Events Calendar

February 2021
  • Thursday 18 February 2021 02:00pm - 03:15pm
    Telehealth LTSS ECHO - Telemedicine and Virtual Services to Enhance Access and Improve Care by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
March 2021
  • Thursday 04 March 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    UGEC Fireside Chat - Engage is a Verb: Active Engagement Between Clinicians, Patients, Family Members and Caregivers by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
  • Thursday 18 March 2021 02:00pm - 03:15pm
    Telehealth LTSS ECHO - Mastering the Techno-Human Aspects of a Telehealth Visit by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
April 2021
  • Thursday 01 April 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    UGEC Fireside Chat with Patricia Schwab by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
  • Thursday 15 April 2021 02:00pm - 03:15pm
    Telehealth LTSS ECHO - Tele-Visit Tutorial for Patients, Families and Caregivers by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021 11:00am - 01:00pm
    Telehealth - A Promise for the Future? by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
May 2021
  • Thursday 06 May 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    UGEC Fireside Chat - The Importance of Respite and How to Make the Most of Respite Time by Rebecca Utz, PhD by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
  • Wednesday 19 May 2021 05:30pm - 08:30pm
    Expressions of Caregiving - Virtual Caregiving Conference by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 08:30am - 03:30pm
    UGEC Annual Retreat by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 11:00am - 12:15pm
    Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO - What's Good for the Heart is Good for the Mind by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ::  DEFAULT
02 Jun 2022
10:00AM - 11:00AM
UGEC Fireside Chat - Elder Abuse: Signs, Impact and How to Help
Sonia Salari PhD FGSA is a family sociologist with expertise in family violence, aging, diversity and public policy. Known as an advocate for victims of IPV, child, & elder abuse, she examines fatalities across age grps. She has authored journal articles, chapters and two books: Family Violence Across the Life Course: Research, policy and prevention (2021 2nd Ed Kendall Hunt) and Family Violence and Abuse: An encyclopedia of trends, issues, and solutions, forthcoming 2022 (Bloomsbury)
16 Jun 2022
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - Preoperative Assessment of Older Adults
Dr. Philip A. Kithas is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and the 2017 recipient of The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This student-nominated award honors faculty who are exemplary in their compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families, administer scientifically excellent clinical care, and who serve as role models to students. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation initiated the Humanism in Medicine Awards in 2012 at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The annual award honors one faculty member and one graduating medical student for exemplifying outstanding humanism in medicine, specifically integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service.

Dr. Kithas hopes to further educate future providers in the complex, yet rewarding, care of the older adult. A major focus has been developing research in geriatric cardiovascular medicine, e.g. cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and anticoagulation management in the elderly. Dr. Philip Kithas, MD is also a internal medicine specialist in Salt Lake City, UT.
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."