By Scott Finley
Manager of Media Engagement, Texas Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the TAFP and the University of North Texas Health Science Center is presenting a live CME event on Wednesday, June 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is titled “Family Physicians and Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.”
Dr. Mary Quiceno will be our speaker in the webinar. Dr. Quiceno is a board-certified neurologist affiliated with William P. Clements University Hospital and University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, where she is the Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic. She has held steering committee positions on national consortia, and she has served as investigator for the Alzheimer’s Neuroimaging Research Initiative/ADNI and the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortia/TARCC. She is appointed to the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. At the Alzheimer’s Association, she is vice chair of the Medical and Scientific Research Committee for the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter.
Laura McEntire, Health Systems Director for Texas says the webinar will help family physicians who find themselves confronting Alzheimer’s and all other dementia more often.
“The webinar will help doctors recognize signs and symptoms suggestive of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease as well as present the benefits of early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s,” McEntire says.
Dr. Brittany Love will moderate the event. She is a Geriatrician and Assistant Professor at UNTHSC in Fort Worth. She has experience providing care in community hospitals and long-term care settings in Dallas and Fort Worth. Dr. Love teaches medical students, residents and fellows. In addition to her clinic work, she provides care at several of Fort Worth’s premier continuing care retirement communities. Her passion is providing holistic and compassionate care to seniors and their families.
Participants should be physicians and other health professionals, like physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Participants will receive one CME credit by participating fully in the live activity and then complete the CME evaluation survey that will be sent after the lecture concludes.
WHAT: Family Physicians and Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease
WHEN: June 17, 6-7 p.m.
Dr. Quiceno has disclosed that she is a contractor for the NFL Concussion Settlement Appeals Advisory Panel, she is the Medical Director of Parexel International, and she is on the board for the Alzheimer’s Association Stomping Ground Theater.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from UNT Health Science Center. It has been planned and produced by the Alzheimer’s Association with Texas Academy of Family Physicians strictly as an accredited continuing medical education activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and Alzheimer’s Association. TAFP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TAFP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Live activity, Family Physicians and Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, with a beginning date of 06/17/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.