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.

2018/2019 Didactic Series

Date Series Presenter Topic Location
9/11/18 Grand Rounds

Patricia F. Harris, MD

The Patient Was Not Lost to Follow-up: Putting the Patient at the Center Through Home-Based Medical Care

HSLC 1248
9/18/18 ADRC Seminar

Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, Viharkumar Patel, MD & Tom Raife, MD

Energy Metabolism Deficits in Alzheimer Disease

HSLC 1248
9/25/18 Journal Club

Alexis Eastman, MD

Pre-Operative Geriatric Assessment: What's the Impact?

HSLC 1248
10/2/18 Case Conference Shahriar Salamat,
Howard Rowley, MD
Nick Vogt, BA
Clinicopathologic Case Conference HSLC 1248
10/9/18 Grand Rounds

Matt Lakosky, MSN, RN, CMSRN &
Peggy Troller, DNP, MSMFT, RN-BC

Readmission Risk Tool Assessment Evaluation

Informal Caregivers of the Homebound Elderly Enrolled in a Pilot Home-based Primary Care Program: Evaluation of Experiences and Perceived Needs

HSLC 1248
10/16/18 ADRC Seminar

Carey Gleason, PhD


HSLC 1248
10/23/18 Journal Club

Nick Vogt, BA

Microbiome and Brain Disease

HSLC 1248
11/6/18 Case Conference Elizabeth Chapman, MD Geriatrics HSLC 1229
11/27/18 Journal Club

Robert Breslow, RPh



To attend online live for continuing education credit visit password: geriatrics

Previously recorded sessions are available for viewing at HSLC Video Library

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.