40th Annual Midwestern Conference on Healthcare in the Elderly

Date & Location
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:55 PM, University Club, 1360 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA


Designed for primary care physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals, this conference instructs participants in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions common in older adults.  This year’s program focuses on a case study based on mental health concerns in geriatrics.

Registration has now closed for this event.

Event is full, and no walk-in registration is available.


  1. Discuss the impact of and how to assess depression in older adults.
  2. Review medication choice and management issues in treating geriatric depression.
  3. Identify symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the most effective therapeutic interventions for PTSD in older adults.
  4. Explore issues around growing older with mental illness.
  5. Summarize the strengths and areas of need in Iowa’s mental health care system.
  6. Evaluate suicide risk and prevention approaches in older adults.
  7. List the pros and cons of prescribing anxiolytics to older adults.
  8. Explain the outpatient medical work-up to differentiate between depression, dementia and delirium in geriatric patients.
  9. Identify strategies to improve mental health care for patients in long term care settings.
  10. Describe the fundamentals of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  11. Discuss how long term care staff can identify and manage depression in nursing facilities.

Registration Fees:
Physician - $150
Nurses, Physician Assistants and Allied Health Care Professionals - $75
Health Science Students - $40
Refund: All but $25 of the fee is refundable if inability to attend is made known on or before January 19, 2018

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.