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Geriatric Healthcare Series


Our long running lecture series brings easily accessible geriatric education focusing on age- and dementia-friendly care to a wide range of primary care providers and health professions trainees across a vast geographic area, most of it rural and medically underserved.

Annually, two series are offered:

  • General Geriatrics topics
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias topics

Each series consists of 10 lectures delivered virtually each week for 10 weeks. Our speakers are topic experts and well positioned to deliver the most up-to-date, clinically relevant evidence to our participants. Participants can obtain continuing education (CE) credits for both series (1.5 hours per lecture). Participants may attend the live virtual lectures or watch the recording on their own.


Our Reach

Our virtual lectures are delivered to an average of 80+ remote sites across a six state area in the Northwestern United States (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA and WY)


Our Audience

A wide range of health professionals: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Health Professional Students, Community-based Advocates and Information & Assistance Staff, Home Care Workers or Aids, Human Service Coordinators, Family Caregivers.

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90-minute interactive presentations on primary care focused geriatric healthcare topics. Presentations are about 75 minutes of lecture followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Over 75 lectures are recorded and available in our database from current and past series.

Our Partners


Our 2022 Series

Winter 2022:
General Geriatrics

Spring 2022:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

How it Works

Lectures are offered live virtually or you may watch the recorded lectures on your own time. The live virtual lectures are Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific
Registration will be active when our next series is ready to launch.
Professional Credit
1.5 hours per lecture

Professional Credit

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Successful completion requires registration, completion of evaluation surveys, and submitting your attendance log (at the end of the series). Attend the virtual broadcasts or watch the recordings online – earn CE either way. UW Continuing Nursing Education requires a $45 processing fee for a contact hour certificate for the series. Directions for obtaining credit will be provided.

Nurses: 15 contact hours (1.5 per session; Rx: see series brochure)

  • Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • UWCNE is approved as a clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #7128, for 15 contact hours (1.5 per session).

Psychologists:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240

Social Workers and Counselors:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809-601

All Other Disciplines:  A UWCNE certificate for up to 15 contact hours (1.5 per session) will be awarded for documenting completion of this offering.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Physicians: This virutal series activity, Geriatric Healthcare Series, when approved is acceptable for up to 15 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. There is no processing fee for CME. There is no fee for obtaining the CME credits.

Our Lectures

Our lectures are deep dives of 90 minutes in length and cover a range of geriatric and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias topics focusing on age-friendly care and evidence-based practices useful for primary care healthcare providers. Search and watch our lectures online, anytime.

June 1, 2021

Opioids in Older Adults

By Carol Crawford, PharmD, BCCGP, BCPS

Associate Professor University of Washington, School of Pharmacy

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