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The Central Plains Geriatric Education Center (CPGEC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center engages in a number of activities dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare provided to older adult populations in our region. It is probably best known for its continuing education programs targeted to interdisciplinary audiences of practicing healthcare and human service professionals. These programs typically originate on our campus in Kansas City and are delivered simultaneously to sites across the region through the use of interactive televideo (ITV) and by web cast using Adobe Connect. Our upcoming public program offerings are listed below. For more information on a program, including the program locations, click on the program title. From the program detail page you will have the option to register online for the program.
The Evidence-based Clinical Care Series offers educational programs on best practices and current topics in geriatrics for all levels of care providers, regardless of the care settings in which they practice. Programs explore the full cycle of care from assessment to treatment outcomes for many conditions affecting older adults. Programs are developed and presented by a wide range of experts - many from the KUMC faculty, as well as by professionals practicing in the region. While program length may vary, most are two to three hours in length with registration fees typically in the range of $25-30.
The Hospice and Palliative Care Lecture Series is a collaborative effort among Palliative Medicine at KUMC, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, the KU‐KCHPC Palliative Care Fellowship Program, the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, the Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth at KUMC and KUMC's Area Health Education Centers. Each Thursday the program includes two lectures. The first from 8 to 9 a.m. central time and the second from 9 to 10 a.m. central time.
The Research Seminar Series on Aging, Health and Dementia is offered through a collaboration among the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, the KUMC Landon Center on Aging, the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, and the KU Area Health Education Centers. Once or twice each month researchers working in the areas related to aging and brain function and cognition present 1‐hour seminars about their work
The End‐of‐Life Program is offered In collaboration with the Palliative Care Team from the University of Kansas Hospital, the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center offers programs several times each year that are based on the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum. In addition to ELNEC training programs, train-the-trainer courses on the curriculum are also offered. The ELNEC training programs originate on our campus in Kansas City and are broadcast to ITV sites around the region. The train-the-trainer sessions are conducted on site in Kansas City.
The GEC Faculty Development Collaborative Program in Geriatrics is a 160-hour training program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health professions faculty in interprofessional teaching, leadership, project development and program implementation in geriatrics. This course will prepare health professions faculty from multiple disciplines to utilize contemporary evidence-based educational strategies, interprofessional team approaches, and innovative evaluation processes in teaching collaborative patient-centered care.
These programs are supported by funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration, under grant number D62HP06621, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, for $172,800. The information or content and conclusions presented in these programs are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DN.
These programs are also supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19192, Geriatric Education Centers, for $431,983. The information or content and conclusions are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.