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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  
Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
Grand Rounds Schedule

Where:  UAMS Reynolds
Institute on Aging Building,
Ground/1st Floor
Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium

When:  Tuesdays
12:10 – 12:55 pm

July 2017 – June 2018
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July 5

Speaker:  Leah Tobey, PT, DPT and Gayle Quattlebaum, PT
UAMS Rehabilitation Outpatient Physical Therapist
Topic:  “Optimizing Pelvic Health for the Geriatric Patient”

July 12 – Cancelled

July 19

Speaker:  Brendan Stack, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – HNS
Topic:  “Elevated Calcium”

July 26

Speakers:  Masil George, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Humanities  *  Leah Eisenberg, JD, MA, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Humanities, Ethics Consultant, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS  *  Manisha Singh, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine
Topic:  “Role of Surrogate in Decision Making”

August 2

Speaker:  Ronald Braswell, MD, Acting Chief of Surgery, Staff Ophthalmologist, CAVHS
Topic:  “Ophthalmologic Findings in the Geriatric Population”

August 9

Speaker:  Malek Al-Hawwas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cath Lab Director
Topic:  “Approach to Patients with Lower Extremity Arterial Disease”

August 15

Speaker:  Ruth Thomas, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Topic:  “The Aging Foot”

August 23

Speaker:  Noojan Kazemi, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Topic:  “Emerging Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spine Disorders in the Elderly”

August 30

Speaker:  Regis Renard, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Topic:  “Geriatric Pelvic Fractures”

September 6

Speaker:  Sami Uwaydat, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Topic:  “Vision Loss in the Geriatric Population”

September 13

Speaker:  Mark Jansen, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Medical Director of UAMS Regional Programs
Topic:  “Psoriasis – A Primary Care Perspective”

September 20 – Cancelled

September 27

Speaker:  Kevin W. Sexton, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Topic:  “Management Strategies for Small Bowel Obstruction in the Elderly”

October 4

Speaker:  Jonathan A. Dranoff, MD, Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Chief, Gastroenterology Service, Central Arkansas VAMC
Topic:  “Coffee Consumption and Progression of Cirrhosis”

October 11

Speaker:  Ryan Dare, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Topic:  “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care Facilities”

October 18

Speaker:  Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Topic:  “Esophageal Disorders in the Elderly”

October 25

Speaker:  Paul Edwards, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Topic:  “Hip and Knee Update”

November 1

Speaker:  Lawrence O’Malley, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Topic:  “Injuries and the Aging Athlete”

November 8

Speaker:  Thomas Frazier, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Topic:  “Osteoarthritis of the Hand and Wrist”

November 15

Speaker:  Alissa Kanaana, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – ENT
Topic:  “Management of Nasal Complaints in the Geriatric Population”

November 22 – Cancelled

November 29

Speaker:  Masil George, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:
 “Advanced Care Planning (ACP) – Clinical Procedures and Dementia Billing Codes”

December 6 – Cancelled

December 13

Speaker:  Sanjeeva Reddy Onteddu, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology Stroke Director, Primary Stroke Center, UAMS Medical Director, AR SAVES, Center for Distance Health, UAMS
Topic:  “Stroke in the Elderly”

December 20

Speaker:  Nickolas Zaller, MD, Associate Professor, Department of College of Public Health
Topic:  “Prescription Drug Misuse among Older Adults”

December 27 – Cancelled

January 3

Speaker:  Robert Brech, BS, JD, Attorney, Arkansas Department of Health
Topic:  “A Sensible Solution to the Opioid Epidemic”

January 10

Speaker:  Maneetha Kodali, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Proton Pump Inhibitors:  A Review”

January 17

Speaker:  Steven W. Barger, PhD, Professor, COM Geriatric Research
Topic:  “Connections of Alzheimer’s Disease to Diabetic Phenomena”

January 24

Speaker:  Antonio Howard, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Topic:  “Principles for the Non-Operative Management of Degenerative Arthropathy”

January 31

Speaker:  Muhammad Shabbir Yusuf, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia”

February 7

Speaker:  Jasmine Brathwaite, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Alisa Spellmann, APN, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “Evaluation and Management of the Vulnerable Elder”

February 14

Speaker:  Brendan Stack, MD, FACS, FACE, Professor, COM Otolaryngology
Topic:  “Thyroid Surgery in the Elderly”

February 21

Speaker:  Lisa Hutchison, PharmD, Professor, College of Pharmacy
Topic:  “Drug-Drug Interactions: Why do they still happen?”

February 28

Speaker:  Peter Goulden, MD, Assistant Professor, UAMS Diabetes Program Director, Service Line Lead for Endocrinology
Topic:  “Advances in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes”

March 7

Speaker:  Mark Pippenger, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, COM Department of Neurology
Topic:  “Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia”

March 14

Speaker:  Robert R. Wolfe, PhD, Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “Protein Metabolism in Critical Illness”

March 21

Speaker:  Robert J. Reis, PhD, Professor, Department of Geriatrics Research
Topic:  “Roles of Protein Aggregation in Age-Progressive Diseases”

March 28

Speaker:  Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD, Medical Director, Immunizations, Medical Advisor, Health Literacy, Arkansas Department of Health
Topic:  “Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults”

April 4

Speakers:  Kimberly Garner, MD, Associate Director of Education and Evaluation for Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Lana Brown, PhD, Associate Director of Education and Evaluation, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVH)
Topic:  “Innovative Geriatric Outreach”

April 11

Speaker:  Maneetha Kodali, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Understanding and Managing Insomnia in the Elderly”

April 18

Speaker:  Syed Danish Hasan, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Oral and Non-Insulin Type-2 Diabetes Therapy”

April 25

Speaker:  Muhammad Shabbir Yusuf, MD, Fellow
Topic:  “Inflammatory Bowel Disease”

May 1

Speaker:  Nasim A. Khan, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Staff Physician, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS)
Topic:  “Gout: Advances and Challenges”

May 8

Speakers:  John K. Jones, MD, DMD, Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Delta Dental Foundation Oral Health Clinic (UAMS)
Joshua Farr, DDS, General Practice Residency, Center for Dental Education
Topic:  “Oral Health Considerations in the Geriatric Population”

May 15

Speakers:  Steven E. Boone, PhD, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs Administration
Laura Smith-Olinde, PhD, Associate Professor, AA Teaching & Learning
Topic:  “Recognizing and Treating Hearing Loss in Older Adults with Dementia”

May 22

Speaker:  Masil George, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic:  “POLST- Understanding Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in Arkansas”

May 29

Speaker:  Jonathan A. Laryea, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FWACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Topic:  “Constipation in Older Adults”

June 5

Speakers:  Maneetha Kodali, MD and Dr. Muhammad “Shabbir” Yusuf, MD, Fellows
Topic:  “Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Home”

June 12

Speaker:  Kimberly Garner, MD, GRECC Associate Director for Education Evaluation
Topic:  “Surrogate Decision Making”

June 19

Speaker:  Meredith Stefanik, PharmD, Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy
Topic:  “2018 AGS Beers Criteria Update & Impact of a Best Practice Advisory on Prescribing Habits of Selected Beers Criteria Medications”

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