Upcoming Programs

Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Free community training programs

Sessions are held via Zoom videoconferencing, provided through a partnership with University of Nevada, Reno Frontier Area Health Education Center (AHEC). You can use your laptop, desktop computer, tablet or phone to participate. Instructions for the Zoom meeting will be sent via email after registration is processed. 

For information on the next community training programs, contact Dolores Ward Cox at (775) 682-8470 or dmwardcox@unr.edu.

Get dates and CEU information.


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.

For information on the next series, contact Natalie Mazzullo: (702) 948-5911 or nmazzullo@unr.edu.

Get dates and CEU information about our Geriatric Lecture Series.


Caregiver Conference, February 2023

The 2023 Caregiver Conference aims to enlighten and motivate long-term care administrators, marriage and family therapists, nurses, social workers and caregiving professionals by providing new ideas to meet the unique needs of residents in care facilities.

Get dates and details about our Caregiver Conferences.


NGEC also provides support for ICECAP, which offers the following trainings:

  • ICECAP (Improving Care of Elders through Community and Academic Partnerships): Through ICECAP, multiple clinical and community partners - including Northern Nevada Medical Center, NV Aging and Disability Services Division, NV Department of Veteran 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 about ICECAP partners and opportunities, call (775) 784-4774 or email sanford@unr.edu.
  • Bravo Zulu: Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Dementia Care. This four-part series explores what it takes to get to Bravo Zulu by providing dementia care and support that is tailored, yet flexible, to each unique elder's strengths, preferences and needs. This program also has a component that speaks to military service and its impact on the aging process. Continuing Education credits are available. 
  • Project ECHO: The purpose of Project ECHO Nevada is to expand the capacity of health professionals to effectively treat common, chronic and complex health conditions in underserved populations throughout Nevada. ECHO is a simple telehealth linkage connecting university-based faculty and community-based specialists to primary care teams in rural and underserved areas. The Sanford Center for Aging (SCA) geriatrics specialty clinical team can help enhance your ability to care for your older patients by providing up-to-date screening tools, assessments, best practices and resources for you, your patients and caregivers. Case-based educational sessions are available for continuing education credits. Geriatrics clinics are typically offered on Tuesdays at noon. Check out the Project ECHO Geriatrics Clinics webpage for current offerings.


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.

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

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