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
05 Aug 2021
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Fireside Chat: "Voices from the Community: Listening and Learning from those with Memory-related Conditions and their Families"

THE UTAH GERIATRIC EDUCATION CONSORTIUM FIRESIDE CHAT PRESENTATION 

"Voices from the Community: Listening and Learning from 
those with Memory-related Conditions and their Families" 
by Hailey Haffey, Ph.D. and Larry Garrett, Ph.D., RN 

Zoom Meeting Link 
https://utah.zoom.us/j/99070528802

19 Aug 2021
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO - Quality Improvement: Developing Standards and Outcomes Measures in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

Sabine von Preyss-Friedman was appointed as Avalon’s Chief Medical Officer in 2011. She brings decades of innovation and national accolades combined with quality driven leadership and a passion for seniors. This passion most recently landed her the title of the American Medical Director’s Association’s Medical Director of the Year in 2011 after being named a finalist for the same award for three consecutive years. 

In addition to working as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for several long-term care facilities, Dr. von Preyss-Friedman acts as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington within the specialized area of Geriatric Medicine and Long-Term Care. She has shared her knowledge and clinical expertise in presentations around the globe and is published in medical journals.

The native of Germany’s many clinical accomplishments include: establishing systems and processes to reduce and track falls, maximizing effective pain management, reducing antipsychotic medication use, and improving wound care and infection control. She has introduced an array of continuous quality improvement programs to educate staff and track and identify care trends. A graduate of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Germany, Dr. von Preyss-Friedman completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, OH. She then pursued a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington. Her work has been internationally recognized with the award of research grants for studies done in Washington and Germany.

Dr. von Preyss-Friedman is also a chair and member of several medical organizations, boards and committees, each of which is focused on improving quality care in Geriatrics. 

16 Sep 2021
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO

Topic to be determined.

21 Oct 2021
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO - Geriatric Services for Older Adults Patients Living with HIV

Nicholas Brening, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics. He is originally from Scottsbluff, Nebraska and received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Chadron State College in Chadron, NE. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

He attended the University of Utah for Internal Medicine training and Geriatrics Fellowship where he had the opportunity to learn from accomplished and renowned experts in the fields of Geriatrics, Cognitive Neurology, and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Dr. Brening has always had a particular interest in the care of older adult patients. By focusing on aligning a patient's care with his or her goals and paying attention to "what matters most", we are able to achieve successful and personalized outcomes. During each clinical encounter, Dr. Brening strives to provide high-quality, compassionate and efficient care to his patients. Dr. Brening focuses on diagnosis and treatment of Geriatric syndromes including: the diagnosis and ongoing care of patients with cognitive disorders and dementia, depression and anxiety in older adults, incontinence, frailty, and falls. Clinical interests also include the care of LGBT older adults. He partners with the Infectious Disease clinic to offer Geriatric services to older adult patients living with HIV.