Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Applied Skills in Dementia Care

Madison, WI US
November 8, 2018

Statement of Need

Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease.  It is estimated that 5.7 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's dementia, with the number growing to 7.1 million Americans by 2025.  There is a heightened need for healthcare professionals as well as policymakers to address the specter of an increasing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in an aging society.  The goal of this conference is to improve the diagnostic and therapeutic capability of healthcare professionals who care for persons living with dementia and their caregivers.  Source:  2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer's Association

Elements of Competence

This activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, and medical knowledge.  This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of roles and responsibilities, and teams/teamwork.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, occupational and speech therapists, researchers, case managers and other healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat and manage Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in diverse populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cutting-edge approaches to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's dementia and related disorders across diverse communities.
  • Describe evidence based, culturally tailored care management strategies for patients with cognitive disorders.
  • Identify effective strategies to support and engage caregivers of persons living with dementia.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 2.25 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2018 - 5:15pm CST
Event ends: 
11/08/2018 - 8:30pm CST

Pre-Conference Workshop:  Building Applied Skills in Dementia Care

Thursday, November 8, 2018


5:15     Registration and Dinner
5:45     Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jody Krainer, MSW, LCSW, MBA, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute
6:00     Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Nathaniel Chin, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
6:45     Healthy Caregivers Make Better Caregivers:  Quick Tools to Identify Caregiver Strain and Resources for Support
Mary Kerwin, MSSW, CAPSW, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
7:30     Diagnosis and Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Eileen Ahearn, MD, PhD, William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital
8:15     Closing Remarks
8:30     Adjourn


The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
United States
+1 (800) 356-8293

Lodging for the Evening of Thursday, November 8, 2018

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference site, The Madison Concourse Hotel.  The special room rate is $164/night (single and double occupancy), plus tax.  Please contact the hotel at (608) 257-6000 to arrange your accommodation.  To receive the special rate, please reference code 52706 when making your reservation.  The Concourse will  release the block of rooms to the general public on October 7, 2018.

Conference Attire

To ensure your comfort in the conference room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations.

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Conference Committee

Cindy Carlsson, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and WAI Interim Director
Sarah Endicott, DNP, RN, GNP-BC
WAI Nurse Practitioner-Nurse Consultant
Stephanie Houston, MBA
WAI Senior Outreach Specialist
Sterling Johnson, PhD
Professor of Medicine and WAI Associate Director
Jody Krainer, MSW, LCSW, MBA
WAI Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network Manager
Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS
WAI Assistant Researcher


Eileen Ahearn, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin
Nathaniel Chin, MD, UW Geriatric Memory Clinic Physician; Director of Medical Services, WI Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Medical Director, Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) Study, Madison, Wisconsin
Nicole R. Fowler, PhD, MHSA, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research; Co-Leader, Core of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Madison, Wisconsin
Mary Kerwin, MSSW, CAPSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
Eric McDade, DO, Associate Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
David B. Reuben, MD, Archstone Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Geriatrics; Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Latinx American Latinx Studies Institute, Fordham University; Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
Robert Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FRCA, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Kelsey Stander, AGPCNP-BC, BS, BSN, MSN, Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center.  The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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.







Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 ANCC and Iowa contact hours.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .825 continuing education units (CEUs) or 2.25 hours. 


Available Credit

  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 2.25 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Cancellations on or prior to October 28, 2018, will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.  No registration refunds will be given after October 28, 2018.


Email or call 608-262-7226.


Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.


For conference information please contact Jody Krainer at 608-263-6449 or