attendee understand when to request neuropsychological tests, how to interpret the results and what to do with the results.
This conference is specifically designed to provide in-depth knowledge for the sub-specialty of geriatric psychiatry. We have also organized the conference so that California psychologists will be able to meet their CE requirement for both Aging and Long-Term Care and for Legal and Ethical Issues. We hope to see you in February 2009, a beautiful time of year in San Diego, for this highly instructive and exciting exchange of ideas.