The Brain & Spine Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center presents
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park
There are over 5.7 Americans suffering from Alzheimer's, a number that is expected to grow to over 16 million by the year 2050. The majority of patients with Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease and other age-related dementias are initially seen at the primary care level. There is difficulty when diagnosing atypical presentations of Alzheimer's disease or less frequent dementias such as frontotemporal lobar degeneration or dementia with Lewy Bodies.
There are also over 16 million caregivers providing over 18 billion hours of unpaid care per year. Caregivers of dementia patients are twice as likely to suffer from depression and twice as likely to report financial, physical and emotional hardship compared to non-dementia caregivers.
Through a series of lectures, this symposium will provide the latest information regarding clinical presentation, exam findings, diagnostic tests, pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacological management of Alzheimer's and other age-related dementias. It will also provide information about caregiver support. The knowledge acquired during this activity will improve the participant's ability to accurately diagnose and treat these conditions and provide the tools to better support caregivers. It will feature a diverse group of guest speakers and members of the Brain and Spine Institute multidisciplinary team.
Caregiver-specific sessions will be held on day one for the general public, with the goal of providing education about dementia and caregiving advice. Specific content for healthcare providers will be presented on days one and two. The program will serve neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, caregivers, and the general public.
At the conclusion of this program, the participants should be able to:
Describe the clinical approach to patients presenting with cognitive disorders
Describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, natural history, diagnostic workup and treatment of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body spectrum disorders
Identify the clinical need for comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and describe basic concepts of neuropsychological testing
Express the importance of care coordination in dementia and how it may be applied in the clinical setting.
Fees include all program sessions, access to online program materials, continuing education credit (for healthcare providers), breakfast, breaks, lunch on Monday, Monday night reception, lunch on Tuesday, and parking at the Holiday Inn garage.
Early Registration (through April 30)
$150 Healthcare Providers (Monday & Tuesday, CE credit)
$30 General Public (Monday only, no credit)
Registration pricing (after April 30)
$175 Healthcare Providers (Monday & Tuesday, CE credit)
$45 General Public (Monday only, no credit)
On-Site Pricing (May 20-21)
$200 Healthcare Providers (Monday & Tuesday, CE credit)
$60 General Public (Monday only, no credit)
Attendees may register online through the University of Tennessee Conference Center or call 865-974-0280
525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Group Rate: Monday, May, $97, plus taxes and fees
Group Code: GSM
Reservations: (865) 522-2800, toll free at (800) 465-4329, or Register Online
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and The Brain & Spine Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PAs, NPs and Nurses: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal. This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Allied Health Professionals: Professional associations may choose to convert the hours earned to contact hours. Please contact your certifying board to ensure these credit hours will be accepted.
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