Education and Training

Workshops at the Byrd Institute

Workshops are conducted throughout the year at the Institute on topics pertaining to Alzheimer's disease and caregiver issues. In addition to health care and service providers, workshops are also conducted for first responders, faith-based groups, support group leaders and more. Please check the Calendar of Events for upcoming events.

Customized workshops and educational programs

Customized workshops can be designed to meet the specific educational needs of your staff, organization or group. They can be conducted at the Byrd Institute in Tampa or at your location. Please email Eileen Poiley, ( Director of Education at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute to discuss program options, topics and cost.

Annual Summer Geriatric Health Care Conference

The annual summer conference is hosted near campus every June focusing on Alzheimer's disease and other related topics in geriatrics. Now in its 21st year, this conference is designed to provide health care professionals, long term care administrators, services providers and others in the field of aging with the most current and practical information on Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other related topics in aging. Continuing Education Credits available.


This year's conference, Excellence in Geriatric Health Care,  will be held  June 25th, 26th and 27th, 2019. 

Click here to see the brochure and to register

Continuing Education Credit

The Byrd Institute works with the USF Department of Continuing Professional Development, who provides the CEUs and uploads the hours to CE Broker.

USF is 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 Board of Psychology

Continuing education training and certificates of attendance are also provided for:

  • Assisted Living Facility Administrators
  • Care Managers
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Professional Guardians
  • Ombudsmen
  • Service providers
  • Others in the field of aging (staff at Area Agencies on Aging, Department of Health, Department of Aging, adult day care centers, etc.)