Upcoming Programs

Nevada Geriatric Education Center

NGEC free community training programs:

Topic #1: Is it Dementia, Depression or Delirium? How can you tell?
Topic# 2: Are You Managing Your Meds or Are Your Meds Managing You?

Presented by Dolores Ward-Cox, M.S., Education Coordinator and Leslie Baker, Pharm.D., BCGP, Director of Medication Therapy Management
University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, Sanford Center for Aging, Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Program Objectives

• Differentiate between dementia, depression and delirium in older populations

• Discuss resources for dementia, depression and delirium

• Describe the benefits of participating in a medication review program

• Discuss some tips and strategies for achieving maximum benefits of medications

• Discuss how the use of multiple medications may affect older adults

Dates & Locations

Winnemucca: Monday, October 14, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Pleasant Senior Center, Multipurpose Room, 1480 Lay Street

Elko: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. - The Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive

Fallon: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 S. Maine Street

Carson City: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Carson City Senior Center, Joshua Tree Room, 911 Beverly Drive

Pahrump: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Pahrump Senior Center, 1370 West Basin Avenue

Interactive Video/ZOOM Videoconferencing: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1 to 3:15 p.m. or Monday, March 16, 2020 - 9 to 11:15 a.m.

  • Reno ZOOM session: Washoe County Cooperative Extension, 4955 Energy Way
  • Las Vegas ZOOM session: Clark County Cooperative Extension, 8050 Paradise Road

ZOOM Video Conferencing, provided through the partnership with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will allow providers to participate at their desks or laptops from the comfort of their home or office. Instructions for computer/laptop participation will be sent via email after registration is processed.

Please register at least one week prior to training.

For more information, contact Dolores M. Ward Cox: (775) 682-8470 or dmwardcox@unr.edu


CEU Credit Information: This program has been submitted to the Board for Social Workers and Board for Long Term Care Administrators for 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). UNR School of Medicine, Sanford Center for Aging approves this program for 2.0 hours of nursing continuing education credits.

This program is funded in partnership with Nevada Aging and Disabilities Services Division.


Education opportunities offered by our partners:

The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is to advance healthcare professionals along their lifelong learning continuum by providing high quality professional development opportunities that will enhance their ability to provide excellent patient care.

Project ECHO is an innovative health care delivery solution pioneered in New Mexico by Dr. Sanjeev Arora and has now been replicated by over 40 sites worldwide. ECHO is a simple telehealth linkage connecting university-based faculty specialists to primary care providers in rural and under-served areas to extend specialty care to patients with chronic, costly, and complex medical illnesses. Case-based educational sessions are available for continuing education credits.

This 24-credit gerontology certificate offers a specialization in the field of aging that provides a foundation for professional development in many careers. It includes a minimum of 220 hours of service learning experience with older adults. The Gerontology Certificate Program has earned the distinct honor of being a National Program of Merit recognized by the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education. Check with your state board to see if the course work may be used for your CE requirements

Join our email list.