Professional Education Program Offerings

Education and training on Alzheimer's disease and caregiver issues for health care professionals and service providers is a priority of the Institute. Our programs are delivered throughout Florida by faculty of the USF Health Byrd Institute or USF Faculty members. Training is available at the Institute, or we can come to you.

We are approved by the following organizations as an accredited provider of continuing education.
  -Florida Board of Nursing
  -Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health  Counseling
  -Florida Board of Nursing Home Administartors

Continuing education training is also provided for:
  -Assisted Living Facility Administrators
  -Professional Guardians
  -Care Managers
  -CNA's

For your convenience, CE credits are entered onto the CE Broker website

Seminars and Training Topics

Award of Excellence

Annual Summer Geriatric Institute, June 17-19 2014

2014 Conference brochure and registration

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 Training Topics

Select from one of the below topics or have one designed a la carte to meet your establishment's needs.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
  • When Memory loss is NOT Alzheimer's: Understanding Vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and Frontotemperal Dementia
  • Recognizing the symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Techniques to prevent or manage difficult behaviors
  • Strategies for communicating with a person with Alzheimer's disease
  • Helping caregivers cope with caregiver stress
  • Normal age-related memory loss verses Alzheimer's disease
  • Understanding cognitive loss and how it affects behaviors
  • Alzheimer's disease decisions and dilemmas: the 10 most common concerns of caregivers
  • Working with caregivers: Tips for successful caregiving
  • Medication tips for Alzheimer's  

Half-day Seminar

We offer a half day  conference ,"Alzheimer's Disease: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know" throughout the year. This program offers 3 CEUs.

Topics include:
-Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
-Tips on Managing Medications for Alzheimer’s Disease
-Strategies for Preventing and Managing Behaviors-

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For further information or to schedule training please contact our Director of Education : Eileen Poiley, M.S. at (813) 974-4355 or epoiley@health.usf.edu.

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Annual University of South Florida Geriatric Institute

The 16th annual 3-day continuing education conference "Excellence in Geriatric Care: Compassionate, Comprehensive and Competent" will be held on June 17-19 2014 in Tampa. The conference will provide practitioners, administrators and service providers current information on Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other critical issues in aging. This 3-day conference features USF faculty and leading experts in the Tampa Bay community.

Location:
Clarion Hotel
2701 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, Florida 33612

Continuing Education Credit:
The conference will provide 6 hours of CEU's each day for a total of 18 hours of CEU's.

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