Dementia Roundtable to begin September 30, 2015 at Durham Technical Community College

The Dementia Roundtable will begin this academic year on September 30, 2015.  It will be held at the Durham Technical Community College,  1637 East Lawson Street Durham, NC 27703 (919-536-7200) and co-sponsored by the Durham Technical Community College Health Technologies Department. The session will be held in the Multi-Purpose room (room 1103), Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center (Park in Lot A and take crosswalk across the street). 

Delirium Teaching Rounds - Dr. Miles Berger - December 12, 2014

Please join us on December 12, 2014 for a presentation on "postoperative cognitive problems" presented by Dr. Miles Berger. The presentation will be held at the Duke Medical Center Library, room 212C, from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Geriatric Grand Challenge Institute (GGCI) Advanced Curriculum in Dementia Care

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:00 to Friday, February 20, 2015 - 15:00

Now that students are headed back to school, why shouldn’t you?

Dementia Roundtable begins in September 2014

The Dementia Roundtable will begin this academic year on September 8, 2014.  It will be held at the Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina (PACE) located at 4022 Stirrup Drive Suite 315 in Durham, NC 27713.  We will begin networking at 11:30 am and the session will begin at 12 noon and end at 1 pm. Please plan to join us.  Contact Michele Burgess, 919.660.7577 or for additional information.

Dementia Counseling and Care Conference - Thursday, May 8 - 10, 8 - 5 pm


The overarching goal of this professional education conference is to provide practical knowledge and skills for counselors, nurses, social workers, and allied health professionals who counsel and care for persons with dementia and their spousal and family caregivers. Learning approaches will include oral presentations, case studies, and posters, encouraging interaction and providing ample time for questions.

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Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology-Developing, Testing and Administering Surveys

Alexandera Cooper, PhD. and Scott Clifford, PhD from the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) will provide an overview of the ways in which SSRI can assist in the development and implementation of research protocols.  

Dementia Roundtable Sessions - Senior Community Care of North Carolina (PACE)

The Duke GEC began the Dementia Roundtable sessions in partnership with the Senior CommUnity Care (PACE), starting with the first session held on September 17, 2013 at the Senior CommUnity Care of NC Center located at 4022 Stirrup Drive, Suite 315 in Durham, NC 27703.  The January 21, 2014 session led by Dr. Mitch Heflin discussed the topic of Delirium and Dementia.  Additional topics for 2014 will include: Anticipating Transitions, and Advanced Dementia Part 1 and Part 2.

Butler Lecture - Biomarkers and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

 This year, the Butler lecture will be given on May 8, 2013, by Ronald Peterson, MD, PhD, who will be discussing his work on biomarkers and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. If you can’t make it to Washington that day, the event will be available online.  The lecture will be broadcast on the NIH website, at .

Delirium Teaching Rounds - Topic: "All in the Family: Family Education on Delirium Prevention

Ms. Karen Pagnotta will present "All in the Family: Family Education on Delirium Prevention" at the next Delirium Teaching Rounds, September 13, 2013, from 12 - 1 pm, in the Duke Medical Center Library, room 212C.

Grand Challenge in Dementia Care

Geriatric Grand Challenge Institute

The Geriatric Grand Challenge Institute (GGCI) is an inter-professional continuing education experience that will facilitate the bringing together of diverse perspectives and skills to create a critical mass of health care professionals who will be well prepared to meet the challenges of caring for people with dementia