Professional Education Program Offerings

At the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, education and training on Alzheimer's disease, dementia and caregiver issues for health care professionals and service providers is a priority. Our programs are presented by USF faculty with expert knowledge in Alzheimer's disease. Information presented is practical and highly applicable in patient care settings. The goal of our training is to meet your needs and improve your healthcare service.

The Byrd Institute has been recognized by CE Broker, the official continuing education system for the Florida Department of Health, for consistent reporting within the required 90 days. This is our commitment to ensure rapid reporting of CE credits for continuing education compliance.

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 Administrators
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

Continuing Education training and certificates are also provided for:

  • Certified Activity Professionals
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Assisted Living Facility Administrators
  • Professional Guardians
  • Care Managers

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

Customized Program Formats

Our programs can be customized and delivered to meet the diverse needs of your organization and staff.

  • Webinars
  • Off-site programs (at your facility)*
  • On-site at the Byrd Institute

*Additional fees may apply for distance and mileage greater than 50 miles outside of Tampa. The USF Health Byrd Institute reserves the right to provide speakers via remote access.

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Professional Training Courses

Select from one of the below topics or have one customized to meet your organization's needs and CEU requirements.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease
  • Understanding vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and implications for care
  • Techniques to prevent or manage difficult behaviors
  • Effective approaches for interacting with individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • 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
  • Working with caregivers: Tips for successful caregiving
  • Medication tips for Alzheimer's
  • Consultation on the Byrd Institute's Award of Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease Care

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:

  • Understanding dementia and implications for care
  • Strategies for preventing and managing behaviors
  • Safety issues for the Alzheimer's patient

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Annual 3-day summer Geriatric Health Care Conference

The 3-day continuing education conference provides practitioners, administrators and service providers current information on Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other critical issues in aging. Provides 6 hours of CEU's each day for a total of 18 hours of CEU's.

Brochure link

Register here! The 2016 Geriatric Health Care Conference will be held on June 14-16 at Embassy Suites near USF/Busch Gardens. Excellence in Geriatric Health Care 2016 Conference Brochure.

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All payments can be made online.

Click here to pay online for all seminars and conferences

For further information or to schedule training, please contact our Education Division at (813) 396-0659.

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