10th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conf.: Looking Back & Planning for the Future...


 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Department of Psychiatry
Education and Consultative Services

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization


“10th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference...

Looking Back and Planning for the Future:

The Year of COVID-19 and the Future of Alzheimer’s Disease”



October 29, 2020 – 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM

ZOOM Live Streaming Event

ZOOM Sign-in – 8:15 to 8:30 AM


Links to the program and information regarding presenters and presentations will be sent to registered participants one day prior to the program.


Course Directors:

LalithKumar K. Solai, MD

Service Chief & Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Service
Medical Director, Center for Interventional Psychiatry
Medical Director, Patient Safety
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


 Ellen Whyte, MD

 Medical Director, Psychiatric Services
UPMC Benedum Geriatric Center
Medical Director, Integrated Behavioral Health – Primary Care
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Recovery and Wellness: The Journey Starts Here
A Joint Effort Sponsored by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and 
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital


For a complete brochure, please click here.


Program Description

The two themes of this conference are understanding the impact COVID-19 had on the elderly and their caregivers in 2020 and planning for the future as new therapeutics for dementia are anticipated in 2021. This program is designed for all providers serving the aging population.


Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of COVID-19 and its associated isolation on elders at risk for depression

  2. Describe the impact COVID-19 has had on the caregivers of the elderly.

  3. Discuss two emerging therapeutics for mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease.

  4.  Review the clinical presentation of common non-Alzheimer's dementia syndromes and how to differentiate them from Alzheimer's.

  5. Describe basic behavioral interventions for the management of behavioral disturbances in dementia and how to teach families/informal caregivers these interventions.

Target Audience:
Providers working with older adults including physicians, nurses, frontline staff, case managers/service coordinators, therapists, and clinicians. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend. 

Online Registration Instructions. All participants need to register individually:

  1. Click on ‘Register Now’ for the appropriate fee level (small box at bottom of page... please scroll down)

  2. If ‘10th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference’ appears under ‘Shopping Cart’, click on ‘Checkout’ (think of this as ‘continue’).

  3. Register as a new registrant or sign in if you already have an account (username is your e-mail).

  4. When the conference name appears again, click on ‘Checkout’ (again, think of this as ‘continue’).

  5. Continuing Education Credit – Please use dropdown list for credential or choose Not Applicable (you must complete this). Click on ‘continue’.

  6. If applicable, please add in your discount code, and click ‘apply to total’.

  7. Complete Transaction and print your registration receipt.


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