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Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is pleased to present the 29th Annual Geriatrics Conference. Nationally renowned experts in the field of Geriatrics will present the latest regarding driving assessments in patients with dementia, patients with Parkinson’s, stroke, women’s health, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. This one-day conference also includes a rehabilitation breakout session that is designed to enhance the knowledge of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing home administrators, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, case managers and other interested health care providers. A wide range of topics will be discussed to enhance the care of aging patients and providing care within the guidelines of the Affordable Care Act.

“The elderly have increased more consistently and proportionately than any age group.  Persons age 65 and over represented 10% of the population in 1950.  By 2000, their ranks had risen to 13% of the total population and it is estimated that by 2030 this group will represent more than one-fifth of Missourians (21%).  Between 1950 and 2000, the 65-and-over population grew by 85% to 755,000 persons.  This group is projected to grow by an additional 87% between 2000 and 2030 when their numbers are projected to increase to 1.4 million as the baby-boom generation progresses into this age category.”  (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 2012)

For more conference information, contact CoxHealth Education Center at 417-269-4117,

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Note: Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences

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7:30 – 7:50 am Registration/Refreshments/Vendor Displays
7:50 – 8:00 Welcome and Announcements
8:00 – 9:00 Behavior issues in the Geriatric Patient
David Carr, MD

  • Examine how to diagnosis, assess, and manage dementia severity
  • Providing support to family/caregivers with difficult to manage dementia patients
9:00  – 9:50 Driving with Alzheimer’s
David Carr, MD

  • Identify how to assess and manage the demented driver
  • Assisting families with the difficult conversations regarding driving and the Alzheimer’s patient
9:50 –   10:05 Break/Refreshments/Vendor Displays
10:05 – 11:05 Alzheimer’s
Joy Snider, MD, Phd

  • Discuss the appropriate use of new diagnostic methods for Alzheimer disease and other dementias
  • Compare current state of treatment & possible future treatment for Alzheimer’s
11:05 –   12:05 Urinary incontinence in female geriatric women: Diagnosis, Management, and Social   Implications
Jerry L. Lowder, MD, MS

  • Discuss the appropriate risk factors, management,        and diagnosis of urinary incontinence in a female geriatric population        and be able to implement into clinical practice
  • Discuss the social implications of urinary incontinence in the female geriatric population
Posterior clinical hip instability: How to recognize & Proposals for rehabilitation
Rich Maas, PT

  • Define & discuss  posterior clinical hip instability, implications to patient care & how to implement into daily practice
  • Formulate and verbalize  a plan of action regarding posterior clinical instability that will promote positive patient outcomes


12:05 –   12:50 pm Lunch
12:50 – 1:50 Bundled Payments for CareImprovement (BPCI) Initiative
Bryan Finke, MD

  • The future Healthcare is here, a year in review with Medicare bundled payments for care improvements
  • Multi-disciplinary teams working as community team to keep patients from being readmitted
  • Team communication through the hospital, nursing homes, home health care, and primary care offices
  • Case managers follow patients through all levels of care to coordinate services to provide patient supports
Assessing Driving & Dementia: Current Evidence & Trends
Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L, SCDCM

  • Develop understanding of the driving assessment process; resulting in recommendations/restrictions, & state licensing reporting laws that are pertinent to interventions with older adults with dementia
  • Be able to utilize current evidence related to various cognitive assessments to determine the need to refer an older adult with dementia for a driving assessment
  • Integrate the driving evaluation process & current evidence through presentation of a geriatric case study involving a driving assessment


1:50 – 2:50 Novel Medications for Diabetes Management
Russell White, MD

  • List appropriate medical agents for patients with specific diabetic complications
  • Design evidence-based treatment plans for geriatric patients with diabetes
  • Social considerations in treatment plans for patients to follow
Connecting the Dots: Neuro development & treatment-Returning patients to living life
Robin King, PT, C/NDT, CCCE

  • Identify several tasks that lead up to a desired functional activity that promote independent living
  • Create treatment activities to stimulate the various tasks for the individual client
  • Promote involvement of case managers and administration in individual treatment plans
 2:50 – 3:00 Break/Refreshments/Vendor Displays Gather in Main Room
3:00 – 3:50 Stroke and Neurointerventional Management
Richard Jung, MD

  • Describe current endovascular therapies used to treat acute ischemic stroke
  • Discuss results and implications of recent and current neurointerventional literature
  • Identify early evaluation, interventions, referral, and transport time
  • Identify social considerations in treatment plans for the patient, family, and nurses
3:50 – 4:40 Parkinson’s disease: Diagnostic features & treatments
Tania Papsdorf, MD

  • Identify the diagnostic features of a patient with Parkinson’s disease
  • Identify the various medications used in Parkinson’s disease treatment
  • Treatments to include caregiver and patient support as disease progresses
4:40 – 5:40 Glycemic   control in the Geriatric patient
Russell White, MD

  • List appropriate management goals for the geriatric patient
  • Delineate the appropriate use of insulin therapy in the geriatric patient
  • Using social supports to assist the patient in following the treatment plan for glycemic control
5:40 pm Evaluations/Statements of Credit/Adjournment

We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in case of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity.

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CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending

Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

8.3 Contact Hours

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 8.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.  Credit should be listed on the Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours Form in the area of “Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/Symposia.”

The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators has approved this conference for 8.0 clock hours toward annual re-licensure of nursing home administrators.

This program has been approved for a total of #3.5 Administrative (A) hours and #4.5 Patient Care (PC) hour(s).  It carries the approval number of S0-3739 which will identify to Missouri administrators that the program is accepted for renewal purposes and in which category the hours will apply.

Application has been made to the National Association of Social Worker-Missouri Chapter for 8.0 Social Work clock hours and credit is pending.

Application has been made to The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is pending for 8.00 CE contact hour(s).

This program has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 8.0 contact hours and is deemed equivalent by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts per 4 CSR 150-3.203-5A.

This program meets the criteria for category 2.3 (attending employer-provided, workplace continuing education) Professional Development Unit activities for NBCOT© and qualifies as 8.0 contact hours (equivalent to 8.0 NBCOT© Professional Development Units).

This program has been approved by CoxHealth Stroke Center for 2.0 stroke contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Contact hours are subject to content presented and may be adjusted if speakers or content is altered due to emergency or cancellation. Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance.  Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends.  In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation and Personal Verification of Attendance form at the end of the program.

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David Carr, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics
Washington University
St Louis, MO

Barco, Peggy,
Instructor in Occupational Therapy
Washington University
St Louis, MO

Bryan Finke, MD
Chief of Staff
Springfield, MO

Robin King, PT, C/NDT, CCCE
Rehab Therapy Manager
Springfield, MO 

Richard Jung, MD
Interventional Neurologist
Springfield, MO

Jerry Lowder,  MD, MSc
 Associate Professor
Washington University
St Louis, MO

Rich Maas, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Physical Therapist Level III
Springfield, MO

Tania Papsdorf, MD
Ferrell Duncan Clinic
Springfield, MO

Barbara Joy Snider, MD
Neurologist, Associate Professor
Washington University
St Louis, MO

Russell White, MD
Medical Officer
Veterans Health Care Systems of the Ozarks
Mt Vernon, MO

All speakers except Dr. David Carr, have indicated they DO NOT have significant interest or affiliation in any pharmaceutical companies whose products he may discuss, nor do any members of his immediate family. All speakers except Dr. Carr have also indicated that they DO NOT intend to discuss any uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices not approved by the FDA. All speakers have agreed to give a balanced view of therapeutic options, and will use generic names to contribute to impartiality. Their presentation will be evidence or scientific-based. There was no conflict identified that would exclude them from presenting.

Dr. David Carr has indicated he has relevant relationships with the following companies; National Institute of Health/Aging, Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic Injury Research Foundation, ADEPT, Medscape, AMA. Dr Carr’s conflicts have been reviewed by the committee and they did not have any effect on this conference.   Dr Carr’s lectures were created without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. 

Presenters are responsible for obtaining all applicable copyright releases when utilizing proprietary information. The opinions of the presenters are not necessarily those of CoxHealth; attendees should formulate their own opinions based on the evidence/scientific-based information presented. 

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Robin Grothoff, MSW, LCSW
Clinic Manager
Senior Health Center

Lisa Boyer, BSN, RN
Enterprise Educator
Nurse Planner/Conference Coordinator
Cox College, Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center

William Rosen, MD
Medical Director
Senior Health Center

Mandy (Young) Rudroff, PT
Clinical Educator
Meyer Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital

Keith Steenbergen, LNHA, BS
Nursing Home Administrator
Jordan Creek Nursing & Rehab

Judee Steward, BS
Senior Advocate
Senior Advantage

Ashley Taylor PharmD

Phillip Wittmer, DO
Physician Planner
Meyer Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital

All planning committee members, with the exception of Lisa Boyer have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies that would exclude them from the planning of this activity. Lisa Boyer’s conflict has been reviewed by the committee and did not have any effect on this conference.   Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. There were no conflicts identified that would exclude them from the planning process.

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Cancellations received in writing to by February 25, 2015 will be entitled to a full refund. After this time, a $25 processing fee will be withheld. No refunds will be made the day of the conference. No shows will be charged the full conference fee.

In the event Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity. All refunds must be received in writing via email or by calling the Education Center. CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.

The entire cancellation policy can be viewed at , under the Continuing Education and Life Support tab.

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Special rates are available for CoxHealth conference participants at the following hotels. Ask for the CoxHealth negotiated rate.

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO  65806

Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
2546 N. Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803
888-532-4338 (toll free)

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