Arizona Geriatrics Society
Spring Mental Health & Aging Conference, Tucson

"The Impact of Mental Health Aging"

Friday, April 6, 2018

Viscount Suite Hotel
4855 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona  85711

Registration Fees
CEUs/Accreditation Local Map & Hotel Rates


2018 Spring Conference Schedule


Friday, April 6, 2018


7:30-8:00 AM


Registration and Continental Breakfast, Exhibits



8:00-8:10 AM


Welcome & Announcements



8:15-9:15 AM


Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain in a Geriatric Patient with Substance Abuse Disorder, A Case Presentation

Susan Thompson, PharmD, BCPP, CPE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pain Management, Tucson Medical Center Pharmacy



9:20-10:10 AM


Climate Change Disasters and Older Adults:  Moving from Vulnerable to Resilient

Barbara Warren, MD, MPH
Director, PSR Arizona, Physicians for Social Responsibility



10:10-10:40 AM


Break - Networking, Exhibits



10:40-11:30 AM


The Consequence of Financial Distress

Jill A. Preston
Owner and CEO, Benefit Results, LLC



11:35 AM -12:25 PM


Narrative  & Reflective Practice As Essential Tools for Evidence-Based Care in the Geriatric Population

Jennifer R. Hartmark-Hill, MD, FAAFP
Director, The Program for Narrative Medicine & Health Humanities; Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism,  University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix



12:25-1:15 PM


Lunch - Networking, Exhibits



1:15-2:45 PM


Addressing Caregiver Burden
Sandy Davenport, MSW
Caregiver Specialist, Pima Council on Aging

Ann Wheat
Director of Family Caregiver Services, Duet™ Partners in Health & Aging


2:45-3:00 PM


Break - Networking, Exhibits


3:00-3:50 PM


Emerging Issues Around Dementia for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Yumi Shirai, PhD
I-AADAPT Director, Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Department of Family & Community Medicine, The University of Arizona

Melissa Kushner, MSW
Senior Program Coordinator
Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona



3:55-4:45 PM


Soul Injury:  Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt
Leann Thrapp, MA, RN, CHPCA
Founder & President, NewHaven Healing Center



2018 Spring Conference CEUs/Accreditation




This Live activity, The Impact of Mental Health Aging, with a beginning date of 04/06/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.50 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.


Medical Directors (CMD)


This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 5 management hours and 2 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit spent on the activity.




The University of Arizona Center on Aging, an Approved Provider of the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 14824, has approved this program for 8.5 contact hours.


Social Workers


This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter
for 8.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit.


Case Managers

 Pace Seal  

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 6.5 CE contact hour(s). 


NCIA (Long Term Care/Assisted Living Facility Managers and Administrators)

    This program has been approved by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers for 6.5 continuing education credits for managers and administrators of long term care and assisted living facilities.


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A $25 handling fee will be charged for requested attendance cancellations received by March 3rd;
no refunds will  be issued after that date. 

Special Accommodations:  If you have any special needs, please contact Iris Sumpter at
(602) 265-0211 or [email protected]naGeri
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