Geriatric Psychiatry Highlights: 2019 Literature Review

Date of CE Release: 12/03/2020

Date of CE Expiration: 12/03/2021

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Laurel Bessey, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Jenny Tumba, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Silpa Balachandran, MD
Metrohealth - Case Western Reserve University


Summary: In this session, Drs. Tumba and Balachandran will present an overview of highlighted studies from 2019 relevant to the clinical practice of geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Bessey will serve as faculty discussant. Studies for consideration will include recent advances in the assessment and treatment of mental health within the geriatric population, and advances from other geriatric disciplines that are applicable to practicing geriatric mental health providers. In order to promote efficient learning, critical thinking, and discussion, this symposium will cover a broad range of topics within the clinical practice of geriatric psychiatry.


UAN: JA4008163-9999-20-151-H04-P
Activity Type: Knowledge Based

Objectives for Webinar:

1. Participants will become familiar with clinically relevant research in geriatric psychiatry from the year 2019.
2. Learners will engage in critical assessment of research presented including strengths and limitations.
3. Participants will learn about recent advances in knowledge and approaches in geriatric mental health, and identify opportunities to apply what they’ve learned to their practice.
4. Participants will be encouraged to continue the discussion of recent research with colleagues in their home institutions and practices.

Acknowledgement of Support
This webinar is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 



Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of1.0 ANCC contact hours.



Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.



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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)


All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.


Laurel Bessey

No relevant financial relationship exists

Jenny Tumba

No relevant financial relationship exists

Silpa Balachandran

No relevant financial relationship exists


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