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Alzheimer's Management & Research Symposium

Alzheimer's Tennessee presents the 32nd Annual
Alzheimer's Disease 
Management and Research Symposium

Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2018

The Clayton Center, Maryville College

502 E Lamar Alexander Parkway | Maryville TN 3780

$99 Each Day. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

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Target Audience:

Primary Care Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Neurologists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and other Healthcare Providers.


  Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD,

Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY. He holds the Robert T. & Nyles Y. McCowan Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s research at UK and is the Director of the Clinical Core of the UK, NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He is the principle investigator at UK for the National Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group and also serves on the Clinical Task Force and Steering Committee for the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center Program.

  Eileen Poiley, MS

Eileen Poiley is the Director of Education at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Tampa, Florida and has been on the faculty of the University since 1987 specializing in Alzheimer’s and aging. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and her Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

  James C. Jackson, Psy.D

James C. Jackson, Psy.D, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Center for Health Services Research at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological outcomes research and is also a NIA funded investigator.

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Accreditation Statements:


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 a joint providership of USF Health and Alzheimer’s Tennessee. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of  9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Family Medicine Physicians: 

This Live activity, 32nd Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Management & Research Symposium, with a beginning date of 06/21/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistants:

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by ACCME accredited providers. Physician Assistants who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurse Practitioners:

AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by ACCME accredited providers. Nurse Practitioners who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.  


USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses through FBN 50-2970. This program has been approved for 9.5 contact hours. Florida Board of Nursing credit is accepted for certification by ANCC and by most Boards of Nursing nationally. 


USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for Psychologists through the Florida Board of Psychology (provider number 2970). This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 9.5, continuing education credits. Licensee numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates.

Social Workers:

This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Tennessee Chapter (Provider Number: NASWTN 2018-0062) for up to 10.0 continuing education units.

Long Term Care Administrators: 

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 9.75 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS-Approval #20190620-9.75-A44437-IN

Case Managers: 

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 9.5 CE contact hour(s).
Activity code: C00032459    Approval Number: 180002137

Course Description/Statement of Need:

This two-day live activity includes topics related to the diagnoses and management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Both pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical treatment options will be discussed regarding the management of symptoms along with strategies for families.

Learning Objectives:

As a result or participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

• Identify key symptomology used to differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases that cause dementia

• Define the key components and clinical tools used to determine capacity

• Describe the use of music therapy to calm patients with dementia and to stimulate cognitive processes in the brain

• Review the latest research studies and treatment efforts related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

• Discuss genetic predisposition and other risk factors pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease and the risk reduction strategies related to healthy lifestyle choices

• Review strategies in the management of safety, challenging behaviors and quality of life for individuals with dementia

• Examine the differences and potential connections between delirium and dementia

Competencies to be Addressed:Systems-based Practice; Medical Knowledge; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Commercial Support: 
Non Endorsement:USF Health does not endorse any product, material, or service mentioned in association with this activity.
Completion Requirements:
1. Sign in each day
2.Take the pre-test
3. Attend the activity
4.Take the post test
5. Complete the activity evaluation and attest to hours of attendance.
Activity Director:Monica Crane, MD
Disclosure Statement:USF Health adheres to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.
Disclaimer:The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
Equal Opportunity:USF is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.
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