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.
  • ADRC Case Conferences & Geriatric Case Conferences
  • 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.

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2017/2018 Didactic Series

Date Series Presenter Topic Location
9/12/17 Grand Rounds Nicole Pulia, PhD Geriatric Dysphagia: the Aging Swallow, Frailty, and Dementia HSLC 1248
9/19/17 ADRC Seminar

Kimberley Mueller, MS CCC-SLP, PhD

Connected speech in early Mild Cognitive Impairment:  Results from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention

HSLC 1248
10/3/17 Case Conference

Shahriar Salamat, MD, PhD

Clinicopathologic Case Conference

HSLC 1248
10/10/17 Grand Rounds Emily Guerard, MD

More than Cancer: Understanding Frailty and Function in Older Adults with Cancer

HSLC 1248
10/17/17 ADRC Seminar

Barb Bendlin, PhD

Is sleep a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer's disease?

HSLC 1248
10/24/17 Journal Club Steve Barczi, MD

Circadian Rhythms, Cognition, and Neurodegeneration

HSLC 1248
11/7/17 Case Conference

Elizabeth Chapman, MD

Is it Dementia, Delirium, or Both? A Case of Confusion in a Hospitalized Older Adult

HSLC 1248
11/28/17 Journal Club Kristen Pecanac, PhD & Mary Wyman, PhD

How are Treatment Decisions Made Involving a Patient with Dementia in the Inpatient Setting?

HSLC 1248
12/5/17 Case Conference Shahriar Salamat, MD, PhD

Clinicopathologic Case Conference

HSLC 1248
12/12/17 Grand Rounds Ann Braus, MD

Skilled Nursing Facilities:
Evolving Models of Care

HSLC 1248
12/19/17 Grand Rounds

Bill Ehlenbach, MD

Neuropathology and Possible Mechanisms of Cognitive Impairment after Sepsis

HSLC 1244
1/9/18 Grand Rounds

Steve Barczi, MD & Melissa Dattalo, MD

Quality Forum HSLC 1248
1/16/18 ADRC Seminar

Sanjay Asthana, MD, FACP

1/23/18 Journal Club

Eileen Ahearn, MD

2/6/18 Case Conference Shahriar Salamat, MD, PhD Clinicopathologic Case Conference HSLC 1248
2/13/18 Grand Rounds

Kathleen Walsh, MD

Syncope in the Elderly

HSLC 1248
2/20/18 ADRC Seminar

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN 



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.