GeriMedRisk Rounds: Behavioural and Psychotic Symptoms in Dementia


Where: Online Cost: Free

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GeriMedRisk logoIntroducing the second webinar in a series  by GeriMedRisk on topics in safe prescribing for older adults. This webinar with help participants recognize the common behavioural and psychotic symptoms associated with dementia and identify how to incorporate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to managing behavioural symptoms.

This sessions will also help participants recognize how technologies can guide precision care.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.

Please confirm your attendance to receive College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ credit:

About the presenter:

Dr. Vahia is the Medical Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry outpatient programs at McLean hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He also directs the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. Dr. Vahia completed medical training at Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India and graduated from residency in Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York in June 2007. He completed a research fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of California San Diego in 2009, and clinical fellowship in geriatric psychiatry in 2013. Dr Vahia serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the APA Council on Geriatric Psychiatry, the geriatric psychiatry committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Vahia has published over 65 publications and has received research funding through the National Institute of Mental Health, the John A. Hartford Foundation, The Massachusetts Institute for Technology, the Once Upon a Time Foundation, The Harvard Deans Initiative on Aging and the Regents of the University of California.

MODERATOR: Dr. Sophiya Benjamin, MBBS, FRCPC

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