Registration for the 2017 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open. If you would like to participate in the 2017 Geriatric Lecture Series, see below for instructions on how to register.

The Geriatric Lecture Series is presented online as a series of monthly lectures. Each lecture can be viewed for one month and is accessible exclusively during the month it is scheduled. Please see below for details about registering to view the series.

The Geriatric Lecture Series is sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center and the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Planners and speakers involved in creating and delivering this enduring material do not have any disclosures that create a conflict of interest.

Target Audience

This series is of particular value and importance to health practitioners who work with older adults.


This series of monthly lectures is devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older adults.

Educational Objectives

By participating in this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss advance directives in the context of cognitive decline.
  2. Describe the assessment of decisional capacity, guardianship, and surrogate decision making.
  3. Discuss goals of care change and medical decision making with families of patients with impaired decisinal capacity. 
  4. Recognize when to refer adn how to manage neurodegenerative disorders in hospice. 
  5. Review cancer screening, detection and management in patients with dementia. 
  6. Identify situations when discontinuation of medications in dementia is appropriate. 
  7. Discuss the diagnosis and management of pain in patients with dementia. 
  8. Discuss treatment decisions in patients with advanced dementia. 
  9. Identify dementia in the context of serious and persistent mental illness. 


Grant funding by the Bureau of Health Workforce of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration allows the 2017 Geriatric Lecture Series to be offered at no cost to all participants. (The usual series fee is waived for this year only.)

The series is approved for continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners. A certificate of participation is available for all other disciplines upon request.

New for 2017: Participants must view all of the series presentations in order to receive the appropriate credit hours or a certificate of participation. 

Please note: We encourage participation even if you do not plan on viewing every lecture

Continuing education credit and certificates of participation are awarded after the entire series has ended.

To register for the 2017 Geriatric Lecture Series, please click here and follow the instructions.

Please note that you only need to create one user account to be considered registered.

If you are having difficulty registering, please contact us at

CME ACCREDITATION:The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT:The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY:Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

CEU ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT: This program is sponsored in cooperation with the University of Iowa College of Nursing, an Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider, Number 1. Each session will award 1.2 contact hours for nurses for a maximum of 10.8 contact hours.

For additional information or answers to questions, contact:
The Iowa Geriatric Education Center