Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Sanford Center for Aging

Nevada Geriatric Education Center worker with patient


The Nevada Geriatric Education Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through the education of health care professionals, faculty and students, and care partners. Our current education programs that focus on geriatric care include:

  • Geriatric Lecture Series: This series provides about three hours of training every quarter. Trainings are targeted to healthcare professionals, faculty, and students and provide continuing education credit. Find out about the Dec. 3 lecture.
  • Project ECHO: Geriatric medicine topics are featured on the third Tuesday of each month between noon and 1:00 pm in partnership with Project ECHO Nevada. Experts in the field are available to provide care-based education and consultations to support primary care teams in enhancing care of their patients.
  • Rural caregiver trainings: These programs are offered in partnership with Aging and Disability Services Division. Trainings are currently provided 'live' in Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Current topics are provided through teleconferencing and some past topics are available on our website. Trainings target those who provide care for their loved ones, family members or community members and provide continuing education credit for some healthcare professionals. See upcoming rural caregiver trainings here, and for more information, email Dolores Ward Cox, or call (775) 682-8470.
  • Annual caregiver conference: This conference is provided in partnership with Aging and Disability Services Division. The program is offered in Reno and Las Vegas in February each year and targets administrators and employees who work in long-term care settings. Topics for 2020 include: psychiatric advance directives, brain health, questions for the regulators, music and memory therapy and LGBTQ inclusivity in health facilities. Continuing education credit is provided. Register now for the 2020 Caregiver Conference, or get more details here.
  • ICECAP (Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships): Through this new program, launched in late 2019, multiple clinical and community partners including Northern Nevada Medical Center, NV Aging and Disability Services Division, NV Department of Veterans Services and Dementia Friendly Nevada will create an Interprofessional Geriatrics Education Network, offering training and resources for primary care teams and family caregivers. For information on the ICECAP certificate program, call the Sanford Center for Aging at (775) 784-4774 or email

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