Utah Geriatric Education Consortium (UGEC) collaborated with the Family Caregiving Collaborative, University of Utah College of Nursing, to host a virtual “Expressions of Caregiving” event for caregivers of people with dementia. This event will also include a keynote address by the internationally renowned artist, Tony Luciani.
Tony Luciani picked up a camera in 2014 to document his aging mom’s struggle with dementia, and it was the imaginative expression of the collaboration that propelled his work internationally. After over forty years as a full-time painter, Luciani, has garnered worldwide attention with this four-year-long photography series. Their voyage of discovery, expressing the benefits of inclusion and participation within a creative medium, has gone beyond the boundaries of recognizing it as just a personal visual diary. The world has noticed, and the outpouring of emotional applause for such an undertaking has transported this creative endeavor into a much broader social awareness.
During this Virtual Caregiver Conference, there will be Virtual Gallery of Caregiver Art and a panel discussion, with dementia experts, on caregiver resources in Utah.
Please register for the Virtual Caregiver Conference here: https://utah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scO2uqTMiG9xhrb-F0zZ0BnhLpB2fMloL
|18 Aug 2022|
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - Buprenorphine Use in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Settings
Dr. Melissa Cheng joined the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health after her completion of residency in 2011. She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2008. She also has a Master of Health Science in International Health with an emphasis on complex humanitarian emergencies from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2003 and Master of Occupational Health from the University of Utah in 2010. Dr. Cheng is the medical director for the University of Utah Occupational Medicine Clinic, which consists of three clinics in the Wasatch Front and she maintains a full spectrum occupational medicine practice. She also consults with major businesses and organizations like Biofire, Union Pacific Railroad and US Customs Border Patrol regarding occupational safety and health. Her educational teaching interests include teaching residents and graduate students in occupational and environmental health and health professionals about SBIRT, a universal screening program for substance use disorder. She was the program director for the University of Utah SBIRT training program and is the founder and director for the Utah SBIRT program. Her research interests includes evaluating the effectiveness of opioid use within the workers compensation system. She has given both local and national presentations on "opioids in the workplace."