Full course description

8th Annual Geriatric Conference:
  Building Partnerships for Geriatric Care:
  Promoting Healthy Aging

2 day live conference
June 7 & 8, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
Held at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10, 7750 Briaridge, San Antonio Texas 78230

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Conference Agenda




June 7, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 am

Physiology of Aging

Carolyn Pickering, PhD, RN

9:00 – 10:30 am

Common Geriatric Health Concerns:

Heart Disease


Rozmin Jiwani, PhD, RN

10:30 – 12:00

Common Geriatric Health Concerns:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Sandra Adams, MD

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch/Visit with Vendors


1:00 – 2:30

Common Geriatric Health Concerns:

Chronic Kidney Disease


Charles Nolan, MD

2:30 – 3:30

Elder Abuse

Carolyn Pickering, PhD, RN

3:30 – 4:00

Visit with vendors/wrap up


June 8, 2018

8:00 9:30 am

Common Geriatric Health Concerns  Panel: Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Carole White, PhD, RN & Team

9:30 -10:30 am

Depression/Dementia/Delirium- What’s the difference?

Michelle Denyer, PhD, RN

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 11:45

Moral Distress- ACP is the answer?

Describing CPR to patients/families

Charles Nolan, MD

Joyce Borgfeld, MSN, RN

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch/Visit with Vendors



Hands on Skills Stations (20 minute rotations):

·         accurately assessing blood pressure

·         oral hygiene

·         virtual dementia tour

·         home safety evaluations

·         exercise


Rozmin Jiwani, PhD, RN


Debbie James, MSN, RN



4:15 – 4:45

Wrap up/evaluation

Joyce Borgfeld, MSN, RN

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Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton
7750 Briaridge, San Antonio TX 78230
$89/night all rooms are suites
Enter Corporate Account # 560002109 
or Contact Jorge Recio at 210-253-5960
Conference sessions are onsite at this hotel

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Continuing Education

Nursing Contact Hours Provided.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Worker Credit Hours Provided

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is an approved provider by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners.

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Registration Policies 

Attendee Cancellation, Substitution, Refund:The conference registration fees are not refundable. You may send a substitute if you are unable to attend. Please email gutierrezc8@uthscsa.edu to inform her of this change.

Guest Attendance Policy:All conference activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for conference attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the conference areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

DLL Conference Modification or Cancellation:DLL reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. DLL also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.

The Department of Lifelong Learning cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket or flight change in the event of a course cancellation or the rescheduling of the program. Upon registering in any continuing Nursing Education activity, the participant agrees that the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and their affiliates, and all personnel associated with the program are not responsible or liable for any injuries or other damages sustained by the attendee in connection with the scheduled activity, and the participant hereby releases each of them from any claims against them arising directly or indirectly from any such injury or damage. We are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of DLL cancellation.

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