Conferences and Meetings

Didactic Series

The UW Division of Geriatrics, VA Madison GRECC and ADRC are pleased to present  the Geriatrics Didactic Series.  The series is intended to provide educational opportunities and updates on the latest findings both within the division and globally within the field of geriatrics and aging research.

The series consists of a variety of learning opportunities including:

  • Grand Rounds - These sessions are intended to present cutting edge research within the field of geriatrics.  In addition, they may review clinical problems in geriatrics by focusing on current or interesting cases.
  • ADRC Seminars - The ADRC (Alzheimer's Disease Research Center) presents the most high-impact case studies and research directly relevant to Alzheimer's diseases diagnosis, treatment and prevention in these sessions.
  • Journal Club - These sessions are intended to provide a forum for discussion of new research within the field of geriatrics.  The presenter will provide critical appraisal of an article and the data presented to facilitate discussion.

The Didactic Series is offered during the academic year from September - May on Tuesdays from Noon - 1:00 pm.

2016/2017 Didactic Series

Date Series Presenter Topic Location
1/10/17 Grand Rounds Kristen Pickett, PhD "Dancing Toward a Meaningful Solution: Activity Based Interventions for Individuals with Parkinson Disease" HSLC 1248
1/17/17 ADRC Seminar Shahriar Salamat, MD, PhD "Clinicopathologic Case Conference: Patients with Dementia" HSLC 1248
1/24/17 Journal Club Tim Holden, MD “The Clinician’s Role in Cost Sharing” VA GRECC D4253
2/7/17 ADRC Seminar Lisa Barnes, PhD “Race, Risk Factors, and Pathology in Cognitive Aging” CSC G5/113
2/14/17 Grand Rounds Manish Shah, MD "High Intensity Telemedicine:  A New Approach to Providing Acute Illness Care" HSLC 1248
2/21/17 ADRC Seminar Art Walaszek, MD "Managing Behavioral and Psychologial Symptoms of Dementia" HSLC 1248
2/28/17 Journal Club Kristen Pecanac, MS, RN "Advance Care Planning and Proxy Decision Making for Individuals with Dementia" VA GRECC D4253
3/7/17 ADRC Seminar Shahriar Salamat, MD, PhD "Clinicopathologic Case Conference: Patients with Dementia" HSLC 1248
3/14/17 Grand Rounds Dave Gustafson, MD "Who needs doctors; just keep them happy?  Not quite – but..." HSLC 1248
3/21/17 ADRC Seminar Shahriar Salamat, MD, PhD "Clinicopathologic Case Conference: Patients with Dementia" HSLC 1248
3/28/17 Journal Club Julia Lubsen, MD TBA VA GRECC D4253
4/4/17 ADRC Seminar Declan Murphy, MD

“Novel European Approaches for Developing New Treatments. Effective or a Delusion?”

HSLC 1345
4/11/17 Grand Rounds Susie Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA "The Good Life: Aging in Place at Home" HSLC 1248
4/25/17 Journal Club Mary Ball, MD

"How Sweet it is, or isn't: Diabetes and the Elderly"

5/2/17 ADRC Seminar Wesley Martin Jr., JD "Healthy Aging: Creating Trust and Partnership with Native American Communities" HSLC 1248
5/9/17 Grand Rounds Shelly Gray, PharmD "Medications and Dementia" HSLC 1248
5/23/17 Journal Club

Mary Ball, MD

Tim Holden, MD

Julia Lubsen, MD

Quality Improvement Presentations

5/30/17 ADRC Seminar Jacques Galipeau, MD FRCP(C) "Discover: Develop: Deploy in the cell technologies, immune modulation space"
HSLC 1248
6/6/17 ADRC Seminar TBA "AAIC Data Blitz"

HSLC 1335



Other Learning Opportunities

The Wisconsin Update in Geriatric Medicine and Board Review Course is an in-depth knowledge-based review of the field of geriatric medicine & geriatric psychiatry.  The course is jointly provided by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Save the date for  the 2017 course being held Tuesday, September 26 - Friday September 29, 2017 at the Abbey Resort near Lake Geneva, WI.  Additional course and registration information can be found on our course website which will be updated frequently.  Subscribe at to be added to the e-mail list.

The UW Division of Geriatrics also offers weekly core lectures and bi-monthly geriatric psychiatry colloquiums.  Subscribe at if you would like to be added to the e-mail list promoting these events.