Geriatric Psychiatry for the General Psychiatrist

Spring Conference & Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 19, 2018

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hotel Monaco, Downtown Seattle
1101 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

This training is jointly-provided by the American Psychiatric Association and Washington State Psychiatric Association.  

Pre-registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

Do you want to grow your knowledge base and skills on the subject of general geriatric psychiatry? This program will seek to educate general psychiatrists on common, geriatric psychiatry topics. It will specifically focus on education around the clinical approach to the patient with a cognitive disorder and psychopharmacology for geriatric aged patients.

This program will peripherally address access to care as geriatric patients often have very poor access to psychiatric services. By enhancing knowledge around the treatment of geriatric patients by general psychiatrists, we hope to provide further access to care and/or improve care that is already present in our state. Join us to enhance your competency and comfort to treat these patients!

 Featured Presenters

Soo Borson, MD Stephen Thielke, MD


7:00 - Registration & Exhibits
8:00 - Welcome/Introductions
8:05 - Clinical approach to the patient with cognitive impairment
9:00 - Break & Exhibits
9:10 - Clinical management of cognitive disorders
10:00 - Break & Exhibits
10:20 - Psychopharmacology in geriatric patients
11:30 - Expert panel discussion and case practice
12:00 - Lunch and Annual Membership Meeting

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the clinical approach to patients suspected to have cognitive impairment 
  • Discuss the options for management of cognitive disorders 
  • List important differences when treating common mental health conditions in geriatric patients when compared to non-geriatric patients 
  • Identify the benefits of limiting the use of psychotropic agents in the management of common psychiatric presentations in geriatric patients 


WSPA Members: $125
Non-Member Physicians: $150
Nurses/Non-Physicians: $100
Psychiatry Residents (ID required at registration): Free
You may opt to sponsor a resident for an additional $40

Live vs. Virtual Attendance: Unable to attend in person? Access the meeting virtually via Adobe Connect. Registrants who select the virtual option will be provided with instructions on accessing the meeting prior to May 19th. If you have any questions about this option, email the WSPA Office. We strongly suggest only using this option if you are unable to travel to Seattle and are comfortable using the technology.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and WA State Psychiatric Association. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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