Conferences

Seminar in Geriatric Psychiatry:

  • Required for geriatric psychiatry fellows
  • Taught by various geriatric psychiatry faculty
  • In this seminar a variety of topics are covered including treatment of geriatric mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and dementia. Medico-legal topics, personality assessment, and end-of-life issues are also presented.
  • 18 one-hour sessions in the fall

Geriatric Psychiatry Journal Club:

  • Required for geriatric psychiatry fellows
  • Moderated by David Steffens, MD, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • New scientific literature in geriatric psychiatry is critically appraised by fellows.
  • 1-3 times per month depending upon number of fellows

ECT Seminar:

  • Required for geriatric psychiatry fellows
  • Taught by Richard D. Weiner, MD and other ECT faculty
  • Seminar focusing on the history and application of ECT. Legal issues and ethical issues related to ECT are also explored.
  • 1 hour weekly during the ECT rotation

Evidence Based Medicine in Geriatrics:

  • Required for geriatric psychiatry fellows
  • Taught by Mitchell Heflin, MD and other geriatric medicine faculty
  • Basic EBM skills applied to geriatric medicine, involves critical appraisal of scientific papers
  • 8 weeks in the fall

Long Term Care Seminar:

  • Required for geriatric psychiatry fellows
  • Taught by Heidi White, MD, Gwen Buhr, MD, and other geriatric medicine faculty
  • This seminar covers administration, financing, inter-disciplinary communication, and leadership skills for physicians working in long term care
  • 10 weeks in the spring

Neuroradiology Review at CRH:

  • Required for geriatric psychiatry fellows rotating at CRH.
  • Taught by Dr. Stephen Oxley, medical director of CRH.
  • These rounds focus on correlating clinical neuroimaging studies of patients at CRH with clinical presentation, case history and neuropsychological testing.
  • Once a month

Departmental Grand Rounds:

  • Offered weekly to the entire department
  • Speakers from Duke and other institutions provide continuing medical education in psychiatry.
  • Offered to geriatric psychiatry fellows

Clinical Teaching Seminar:

  • Taught by Mamata Yanamadala, MD
  • Faculty Development Seminar developed at Stanford University, targeted at developing skills in teaching medical trainees.
  • 8 weeks in the fall
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